DCU Business School Students Selected for UStart Accelerator Programme
Innovations in the technology, food, science and digital spheres dominate the 2016 UStart Student Accelerator Programme announced at DCU Ryan Academy. Ten student start-up companies were successful in their application to win a place on the prestigious UStart Student Accelerator Programme which runs from May 25th to October 5th. The programme, which provides mentoring, expertise and support to student start-ups enables start-ups to progress from concept stage to market prototype.
A number of DCU Business School students secured a place on the programme for 2016:
Effector: Karl O’Brien (MInT 2017), Darren O’Reilly
Effector is a digital marketing agency that helps businesses make an impact online through website development and social media marketing.
PopUp: Cormac Kelly (MInT 2016), Sophia Ellis (MInT 2016)
Pop-Up is a service which connects Irish SMEs who are seeking short-term rental agreements with property owners in possession of suitable vacant commercial/office premises.
WhyBuy.ie: Sean Molony (BBS 2016), Conor Duffy (BBS 2016), Gareth Jordan (BBS 2016), Ciaran McNamara (BBS 2016), Rashad Al Harazy (BBS 2016).
WhyBuy.ie is an online classifieds website for short term rentals of outdoor/sporting items. This service aims to provide an online platform which facilitates consumer to consumer rental transactions.
Tap: Daniel O’Farrell (MInT 2016), Saoirse Allen (MInT 2016), Stephen McSweeney (MInT 2016), Ógie Laoire (MInT 2016)
Tap is an NFC and GPS enabled wristband that allows users to connect with each other at networking and business events.
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