Frequently Asked Questions

LaunchBox is an accelerator programme for Trinity students run during the summer months. We offer each successful team:

  • A structured programme with experts and thought leaders;
  • Access to investors and mentors; on-campus co-working space and;
  • The perfect collaborative environment to progress your idea and business.

You should apply if you’re interested in one day running your own startup. We want to fund your team to progress your idea this summer and give you the help, support and guidance to make the absolute most of it.

2-3 people is the recommended team size, but larger teams may apply with an idea for a business idea or social venture. The team has to have a majority of Trinity students to be eligible. We don’t just fund tech – we are interested in ideas from an array of different disciplines, industries and areas. More details on eligibility can be found here.

March 2nd 2023, at 11:59PM.

No. LaunchBox only accepts teams (2+). The reason for this is that starting your own business or social enterprise is hard, and to manage the programme effectively and progress your idea at the same time, a team of at least two is required.

Tonnes. Our information evenings will run until just before the event applications close. You can sign up from our Tangent Events page. Application drop-in sessions will run the week before the closing date so you can sign up to have Alison take a look at your application before you hit submit. Check back on our Events page to book.

Yes, all applications must be accompanied by a 1m30s video pitch that tells us more about your idea. This can be a fun and creative way for you to make your application stand out. You can check out our Do/Don’t guide to Video Pitching here.

As a first step, sign up to the Tangent Ecosystem and take part in our Tangent Open Incubator to meet like-minded entrepreneurial students. Come to our Find Your Founder events (and our other events, come to them too!) to see if you can find someone who shares your passions and plugs your skills gap. Details of our upcoming events can be found here.

The amount of funding is TBC.

You do. We don’t take equity in our startups. We want to be advocates, and to give you advice based on your situation, and not based on our ROI.

Yes. The programme will mostly run during business hours over the summer, and team members need to be available and present for the duration.

The dates for LaunchBox 2023 are still TBC.

Come along to one of our many Information Evenings – details on our Events page. You can also email

You’ll be notified as to the success of your application as soon as possible.