Eligibility to Apply for LaunchBox

 

  • Individuals must be available full-time for the entire duration of LaunchBox:  11 June - 31 August 2017 (exact dates TBC). If you have course deliverables during this time you may not be eligible. 

  • Applying companies should comprise of a majority of current Trinity students (undergrad or postgrad), or have graduated from Trinity within the last 12 months, and all applicants should be available for the duration of the programme. For example, in a team with two co-founders, at least one co-founder should be either a Trinity student or a graduate of Trinity within the last 12 months; in a team of three co-founders, at least two co-founders should be Trinity students/recent Trinity graduates, etc.

  • The minimum team size is two people. The recommended team size is 2-3 people, with a mix of disciplines, backgrounds or skills. Larger teams may also apply.

  • Information that the team considers confidential should not be included in the application form.

  • Decisions of the judging panel and operational team are final.

  • Funding to successful startups will be structured as a set of student internships (with standard internship rates paid on a weekly basis) and reimbursements for certain pre-agreed business expenses that arise throughout the programme. Expenses must be signed off in advance by Programme Manager, Alison Treacy, and her decision is final.

  • Successful startups are required to be present for the structured programme and attend speaker sessions and so on. Repeated failure to attend may result in termination.

  • Trinity does not have any rights to an equity stake or any other benefit in the ventures that apply, and are supported through the programme.
  • It is not a requirement that the company is an incorporated entity, although applications from Limited Companies are welcome..

  • These terms and conditions are indicative only and subject to change. Successful applicants will be required to enter into an agreement with Trinity governing their participation in the programme.

  • While it is advisable that each team has some form of agreement amongst the members of the team regarding distribution of any future benefits, such an agreement is the sole responsibility of the applicants.

Intellectual Property (IP)

A separate agreement providing access to this IP may be required before project commencement on a case-by-case basis.

  • All IP created by the participants during the programme will be owned by the creators.
  • Any IP disclosed as part of the application will be regarded as public and should not be regarded as confidential.
  • Any previously created IP (not created by the participants) that will be introduced before or during the project must be notified to the organisers at the application stage. This may be IP that was created:
    • as part of a Trinity project or under a funding scheme of any kind within Trinity
    • by any third party entity other than the participants