€250,000 of seed funding is the potential prize for one of the ten successful Alsessor participants as part of an exciting new AI accelerator programme recently launched by Altada, Tangent Trinity’s Ideas Workspace and Trinity College Dublin. Applications are accepted until December 18th from early-stage start-ups and entrepreneurs worldwide who want to grow and commercialise their businesses.
Stijn Christiaens, Co-founder & CTO of Collibra and Prof Linda Hogan, Professor of Ecumenics at Trinity College Dublin will join Altada co-founders Allan Beechinor and Niamh Parker on the Alsessor mentor panel. Collibra is an innovative Data Intelligence software vendor which was originally a spin-out from Vrije Universiteit in Brussels, Belgium and today it works with some 450 enterprises and other large organisations. AI ethics are fundamental to nascent start-ups, to have the Professor of Ecumenics from Trinity College Dublin join the Alsessor ranks is a significant benefit for Alsessor participants.
Allan Beechinor, CEO and co-founder of Altada said:
“We are blown away with the calibre of mentors we have to date. Stijn Christiaens of Collibra is an incredible person to have as a resident mentor on the Alsessor program. He brings with him invaluable experience that will be key in selecting the first Alsessor cohort for January 2021. Accelerators are fundamentally important for any start-up to gain support and mentorship from people such as Stijn who have built exceptionally successful operations and can share that knowledge with the next generation of entrepreneurs. Trustworthy AI underscores everything we do here at Altada so Prof. Hogan is the perfect fit to mentor our Alsessor participants on embedding ethics at the start of their journey. We are delighted to have such a respected academic ethicist on the team.”
Sponsors of Alsessor have been announced as investment management firm Rocktop Partners; marketing agency Granite Digital; talent partners Alldus and legal firm Mason Hayes and Curran.
Niamh Parker, co-founder of Altada said:
“Think of Alsessor as the ‘Expert Witness’ for your product or solution. We will verify, validate and prove that you have a viable business and solid AI Intellectual Property. Our sponsors are passionate about innovation and growth, this is a golden opportunity for ten AI companies in 2021.”
Ken Finnegan, CEO of Tangent, Trinity’s ideas workspace said:
“Tangent cultivates a transformative learning environment that fosters innovation and entrepreneurship and Alsessor really delivers on this ethos. We are looking forward to welcoming ten AI start-ups on board in January and supporting them in the realisation of the full extent of their potential. This is a truly outstanding opportunity for a start-up on the cusp of success.”
Alsessor is suitable for AI start-ups working in Retail, Digital Health, FinTech, InsurTech, Regulatory, and Compliance sectors. The accelerator environment provides great benefits for entrepreneurs and innovators, offering exposure to domain expertise, mentorship, masterclasses and workshops. Once a business completes the Accelerator, they will have improved, refined and perfected elements of their business model, secured their intellectual property, defined the funding strategy, commercially exploited the solutions they have developed and built a strong peer and industry network. Applications are now open.
Alsessor is now inviting applications for the program which will run for a consecutive five months starting in January 2021, with at least 18 face to face gatherings by way of organised workshops and events. There are ten places on the program. Applications will be accepted until December 18th 2020.
How to apply: