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3 Day Startup March 2018

31st January 2018

3 Day Startup March 2018

Our first 3 Day Startup of the year is now open for applications!

This unique, high energy, fun event has proved so popular the LAUNCH.ed team had to run two a year!

What happens at 3 Day Startup?

50 plus students come along to this three day event taking place over the weekend. All students and recent graduates from the University of Edinburgh are encouraged to apply.

Come with, or without a business or social enterprise idea. Read More

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Win tickets for Vloggers 101 workshop

We are giving four lucky University of Edinburgh students and recent graduates free tickets for an Introduction to Vlogging 101 event by the Edinburgh Bloggers Conference held on 7th December.

This workshop would usually cost £31 and is an evening focused on all areas of what it takes to be a top vlogger. You’ll get the chance to practise vlogging with support from experienced vloggers and special guests. Listen to and meet four experienced speakers from the industry and do a bit of networking. Entrance to the after party at Lulu’s is also included in your ticket!

To enter you need to tell us why getting a ticket would help you with your business or social venture via twitter. Make sure you tag us @LAUNCH_ed to enter the competition!

Deadline 26th November at midnight.

Tweet and enter now!

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21st November 2017


Venue: Room 1.18, Paterson’s Land, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh

Do you want to be an entrepreneur?The aim of the LAUNCH.ed bootcamp is to help you understand basic business principles so that you can start being your own boss. This exclusive one-day start-up workshop is for University of Edinburgh students and recent alumni who have business/social enterprise ideas.

In just one day, we will take you from a back-of-the-envelope business idea to a full-fledged elevator pitch, ensuring you stop along the way to:

  1. Explore your idea
  2. Define your business model
  3. Identify your customers and analyse your market
  4. Get you pitching

Book your place now


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Social Storm

17th November 2017

Social Storm

The University of Edinburgh is taking part in Social Storm 2017 with the help of the Careers Service and LAUNCH.ed!

This 24 hour event is for current students who believe they can make a difference to society. You will work in teams with students from other universities to find a sustainable solution to a real-life problem and submitting a video pitch to a team of judges.

Over 200 students from 15 universities around the world will take part trying to tackle global issues and make a difference to our society.

Book your place via the Careers portal

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3 Day Startup November 2017

Edinburgh University’s student start-up service; LAUNCH.ed held its annual 3 Day Startup programme this weekend.

Debuted at the University of Texas in 2008 the LAUNCH.ed team hold a license to host their own 3DS. The mission is to activate entrepreneurial potential in students of all kinds through experiential education and a global entrepreneurship ecosystem.

The programme is run across 30 countries around the world, 134 companies have been launched by 3DS alumni and $131.3 million raised by alumni.

The Edinburgh Innovations student service was the first to Read More

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Congratulations to the winner of the Fresher’s Fair and Postgraduate Welcome prize draw!

At the beginning of the academic year we attended both the Fresher’s Fair and the Postgraduate Welcome. It was a couple of very busy days for us but great to welcome new University of Edinburgh students.

Over the two days, we collected over 360 leads and spoke to countless students on the great opportunities offered at LAUNCH.ed. These leads were placed in a prize draw and had the chance of winning a Read More

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Scottish EDGE – Young EDGE sub-finalists announced!

Start-ups Co&Co, GetGuided and Tipple Box made it through to the sub-finals of round 11 of Scottish EDGE, Young EDGE Award.

Scottish EDGE is a competition aimed at identifying and supporting Scotland’s up and coming, innovative, high-growth potential entrepreneurial talent. The Young EDGE is Read More

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Find your start-up idea

21st September 2017

Find your start-up idea

If you’re interested in becoming an entrepreneur but don’t know where to begin then this workshop is for you.

Using different tools to help with the ideas generation process we will help you form your own business and social enterprise ideas.

You will also get the chance to learn how the LAUNCH.ed team supports budding entrepreneurs.

Book your place now

If this date doesn’t suit then sign up for the next one on 27th September 

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The opportunities of LAUNCH.ed

This journey began in March when LAUNCH.ed made a call for applications to 3 Day Startup (3DS). It was an exciting three days learning how to come up with ideas, pitch, and work in teams. Even more exciting was the discovery that LAUNCH.ed is available to guide students through the business process (starting out, business plans as well as funding) up to two years after graduation. LAUNCH.ed also recommends opportunities and events to students and this is how I learned about the Georgetown-Santander fellowship. I applied because Read More

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24th April 2017


Join us for this free event to develop your business/social enterprise idea. In just one day take your idea to a fully fledged pitch using the lean start-up principles.

We will:

  • Explore your idea
  • Define your business model
  • Identify your customers and analyse your market
  • And get you pitching!

This exciting, intensive one day workshop will certainly challenge you to develop your business idea!


  • Date: Monday 24th April 2017
  • Venue: Boardroom at ECA

Who can attend?

The bootcamp is open to all students from the University of Edinburgh and recent alumni (within two years).



This event is now closed

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