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Firstly, we would like to thank Blackstone LaunchPad and the Techstars team for selecting us as one of two startups attending the Blackstone Techstars Training Camp representing Trinity College Dublin. It was an honour to fly the flag of Trinity in New York.
The one word that describes the Training Camp the best: intense. In the space of 2 days, we received decades worth of experience and invaluable advice. Covering all parts of running a startup; funding, recruiting, marketing and sales, just to name a few. In such a short space of time at the training camp, we became vastly more confident in moving to the next stages of our business - from selling to enterprises to entering the developing world.
One of the most exciting parts of the whole event was meeting and networking with other entrepreneurs from around the United States and Ireland. Companies in all sorts of industries; from electric cars to cricket farming. Learning about their journeys and what makes them tick was truly fascinating and inspiring. Regardless of the level of maturity of startups we met, the Training Camp was incredibly helpful and informative across the board. To top it off, we were flattered to win 3rd prize in the pitching competition across the 40 teams at the event. It was a pleasure sharing the story of our past, present and future with everyone there.
Of course, our first ever trip to New York wouldn’t be complete without a bit of relaxing and sightseeing. After the event and the ensuing meetings, we spent the last few days touring the city with the Appetize team. New York is an incredibly vibrant and diverse city where the scale of everything around you inspires you to do huge and incredible things - there is nowhere quite like it.