Starting at university brings opportunity. In fact, at Teesside University, you are showered with a host of amazing opportunities, and we hope Freshers’ Fair has helped you spot the ones that are right for you. Just in case you have forgotten quite what Teesside Launchpad is, or why you should join, here’s our top five reasons to sign up.
1. It is totally FREE to join!
2. The sense of community
Teesside Launchpad is home to a host of talented, creative, energetic, bright and unique minds. We have a rich community of students, graduates, partners, specialist mentors, investors, collaborators and Alumni entrepreneurs who are part of Launchpad’s network. We are an inclusive community based on reciprocity and we’d love for you to join us! As a member of Teesside Launchpad, you will automatically be signed up to our mailing list where you will receive information about all our exciting events and workshops which are free to attend. You will be able to access our Ideas room, Maker space, Learning room and Co working space anytime using your membership card.
3. Hackathons, workshops, and a host of events!
We run a range of events designed to help our students, from workshops and networking sessions, through to immersive hackathons. Launchpad caters for all types of entrepreneurs and creatives, no matter how experienced, and regardless of how long the business has been going. On top of personal development, our events are a wonderful place to make friends and even meet potential future business partners!One key event in our diaries – and hopefully soon to be in yours – is our health hackathon with The South Tees NHS Foundation Trust on October 21st and 22nd. Together we are tackling the challenge of improving patient experience, and helping The Trust better care for and support its patients and staff. It is specifically targeted at students who want to learn how to build a business, grow their network, and develop new skills. Whether you’re intrigued by working in healthcare and medical technology, or you’re looking to apply your knowledge of another sector to the challenge at hand, this event is perfect for you! Great entrepreneurs are often people who take lessons from one sector and apply them into another. For more information, or to sign right up head over to eventbrite.
4. The amazing spaces
We have amazing spaces here at Teesside Launchpad. Spaces to play, collaborate, learn, make, ideate and meet. As a Launchpad member you can access these spaces anytime.
What our rooms offer:
- The Ideas Room has Table Tennis table, an Xbox One, 7.1 Surround Sound and a 3D Smart TV with Internet.
- Our Co-Working Room has 12 Windows PCs with dual screens, and 1 Apple iMac.
- We have a Mini-Photo Studio for PR shots, LinkedIn profiles and product photography!
- Our Maker Space is equipped with an Orion Delta 3D Printer, a Cube 3 3D Printer, 2 Sewing Machines, an Embroidery Machine, an Overlocker Machine, Soldering Stations, Raspberry Pis and Arduino Boards
- Our Learning room has free Wifi, flipcharts, 720p HDMI Projector, and a sound system.
We have beer and Pizza every other Friday – what’s not to love?
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