What is Launchpad?
Run by Accelerator, Launchpad is London Met’s flagship business start-up programme. Delivered in one-day sprints over 12 intensive weeks from June to September, it gives passionate early stage entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools and support needed to fast track an idea into a viable startup venture.
Starting a business is a great way to take control of your future, to be your own boss, and importantly, to do something you love. It can however be a costly, intimidating and confusing process in which there are no guarantees of success.
Launchpad helps participants navigate this journey through a carefully considered programme which addresses key startup topics (such as idea testing, validation and viability), whilst utilising knowledgeable experts and experienced industry mentors.
Interested in taking part?
First step is to download a copy of the Launchpad info pack – it contains detailed information about the programme, important dates and how to apply. Hit the button below, fill in the short form and we’ll email you a download link right away!
When is the deadline?
The deadline to apply to take part in Launchpad this summer will close at midnight on Monday 27 May.
What to expect
Get specialist business advice from mentors and experienced advisers
Work in an environment surrounded by other passionate entrepreneurs, and early stage businesses at Accelerator
Get access to a programme of regular workshops, guest speakers, networking events and pitching days
Gain new skills, develop and test your idea, find customers and even start selling. Get set and launch
Meet the team
For the last 5 years, Simon has been helping students transform ideas into killer businesses at Accelerator. With experience that spans law, finance, marketing and operations, Simon is your start-up Swiss Army Knife.
Regular mentor at TechStars, Virgin Media and Microsoft Accelerator and educator in Entrepreneurship and Strategy at top-tier universities and business schools, Adam will take you through your strategy and growth potential.
Melting Pot LDN
“The programme has been an amazing experience. Having access to industry experts and professional networks has been a massive help in getting our catering business off the ground.”
Ayden Kappo & Jasmine Holland
Co-founders of Melting Pot LDN
Arctic Power Berries
“You have so many questions when starting up, so having access to experienced business advisers, and a community of other entrepreneurs, is invaluable. It’s really motivating“.
Anna Ojutkangas & Eve Suoyrjo
Co-founders of Arctic Power Berries
“A great place to manifest start-up ideas into a scalable business! The experienced mentors and their lean approach were fundamental in our success. If you can get a spot on the programme, go for it.”
“The best way to describe Launchpad is like an entrepreneurs bootcamp. Your ideas get thrown in at the deep end (along with you and your team) and you are given 12 weeks to test, evaluate, pivot and validate.
If you have an idea or a hunch, even if someone has done it before but think you have a unique approach – I would highly recommend getting involved with London Met’s Launchpad programme. Two thumbs up.”
Co founder, Measure