WHAT IS LAUNCHBOX?

LaunchBox is a startup accelerator open to teams of Trinity students with an early-stage business. This three month summer program provides funding, mentorship, access to alumni, partner and investor networks and the ideal collaborative environment to launch new startup ventures.

Now in its fourth year, Launchbox has been extended to a twelve month initiative which will (in addition to the three month accelerator program) support Trinity students by facilitating a calendar of workshops, mentoring, hackathon's and pre-accelerators.

LaunchBox is closely integrated with Blackstone LaunchPad at Trinity  which overs year round supports to students considering a start ups at the very early stage even pre idea.

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START:
Workshops and mentoring sessions to help students with early stage ideas in preparation for accelerator.

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ACCELERATE:
Successful founders receive office space, mentorship and funding over the three month summer program.

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GROW:
Startups from the accelerator can apply for sponsored office space and continued support to help them grow.

 

Start-ups that began at launchbox  

Previous Launchbox teams have gone on to yield great success, with various teams securing funding to take their startups to the next stage of development.  Alumni startups from the first two Launchbox programs have collectively raised in excess of one million euro since 2013. Social enterprise Foodcloud (2013) was recently profiled in TIME magazine and has secured partnership with Tesco. Touchtech (2014) a fintech payment startup are now working with finance giant VISA with offices in Dublin & London. Artomatix (2013) who develop AI tools for automating digital media creation have continued to raise funds, win awards and expand relationships from Dublin to Silicon Valley. 

launchbox in trinity college

Launchbox is based within Trinity College Dublin, Ireland's university on the world stage. With over 400 years of history, Trinity has produced some of the most reputable Irish figures within Art, Literature and Business. 

HOW DID IT START?

Launchbox started in the summer of 2013, initiated by the Dean of Research and supported and funded by a syndicate of Trinity Angels. As of the year 2015, the program is now funded by Trinity Research and Innovation with help from corporate partners. 

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Sean Blanchfield

Founder - Demonware 

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Brian Caulfield

Partner - DFJ Espirit

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Stuart Coulson

Co-founder - Gradient Solutions 

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Paul Duffy

CEO of The Absolut Company

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Joey Mason

Investor Director - Genable  

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Shane Naughton

CTO - TaxStream LLC

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John Ryan

Co-founder of Macrovision

Alan Foy

CEO - Blueface 

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Beate Schuler

Business Angels - Frankfurt

George Houghton

Chairman of GH Group

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Terry Gallagher

Private Investor 

John Daly

Partner - Goldman Sachs