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About LaunchBox

LaunchBox, Tangent’s Student Accelerator, is a summer accelerator run by Europe’s number one university for producing entrepreneurs*, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin. Powered by Bank of Ireland, LaunchBox is open to teams of Trinity students with an early-stage business. This competitive summer programme provides office space; funding; mentorship; access to alumni, partner and investor networks; and the ideal collaborative environment to launch new startup ventures.


LaunchBox 2018
Demo Day

Startups that began at LaunchBox

Previous LaunchBox teams have gone on to yield great success, with various teams securing funding to take their startups to the next stage of development. Alumni startups from the first six LaunchBox programmes have collectively raised in excess of nine million euro since the programme began 2013, with 122 full-time jobs having been created by LaunchBox startups to date.

Social enterprise Foodcloud (LaunchBox 2013) was profiled in TIME magazine and has secured partnership with Tesco, where they have redistributed over 15 million kilograms in food that would otherwise have been wasted.

Touchtech Payments (LaunchBox 2014), a Fintech payment startup is now working with finance giant VISA with offices in Dublin & London. More recently, Equine Medirecord (LaunchBox 2017) has successfully secured follow-on funding, with FRANC (LaunchBox 2017) selling internationally, and Change Donations (LaunchBox 2018) accepted into the Prince’s Trust.

We remain extremely proud of all the entrepreneurs and startups that have come through our programme since 2013.

Meet the Teams for 2019

  • Welcome

    Bounch | For companies struggling to understand their customer, Bounce takes the guesswork out of marketing. We provide a smartphone solution to market research, allowing companies to reach the mobile generation. Unlike competitors, Bounce offers clients the ability to hyper-target their audience, allowing them to reach anyone, anywhere at any time.
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    EthiCart makes sustainability simple by providing a user-friendly app, with quick, easy to understand information around products' sustainability and ethical standards. If you want to shop more sustainably but lack time to research and a place to get the information needed, EthiCart enables and empowers you to buy products that align with your values.
  • Welcome

    FloWaste is a waste analytics product that aims to reduce avoidable food waste in the hospitality and food sector. By giving users information on the type, amount, and source of the waste, Flowaste users can make informed decisions about their menu and shopping patterns to reduce waste and save money.
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    LadyBird Dynamics is for residents who want to save money and time, LadyBird Dynamics provides technology enabled smart saving services on your energy bills. LadyBird Dynamics services include a sensor and a Jolt app which enable you to monitor your utility spending, among other features.
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    KeepAppy is the app that puts wellness in people's pockets everywhere. With a combination of 8 different features, KeepAppy empowers users to engage in their full wellbeing potential. KeepAppy is a social enterprise, with a mission to destigmatise mental illness and reduce the number of lives lost to suicide each year.
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    Elucid Audio | Between podcasters, radio presenters, musicians and sound technicians, Elucid Audio aims to tackle the challenges facing new users who try and enter the world of sound. Elucid Audio's team has a over 5 years of AV production experience while also having a background in engineering, computer science, and business.
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    NeuronWoods is a Data Science and AI solutions company which operates on two business lines - Services and Products. NeuronWoods have launched their first product AI-logist, which is an AI assistant for radiologists.
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    Aquahomes is a rapid housing solution that aims to address Dublin's homeless crisis. Aquaihomes upcycle decommissioned rescue boats sourced from oil rigs into sustainable housing for those in need. Aquahomes is a social enterprise
  • Welcome is an aggregator of learning experieces that reduces the amount of steps someone needs to take in order to find learning that suits them. Study allows the individual to refine their search, compare and contrast offerings with Study's standardised offering layout, and ultimately make a booking or reserve their place.
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    Two White Socks | Traditional equestrian wear can be stiff, austere and lack colour. Not anymore! Two White Socks brings fun patterns and bright colours to the outfits of horse-riders, helping to brighten up their outfits (and lives). Designed for riders by riders, this game-changing equestrian apparel brand seeks to shake up rider wear for good.

How did it Start?

Launchbox started in the summer of 2013, initiated by Vinny Cahill, the Dean of Research and supported and funded by a syndicate of Trinity Angels. Now LaunchBox is a crucial strand of Tangent, Trinity’s Ideas Workspace.

Trinity Angels

*Pitchbook University Report 2018/2019