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We want to empower our students to forge their own paths during and after their time at Trinity. We support early-stage startups and entrepreneurs by offering them the opportunity to participate in our incredible accelerator programmes.

These programmes are focussed on learning, networking, and progressing ideas, and we do this by providing funding, co-working space on campus, access to expert mentors, and a structured, elite programme of workshops and fireside chats.


Open Incubator

The Open Incubator is open to all students, alumni and staff at Trinity College Dublin. Join teams of likeminded people Who are determined to take their idea from a scribble to a billon euro enterprise ! You don’t even have to have your own idea, just the ambition to dream big ! Calling all who want to create, innovate and hone their entrepreneurial skills to find out more and to join our community here.

Tangent’s Open Incubator combines the best elements of university entrepreneurship programs from around the world with best practice in startup community development to create an accessible, adaptable, and scalable innovation model that puts students first by empowering them to independently collaborate on shared passions and develop solutions at their own pace without losing their connection to a supportive community.

  • Join the Open Incubator Ecosystem
  • If you don’t yet have an idea start by joining interest groups to find likeminded peers to brainstorm with
  • If you already have an idea or startup at any stage of development join a peer group of other founders
  • With your custom dashboard now set-up you are ready to tap into everything Trinity’s entrepreneurial network has to offer. Explore the community, access playbooks to develop your ideas independently and discover every opportunity for innovators in Dublin at one central location.

Join Open Incubator


Alsessor is a five month accelerator program designed to support global early-stage AI companies at prototype or proof of concept phase. Sectors of interest are retail, digital health, fintech, insurtech, regulatory, and compliance. The second year of this programme will start February 2022 and the bootcamp will run over a consecutive five month period with, if COVID-19 restrictions allow, at least 18 face to face gatherings by way of organised workshops and events.

The participants are nascent businesses with bleeding edge innovations in AI. This AI accelerator will help expedite each startup’s commercial development within the rubric of an intense accelerator environment. Such a collaborative environment has been proven to be of immense benefit to entrepreneurs and innovators, offering them exposure to domain expertise, mentorship, masterclasses and workshops.

Once the businesses have exited the accelerator, they will have improved, refined and perfected elements of their business model and their approach to commercially exploiting the solutions they are developing. Ultimately, we want to embed this initiative in the AI start-up ecosystem and create cornerstones for ambitious, global reaching international businesses.

Alsessor AI Accelerator takes place in 2021, 2022 and 2023. Follow the journey of the 2021 intake on Twitter @alsessor.

Programme Overview

On the Alsessor AI Accelerator programme, the following types of intervention will have an overwhelmingly positive impact on your business:

  • access to peers (Networking and P2P engagement throughout the accelerator)
  • access to entrepreneurs who have previous corporate (employee) experience
  • help with team formation, building and expansion
  • direct funding from the programme
  • help measuring ethical and sustainability impact of AI
  • mentoring from an industry expert or established entrepreneur
  • press or media exposure
  • mentoring from a venture capitalist (VC) / Angel
  • facilitated access to post-incubation funding opportunities once investor-ready

Our 2021 Mentors

How to Apply

You can request an application form via our website or by filling out this contact form.

Need more information? Drop us a line here and we will be in touch.

Alsessor 2021

Request an application form for the 2022 programme now!

LaunchBox, Tangent's Student Accelerator

LaunchBox, Tangent’s Student Accelerator was founded in 2013 and since that time has seen over 80 startups move through the 16-week summer programme. LaunchBox is all about taking the first strides towards making your business or social enterprise a reality, while learning experientially. So far our alumni startups have created over 150 jobs, and raised over €69m in funding. Each of the student entrepreneurs who’ve gotten into the programme have had a transformational experience that’s stood to them in their life after Trinity.

  • LaunchBox, Tangent’s Student Accelerator
  • EIT Climate KIC Accelerator

    EIT Climate-KIC Accelerator is the only EU acceleration programme focused on climate impact by cleantech commercialisation. In three stages, our program brings you the knowledge, resources, tools and the coaching a cleantech start-up needs for success. Technology start-ups seldom fail on technology, they fail on commercialisation. Join us and we’ll let you in on all the secrets of achieving global domination in your market niche!

    Some examples of 2020 participating start-ups include:


    2020 Stage 3 Cohort


    4.5 Trillion cigarette butts are littered every year, the chemicals in which leach into soil and water poisoning animals, plants and marine life. We have developed a viable and profitable solution capable of tackling this devastating problem.


    Recycleye combines computer vision with robotics to automatically sort waste. Recycleye is creating the world's first mobile, decentralised, small-scale, digital & fully automated material recovery facility - a mini-MRF. This will transform the recycling industry by cutting costs, minimising risk and reducing transportation.

    Sharo Mobility

    Sharo builds smart mobility solutions that help companies and institutions get commuters in and out of the office safely and efficiently while improving their wellbeing, productivity, and the environment.
    Our platform enables companies and districts to pinpoint hotspot locations and routes so they can plan, implement and monitor tailored safe and sustainable mobility options easily accessible through the Sharo app.

    It is now more important than ever to guarantee everyone has a safe commute as we learn to live with COVID-19.

    Styl Wrap

    The fashion industry is responsible for 10 % global carbon emissions, more than all international flights & maritime shipping combined. Stylwrap solves size & fit issues for fashion retailers across the complete supply chain from design to size advice to online shoppers thus reducing emissions.


    An environmental data, analytics & A.I platform that connects every open environmental data source in the world to enable the best environmental outcomes for a safer and more sustainable earth.


    For more details on the Accelerator, contact Breandán Goss at or see