Start your journey...

with Launchpad, Teesside University's Entrepreneurial Community.

About Launchpad

Since 2015, our mission has been to create an entrepreneurial community to support our University's most promising startups and founders, investing our time and resources to help them succeed.


From superb spaces, mentorship, expert led workshops and networking events, Launchpad participants enjoy access to outstanding services and programs, led by dedicated professionals.


Do you have a startup idea? Or a groundbreaking idea for a new product or service?


Start your journey today....

The Wall of Ideas



Discover - Curious about entrepreneurship? 

At Launchpad we believe in learning through doing. The Get Started workshops will give you the tools to explore and experience entrepreneurship in a fun and engaging interactive workshop.

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Graduate Start Up  - FUEL

Student Start Up - Micro Biz Academy

Microbiz is a program designed to enable Teesside University students to explore, start and launch side hustle projects that enhance employability skills and develop income through activity. If you've already started or just have a business idea you can apply to receive fully-funded support for your journey.


Indie Games Accelerator - Power UP

With our Intensive 7-Week Graduate Start-Up Program, founders can experience the very best expert lead workshops, mentoring and support. Getting you ready to pitch for up to £8000 grant funding.

Teesside University's purpose built accelerator programme for early stage independent videos games studios. Dedicated studio space, equipment, software and industry mentors. It's all here, just add talent.


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32 seat purpose built commercial co-working space, more flexible than working from an office, more collaborative than working from home. Unlimited bean to cup coffee (and Tea), fast WiFi, large meeting rooms, secure parking, 1 min walk to the gym. Get productive and get connected to start up founders, academics and innovators. 

Community Bakery 

With our partners Big River Bakery we have put social impact at the heart of our enterprise community. Engaging with refugees and communities suffering food poverty and social exclusion our bakery will inspire our students to use entrepreneurship to create positive action.

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Start Up Incubation

12 starter offices, the perfect place to get started for teams of 3-6. Access to meeting rooms, networking events, workshops and more. Get started.

Micro Factories

5 mini workshops to make, create, cut, print and sew. Our mini industrial wing even has its own micro warehouse, the pick, pack and post room. It even houses a social impact bakery! Get making.

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Power UP

6 purpose built fully equipped video games studios. You bring the talent and we take care of the rest. Space, kit mentoring, showcase. Get gaming


News From Launchpad


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Victoria Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 3AP

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