Hothouse Start-up Showcases at Trinity Ball
DIT Hothouse Start-up, Nu. has a Ball at Trinity
Nu., a DIT Hothouse start-up, recently helped dozens of guests at Trinity College Dublin’s premier ‘Trinity Ball’ to dress to impress. The start-up offers an online platform where subscribers can upload and swap fashion items – from hats to dresses. Aside from save money, it aims to save time, connect like-minded people and do good by the environment.
Aisling Byrne, co-founder, speaking to the Trinity News said, “Seeing first-hand the impact that fast-fashion has on people and the environment was tough”. She added, “I realised there is nothing ‘sexy’ about wearing a beautiful piece when it had been made by people suffering, and that has an overwhelming negative effect on the environment and our health.”
Aisling is currently a participant on the Enterprise Ireland funded ‘New Frontiers’ programme. The programme runs several times a year, during which entrepreneurs receive training, incubator space and a €15,000 tax/equity free cash stipend.
Nu.’s website can be visited at www.nuethical.com
‘New Frontiers’ is Enterprise Ireland’s national entrepreneur development programme. It is delivered by DIT Hothouse, in conjunction with IADT Media Cube in Dun Laoghaire. It comprises 3 phases and offers successful entrepreneurs a combination of training, incubator space and a €15,000 tax / equity free stipend. Recruitment takes place circa every 3 months.