Shape startup greatness, with access to a unique hotbed of entrepreneurial talent

This one-of-a-kind programme is a platform for high-performance teams, creating globally impactful startups.

It's also your chance to tap into next-generation minds. To find a team of entrepreneurs that can collaborate on solving your market challenges and bring new products to life.

As a partner, you'll determine the direction and focus of the work. Backed by a professionally built venture studio within one of the UK's leading creative universities, Launchpad is where aptitude meets attitude.

Together, we'll build the companies of tomorrow.

Interested?

Partners have included

BBC Studios - Launchpad Partner
All 4 Games - Launchpad partner
HSBC Logo - Launchpad Partner
Imerys Logo - Launchpad Partner
Engie Logo - Launchpad partner
AWS - Launchpad partner
Games Workshop Logo - Launchpad Partner
Twitch - Launchpad Partner
UK Hydrographic Office - Launchpad Partner
Software Cornwall Logo - Launchpad Partner
Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust Logo - Launchpad Partner
Eden Project Logo - Launchpad partner
Counterfactual Logo - Launchpad Partner
Wrightway Training - Launchpad Partner
B-Earth - Launchpad Partner
BBC R & D - Launchpad Partner
Cornwall Council Logo - Launchpad Partner
Code First Girls - Launchpad partner
Bossa Studios Logo - Launchpad partner
GSSN Studio Logo - Launchpad Partner

How does it work?

We build close, long-term relationships with Launchpad partners, creating the ideal conditions for lasting success.

For you, this means access to world-class talent and facilities, networks, and venture studio support. In this way, innovations are de-risked while products, services and systems are shaped.

We build partnerships with organisations that are looking for talent or access to the UK/European markets, with the capability to make significant investments.

Work is collaborative and success is shared; companies are co-created by our candidates, the University and Launchpad partners. For this reason, engaged partners that see opportunities in the newly created companies are invited to join Launchpad in incorporation and early equity investment. This means that your involvement could ultimately continue into the newly formed venture, with all the pay-off that this brings.

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Launchpad student giving presentation
Launchpad student giving presentation
Techstars Startup Weekend Penryn participants
Techstars Startup Weekend Penryn Launchpad

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 ...

Cornwall’s first startup event creates seven new business opportunities!
Roger Osorio
Roger Osorio - Launchpad

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 ...

International reinvention expert, author, and coach to speak at Launchpad
Techstars Startup Weekend Penryn logo
Techstars Startup Weekend Penryn

Renowned global startup event comes to Cornwall

09 May 2022

We're delighted to be hosting Cornwall’s first Techstars Startup Weekend in the Launchpad Venture ...

Renowned global startup event comes to Cornwall
Launchpad studio
Launchpad studio

Launchpad companies shortlisted for Startup Awards National Series

05 April 2022

Three Launchpad start-ups have been named amongst the most exciting new businesses in the region aft...

Launchpad companies shortlisted for Startup Awards National Series
Mentor sessions at Techstars Startup Weekend Plymouth
Mentor sessions at Techstars Startup Weekend Plymouth

Falmouth team win at Techstars Start-up Weekend Plymouth

16 March 2022

Launchpad associates came out top this weekend (11-13 March) at a Techstars start-up event in Plymou...

Falmouth team win at Techstars Start-up Weekend Plymouth
Launchpad start-up Codices
Codices Launchpad

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 ...

Codices raise sees start-up's value rocket to £8.7m
David Pooley from St Austell Town Council and FindParkPay founder Tim Macknelly
David And Tim Launchpad

Start-up secures first client

16 December 2021

Launchpad start-up FindParkPay, which is working to become the go-to parking payment solution in the...

Start-up secures first client
Hoardboard logo
Hoardboard Graphic Launchpad

New platform aims to create a safer community for collectors

28 January 2022

A Launchpad start-up has created a marketplace where users can buy, sell, and trade collectables saf...

New platform aims to create a safer community for collectors
Poster of Stuffed game
Poster of Stuffed game Launchpad

Penryn-based game studio launch debut title

02 December 2021

Waving Bear Studio, an indie games start-up from Falmouth University's Venture Studio, Launchpad has...

Penryn-based game studio launch debut title
Mike Robinson
Mike Robinson

£33,000 worth of Aerospace Funding for Cornish Start-up

09 July 2021

A start-up from Falmouth University’s venture studio, Launchpad, has received an offer o...

£33,000 worth of Aerospace Funding for Cornish Start-up