Bring your business challenge to some of the freshest tech brains backed by one of the UK’s foremost creative universities.
Benefits to your business:
- Shape a product that solves a business challenge.
- Work with start-ups that have a clear market and customer base.
- Play a key role in creating new UK-based technology firms.
- Drive growth and business opportunity.
- Support employment for graduates and boost your CSR.
Solving your business challenge:
Challenges must be real, investible and have scalability. Challenges cannot relate to a preconceived market opportunity that already has an identified solution or pre-existing IPR.
Here’s how it works:
- Present to start-ups
If a project is accepted as a Launchpad challenge it will be presented to the start-ups.
- Choosing a challenge
Each start-up will choose from three challenges.
- Problem solving
If your challenge is accepted the start-ups will then begin work on solving the issue.
Become a partner
If you want to be part of creating cutting edge solutions that can help your business then contact one of the team from the award-winning Launchpad programme.
Call: 01326 259475
“Creating your own business while doing a MA in entrepreneurship is as intensive as it sounds, but if you’re willing to go all in, a lot can be gained from it. Being thrown into a team of people from various academic and professional backgrounds can be very daunting, however, I have met some of my best friends because of it. Each day in the office is a new learning experience, whether it is new programming techniques or business management tools; it has given me the opportunity to learn a huge range of invaluable skills.”
“As a Launchpad Founder you are a dedicated team player, who brings individual qualities to a high-performing team. You are committed to building your product and business, and are ready to experience great highs as well as challenge tough lows. Joining this programme is a serious decision with potentially life-changing consequences.”
“My experience on Launchpad has been both challenging and highly rewarding. I have been fortunate enough to work on something about which I am very passionate. This coupled with the incentive of having a major stake in the company which is being incubated makes for a very exciting year. It’s certainly not a course that you can enter half-heartedly!”
There are no financial commitments, all we require is your time on a monthly basis to work alongside our Founders. If you decide that you love the prototype you have the opportunity to invest in the Launchpad start-up you’re working with.