San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
PITCH, BUILD, LAUNCH, IN 48 HOURS
We're back for another London Launch48 event! The goal is simple: pitch, build and launch a startup in 48 hours.
Launch48 is a high-energy weekend event that brings together tech entrepreneurs, designers, marketeers & business people looking to launch a startup in just 48 hours.
- Experience building a startup
- Learn what it takes to create a business in practice
- Meet potential startup co-founders, and other like-minded people
- Explore and work on interesting startup ideas
- Meet high-profile mentors & startup experts
- Connect with the team behind Oxygen Accelerator and learn about how to take your ideas forward.
Who is it for?
Launch48 is for anyone who is interested in tech startups. You're the sort of person who's always coming up with ideas for new apps and businesses, or you have one idea that you've been thinking about for a while and you're looking for potential co-founders. You might be a developer or designer, or you might have a day-job in business, marketing, or something else, and you're wondering about what else is out there. The most important thing is that you're up for a challenge. You're ready to put your ideas and energy to the test, and learn more in 48 hours than you'd ever read in a textbook. It's hard work, but a lot of fun. Our expert facilitators and awesome mentors will help put your business ideas through their paces, and by the end of the weekend... you might just have created the beginnings of the next big thing.
**Bring a friend and get a discount. If you get a friend to come along, we'll give you each £5 off your ticket. Just drop Anneka an email on email@example.com with 'Launch48 Bring a Friend discount' in the subject, and we'll send you a discount code. We can also offer group discounts if you buy 4 tickets or more.**
Does it work?
Yes. The teams at Buffer, Whisk, VouChaCha, WeTeachMe & Vidsy have all met through Launch48 weekends - any many more too! Here's WeTeachMe's success story.
What happens at a Launch48 weekend?
60 second pitches: Anyone can pitch an idea for a business; ideas can be anything from just dreamed up, or something you've been thinking about for ages.
Team formation: Pick which idea and team you want to work on for the weekend.
Drinks, pizza, caffeine to keep you going.
Over the weekend:
Arrive on Saturday, bright and early, and learn new tools through Oxygen workshops.
Get cracking on your idea in your team - figure out what problem you're solving, who for, and what you need to create to make it happen.
Our brilliant team of expert mentors come round and grill you on your ideas (whilst coming up with ideas and contacts along the way).
Build and develop your startup fuelled by caffeine, food and drinks.
Last chance to polish your idea.
Create an action plan.
Get ready to pitch.
Pitch to our panel of judges & prizes for the winning team.
After the event:
Lots of our teams choose to carry on with their startup ideas. Some have even turned their Launch48 ideas into multimillion pound companies! Oxygen will continue to support you with networks and resources, and you'll get invited to join our Oxygen Startups family, joining entrepreneurs from around the globe.
What does the ticket price cover?
Launch48 is a run as a not-for-profit initiative, and exists because we believe entrepreneurs need more support to realise their dreams. Your ticket price of £49.95 (for a standard ticket) covers your evening meals on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and your breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday, drinks and snacks through the weekend, as well as some of the materials you'll be using over the weekend, the resources you'll get supplied with, and other goodies.
What's a Launch48 weekend like?
Here's a few blogposts from some of our previous Launch48 weekends to give you a flavour of what the weekend is like:
Find out more:
Got a question? Feel free to drop us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org
About Oxygen Startups
We're crazy about startups. We think tech startups are going to change the world, and we've learnt a tonne about how they can do that effectively - as well as what goes wrong on the way. Oxygen's Accelerator programme (one of the most well-respected in Europe), our worldwide Launch48 events, and virtual accelerators are there to help entrepreneurs propel their journey, fail faster, and get to success quicker. With an enormous and awesome network built up over the years, we can connect startups to the right people at the right time - from mentors to our partners, to our expanding network of investors.
Our awesome Sponsors
This event is brought to you in partnership with our fantastic sponsors. These are companies who share in our mission to propel startups on their entrepreneurial journies, and they provide support and resources to help make this happen. For this event we have: .UK, Rackspace and Pearson. Find out more on their websites:
When & Where
Oxygen Startups delivers a series of programmes that invest in, support and bring to life early stage and growth businesses. Since 2009 we have been investing in, mentoring and supporting entrepreneurs from the idea stage through to investment and beyond. Oxygen is currently supporting corporate and public sector organisations in their own ability to invest in and support early stage and growth businesses by creating bespoke and white-labelled events and programmes on their behalf.