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InQUBate Launch Event with QUest Pitches

InQUBate officially launches with an event that included students and recent graduates pitching for a share of £100K

InQUBate Launch event. QUest winners with DVC Professor Stuart Elborn and Pro Chancellor Orla Corr

Monday 27th November saw the official launch of InQUBate along with the final pitches of participants of our QUest programme. We were delighted to welcome so many guests including staff, alumni and members of the local entrepreneurial ecosystem to join us at this event.

From an exciting array of 11 pitches, 5 were chosen for the prizes on the day:

  • Inclusive Law: An online platform that connects vulnerable clients from marginalised communities with legal professionals aiming to simplify and humanise the process of finding legal support.
  • From My Perspective: Working with hospice patients to create lasting legacies through audio recordings of their stories and memories in a personalised keepsake box.
  • AA+: A revolutionary new workflow approach to allergen management in kitchens, reducing the burden of regulation in hospitality.
  • Go Plugable: Billed as the Airbnb of domestic electric vehicle charging, this app allows hosts to rent out their home charger to drivers.
  • BrandCanvas: An AI-powered graphic design service providing fast, custom designs, and additionally their first product, AI Food Photographer, is transforming amateur photos into professional quality images.

The event featured inspiring speeches from DVC Professor Stuart Elborn, Director of Innovation Brian McCaul, and Pro Chancellor Orla Corr, who highlighted the significance and impact of the InQUBate initiative for the University and the wider community.

We also heard from a panel comprised of students, alumni, and academic staff who shared their insights and experiences on the support and opportunities that they received from Queen’s and the wider entrepreneurial ecosystem.

We are excited for future developments coming out of the InQUBate network. Stay tuned for more updates!