Techstars returns to Cornwall


Launchpad’s Techstars Startup Weekend is set to return next month.

Following the success of the event in May, Launchpad is hosting another from September 16-18, offering Cornwall’s entrepreneurs, creatives, techies, and business minds the opportunity to test ideas, meet mentors, network, present to a panel of judges and maybe even start a business.

The last event saw 25 ideas pitched covering everything from tackling the housing crisis and fishing to ethical AI and sustainable packaging solutions.

Head of Launchpad, Steve Cox, said: “Techstars is a great enabler, it will tell you a lot about your attitude and resilience, will help you validate your market if you pitch an idea, and you’ll even learn if this environment is right for you.

“These don’t need to be big thought-out ideas, if you see a problem locally then come and pitch it and be part of a team trying to find a solution. The intensity and energy of the weekend means you’ll constantly be testing and pivoting your idea, and I guarantee you’ll gain lots of new skills.”

Part of the globally renowned Techstars Startup Weekend movement, the events are designed to support and encourage budding entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, creatives and anyone with new business ideas.

Techstars Startup Weekend Penryn takes place from September 16 in Falmouth University’s Launchpad studio.

For full details and to book a ticket, click here.