Seven Trinity student and alumni-created startups will this week look to the US market as "Tangent Pioneers" - Trinity's international accelerator programme - takes place. 

The programme will see six award-winning startups develop new contacts and mentors in the US.

While in New York, they will also learn how to operate in a very different and more competitive market. 

The programme is being led by Trinity's recently launched Tangent, Trinity's Ideas Workspace initiative, which is supported by Bank of Ireland.  

The seven startups going to the US include consumer insights startup Bounce Insights, the KeepAppy app which puts wellness into peoples' pockets; rapid housing solution Aquahomes; an equestrian clothing company called Two White Socks; Change Donations, a social enterprise that helps users donate to charities; next-generation art tools company Artomatix and Foodcloud, a social enterprise that turns food waste into a food need.

Over the course of the five-day programme, the Trinity startups will engage with a diverse mix of US startups, alumni and recruiters. 

Events will begin with a welcome session at the Bank of Ireland Innovation Lab in New York and as well as having access to a unique workspace and environment, the startups will benefit from personalised coaching and support from business leaders.

They will also spend time with Techstars NYC - a global network with access to over 1,500,000 founders, investors, mentors, and industry leaders - meet representatives of Enterprise Ireland and deliver pitches to potential investors.

Gavan Drohan, Head of Student Entrepreneurship at Trinity, said that Tangent, Trinity's Ideas Workspace is committed to supporting and developing the university's student startups. 

"We are grateful for all the support we are receiving on this trip and are excited to see how the US market responds to some really innovative solutions," Mr Drohan added.