Trinity Business School Entrepreneurs Impress at LaunchBox Demo Day 2019
Trinity Business School was well-represented at the annual showcase for LaunchBox, Tangent’s Student Accelerator in September. Open to teams of Trinity students with an early-stage business, the three-month summer programme, backed by Bank of Ireland, provides mentorship, funding, access to alumni and investors, and the ideal collaborative environment to launch new startup ventures. Now in its seventh year, the 2019 programme featured 11 teams of finalists who pitched to the six judges for prize funding and a place on Tangent’s four-day international accelerator, Tangent Pioneers, taking place in New York in October.
Of the 11 teams, the top two both featured MSc in Entrepreneurship students. Wellness app KeepAppy, the brainchild of MSc Entrepreneurship graduates Aimee-Louise Carton and Will Ben Sims, was announced as the overall winner. Equestrian brand Two White Socks - founded by their classmate Katelyn Prendiville, was named the runner up.