Edinburgh Innovations runs LAUNCH.ed, a free service for our student entrepreneurs.

LAUNCH.ed 

Edinburgh Innovations runs LAUNCH.ed, a free service for our student entrepreneurs which includes one-to-one business advice and a range of workshops, bootcamps, competitions and networking events.

MEETINGS WITH EXPERT ADVISERS

START-UP WORKSHOPS AND BOOTCAMPS

COMPETITIONS AND AWARDS

MEETINGS WITH EXPERT ADVISERS

If you are a student or recent graduate of the University of Edinburgh (within two years of graduating), you can book a meeting with one of our LAUNCH.ed business advisers to discuss your start-up idea.

START-UP WORKSHOPS AND BOOTCAMPS

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FIND YOUR STARTUP IDEA

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Here we look at different tools that are proven to help with idea generation. If you are student interested in starting your own business or social enterprise and don’t know where to start, this is for you.

BOOTCAMP

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In just one day we take a back-of-the-envelope business idea to a fully fledged elevator pitch. Students are taken through the basics of becoming their own boss by exploring their idea, defining a business model and identifying their customers.

3 DAY STARTUP

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3 Day Startup is designed for students with an emphasis on learning by doing. The idea is simple: start a business over the course of three days. This high energy weekend gives students fast track experience of turning ideas into reality.

STARTUP SUMMER ACCELERATOR

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We have teamed up with Santander Universities to bring you the Startup Summer Accelerator. This 12-week programme will help early-stage and potential startups increase their chances of launching.

competitions and awards

BUSINESS IDEAS COMPETITION

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This competition rewards promising businesses and social enterprises. Open to those with an early stage idea, this is a fantastic opportunity for students to find out if their ideas have commercial viability and how to make this a reality.

INSPIRE LAUNCH GROW COMPETITION AND AWARDS

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Our annual competition and awards ceremony which celebrates enterprise at the University of Edinburgh.

Click here for more information and to apply

THE EDINBURGH AWARD

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A programme dedicated to giving recognition for students’ involvement in activities such as volunteering, work experience, student ambassadorships and peer mentoring.  LAUNCH.ed have teamed up with the Careers Service for the Edinburgh Award for Enterprise.  Upon successful completion of the programme, students receive a certificate of recognition from the University and an entry on their Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) – an expanded record of achievement which is great for CVs.

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