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Falmouth University's Launchpad becomes global start-up studio

Peter Evans
Authored by Peter Evans
Posted: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 17:12

Launchpad, Falmouth University’s venture studio, has been accepted into the Global Startup Studio Network (GSSN). 

GSSN is a community of start-up studios aiming to give entrepreneurs the power to create businesses that make a meaningful impact, wherever they call home.

James Murray, Head of the Launchpad Programme, said: “This association gives our venture teams unparalleled access to networks, finance and other support globally, accelerating and reinforcing their development.

“We’re also really proud to be the only member of GSSN embedded within a university, with a high calibre postgraduate degree programme. The network and reach of Falmouth Launchpad is now greater than ever before, and we’re really excited to work with other members of GSSN in creating high growth, high impact sustainable ventures.”

Regan Smith, Community Success Manager at GSSN, said: "We are so excited to welcome Falmouth University's start-up studio, Launchpad, into GSSN. We see Launchpad as a unique leader in the studio space with their academic partnership. We believe they will bring a different perspective to our members and will set an example of how successful a university studio can operate and thrive."

Launchpad, which is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Research England and Cornwall Council, is designed to retain talent in Cornwall, boost the local economy and create global opportunities. It gives candidates an opportunity to work on real industry challenges with leading businesses supported by experienced coaches and mentors to help create an in-demand, cutting-edge solution that investors want to buy into. Its portfolio of start-ups can be found here.

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