LaunchBox is a summer accelerator programme open to teams of Trinity students (undergrad and postgrad) with an early-stage business. The program provides mentorship, funding, access to alumni and investors, and the ideal collaborative environment to launch new startup ventures.
Trinity prides itself on its students’ innovation, enterprise, courage, and creativity, and LaunchBox is a perfect example of this. We aim to empower students to forge and follow their own path through entrepreneurship, and this is made possible through the support for such projects both within Trinity and within the startup ecosystem.
Why You Should Apply - According to LaunchBox Alumni
When asked to characterise the usefulness of the LaunchBox experience in preparing you for life after university, 70% of those surveyed found LaunchBox to be more useful than their lectures, other jobs they've had, or other internships.
The LaunchBox Experience
“The contacts and support that the LaunchBox programme gave us was brilliant. Meeting other teams and sharing experiences made the whole process [of starting your own business] much less daunting.” – Alison Kelly, Nu.
“For me, LaunchBox was a terrific opportunity to grow up as an entrepreneur and as a person, shaping my future and constantly dealing with amazing people.” – Emanuele Ferrari, FallSafe
“The other entrepreneurs in LaunchBox were a fantastic source of support, guidance and inspiration.” – Éire Smith, SmallFarms
"I would like to sincerely thank all of you at LaunchBox for your help and support, without which I don't think I would have been able to reach so far in a short period of time. ... I believe this was also because of a positive & supportive atmosphere created by the LaunchBox team in and around the workspace." - Anonymous survey response, 2016
“The most enjoyable part [of LaunchBox] for me was being surrounded by ambitious people all looking to fulfil similar goals.” – Adam Doran, Good Gaming Leagues
“[Through LaunchBox] I’ve learned that in a startup you have to trust your instincts and make the tough calls early. Don't be indecisive. If you use logic and rationale you will usually come to the right decision.” - Dylan Scully, MatchDay
82% of those surveyed agreed with the statement "Both myself and my startup have benefitted from completion of the LaunchBox programme".
So what are you waiting for? Apply today!
Want to find out more?
Contact: Alison Treacy, LaunchBox Programme Manager
Or students can book an appointment.
Workshops and mentoring sessions to help students with early stage ideas in preparation for accelerator.
Successful founders receive office space, mentorship and funding over the three month summer program.
Startups from the accelerator can apply for sponsored office space and continued support to help them grow.