We love working with our colleagues at mima, so when they asked us to take part in the Teesside World Exposition of Art and Technology we jumped at the chance. We wanted to bring the world of 3D scan and 3D print to life for visitors, so we have transplanted Moments in 3D’s amazing whole body scanner and installed a hacked Xbox 360 Kinect to demo 3D scanning. If you haven’t visited mama’s amazing expo your missing out.
Budding social entrepreneurs worked the weekend in The Launchpad to develop innovative business models that deliver social impact. Our amazing partner North East Social Enterprise Partnership ran a superb workshop and ideation session, culminating in pitching and business modelling. Each social entrepreneur can continue to explore their social enterprise through a series of bootcamps culminating in a potential grant award from UnLtd.
We gave a warm Launchpad welcome to Chris Corbett and his team from Teesside Hackspace. Teesside Hackspace are a non-profit group trying to build a workshop in Middlesbrough where members can come to share tools and knowledge, meet people, learn, socialise and collaborate. A place to make your own projects a reality or help others with theirs.
Teesside Hackspace are recruiting members now so please head on over and sign up.
Our workshop programme is go!
Our first three skills development workshops are scheduled for March and April and they are taking bookings fast. Mixing punchy engaging learning with fast paced networking this series of events combine 2hrs of skills development and contact building. Head over to skills network to book, Launchpad members can attend for free. Drop an email to Lizzie firstname.lastname@example.org and she will send over a discount code.
The refurb continues.
We are pushing on with refurbishments to the Victoria Building, with new flooring spreading up the corridors and a new reception paint scheme. In response to member feedback we have added casual seating to the Co-Work lab and upgraded the WiFi.
Students from Framwellgate School Durham visited Teesside Launchpad and spent time with @robopixelgames in their studio. They played a pre-release version of Gun-annihilation and asked Robopixel founder Elliot Oldham questions about the games industry.
Megaoverdrive pitches to Microsoft
Our very own super talented start-up Mega Overdrive pitched to Microsoft today. We know that Georg and his team are destined for great things and we wish him well. More news to follow as it comes in…..
Tuesday 10th November
Co-Working Creates Connections!
Once again we had our friends at Colleagues On Tap facilitate a co-working event in the Launchpad. Games studio Hexdragonal Game showcased their amazing multiplayer title – Arclight Cascade and picked up some connections for sound and music production. That really is the benefit of co-working, the magic is in the mix.
Tuesday was a great day here in the Launchpad, our friends from Colleagues On Tap brought their monthly Co-Working event into our Learning Space, which quickly spilled over next door into the Ideas Room, bringing graduates entrreprenuers , businesses professionals and students together in a collaborative cocktail of pitching, networking and contact swapping. Our next Co-Working day will be published shortly, they are free to attend for Teesside students, graduates, entrepreneurs and staff. We are also planning a quarterly CEO Co-Working day….watch this space.
Coworking @ Teesside Launchpad
Monday 6th September
We welcome an amazing new intake of graduate start-ups into the Launchpad.
Orca – The world first genuine “social” network. A platform for engaging in adventures and experiences.
Inviite – An amazing bluetooth beacon powered platform to help venues drive footfall and benefit from in depth analytics.
All three rooms are now furnished and ready for action! We have a unique collection of spaces for Teesside’s entrepreneurs to call home. An open space for collaboration and innovation. Our very own StartUp space.
Over the next few weeks we will be opening the spaces for viewings with activities and bookings starting in August.
Stitching and badging
Raspberry Pi Hacking
Learning and teaching
Gaming and presenting
Maker Space – x2 3D Printers, x2 Sewing Machines, Embroiderer, Overlocker, Soldering station.
Ideation Space – Xbox One, 1080p Projection, 7.1 Surround Sound, 3D Smart TV, WiFi Presentation.
As the first project to find a home in our maker space this really is something special. A Raspberry Pi powered 3D scanning booth with x100 Pis powering x100 Pi cameras. Step in to the space age structure and your body is scanned, imaged and replicated on screen in a 3D model that is, well it’s you!