It was fantastic for our founder Luke Rynne Cullen to appear on the What It's Like Podcast presented by Lucy Norris. The conversation details how to start a startup, secure initial funding, bootstrap product development and notes on best practices for founders.
The Applaud team are delighted to have secured a place on the Google Adopt a Startup programme and cannot wait to explore everything related to setting KPIs, digital strategy and international expansion from those that have been on a similar journey.
A brilliant showcase of startups was held in William Fry's offices for the New Frontiers annual showcase, whereby summary videos were shown of all the promising startups from that years cohort.
It was great for Luke Rynne Cullen to pitch on behalf of Applaud at the National Startup Awards at McCann Fitzgerald's offices.
As a freelance violinist and former auditor of the storied Trinity Orchestra, Luke Rynne Cullen had difficulty finding gigs. Whether he was trying to get booked for a wedding or a sold-out festival, he didn’t have the contacts, struggled to access the market and found himself wondering ‘why there wasn’t a one-stop shop for musicians’.
Luke Rynne Cullen was facing an awkward situation. He and a group of other musicians had just wrapped up playing at a wedding and were handed the envelope with their cash payment for the gig. However shortly afterwards the violinist realised that the money was €200 short of the agreed fee.
Using the platform, musicians can set up customisable profiles that can be used as an affordable, low maintenance alternative to setting up individual websites. Musicians can also link their social media pages to their profile and display their audio and video content from SoundCloud, Spotify and YouTube.
Applaud.live, the Irish online live-music booking enterprise that empowers musicians to make a living from performing.
A new online gig booking platform for musicians and venues has launched in Dublin.
Fingal Local Enterprise Office (LEO) has announced that a total of 175 jobs have been planned over the coming years following the approval for financial support for a number of small businesses and start-up businesses in the county.
It was fantastic for Applaud to be awarded the Feasibility Grant covering 50% of the company's expenditure on development.
It was fantastic for the team to secure a place on the HubSpot Elevate Growth Accelerator programme and avail of the amazing seminars held be leaders of product design, digital marketing and customer experience.
Applaud’s mission is to help musicians make a living from performing through its technology solutions.
Soon to launch our automated website with an end to end bookings management system, Applaud currently provides access to an exhaustive directory of musicians, a secure payments solution and customisable profiles.
The Applaud team were really delighted to secure a place on the Startup Boost Pre-Accelerator Dublin Programme in association with Techstars.
Ten teams are taking part in the summer accelerator programme.
Ten teams of student entrepreneurs teams have started Trinity’s accelerator programme Launchbox, Ireland’s most successful student accelerator programme. They are now seeking investment to grow.
Last Friday, ten student entrepreneur teams commence Trinity’s highly successful accelerator programme: Launchbox, Ireland’s first and most successful student accelerator programme
This startup provides its customers with a network of quality musicians enabling one to source a suitable performer for one’s event, whether it be a corporate function or a wedding.
It was great for our Founder Luke Rynne Cullen to secure first place in the Blackstone LaunchPad Sprints competition. The programme covered the areas of design thinking, market research, marketing, business modeling, startup law and pitching seminars.