Launchpad is creating a new generation of globally impactful startups
Far more than a venture studio alone, Launchpad is an ambitious real-world environment for entrepreneurial success. Candidates develop ideas with the support of our resident Entrepreneurs in Residence and mentors to create a viable startup that can go the distance.
And why do we do this? It's our aim to support economic growth in the region, with targets to deliver new jobs, new businesses and new market products. Launchpad startups remain headquartered in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly for at least five years after incorporation, meaning the skills, talent, investments and opportunity stay right here.
Together, we're driving Cornwall's economy by building successful businesses we can all be proud of.
Business in Cornwall
Cornwall has long been known for its creativity, but today it's also home to a thriving tech cluster.
Here, there's a community of successful entrepreneurs, who aren't afraid to dream big and do things differently. Pioneers in technology, renewable energy, aerospace and digital industries have chosen a base in Cornwall. And with superfast connections, local talent, and the infrastructure for growth, their number is only increasing.
Launchpad start-ups shortlisted for awards
10 March 2023
Two start-ups supported by Launchpad have been shortlisted for this year’s South West England Star...
Entrepreneur stories: Sam Phillips
07 March 2023
Second year Business & Digital Marketing student Sam Phillips was first introduced to Launchpad ...
Entrepreneur stories: Charlii Testar
06 December 2022
Charlii Testar studied Creative Advertising at Falmouth before joining Launchpad to develop her chil...
Hackers, robots and real-world solutions
15 November 2022
Launchpad was the venue for an exciting robotics hackathon last weekend (11-12 November). Members of...
Awards celebrate south west tech talent
11 November 2022
We were delighted to attend the Tech South West Awards last night (Thursday 10 November), celebratin...
Launchpad joins the UK Business Angels Association
03 November 2022
We’re delighted to announce that we’ve joined the national trade association for angel and early...
Codices unleash new livestreaming platform
28 October 2022
Launchpad portfolio company Codices have released the first platform to allow anyone to create live ...
Launchpad startup secures £120k CIOSIF investment
24 October 2022
Digital community engagement platform, GoCollaborate, has secured £120,000 equity investment from t...
Entrepreneurs gather for start-up event
23 September 2022
Cornwall’s second Techstars Start-up Weekend took place in the Launchpad studio last weekend (16-1...
International exposure for Cornish start-ups
13 July 2022
Launchpad start-ups Amutri and Beta100, along with MSc Entrepreneurship student and The Sustain Abil...
Now & Then scoops start-up award at south west finals
07 July 2022
Launchpad start-up Now & Then has been named as the Tourism and Leisure Start-up of the Year at ...
Launchpad Start-up Academy supporting budding entrepreneurs
05 July 2022
Launchpad is supporting six entrepreneurs to develop their business ideas as part of its inaugural S...
Female-founded start-up launches new Knowledge Exchange software
01 June 2022
Launchpad start-up KEVRI is set to disrupt the higher education landscape by launching its new Knowl...
Cornwall’s leading AI company puts a new CEO at the helm for its growth phase
27 May 2022
Hertzian, which was established in Launchpad, has announced that Christopher Weavill will succeed Ga...
Cornwall’s first startup event creates seven new business opportunities!
25 May 2022
Local entrepreneurs, creatives, developers, and business experts joined forces this weekend (Fri 20 ...
International reinvention expert, author, and coach to speak at Launchpad
12 May 2022
Hear from international reinvention expert, author, coach, and University of Pennsylvania and Sarah ...
Codices raise sees start-up's value rocket to £8.7m
18 February 2022
Launchpad start-up Codices has seen its value balloon to almost £9m, following a recent investment ...