AI Ireland Podcast E54: Introducing the Alsessor AI Accelerator with Tangent’s Ken Finnegan & Altada’s Allan Beechinor and Niamh Parker

Welcome to episode 54 of AI Ireland, the podcast that breaks down the hype and explores the impact that Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are making on our everyday lives.

Our goal is to share with you the insights of technologists and data science enthusiasts to showcase the excellent work that is been done within AI in Ireland.

In this special episode, host & founder of AI Ireland Mark Kelly is joined by Ken Finnegan CEO at Tangent – Trinity College Dublin’s Ideas Workspace as well as Allan Beechinor & Niamh Parker, co-founders at Altada Technology Solutions as they discuss the launch of the Alsessor AI Accelerator.

Tangent and Altada have formed a partnership to create an accelerator program supporting early-stage start-ups and
entrepreneurs in the growth and commercialisation of their businesses. This partnership aims to ultimately embed the initiative in the AI start-up ecosystem and create cornerstones for ambitious, global-reaching businesses.

Alsessor are inviting all early-stage Artificial Intelligence start-ups in Retail, Digital Health, FinTech, InsurTech, Regulatory, and Compliance to join. If you are an early-stage company working on AI-based products and services ready for development and commercialisation then this could be the opportunity for you!

In the show, you will learn more about:

  • The motivation for setting up the Allessor AI Accelerator
  • The goal of bridging the gap between PoC to AI in production
  • The partners that have helped bring it all together
  • How to successfully apply and scale AI in your business
  • What they look for in applicants to join Alsessor
  • Sectors that will benefit the most from the accelerator programme
  • Tangent and Altada’s specific roles in helping to build Alsessor
  • The importance of data privacy
  • How you can get involved



Alsessor is now inviting applications for the program which will run for a consecutive five months starting in January 2021, with at least 18 face to face gatherings by way of organised workshops and events.

Applications are open until December 18th, 2020. Applications can be requested and submitted via email or visit their website to find out more.

Finally, if you would like to hear more from AI Ireland, please reach out to us to learn more about AI Ireland membership and how to get involved with the 2021 AI Awards by contacting

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Author: AI Ireland

AI Ireland is a non-profit, community-led initiative that aims to showcase and share the knowledge in Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. We host monthly meetups, run the AI in Action podcast and will hold the AI Awards this November. Our goal is to bring together players in the field of AI in order to forge and strengthen ties, and to celebrate the development of AI for the greater good.

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