TU Dublin Students are Pitch Perfect!
Last week, TU Dublin hosted the final of ivenTUre, a student entrepreneur accelerator, with a live pitch competition. ivenTUre supports students of TU Dublin in exploring any entrepreneurial opportunity of their interest, with participating ideas ranging from social enterprise to tech.
After a large number of applications, students from across the University were selected to participate in ivenTUre, where they received expert mentorship and guidance, access to the next stage advice from the three campus incubators, and the vast entrepreneurship ecosystem of support and funding available across TU Dublin.
ivenTUre provides our student innovators with the structure to explore their entrepreneurial concepts, test their hypotheses, use feedback to revise their assumptions and improve the design of their product or service. ivenTUre is just the start of the journey. Following the programme, many participants receive support from academic schools, research centres and the knowledge transfer office at the University, while others go on to participate in New Frontiers, Ireland’s national entrepreneur development programme, delivered in three TU Dublin locations - Grangegorman, Tallaght and Blanchardstown.
The winner of the pitching competition was product design student Alexander Fives with his product Smoothscan. Smoothscan helps reduce repetitive strain injury for sonographers.
Runner up was Brina DeWeese, who presented her AR mobile application, TourTech. Brina is currently studying for a PhD in Tourism Policy and Planning at TU Dublin.