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Meet Our New Startups

LaunchBox, Tangent's Student Accelerator Programme, welcomed ten new teams for the 2018 programme. Check them out below.

Applaud Events is an online booking platform for performers that aims to revolutionise the live music industry. They offer performers a free online portfolio, access to discounted production services and more bookings via their website.


Biological Optical Prevention, or BOP, is a company aimed at identifying, preventing and treating healthcare associated infections. Their product is a solution that, upon making contact with a surface, changes colour depending on the pathogens present on the surface and eliminates them, completely disinfecting the area.


Dockit is a mobile application for waiters/waitresses that makes ‘taking an order’ easy, quick and insightful. Their educational and assistive platform aims to reduce waste, improve sales, increase customer satisfaction as well as overall restaurant efficiency.


EnableArm is an innovative assistive facial care device which restores independence to people with limited manual dexterity. The EnableArm team is currently focused on developing an independent shaving device. With an ambitious team behind the project, they are planning to branch out their creative design into makeup and facial cream application among other markets in future.


Fumi is a commercial start-up with a social mission: to help reduce the overconsumption of single-use plastics. Co-founded by two female M.Sc. candidates, Fumi's vision is to provide a practical, compact and sustainable water bottle that doesn’t compromise on style.


Greener Globe produces and sells a revolutionary LED timed shower-head. It is a student-run, international award-winning, environmentally friendly business. The showerhead "Aquacica", is designed to save the consumer water and money in a efficient and user-friendly manner. Greener Globe hope to expand to other water-saving devices in the near future.

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Luminary Hub is a platform that allows SME's to outsource work at affordable prices. They have built a network of the best students providing them with flexible, well payed employment in the fields they are studying in. LuminaryHub currently creates websites, graphics and multi media, going forward they will further branch into STEM, Law and Business and languages.

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Change Donations is a free app that is bringing charities into the digital age by creating a platform that allows users to donate in an efficient, convenient, and pain free way. Change Donations gives users the ability to round all credit/debit card transactions to the nearest Euro and donate those roundups to one or several charities of their choosing. Change’s platform tracks and categorizes each users donations so users can easily see their impact.

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SeaPunk hand harvests wild Irish seaweed off the coast of Sligo for use in their innovative food and beauty products. They are one of only a handful of Irish companies to be awarded a farming license for aquaculture and are currently seeking investment to build a ground breaking ocean farm.

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Trustfy (formally Worksmarter): The construction industry is notorious for late payments and freelancers and smaller companies often struggle with the burden of paperwork. To combat these issues, Trustfy will offer a comprehensive toolbox for small business owners and freelancers that combines work management tools and a unique escrow payment solution.