Taught course

Launchpad (with MA Entrepreneurship)

Falmouth University · Falmouth University

Entry requirements

A first degree with a minimum of 2:1 or equivalent industry experience.

Launchpad start-ups require a number of skillsets, so we welcome applications from people with various graduate and professional backgrounds who possess entrepreneurial ambition. Typically, these include:

  • Programmers
  • Business developers & entrepreneurs
  • Digital designers e.g. UI/UX
  • 3D artists and animators
  • Game designers & developers
  • Web developers

Competition for entry into the programme is fierce and we advise early application. In order to provide the appropriate level of business support and mentoring, Launchpad is accepting 20 students for the 2017 entry and these places will be filled as soon as the right candidates are found.

Months of entry


Course content

Applications are invited for Launchpad, Falmouth University's innovative incubation and acceleration programme starting in May 2017, designed to place talented graduates in teams that incubate into investible companies. The programme offers you paid opportunities to forge the growth of digital sectors in Cornwall, the UK and worldwide. You will work on a new start-up and through business support, mentoring and applied boot camp training, leave as a director in a viable, sustainable business.


  • A stipend of £16,000 during the first year
  • The opportunity to have a stake in an industry-tested business
  • A collaboration with an industry partner with identified demand
  • An MA in Entrepreneurship, with no attached fees
  • An established network of industry connections
  • The honing of your technical proficiencies

MA Entrepreneurship

Launchpad is underpinned by an MA in Entrepreneurship (with no attached fees), which provides the requisite knowledge and skills to drive the development of a new high-growth potential tech start-up. The MA is designed to complement the incubation of the business through supporting Launchpad students to gain, analyse and apply knowledge to entrepreneurship, business governance and operation, innovation management, negotiation and presentation techniques and effective communication.

Fees and funding

UK students
No fees
  • No fees
  • Participants receive a stipend of £16,000 during the programme

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Zoe Deakin