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Luke Rynne Cullen

Founder of Applaud Appears on What's It Like Podcast

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.

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Apr 10, 2020
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Google mentors help guide Applaud

Brilliant to meet the Google mentors assigned to #TeamApplaud. A big thank you goes out to Mario, Jelle and Shivansh Pratap for taking the time out to lend their expertise and guidance.

Posted on 
Feb 19, 2020
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Applaud Secures a Place on Google Adopt a Startup Programme

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.

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Feb 3, 2020
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Applaud Secures Bronze in National Startup Awards

Just twelve weeks after launching the new platform, Applaud secures bronze in the National Startup Awards eCommerce category.

Posted on 
Oct 24, 2019
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Applaud is shortlisted for National Startup Awards

It was great for Luke Rynne Cullen to pitch on behalf of Applaud at the National Startup Awards at McCann Fitzgerald's offices.

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Oct 18, 2019
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Irish startup Applaud wants to streamline gig bookings for musicians - Extra.ie

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’.

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Oct 4, 2019
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Luke Rynne Cullen
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100 Hot Start-Ups - Business Post

Applaud a platform for freelance musicians to get work.

Posted on 
Sep 30, 2019
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Luke Rynne Cullen
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Applaud wants to make gig bookings for musicians flow much easier - Fora.ie

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.

Posted on 
Sep 2, 2019
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Applaud Launches Booking Platform For Musicians - Biz Plus Magazine

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.

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Aug 9, 2019
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Applaud Aims to Double Audience Base with Launch of Live Music Booking Platform - Irish Tech News

Applaud.live, the Irish online live-music booking enterprise that empowers musicians to make a living from performing.

Posted on 
Aug 6, 2019
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Luke Rynne Cullen
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New gig-booking service Applaud a hit with artists - Business Post

A new online gig booking platform for musicians and venues has launched in Dublin.

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Aug 4, 2019
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Applaud is one of 56 businesses that LEO funding will help to create 175 new jobs - Independent.ie

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.

Posted on 
Jul 12, 2019
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Luke Rynne Cullen
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Applaud Secures Feasibility Grant from Local Enterprise Office

It was fantastic for Applaud to be awarded the Feasibility Grant covering 50% of the company's expenditure on development.

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Jul 3, 2019
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Luke Rynne Cullen
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Tech startups make music and events a smooth operation - Irish Examiner

Applaud’s mission is to help musicians make a living from performing through its technology solutions.

Posted on 
Apr 20, 2019
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Luke Rynne Cullen
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Ones to Watch: Applaud – an online marketplace for booking musicians - Business and Finance

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.

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Feb 1, 2019
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Luke Rynne Cullen
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Applaud Secures Place on Enterprise Ireland's New Frontiers Entrepreneur Development Programme at TU Dublin Hothouse

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Jan 7, 2019
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Applaud Secures Place on Startup Boost Dublin Pre-Accelerator

The Applaud team were really delighted to secure a place on the Startup Boost Pre-Accelerator Dublin Programme in association with Techstars.

Posted on 
Oct 1, 2018
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Luke Rynne Cullen
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Meet the Launchbox Teams for 2018 - University Times

Ten teams are taking part in the summer accelerator programme.

Posted on 
Jul 18, 2018
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Luke Rynne Cullen
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Ten Ambitious Teams Start Trinity's LaunchBox 2018 - ThinkBusiness.ie

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.

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Jun 18, 2018
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Student Entrepreneurs Seek Investment as Trinity's LaunchBox 2018 Journey Begins - Irish Tech News

Last Friday, ten student entrepreneur teams commence Trinity’s highly successful accelerator programme: Launchbox, Ireland’s first and most successful student accelerator programme

Posted on 
Jun 7, 2018
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Luke Rynne Cullen
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Applaud Pitches at the Dublin Tech Summit

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Apr 18, 2018
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Luke Rynne Cullen
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Applaud Wins Top Prize at TES Dragon’s Den - University Times

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.

Posted on 
Feb 10, 2018
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Applaud Wins Trinity Blackstone LaunchPad Sprints Competition

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.

Posted on 
Oct 31, 2017
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