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Giving to charity is not as straightforward as it used to be. Cashless purchases have us ignoring the charity box at the till, we increasingly donate through webpages while our friends fling themselves from aircraft or endure 26 miles of marathon torture, or we simply sign up to a monthly direct debit. But what if your circumstances change or you’ve had a tight month? You still want to give but at your own pace.
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In just a few short years, how we pay for goods and services have changed dramatically.
I can honestly say I rarely have a bank note on me, let alone any loose change. While I find card payments, especially contactless or mobile payments, really convenient, it wasn’t until today I thought about how charities are losing out on the donation of till-side loose change.
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Five companies selected to pitch on stage in FutureScope One2Watch competition
Five Irish start-ups focused on everything from micro-donations to data extraction, to transportation, sports analytics, and ear surgery, are to fight it out in a competition to find the most scalable business idea in the Republic.
The finalists of the One2Watch competition will be given the opportunity to pitch their idea to 1,200 attendees at the forthcoming FutureScope conference in Dublin. The winner will get office space at the Guinness Enterprise Centre in Dublin, a place on Dublin BIC’s “Investor Ready” programme, free legal consultancy services, and €2,500 in prize money.
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In our Ones to Watch section, we highlight some of the top movers and shakers in Ireland. This week we feature Change Donations.
What is it?
Change Donations is a website and app that connects donors to charities, giving them an easy and convenient way to donate to the causes that they care about most. Our platform allows donors to link their cards to automatically round up their daily purchases to the nearest euro, donating their spare change to the charities of their choice.
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Ten student-led start-up teams were selected for LaunchBox this year — benefitting from coaching, expert advice, seed funding and access to incubator space and facilities. Some of the teams — including Change Donations and Work Smarter — have moved on to next-stage entrepreneur development programmes and kick-started operations with paying customers.
Six Trinity student and alumni-created startups are to tap into the US market as the first ever ‘Tangent Pioneers’ international accelerator programme launches….
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Change Donations, a social enterprise company won the top prize in the final of Trinity’s LaunchBox student summer accelerator programme.
The team will now go on to participate in a new international accelerator programme, which will take place in New York City in October. The company also won three months at the innovation hub Dogpatch Labs in Dublin and a cash prize of €3,500.
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Trinity’s top student entrepreneurs unveiled their companies and products today, as the participants of Launchbox 2018 were revealed.
Over the next two months, students will compete to be named the top company of accelerator programme Launchbox, which has raised €6.3 million in investment and funding since beginning in 2013.
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Student accelerator programme Launchbox has kicked off with 10 new teams, with projects ranging from assistive care technology to booking platforms for live events.
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