New AI accelerator comes to Trinity College Dublin

Altada Technology Solutions sets up Alessor accelerator programme at Trinity College Dublin’s Tangent Ideas Workspace.

Trinity College’s Tangent has partnered with Altada Technology Solutions to create an accelerator programme to support early-stage start-ups and entrepreneurs focused on artificial intelligence.

Alsessor has issued a call out to all early-stage artificial intelligence start-ups in retail, digital health, fintech, insurtech, regulatory and compliance.

“Participation in a programme like this could be the difference between a start-up making it or not”

“The value and benefit for early-stage start-ups participating in this world class accelerator is enormous,” Ken Finnegan, CEO, Tangent.

“The selected teams will have access to funding, the best minds across industry and academia to progress their organisation and also access to a network of many supports. Artificial intelligence is changing the way we work and live, Tangent is proud to drive and support the next generation of cutting-edge companies.”

Bleeding edge innovations

If you are an early-stage company working on AI-based products and services ready for development and commercialisation then this could be the opportunity for you. Applications are now open via

“Alsessor is a pioneering five-month accelerator program designed to support global early-stage AI companies at prototype or proof of concept phase,” Allan Beechinor, CEO and co-founder of Altada says.

“We have tailored the programme to support nascent businesses with bleeding edge innovations in AI who want to expedite their commercial development within an intense accelerator environment.”

The partnership aims to ultimately embed the initiative in the AI start-up ecosystem and create cornerstones for ambitious, global-focused businesses.

“Altada greatly benefited as participants of the CorkBIC International Security Accelerator so we know that the right support is critical at an early stage for start-ups to succeed,” said Niamh Parker, co-founder of Altada explained.

“Having scaled successfully over the last number of years we are delighted to be in a position to partner with Tangent and share our experiences to help start-ups reach their potential. Participation in a programme like this could be the difference between a start-up making it or not!”

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. Applications will be accepted until 18 December 2020. Applications can be requested and submitted via email or visit

By John Kennedy (

Published: 9 November, 2020