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3 Day Startup March 2018

A group of students and recent graduates from the University of Edinburgh took part in 3 Day Startup by the LAUNCH.ed Team. The creative, entrepreneurial and productive weekend saw our 3DSers learn how to start-up over a weekend.

Participants arrived at the venue, the Outreach Centre, with or without start-up ideas and were lead through dedicated brainstorming, preliminary pitches with feedback on Friday. By the end of the day we had seven teams with their start-up ideas ranging from social enterprises offering a social conscious alternative to shopping and gift buying to a possible solution to the NHS and GP waiting times.

Saturday saw the teams back for 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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BQ’s Emerging Entrepreneur awards

Liita Lyaloo Cairney has made the shortlist for the BQ Emerging Entrepreneur awards which recognises the UK’s 35 up-and-coming entrepreneurial stars.

Liita founded her product Koree. A reusable hygiene device that provides both functional psychological protection to effectively and affordably manage menstrual cycles. This has since developed to include a site; First Period, dedicated to providing free education on the menstrual cycle in a safe, non-judgemental space.

According to UNICEF, 77% of girls Read More

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Tickets for Good announce an exciting new partnership after a successful start

This not-for-profit start-up brings philanthropy to the forefront of the ticketing experience. By donating 10% of revenue made from booking fees, which are normally taken as profit, and giving it to charity and social projects it enables people to donate by buying their tickets for a wide-range of events.

Inspire Launch Grow finalist Tom Laidler is part of this social enterprise and announces a new Read More

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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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3 Day Startup Demo Night

26th March 2017

3 Day Startup Demo Night

Be among the first to see the newest start-up ideas to come out of one the UK’s most innovative student entrepreneurship events.

50+ student entrepreneurs from Undergrads to PhD students from the University of Edinburgh and beyond, will be building businesses from scratch, having applied to participate in the prestigious 3DS (3 Day Startup) challenge.

You are invited to this unique opportunity to hear these brilliant ideas and pitches. Enjoy networking with a wine reception afterwards.

Book your place

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3 Day Startup: Application Deadline @5pm

3 Day Startup is a 72-hour learning-by-doing campus workshop that teaches entrepreneurial skills to university students in an extreme hands-on environment.

Make sure you don’t miss out on the opportunity to take part in one of the most exiting business start up events to come to Scotland. Apply for the FREE program that has 70 events across 4 continents.  3DS have supported 41 student startups collectively raising $14.5 MM investment.

Apply now and become one of the 3500+ global 3DS alumni from 40+ different majors across universities such as MIT, Harvard and Cornell.

This event is perfect for those people who want to work on a new idea or have a really early stage idea that needs a team around it to make it happen.

If this describes you definitely don’t miss out!

  Register now

This event kicks off Enterprise Week. For more information on this and to see what other events are on click here. 

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