Graduate Engineer to Start-up Business Founder

“How many engineers does it take to change a light bulb, dunno but it takes one to build a program for it.” – Lauren Walsh 4 years studying maths and engineering gives you a certain outlook on things, an eternal Mr. Fix-It complex. I think I always had that though. Thousands of maths formulae and theorems can only fix so much but they have their uses.¬†I graduated from computer and electronic engineering in Trinity College in November 2012. While I was still in college, new ideas and concepts were a constant distraction from the everyday college work. I enjoyed college and the lectures we had but there were always one or many projects in the making, outside of the lecture halls. In first and second year, I had Bojangled. An “alternative pop rock” band which I had with my cousin and singer¬†Stevie Cliff, and friends Brian Sinnott and Robert Gaffney. We had a great time playing gigs in Dublin in some of the smallest and biggest venues around. It was the best way to spend the first two years of college! Gigging lead to my first proper job in the entertainment industry, sound engineering in Captain Americas on Grafton Street. Working with bands and Captain Americas for the next year was great. I met some great Irish talent who played for years around Dublin and also helped some young artists get through their very first gig. The experience was good and the payment was better. I was lucky to be able to buy the required equipment with some savings initially and then expand my equipment set for bigger and...