Blackstone LaunchPad

Blackstone LaunchPad at Trinity



In July 2015 the Taoiseach and Vice-Provost announced that The Blackstone Charitable Foundation was to establish a partnership with Trinity College Dublin.

The purpose of the partnership is to introduce entrepreneurship as a viable career option and provide all Trinity students, regardless of faculty, with a network of venture coaches and an entrepreneurial support system.

Blackstone LaunchPad is an experiential, campus program open to all students, alumni, staff and faculty designed to introduce entrepreneurship as a viable career path and develop entrepreneurial skills and mindsets through individualised coaching, ideation and venture creation support. Based on a successful model started at the University of Miami in the US, the program is currently available to over 500,000 students in many campuses globally including NUI Galway and University College Cork in Ireland. Influenced by the enterprising heritage of Blackstone and its founders, the Blackstone Charitable Foundation is directing the firm’s resources and intellectual capital to support entrepreneurship and economic development. For more information please visit

In February 2016 we opened our exciting new co working space in the Berkeley Library. This space is a focal point for all student start-ups at all stages from pre-idea to revenue. The programme intrrefactes interface very closely with other entrepreneurial initiatives under the general umbrella of the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Hub within Trinity including the student startup accelerator LaunchBox and the Innovation Academy.

Current Trinity students can sign up and book a one on one coaching sessions with external and internal advisors at

For more details see including:

Booking the Space

Student Success Stories

Calendar of Forthcoming Events