Say hello to Startup Next Dublin cohort 3!

Tonight’s the night that we welcome in our latest cohort of soon to scale up startups at Startup Next Dublin!

Moving into our 2nd year of running Startup Next, a Techstars program, in Dublin we’ve had some pretty great startups through our pre-accelerator program already. You can watch cohort 1 here (thanks to Richie at Irish Startup TV) and you can watch cohort 2 here.

The main point to Startup Next is that it’s a pre-accelerator that helps the startups selected for the program to gain focus on their main business goals, create a big better network of contacts and prepare for seed funding and accelerator programs. You can read the full breakdown of the program here on the Startup Next site and check out the global foot print of Startup Next programs here.

So with all of that in mind, lets meet cohort 3!

Subwoofr
Subwoofr helps music artists and record labels monetise their audience by focusing on their real fans. @teamsubwoofr

TrustHub
TrustHub’s first product is a SaaS solution for making private vehicle sales safer, quicker and better for all. Then the world! @TrustHubHQ

GECKO
GECKO is a new program management solution to give organisations the “Big Picture” across all their projects & client engagements. @geckodocs

Auto Job Card
Automating customer communication for Auto Repair Shops. @AutoJobCard

Ajen
Our software enables the rapid development and deployment of API technology @Ajen_io

Reflex Play Games
Be Rewarded. Compete against Friends and The World to earn coins and purchase awesome prizes while playing video games @getreflexio

Hello Bezlo
We create STEM inspired clothing and products to empower girls age 2–14 years @hellobezlo

Energy Elephant
AI for energy data. Takes the headaches & heartache out of energy bills @EnergyElephant

Please do get in touch with the teams if you have advice, contacts or want to use their products (this last one is the one to do in my opinion!).

Over the coming 6 weeks these teams will get to hear from key speakers in areas including, customer development, presenting, product market fit, accelerators, market sizing and funding all rounding up with a demo day to showcase what they can do in late May or early June.

A big shout out and thank you to our current organisers including Nubi Kay (back for another program), Gennadii Nissenbaum, Artem Kalugin and our latest organiser to join the team Donal Cahalane. Our retiring organiser now up to her ears in innovation at Bank of Ireland startlab Galway is Tracy ‘The Dynamo’ Keogh who worked across the program last year!

Coupled to our organising team are the ever impressive, helpful and fun bunch that are our mentors giving up their evenings to help support our latest cohort again this year who you can find out all about at the end of this link here.

As much work as these events take it is great to get support from our returning champs Google for Entrepreneurs and Bank of Ireland. Thank you very much for your support again this year!

Thanks for getting this far in the article and your reward is a link to follow our twitter account to keep up with all things Startup Next Dublin over the coming weeks right here!