Ireland's Top 100 Most Ambitious Companies

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Top 100

Most Ambitious

Companies

in Ireland 2024


INTRODUCTION

Welcome On behalf of the dedicated team at Spark Crowdfunding, I am delighted to unveil the prestigious Top 100 Most Ambitious Companies in Ireland for the year 2024. This year’s outstanding winners not only spotlight the vibrant entrepreneurial landscape across the island but also represent diverse sectors, including finance, education, technology, consumer goods, leisure, and healthcare. It brings us immense pleasure to observe a significant representation of female entrepreneurs in this year’s distinguished cohort. The future, undoubtedly, holds great promise in their capable hands. In the face of a challenging trading period for many entrepreneurs, it has been heartening to witness numerous companies defy the odds by scaling their businesses and fostering employment growth. The 100 companies acknowledged today have exhibited remarkable growth potential, and we extend our best wishes for their continued success in 2024 and beyond. Our sincere appreciation goes out to all the commendable shortlisted companies that, while not making the final 100, contributed to a highly competitive selection process. The sheer volume of entries took us by surprise, making the task of narrowing it down to the final 100 an exceptionally demanding feat for our judging panel. At Spark Crowdfunding, we take pride in our role in supporting Irish enterprises, and with a substantial database of investors, we stand ready to help investments in businesses like these, showcased today! As we approach the New Year, the team at Spark Crowdfunding would like to extend our best wishes to all for a prosperous and successful year ahead. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Chris. Chris Burge, CEO - Spark Crowdfunding.

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Addaptiv Design & Manufacturing Ltd. Agri Data Analytics AgriGuardian Ai Mapit Align Altach Biomedical anewmum Animis ArrayPatch Atturos Ltd. ATXA Therapeutics Ltd AuriGen Medical BackAware Barkleys Barterchain Biologit Bonafi Limited Booka Brand Launch Brickfield Education Labs Capri Medical Celtic Biotech Ltd Celtonn Cilter Technologies Limited Clubber Cotter Agritech Customs Window Technologies Limited Dec’s Pets Ltd Elevre Medical Emotionise EVERYANGLE FARMEYE Formulae Prescott Gasgon Medical GoChallenge GORM Grafton Digital Great Visitor Experiences HaPPE Earth Harley and Marley Ltd HealingHand Tech HomeHop Imvizar inclusio ITUS Secure Technologies Kerb Klaas Kickz Ltd Lios Lua Health Luminate Medical

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Manna Margins Ai Maya Data Privacy MEG Mettacomms Monthlies Organics My Moves Matter NanobOx NEG8 Carbon NUA SURGICAL OCEANR Omuu Petfood OnlineApplication OptaHaul Orb Media Outlier Games Ovagen Group Ltd. PARK LiFE Pet Limited Positive Carbon ProMotion Rewards PromptPad Pumpskynz Readi-Watch REDZone IPC Ltd. Relevium Medical ResHub Reso Health Ltd SeeGap Shareclub SimpleScents SISTERLY SizeWise Skippio Sleek N Easy Smart Reactors SocialVoice.ai Soothing Solutions Ltd Spectrum.Life Sports Impact Technologies Sprintmodo Tap Retail Thanks Plants Too Savage Limited TrojanTrack Vesta Insights Viridian Metals Ireland Limited Well Spent Grain Whole Supp Whyze Health Ltd Zelfio (Zhrum Limited trading as Zelfio) Spark Crowdfunding

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DESIGN & MANUFACTURING

Cork Est. 2020

William Nolan willdnolan

William Nolan, is a Manufacturing and Operations Engineer with many years of experience across the Medical Device, Automotive & Manufacturing Industries. Having graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing and Operations Engineering from University of Limerick, he moved into the Medical Device Industry. Over a number of years he worked in multiple roles in Ireland, Germany and the U.S.A. William was involved in developing Additive Manufacturing technology in many areas including; Hardware & Software Development for SLS (Selective Laser Sintering) 3D Printing Technology, Design for Additive Manufacturing (DFAM), Materials & Process Development and Quality & Validation for high volume production. He was also a leader in developing new training methods, technical training of staff and rolling out new Additive Manufacturing processes across International sites. This has led William to obtain a vast amount of knowledge and experience in many areas of Additive Manufacturing.

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DESIGN & MANUFACTURING

Company Profile We are a Design & Manufacturing company, who specialise in Additive Manufacturing (commonly known as 3D Printing). This technology allows much more design freedom and reduced material waste. We design & manufacture products on-demand for our customers in both Plastic & Metal materials. We transform their inventories of; Spares, Tooling, Fixtures, Jigs etc. to a digitized inventory of parts, then supplied on-demand. By digitizing and localising our customers’ supply chain, we are reducing the risks associated with global supply chains. Our expertise in designing products for AM enables a more sustainable method of delivering products and components to our customers.

Company Achievements to Date We have established ourselves in the past 3 years as a mature startup that has proven the capability of our service and technology to customers with High Demands in terms of Quality, Service & Innovation. We have been self funded through sales revenue to date as well as support from Ignite UCC, LEO Cork City, Enterprise Ireland. We have had a number of successes and achievements in our short tenure, including: n Ignite Best Business Plan Winner 2020 n Ignite Best Pitch Award 2020 n National Startup Awards Finalist 2021 n Cork BIC Venture Academy Winner 2022 n Intertrade Ireland SeedCorn Finalist 2022 n Securing Enterprise Ireland PSSF Investment 2022

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AGRI-TECH

Company Profile Agri Data Analytics strives to tackle the Climate Crisis through Innovation in the Agricultural sector, focused on reducing Enteric Methane Emissions in line with Irelands COP26 pledge of a 30% reduction in Methane by 2030. Agri Data Analytics is currently in the Prototype Development stage of making The Bovine Breathalyser, a device which records and processes enteric methane emissions from ruminants. Agri Data Analytics aims to lead the way in Ruminant Research Technology, enabling researchers in the agricultural sector to discover beneficial innovations in both climate preservation and farm efficiency without encountering technological limitations.

Company Achievements to Date n Currently testing prototype 1 on the test farm in ICBF Tully. n New Frontiers Phase 2 and 3 completed. n AgTech UCD Startup award at the National Ploughing Championships 2023 in the Innovation Arena. n Currently part of the AgTech UCD agcellarator cohort. n EI Clients with Maria Jennings as our DA. n Innovation Voucher 1 taken out so far with Kieran ODonoghue in MTU Tralee.

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AGRI-TECH

Jack Pilkington & Alan O’Donovan Jack Pilkington

Clonearl Est. 2022

Alan O’Donovan

Jack Pilkington CEO and Co-Founder of Agri Data Analytics. Lifelong Farmer, Entrepreneur and Experienced Steel Fabricator with a passion for Modern Farming Innovation. Level 6 Qualification in Agriculture from Ballyhayes College, Cavan. Joseph Alan O’Donovan CTO and Co-Founder of Agri Data Analytics. QQI Level 5 Certificate in Media Studies from Moate Business College, Level 7 Degree in Business from TUS Athlone, Level 7 Degree in Audio Technology from Glasgow Caledonian University.

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AGTECH

Company Profile AgriGuardian is on a mission to save lives on farms. We have developed a solution that addresses the leading causes of fatalities and injuries amongst the most vulnerable of farm goers (over 65’s and under 16’s) who account for over 52% of all farm fatalities. In Ireland agriculture accounts for over 50% of workplace fatalities but only makes up 5% of the workforce. Our app and wearable based solution integrates into to the non-routine nature of farming and requires a very low conscience effort to adopt.

Company Achievements to Date n LIT New Frontiers One to Watch Award 2021 n Intertrade Ireland Seedcorn Investor Readiness Competition Special Award Winner 2021 n Three Grant for Small Business Recipient 2021 n National Start-up Awards Early Stage Start-up Finalist 2022 n Tullamore Show Best Innovation in AgTech Winner 2022 n National Ploughing Championships Innovation Arena finalist 2022 n Limerick Chamber of Commerce Best emerging Business Winner 2022 n Irish Times Innovation Awards New Frontiers Finalist 2023

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AGTECH

James Power & Kevin O’Flaherty

Limerick Est. 2021

James Power

Both James and Kevin met in the University of Limerick while studying Engineering. James the CEO is owner of his family farm in Waterford and Kevin the CTO has a degree in programming. They worked professionally for several years in the aircraft leasing sector. During this time they both managed global teams and grew revenues in a multinational fast paced environment. They came across this opportunity while James was studying for his Advanced Certificate in Agriculture in Kildalton College. They noted that the market was highly educated to the problem but fatalities have remained stagnant for years. The challenge it was noted was that no two farms were the same and the environment was ever changing. Creating a solution that integrated into a farmers busy life whilst remaining unobtrusive was key in the design process. Remaining focused on the data driven problem has been key to the success to date.

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IT

Julie Connelly, Leo Peyton & Matej Ulicny

Dublin Est. 2022

Julie Connelly

Julie Connelly: Julie is CEO at Ai Mapit. She has been the project lead with Ai Mapit since it began as a research collaboration with eir. She was responsible for managing the Commercialisation Fund from 2019 and the Pre-Seed Start Fund application in 2022. Prior to this Julie was Product Manager and Sales Support for Ericsson’s Optical Fibre transmission portfolio. Matej Uličný: Matej is the CTO at Ai Mapit having graduated from TCD with a doctorate in Deep Learning in September 2020. Matej joined the Ai Mapit team at the beginning of the commercialisation fund. His expertise has been invaluable in developing the technology and its application to clients. He has extended the original prototype to a commercial ready service with improvements in the depth estimation technique, streamlining the extension of the system for new asset types as well as developing analytics and image processing options from multiple sources. Currently the technical product focus is in the areas of attribute detection, height estimation and more. Leo Peyton: Leo was engaged by Enterprise Ireland in mid-2022 through its Business Partner program to join the Ai Mapit team and help commercialise and spin-out the research entity from TCD. Leo holds a finance background and has worked for many years as a commercial director across several industries and has over 10 years’ experience working with technology startups in commercial roles.

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IT

Company Profile Ai Mapit is a computer vision platform that enables Operators of Roadside Infrastructure to manage their networks more efficiently.The system can be trained to detect any asset of in street level imagery and assign an accurate GPS coordinate. We process imagery at a rate of 200km per hour, detecting assets with up to 95% recall and with 2m accuracy.

Company Achievements to Date n Spinning out of Trinity College Dublin n Receiving PSSF funding from Enterprise Ireland n Signing a Solution Provider agreement with TomTom to access their world wide image repository n Completing a successful case study with COWI in Denmark on Road Sign detection n Joining the NVIDIA Inception Programme n Becoming a Bronze Partner with Esri to access the Global Partner Community n Winning The Irish Times Innovation New Frontiers Award

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OUTSOURCE BUSINESS

Aidan O Driscoll

Dublin Est. 2021

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Aidan O’Driscoll set up Align at the age of 22, after having an explosive start to his sales career, closing a €400k sale at 18, and a €1.3 million sale at 21. Managing Sales across a business group of 10 million, Aidan took covid as an opportunity to finish college and set up his own business. Since inception Aidan has grown Align beating revenue targets each year, making an impact in different industries. Aidan was recently featured as one of the 30 under 30 by the Independent, having ran enterprises since 8 years old (sweetshops and paper runs), Aidan is becoming an experienced Entrepreneur at a young age.

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OUTSOURCE BUSINESS

Company Profile We are an Irish business development agency working with companies from 1 million to 1 billion turnover. We are an exuberant team shaking up how sales are done in Ireland and across the EU, with a goal of expanding our foothold in Europe and the beyond. We take the heartache out of selling, by doing the heavy lifting and qualifying ideal prospects, enabling sales people to close in the room, not after 5 meetings. We are 6 strong and growing.

Company Achievements to Date Aligns biggest achievements to date have been signing a Billion euro client and renewing their contract for an extended length, Another proud achievement was being featured in the Sunday Independents 30 under 30. Align have also increased Turnover 200% year on year with no sign of slowing down, disrupting multiple industries and working with the same clients since inception.

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MEDTECH

Company Profile Altach Biomedical is a spin-out from Trinity College Dublin, founded with the objective to commercialize a collagen scaffold technology for cartilage repair which was patented in 2015. This technology is the product of fifteen years of ground-breaking research. Altach is at the forefront of developing a unique Type-II collagen scaffold technology aimed at addressing cartilage damage and osteochondral defects. This innovation is poised to redefine treatment, providing a more natural and potentially more effective solution to cartilage repair and regeneration. Current treatment options for cartilage repair and osteochondral defects are limited, and often come with disappointing efficacy, longevity and functional outcomes.

Company Achievements to Date Altach Biomedical has marked several significant achievements in its journey to innovate in the field of cartilage repair. A cornerstone of these accomplishments is the protection of their intellectual property through patenting their unique Type-II collagen scaffold technology. This legal safeguard is crucial for maintaining a competitive edge in the MedTech industry. The company has also successfully completed small-scale animal trials, a vital step in medical research, demonstrating the efficacy and safety of their technology. These trials’ results have been published in peer-reviewed journals, adding a layer of credibility and scientific validation to their work. In preparation for the complex and critical phase of regulatory approval, Altach has diligently identified and mapped out the regulatory pathway ahead. This strategic planning includes understanding and aligning with the stringent requirements for FDA and MDR approvals, setting the stage for their technology to enter the clinical phase and ultimately the market. This thorough preparation underscores Altach’s commitment to meeting the highest standards of medical device development and patient care.

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MEDTECH

Dublin Est. 2022

Tomir Kosowski /tomir-kosowski

Tomir Kosowski (CEO & Co-Founder) Tomir an accomplished business leader and entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in the orthopaedic industry. He co-founded Komak in 2007, a highly successful distributor of orthopaedic implants in Poland. As Business Development Director, Tomir was responsible for identifying promising technologies and bringing them to market. The companies he introduced to the Polish market via Komak include Amplitude, Neoligaments, Contura, YcellBio, MyStem, and Rejoint. In 2014, Tomir became the Global Sales Director for Xiros, a UK-based manufacturer of synthetic ligaments. There, he oversaw 30 distributors and successfully grew the business annually. Additionally, he led the development and commercial launch of the InfinityLok device for AC joint repair. In 2017, Tomir founded OrthoNexus, a consultancy specializing in helping small and medium-sized orthopedic companies with product launches, KOL acquisition, and early user adoption. His clients’ products have included collagen scaffolds, adipose tissue stem cell kits, and 3D printed total knee replacements.

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HEALTHCARE

Clonmel, Co. Tipperary Est. 2018

Marian Kennedy mariankennedyppr

After the birth of her first daughter in 2015, Marian thought of an idea for a safe and effective range of products to support new mothers in their recovery after giving birth. It wasn’t until 2018 when she start to put her idea into action. Having availed of supports from her Local Enterprise Offices in Tipperary and participating in the New Frontiers program in Waterford Institute of Technology & the Rubicon in Cork she was awarded the Competitive Start Up Fund from Enterprise Ireland in 2019. Marians comes from Clonmel, Co. Tipperary and has a background of working in finance in the Health Service Executive and large multinational companies in the region.

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HEALTHCARE

Company Profile PPR Healthcare Ltd., has developed a range of comfort & hygienic products called anewmum. This range has been developed to support new mothers in their recovery after giving birth. Their Over the Counter Range, OTC, launched in September 2023. Our scientific studies for our Anewmum Comfort Mist were taken in the Shannon Applied Biotechnology Centre which resulted in a greater decrease in scratch wound area at 2 hrs, 4 hrs and 6 hrs. Our OTC products are available on our website www.anewmum.com and also on Ulluv.com and Meaghers.com, with plans for expansion throughout Ireland in pharmacies in 2024. We are continuing our R&D by collaborating with Health Innovation Hub Ireland in the development of a medical device.

Company Achievements to Date n Anewmum ‘Comfort Mist’ was tested for its wound healing properties in isolated human dermal and epithelial cells (HDFa and VK2/E6E7 cell lines) by Shannon Applied Biotechnology Centre in their laboratory at Munster Technological University, Kerry. n When compared to non-treated dermal skin cells, Anewmum Comfort Mist resulted in a greater reduction in scratch wound area after 24 hrs. n When compared to non-treated vaginal epithelial mucosa cells, Anewmum Comfort Mist resulted in a greater decrease in scratch wound area at 2 hrs, 4 hrs and 6 hrs. on 2020 Anewmum won the National Start Up awards in the Product & Manufacturing Category. n We have now been shortlisted for the National Start Up Awards in the e-commerce & retail category for 2023. We were awarded as the Grand Prix winners of the Irish Content Marketing Awards for our #storylines campaign where we photographed new mothers throughout Ireland telling their visual stories.

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SAAS B2B

Dublin Est. 2019

Danny O’Neill daniel-o-neill

‘My ambition is to make Animis the leading global performance optimisation platform at the heart of the growing ecosystem economy, a $100 trillion market opportunity by 2030’. Danny O’Neill, has over 23 years experience in B2B technology sales, operations, and learning & development. His journey includes 14 years at Dell Technologies, where he was instrumental in building high-performance sales teams and spearheading sales transformation initiatives across Dell’s EMEA SMB organisation. In 2019, Danny founded Animis, drawing on his firsthand experience with the challenges that modern B2B sales teams encounter in an increasingly complex and customer-driven market. He observed a significant gap where traditional sales methods and tools were not only underperforming but also creating a disconnect with customers, leading to missed targets and stagnant growth. Since launching Animis, Danny has dedicated himself to working with B2B revenue leaders to build customer-focused, high-performance sales organisations. “I have a deep-rooted passion for unlocking the collective potential of teams, by creating an environment of empowerment, ongoing learning, and continuous performance enhancement”.

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Company Profile Introducing Animis, the first AI guided performance optimisation platform for B2B revenue teams. Animis harnesses the power of artificial intelligence to orchestrate the right team capabilities, customer centric workflows and deep performance insights to optimise selling performance and customer value creation - critical to unlocking continuous revenue growth. Animis turns agility and responsiveness into competitive advantage by enabling teams to adapt and respond to evolving customer needs at every stage in the customer journey. This is a key differentiator that keeps businesses one step ahead of the competition. Animis is transforming sales, merging AI and human expertise to inspire customers and build the advanced selling capabilities needed to thrive in todays complex and changing customer-centric world.

Company Achievements to Date n NDRC accelerator alumni 2020 (€100K investment) n Enterprise Ireland HPSU client (€50K investment) n Built MVP with core integrated capabilities - team orchestration, customer-centric workflows, behavioural analysis, performance intelligence. This provides the closed loop insights necessary for real-time performance optimisation. n Early customer testing and refining in 2021-2022. n Integrated Generate AI capabilities into the Animis platform (2023) automating ‘first draft’ customer profiling, strategy development, message customisation and performance analysis. Enables teams to add contributions to AI ‘first-drafts’. This provides a revolutionary new user experience (UX) - key to unlocking the combined power of people working with AI in synergy. n Alpha programme at Websummit 2023. Demonstrating Integrated AI capabilities. n Customer pipeline is building. 30 active customer discussions underway. n Pilots of AI guided capabilities to start Q1 2024. n Animis is currently pre-revenue. We are seeking seed investment to accelerate the AI development, secure our team and enter US market (rapid early adopters in sales tech) n Our ambition is to become the leading global performance optimisation platform at the heart of the growing ecosystem economy in the next 5 years.

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PHARMA TECH

Cork Est. 2024

Dr Waleed Faisal waleed-faisal

Dr Waleed Faisal is the founder and CEO. Dr Faisal serves is a Project Manager at Enterprise Ireland Commercialization Fund (CF-2022-1974I & CF-2020-1948-I). Dr Faisal earned his initial degree in Pharmacy, and in 2009 he completed his PhD in Pharmaceutics at the School of Pharmacy, UCC-Ireland. Dr Faisal has actively engaged in collaborative projects with pharmaceutical companies, both SMEs and multinationals. In 2022, Dr Faisal was chosen among Ireland’s top hospital and healthcare achievers HPN Professional Top 100. Currently, he is at the forefront of a commercial initiative involving a microneedle platform technology aimed at developing an effective intradermal treatment for local diseases. I serve as the project leader and manager, ensuring that the research project achieves its objectives, adheres to budget constraints, complies with regulations, and delivers value to the grant provider. Personally, I assumed the responsibility of sourcing and generating a budget exceeding €1.3 million.

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Company Profile DerMap is a unique microneedle array-based treatment for onychomycosis. Developed at the School of Pharmacy University of Cork, Ireland. ArrayPatch company owns a production patent creating an opportunity for additional treatments based on the technology. The group recently secured a €1.34M grant from Enterprise Ireland to conduct additional research and initiate the “spin out” process of company formation. Our mission is to provide a superior treatment option for healthcare professionals and improve patient outcome based on the DerMap technology.

Company Achievements to Date n TRL 4/5 n Proof of Concept: We have successfully completed our proof of concept, backed by comprehensive preclinical data. n Clinical Trials: The roadmap for clinical trials has been designed and submitted to the European Medicinal Agency, poised to initiate human trials. n Intellectual Property (IP): Our intellectual property has been safeguarded, with patents granted in 2020, ensuring the protection of our innovations. n Scale-up Manufacturing: We have established a proof of concept for scale-up manufacturing, demonstrating our readiness for large-scale production.

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MEDTECH

Company Profile Atturos has developed blood protein biomarkers for early diagnosis of inflammatory arthritis. Our first product is RAPsA Dx which differentiates patients with psoriatic arthritis from those with rheumatoid arthritis. Early diagnosis means better outcomes for patients and reduced costs for healthcare providers. RAPsA Dx will be launched in the US in 2024. The Atturos platform exploits mass spectrometry based measurements of blood proteins and proprietary machine learning algorithms to deliver easily interpretable scores to guide better clinical decisions and improve patient outcomes. Atturos is developing a suite of products addressing the key unmet clinical needs in inflammatory arthritis.

Company Achievements to Date n 2017 Atturos lab operations begin with support from Agilent n 2020 RAPsA Dx patent filed n 2020 Contract strategic research agreements with Lilly and Pfizer – on-going in 2023 n 2020 Intellectual property out-licensed from University College Dublin n 2021 Publication of RAPsA Dx verification study - Atturos’ lead product n 2021 Atturos lead DTIF (Irish Disruptive Technology Innovation Fund) €2.4m grant on using remote patient sampling with Atturos tests n 2021 Atturos co-lead HIPPOCRATES a €22.5 million EU + Industry funded project addressing unmet needs in psoriatic disease n 2022 Atturos team grows with Robert Perryman, Ciaran Duffy and David Macdonald (USA) joining n 2022 Prof Steve Pennington elected to GRAPPA Steering Committee n 2023 Prof. Oliver FitzGerald, rheumatology KOL joins Atturos as CMO n 2023 1000+ patient Validation Study for RAPsA Dx n 2023 Initiation of Evaluation Study for PsO/PsA Atturos’ second product n 2023 Entered contract negotiations with several CLIA laboratories in the USA for product launch in 2024 and with investors

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MEDTECH

Dublin Est. 2017 Prof. Stephen Pennigton & Robert Perryman stephen-pennington robert-perryman

Professor Stephen Pennington, Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, is Professor of Proteomics at UCD Conway Institute, former President of the British Society of Proteome Research and former President of HUPO (Human Proteome Organisation; www.hupo.org). In 2021 he was awarded HUPO’s Distinguished Service Award. Steve is the first non-clinician to sit on the Steering Committee of GRAPPA (GrappaNetwork.org) the US-based international organisation that drives research, diagnosis and treatment guidelines for psoriatic arthritis. He is co-leader of HIPPOCRATES an IMI funded (€22.5m) European public-private consortium which seeks to address key unmet needs in psoriatic disease. Steve graduated from Imperial College London with a joint honours degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry and was awarded a PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge. Robert Perryman, CEO has over 15 years’ experience in growing companies in the life science sector, including leadership roles in companies that have raised significant capital from investors, licensed technology from universities, taken medical devices from concept through the highest levels of regulatory approval in the EU and US, through manufacturing scale up and US/EU sales and marketing. Robert was an Equity Analyst with Cantor Fitzgerald (Merrion Capital). He has a PhD in Molecular Biology and an MBA from UCD, Dublin.

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PHARMACEUTICAL

Dublin Est. 2015

Prof. Therese Kinsella /theresekinsella/

ATXA’s founder Prof. Therese Kinsella is a leading expert in disease mechanisms with >125 scientific publications in these and related areas. She is inventor on each of ATXA’s 15 granted patent and others at Guinness & University College Dublin. She was awarded Biochemical Society Gold Medal (2008), RIA Gold Medal (2000) and is an elected Member of the Royal Irish Academy (MRIA). Along its founder, other dedicated Team of pharma experts as well as external advisors, ATXA’s Board of Directors bring extensive expertise in pharmaceutical development, medical affairs and drug-product revenue. The chairman, Mr Diarmuid Burke, has >26 years’ experience in in-licencing & commercializing drugs, many achieving blockbuster sales (>$1bn). Dr. Daniel O’Mahony serves on the Board of successful companies who brought their drugs through clinical trials, regulatory approval and launch while Jonathan Langley is a global medical affairs expert including in the design/execution of clinical trials in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH), ATXA’s initial target disease.

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Company Profile Founded in Dublin in 2015, ATXA Therapeutics Ltd (ATXA) is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company bringing its wholly owned, proprietary drugs through clinical development in the heart and lung diseases area. In this, the initial target indications are forms of pulmonary hypertension as well as certain types of heart disease. ATXA’s lead drug, called NTP42, along with other pipeline drugs, have a wider potential to treat a range of other blockbuster diseases, also with high unmet medical needs for new and improved treatments. Among these include excessive blood clotting (thrombosis), types of kidney and prostate disease, and certain cancers.

Company Achievements to Date ATXA has an outstanding track-record with numerous achievements to date. In 2018, ATXA secured orphan drug designation for its lead drug NTP42 in PAH from both the European (EMA) and US (FDA) drug regulatory authorities. In 2022, ATXA successfully completed a Phase I clinical trial with NTP42, which showed that it is safe, well tolerated and only needs to be taken once daily at low doses for the desired clinical effect, offering key pharma benefits. As a deeptech innovative company, ATXA has a stellar reputation for excellence in research, validating and strengthening the clinical case for why NTP42 will be superior to today’s therapies or others in development. ATXA drugs are protected by a strong, valuable and growing patent estate, with 15 granted in major markets in the US, Europe, Japan, Australia, Canada until 2036 and others filed extending protection to the 2040s globally. ATXA is now focused on advancing NTP42 into Phase II clinical trials in PAH patients, a major milestone including for its investors. ATXA’s significant advancements have been backed by leading institutional and private investors, as well as substantial grant (2018 & 2020) and equity (2022) funding from 2 prestigious European Innovation Council (EIC) programs for Europe’s most innovative companies.

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MEDTECH

Galway Est. 2018

Dr John Thompson, Tony O’Halloran & Siora Maclean dr-john-thompson siora-maclean tonyohalloran

Dr John Thompson - CEO and Co-Founder of AuriGen Medical: John studied medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin and qualified as a doctor in 2005. He also has an MBA from Smurfit Business School (2015). Before co-founding AuriGen Medical, John had a successful career in Pfizer, where he was tasked with the commercialisation of several in- market and pipeline assets. It was while working as an executive at Pfizer that the first ideas for AuriGen emerged. Siora Maclean – Co-Founder & Chief Operations Officer: Siora leads business operations including business planning, product development coordination, financial management and strategic planning. Síora has over 20 years’ experience in MedTech product development and has successfully developed numerous products from concept to commercialisationin her time at Creganna Medical & Abbott Vascular. Tony O’Halloran – CTO of AuriGen Medical: Tony is an innovative biomedical engineer with over 20 years’ experience in both developing and commercialising complex medical device technologies. Tony having graduated from ATU in 2006 with a bachelor’s in engineering subsequently received a Master’s degree in Biomedical Innovation which he received from the University of Galway in 2016 as part of the prestigious BioInnovate Ireland specialised training program.

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MEDTECH

Company Profile AuriGen Medical is a deep-tech medical devices company based in Galway, Ireland. Its innovative cardiac implant platform offers a comprehensive solution for chronic heart disease patients, addressing complications such as atrial fibrillation, heart failure, and stroke risk. AuriGen has secured nearly €21million in EU and Irish grants and equity funding, demonstrating its breakthrough potential and technological excellence. AuriGen is preparing for human trials in next weeks and expects to launch its first product in the EU and US markets by 2026. AuriGen’s vision is to redefine how heart disease is managed and improve the quality of life for millions of patients.

Company Achievements to Date n AuriGen Medical is a leading deep-tech medical devices company that aims to revolutionize heart disease management. The company has achieved remarkable milestones in its journey to develop a breakthrough implant platform that addresses multiple complications of chronic heart disease, such as atrial fibrillation, heart failure, and stroke risk. Some of the notable achievements of AuriGen Medical are: n Securing the top position in two prestigious EU Horizon 2020 funding grants, among thousands of applicants, for its innovative work. n Raising over €21 million in EU and Irish grants and equity funding, demonstrating the value of our unique approach and commitment to advancing medical technology. n Preparing for human trials, scheduled to commence enrollment in early 2024, to validate its product efficacy and safety. n Developing a smart LAA platform that not only prevents blood clots but also monitors and treats atrial fibrillation and heart failure using real-time data. n Designing a minimally invasive implant procedure that takes just 30 minutes and eliminates the need for costly follow-up procedures. n Adopting a patient-centric approach that allows remote monitoring and early intervention from patients’ homes, reducing hospital stays and improving quality of life. n Anticipating a market opportunity of over €35 billion in the EU and US markets, growing at over 20% annually, with an estimated 540,000 new patients each year. AuriGen Medical is a company that is poised to make a lasting impact on heart disease management and pave the way for a healthier future.

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WEARABLE TECH

Kilkenny Est. 2023

Dr. Eoin Everard eoineverard

Eoin Everard is a distinguished chartered physiotherapist with a profound expertise in human movement, backed by a PhD in the field. His journey into movement assessment began in 2008 at a seminar in Montreal, where he recognized the transformative impact of addressing the root of problems rather than merely treating symptoms. Having conducted over 2000 movement assessments with diverse populations, including elite athletes, back pain patients, and army recruits, Everard’s commitment to holistic well-being is evident. A respected lecturer, he has shared his knowledge of biomechanics and movement assessments at institutions like Setanta College and Limerick Institute of Technology since 2010, continuing his academic pursuits at SETU Waterford. Everard’s passion for research is reflected in multiple peer-reviewed journals, one of which ranks among the top 10 in the world in Sports Medicine. His dedication extends to developing Sports Pilates and Back Pilates, addressing limitations hindering people from enjoying sports. Everard’s latest innovation, the BackAware Belt, reflects over three years of meticulous development. Rooted in a firm belief that it can significantly impact lives, the belt aims to heighten awareness of back position, enabling healthier movement and lifestyles. Beyond his contributions to physiotherapy, Everard’s athletic achievements, including being Kilkenny’s first sub-4-minute miler and sub-14-minute 5k runner, showcase a remarkable career spanning over 20 years. With five national championships and representation for Ireland in the 800m, his journey is a testament to both professional expertise and athletic prowess.

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WEARABLE TECH

Company Profile The BackAware Belt is a cutting-edge wearable technology designed to provide real-time feedback on your back position, promoting improved lifting techniques and posture.The Irish Times says its like having a physio supervise every lift and exercise that you do. Paired with our Follow along exercise and back rehab classes, the belt empowers individuals suffering from back pain to exercise confidently and safely. It serves as a guiding companion, ensuring users perform exercises correctly, reducing the risk of injury. With a commitment to enhancing well-being, BackAware offers a transformative solution for those seeking an active lifestyle free from the constraints of back discomfort.

Company Achievements to Date n Positive User Testimonials: through the Beta Testing Period: We have had 100 users pay for the BackAware Belt and have had great feedback. We currently have 3000 people on our waiting list to use the BackAware Belt when we roll out in 2024. n Medical and Sport Endorsements: Several leading figures in the health and fitness industry in Ireland such as Katie Nolan (Former physio for Cirque-du-Soleil, Declan Considine (Football Ireland), Prof. Liam Hennessy (Former S and C coach of Irish Rugby). n Industry Recognition: Featured in Irish Times and NewsTalk and described as “Like having a physio supervise every lift and exercise that you do”. Use of the BackAware Belt is being set up with Premier League Football teams and Back Surgeons. n Expansion of Product Line: IOS and Android Apps have been developed with new version of the product and expansion of our online software.Global Reach: Expanding distribution to different regions, making the BackAware Belt accessible to a diverse demographic and cultural audience.

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PET CARE

Dublin Est. 2022

Nick Delehanty nick-delehanty

Hybrid working has caused a major boom in pet ownership, particularly in urban areas like Dublin. Nick, observing this trend, identified a critical gap for canine support services. y. Deciding to step away from his legal career, Nick founded a startup focused on enhancing the lives of urban dog owners. His background in law, combined with his firsthand understanding of the evolving needs of workers & employers in a hybrid work environment, provided a solid foundation for his business. Nick’s transition highlights a larger narrative of professionals leveraging their skills to address emerging societal trends, demonstrating adaptability, and foresight in recognising and fulfilling unmet needs within the community.

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PET CARE

Company Profile Barkleys is dedicated to enriching the lives of dogs and their families. We believe that all dogs need wide open space to run free, socialise and just be dogs! We offer a unique door to door service for urban dog owners. We pick up our client’s dogs and bring them to our enriched daycare facility where they can run and express themselves freely. Established in 2022, we are recognised leaders of doggy day care in Ireland. We combine passionate expertise and years of experience setting professional standards in dog day care and we’re always striving to learn more about dogs and to care for them better. We’re fluent in dog. We go beyond ‘woof’ to a deep understanding of what makes each tail wag. Our expertise means that we allow dogs to be dogs, and everything we do is dog-first. Dogs are our moral compass.

Company Achievements to Date n Launch Date: Summer 2022 n October 2022: Achieved €20,000 in monthly revenue. n October 2023: Grew to over €60,000 in monthly revenue. n Bookings: Surpassed 10,000 total bookings. n Client Base: Over 1,000 unique clients served.

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TRADE PLATFORM

Company Profile Barterchain is a peer-to-peer platform where members can swap their skills and services for free. The app’s matchmaking technology finds users a direct trade, based on what they can offer and what they need. The founders combined have +30 years of barter experience. Unlike any competitor, they’re solving the age-old problem of barter (double of coincidence of wants) leveraging machine learning and modern matchmaking algorithms. This impact app’s addressing social/financial inequalities, disconnected communities, and unsustainable economic practices. Barterchain’s now available on both iOS and Android, and is creating a community that strives towards an interconnected, inclusive and sustainable future.

Company Achievements to Date Barterchain was gathering achievements, before any tech was even developed. At idea phase, the company went up against well-established businesses (including CounsellingOnline.ie) and won the 2021 Empower Explore pitch competition with +55% audience vote. It was also shortlisted in the 2021 EU-wide Blockstart Pitch Competition, winning a €1000 prize. Still without technology - Barterchain was accepted onto the Empower START Programme, New Frontiers Phase 1 and 2, NDRC’s Pre-Accelerator and Ireland’s very first Techstars Accelerator. Out of +400 international applicants, Barterchain was one of just nine chosen. Their acceleration stood out within the cohort, with Pete Townsend commenting “Zero to One with $120k, write the book, Carla”. Following Techstars Demo Day, Barterchain was approached by Web Summit in 2022 and asked to present the company on stage. To mark the occasion, the team ran a successful ‘Women at Web Summit’ campaign, and brought four female community members from Serbia, Belgium, Rwanda and Brazil. The team designed, developed, legalised and launched both mobile apps in one year. Since launching on July 31st this year - Barterchain’s received +1800 downloads, despite a marketing spend of just €351. It has also been downloaded in 81 countries worldwide - despite only ever being marketed in Ireland.

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TRADE PLATFORM

Dublin Est. 2022

Carla Rosenkranz /carla-rosenkranz

Carla saw the opportunity to barter, while living abroad as an English teacher and finding herself cash-poor. There was so much demand that she bartered her way around Spain and Italy for two years, organising cashless exchanges for herself / friends / colleagues. In 2021, she brought this idea through New Frontiers and NDRC’s Pre-Accelerator and in 2022, into Ireland’s first Techstars Accelerator. Carla was the only female founder, solo founder, nontech native AND the youngest in the room. But she went in with a dream and came out with a team. Carla identified / onboarded a co-founder, Alfredo Giardina (the former co-founder and CEO of Barterchain’s competitor). With Techstars’ $120K in funding - they’ve since designed, developed, legalised and launched the Barterchain app. Carla was named one of the Sunday Independent’s 30 Under 30 in December 2022 - and has been profiled by The Irish Times, The Business Post, Western People and RTE 2FM.

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AI TECHNOLOGY

Nicole Baker & Bruno Ohana drnicolebaker bohana

Ireland Est. 2021 Nicole Baker, PhD – CEO. Immunologist and Pharmacovigilance professional with extensive knowledge in medical and regulatory affairs, pharmacovigilance, and clinical trials, gained by leading and managing global, multi-disciplinary teams. 20+ years experience in pharmaceutical industry, regulatory authorities and academia. Bruno Ohana, PhD – CTO. Technology leader with broad industry experience of 20+ years, having performed Senior Engineering/management roles from startups to FAANG on large-scale cloud platforms, fintech, healthcare, and AI teams.

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AI TECHNOLOGY

Company Profile Biologit is a technology company based in Dublin, Ireland. We unite deep expertise in pharmaceuticals and medical devices with artificial intelligence to deliver solutions that unlock safety and efficacy information faster. The Biologit Medical-Literature-Monitoring-AI (MLMAI) platform is a validated platform that offers an easy-to-use interface providing productivity gains and accuracy for safety surveillance, with screening results using AI-powered workflows. The platform uses our Biologit Database, which is a cost-effective repository of high-quality scientific literature integrating global data. Together these products help to keep patients safe by simplifying the detection of risks and events from clinical development to post-market.

Company Achievements to Date Clients: Since the full product launch, we are now serving more than ten clients across MedTech and Pharma and Veterinary Medicines. We continue to grow our pipeline and are targeting to more than double the size of our revenue next year. Team Size: We have built a strong team of industry experts with experience in AI & technology, as well as pharmacovigilance and safety surveillance. Our team size has grown from 2 founders in 2021 to now >20 employees. Other Awards: We have been shortlisted for several awards in 2023 including KPMG Global Technology Innovator Ireland finalist, IBEC Women in Technology nominee, AI Awards Women in AI Person of the Year nominee.

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COMPLIANCE TECH

Katarina Antill

Trim, Co. Meath Est. 2018

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Katarina Antill is the visionary founder and CEO of Bonafi, bringing over two decades of international experience in supply chain management and regulatory compliance within the biopharma and aviation sectors. With an MBA and a Master of Law degree, Katarina’s entrepreneurial spirit and keen insight into technological innovations led to the inception of Bonafi. Her leadership has been instrumental in developing a platform that not only meets the rigorous demands of the industry but also is designed for adaptability to evolving compliance needs in the pharmaceutical industry. Katarina’s commitment to excellence and her passion for streamlining complex processes have positioned Bonafi at the forefront of RegTech solutions in the life sciences sector.

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COMPLIANCE TECH

Company Profile Bonafi is a trailblazing RegTech company transforming the life sciences industry with its innovative compliance platform. Established in 2018, Bonafi specializes in digitizing and automating customer and supplier qualifications, ensuring integrity within the pharma supply chain. Our cloud-based solution offers real-time monitoring, quality management dashboards, and automated alerts, significantly enhancing efficiency and compliance while minimizing risk. Dedicated to upholding the highest quality standards, Bonafi’s system is a pivotal tool for pharmaceutical companies navigating the complexities of global regulatory environments.

Company Achievements to Date n Launched a pioneering compliance platform, revolutionizing customer and supplier qualifications in the pharmaceutical supply chain. n Completed rigorous Computer System Validation (CSV) in compliance with US FDA 21 CFR Part 11 and EU Annex 11 standards. n Secured significant seed funding and received High Potential Start-Up (HPSU) investment from Enterprise Ireland, underscoring the company’s potential and solidifying its financial base. n Expanded strategic leadership by adding three experienced board members, enhancing expertise in pharmaceuticals, finance, and global business development. n Relocated to a new office in Trim, Co. Meath, growing the team to eight, including a Chief Quality & Compliance Officer. n Established a global team presence with key roles in Sweden, Bulgaria, and Spain, including an experienced Head of Business Development/Sales in Sweden, reflecting Bonafi’s expanding international reach.

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EVENTS TECH

Donnchadh Healy

Booka

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Meath Est. 2021 Donnchadh is a Trinity College Dublin graduate with a First Class Honours degree in Law & Business. His background is in Software Sales for Greenhouse Software, selling ATS recruitment solutions to HR teams. He recently featured in the Irish Independent’s 30 under 30 for 2023 less than a year after leaving his career to pursue Booka full time. The idea for Booka came about when he was part of the culture committee in his previous role tasked with organising employee events. Donnchadh is passionate about giving a platform to small and micro enterprises to connect with corporate clients, and to facilitate the creation of better employee satisfaction and engagement through bringing these incredible vendors to offices in Ireland and further afield.

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EVENTS TECH

Company Profile Booka’s mission is to disrupt the corporate event planning industry through a platform that helps companies in turning their employee events into a strategic function. Our initial product offering streamlines the process of finding and securing corporate event vendors. Booka offers advanced search & filter functionality, live availability, and secure booking through Stripe. Advanced payout scheduling means that money is held until the client confirms the arrival of the vendor on the day of the event. Our product roadmap includes engagement and planning features along with a metrics suite that will allow companies to get actionable insights into all events.

Company Achievements to Date n €170k raised to date n Mobile and desktop platform launched to market for vendor onboarding n Over 50 hand picked leading corporate event vendors in Ireland onboarded already n Irish Times New Innovator 2023 n Chosen as 1 of 24 startups for Web Summit’s Irish Hub 2023 n Chosen as one of 5 top startups at Web Summit to pitch to Cristina Fonseca, co-founder of Talkdesk, on one of the main stages at the conference n First client sign up from an Irish company of 500 employees. First event booking confirmed for December n Finalising initial customer pilot with meetings and interest expressed by Directors in two big 4 firms, an Irish fintech unicorn company, a multinational semiconductor company and others

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E-COMMERCE

Jake Ryan & Connor Mulholland connor-mulholland

Dublin Est. 2020

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Jake Ryan and Connor Mulholland, UCD BComm graduates recently included in the Irish 30 under 30 are the driving forces behind Brand Launch. They’ve successfully navigated hundreds of thousands in sales, mastered the art of launching brands, and developed a keen understanding of both the challenges and solutions in this market. Their insight into customer needs shapes Brand Launch’s innovative approach. Jake, a UCD Commerce graduate with a first-class honours degree, leverages his extensive e-commerce experience, having launched several successful online ventures. His expertise in digital marketing, web development, advertisement strategies and consumer engagement are pivotal to Brand Launch’s strategy. Connor brings a strong background in business development from his tenure at a leading tech company. His achievements in sales and his technical acumen play a crucial role in shaping Brand Launch’s customer-focused solutions, ensuring small businesses can effectively compete on Amazon.

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E-COMMERCE

Company Profile Brand Launch is revolutionising the e-commerce landscape, providing small businesses with simple software to independently thrive on Amazon. By eliminating the need for intermediaries, it streamlines the process of launching, managing, and growing within the world’s largest online marketplace. Originating from years of direct experience within Amazon’s ecosystem, Brand Launch solves the problem of Amazon being too complex for small businesses to sell directly. The company stands out for its simplicity and potential to empower millions of businesses to self-manage their growth. Brand Launch envisions a world in which every small business can be successful in selling directly on the world’s largest marketplace.

Company Achievements to Date Brand Launch has experienced a remarkable journey in the Amazon marketplace. Starting as a reseller in 2020, the company pivoted toward providing brand-centric solutions. They have been instrumental in launching numerous brands, effectively driving sales into the hundreds of thousands. Their innovative approach and significant achievements in the e-commerce space earned them a spot in the Independents 30 under 30 list, underlining their status as industry pioneers. Furthering its commitment to innovation, Brand Launch engaged with the NDRC pre-accelerator program, leveraging this opportunity to refine and enhance its software offering. Looking to the future, Brand Launch is poised for a significant leap forward. In early 2024, they plan to raise a pre-seed round, a strategic move that will propel them into new market territories. This funding is expected to enable further expansion and development of their unique solutions, reinforcing their commitment to democratizing the Amazon selling process.

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EDUCATION

Ireland Est. 2019

Gavin Henrick & Karen Holland gavinhenrick karenhollandie

Gavin Henrick is the CEO and co-founder of Brickfield Education Labs which provides an accessibility platform for Moodle using institutions to effectively manage accessibility and usability of their course materials. He has 20 years’ experience assisting organisations to implement a range of education solutions including Moodle. His expertise in management and education technology has aided organisations with implementing and enhancing their use of virtual learning environments. He has an extensive track record working with Moodle in the corporate and academic sectors since 2007 having worked with Moodle Partners in Ireland and North America. After working for Moodle HQ for over three years, Gavin co-founded Brickfield Education Labs to inspire organisations to ensure their learning is accessible to all their learners. A remote-first company, Brickfield is an Enterprise-Ireland Supported company with staff spread across Ireland.

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EDUCATION

Company Profile Brickfield provides an integrated platform for your Moodle LMS to enable a more accessible and inclusive learning delivery by helping institutions manage content accessibility and usability of their course materials. The Moodle Accessibility Toolkit automates the analysis of course content inside Moodle against a set of accessibility tests. Throughout the Moodle Accessibility Toolkit, Brickfield provides teacher guides, supports, help and instructions to assist staff in building their understanding of accessibility and what they should do to improve their content. The Brickfield Accessibility Toolkit for Moodle is a Certified Moodle Integration, used by organisations in the around the world.

Company Achievements to Date Since forming in 2019, Brickfield has taken part in the NDRC Arclabs startup accelerator based in Waterford Institute of Technology (now called SETU). Although the pandemic arrived early 2020, Brickfield closed its pre-seed round of €485k funding with a number of angels, trade investors with matched funding from Enterprise Ireland. In July 2021, Brickfield was profiled on the Business Post Making It Work. In October 2021, Moodle announced the Brickfield Accessibility Toolkit as the newest Moodle LMS Certified Integration and included our Starter offering in the core distribution. Through 2022 and 2023, Brickfield extended its partner network to include MoodleUS as a reseller, (MoodleUS formed as a merged acquisition between 3 Moodle Certified Service Providers) acquired by Moodle, Moodle Partners in Europe and South America, and OpenLMS which is part of the LTG group – one of the largest service providers in the Moodle LMS space. In the last 12 months, Brickfield export focus has increased with most new business coming from North America and with the hire of a dedicated Sales Manager Garnet Berry, who has a background with Pearson, Moodle and recently LinkedIn. In Summer 2023, Brickfield was Shortlisted for the IEA’s Export Industry Awards in the High Potential Exporter Award category.

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MEDTECH

Company Profile Capri Medical is a Dublin based MedTech start-up. We develop injectable bioelectronic devices which modulate the peripheral nervous system to address many of the world’s most pressing healthcare needs. At Capri Medical, we are passionate about improving people’s lives through the power of minimally invasive neurostimulation. We believe that everyone deserves access to the latest medical technology, which is why we are dedicated to delivering the most promising and anticipated frontier in neurostimulation, access. Initially focusing on Obstructive Sleep Apnea, our purpose is to unlock the access potential of Neurostim and to migrate procedures out of the operating room and into the office enabling physicians and patients access to the latest medical technology.

Company Achievements to Date Capri Medical stands out with an impressive track record, clinching three prestigious awards. Ranking 2nd in Europe’s flagship innovation program, the EIC program, is a testament to our next-gen advancements and capabilities. Additionally, our success in the Horizon Europe clinical trial for Migraine treatment underscores our impact on a pan-European scale. Notably, Capri has secured a substantial Irish Government DTIF award, marking a significant milestone towards completing development. Raising a total of €16m to date, our funding includes €9.3m in non-dilutive funding and €6.7m in equity funding, reflecting diverse support for our initiatives. With 13 patent applications covering all facets of our platform, the first of which has now been granted and nationalised around the world. Our world-class team comprises 14 highly skilled Medtech professionals, specialising in engineering, operations, quality, and clinical expertise. Led by our president and clinical team, who boast three exits and four clinical studies in our field, we are geared towards the future. This seasoned team ensures swift technology development, paving the way for our first-in-human studies in 2024 and 2025. Anticipating significant shareholder value, we aim for CE and FDA applications in 2025 and 2027, solidifying Capri Medical’s commercialisation.

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MEDTECH

Dublin Est. 2018

Fergal Ward fergalward

Fergal is the CEO and founder of Capri Medical and leads the fundraising and business strategy for Capri Medical. Before Capri Medical, Fergal held leadership roles in various other highpotential Irish start-ups. Fergal is an engineering graduate with 15 years of experience in technical product development and an MBA graduate from Trinity Business School.

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HEALTH SCIENCE

Company Profile Our Mission Celtic Biotech is developing novel candidate therapies for the treatment of solid cancers and pain in humans. Derived from specialised receptor binding proteins found in snake venom, these product candidates have the potential to increase survival, improve quality-of-life and reduce treatment costs for cancer patients. Our Focus Celtic Biotech is focusing its research on solid tumours, including non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), as its initial targets. The Company’s lead candidate, CB24 (Crotoxin), has been observed to be highly toxic to various tumour cell lines in pre-clinical and early clinical studies.

Company Achievements to Date n Celtic Biotech has completed the pre-clinical development of its lead candidate, CB-24, a bi-partite protein isolated from the venom of the South America rattlesnake, Crotalus durissus. Already through Phase Ia and Phase Ib safety trials in late-stage cancers, where it showed an excellent safety profile and already strong indications of potential efficacy, the drug is now primed to enter a final Phase Ic in 2024 to establish the maximum tolerated patient dosage (MTD) and refine the optimum treatment protocol. n CB-24 is a First in Class nicotinic receptor antagonist protein aimed at treating solid tumours. There is no other approved cancer treatment targeting this receptor and the founders expect to see some very positive patient outcomes in this next trial and follow-up Phase II in 2025. n Celtic Biotech is the recipient of the prestigious EU European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator grant award in 2023 of €2.5m with further matching blended equity award of up to €15m in 2025. n Celtic Biotech was also one of the winners of the Ireland-UK European Institute of Innovation in Technology (EIT) Catapult competition 2023 and is through to the 2024 EIT Catapult European semi-finals. n The Company’s focus is on Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer however the drug has broad spectrum anti-cancer activity with powerful analgesic properties in combination.

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HEALTH SCIENCE

Dr Paul Reid PhD & John Reid MSc

Dublin Est. 2021

paulfreid /john-reid

Dr. Paul Reid, PhD Dr. Paul F. Reid, co-founder, seed investor and current Managing Director. He has a PhD in Neurobiochemistry from Imperial College, London, and BA in Microbiology from Trinity College, Dublin. He is a leading world expert in the therapeutic use of snake venom neurotoxins. Paul is widely experienced in USA medical regulatory affairs and FDA protocols. He was previously manager of Receptopharm, Inc., a Florida based SME specialising in therapeutic venom technologies. He has extensive experience in drug production, new drug development, clinical trial design, and experimental design. Paul is based in the USA since 1993, where he has built in-depth knowledge of US regulatory requirements. John Reid, MSc. (Mngt) John Reid, co-founder and seed investor, has a master’s degree in International Business Management from Trinity College, Dublin. John is a director and company secretary. Having succeeded in procuring initial seed capital and developing R&D and consultancy agreements, he successfully coordinated the vital start-up activities of early funding and angel investments, information dissemination, and liaison with legal, financial, medical and scientific advisors in Ireland. John is based in Ireland where the Company is incorporated and where he is director of operations.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Marie Bourke, Mark Kelly, Aoife Kelly, Oscar Gomez, Brendan McDaid & Yulung Tang marie-bourke

Limerick

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Est. 2018

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The cohesive founding team of six have a history of collaboration, embarking on this venture in May 2023. Mark and Yulung are scientific experts in the high-frequency millimeter wave industry, each boasting over 25 years’ experience in the field, they bring Silicon Valley experience and a track record of successful millimeter wave ventures. Oscar, an engineer, boasts international sales expertise and an extensive industry network. Brendan, a manufacturing engineer, has established strong supplier relationships, ensuring effective leadership in manufacturing and ISO 9001 processes. Aoife, a marketing professional, is instrumental in driving the brand forward for successful sales. Leading the team to success is Marie Bourke, bringing 12 years of experience in the high-frequency millimeter wave industry, including involvement in multimillion-euro projects with Horizon Europe and ESA, as well as leadership in manufacturing.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Company Profile Celtonn’s cutting-edge High Frequency technology is revolutionizing global wireless connectivity through satellite-to-satellite communications in space. Catering to major players in the space, telecommunications, defence, autonomous vehicle, 6G, and radar industries, Celtonn’s semiconductors outperform competitors in bandwidth and data transmission capacity.

Company Achievements to Date Celtonn is recognized as an Enterprise Ireland High Potential Start-Up Client, incorporated in May 2023, the team is based in a state-of-the art high frequency laboratory, already boasting an impressive customer pipeline. Celtonn have been accepted into the prestigious ESA BIC (European Space Agency, Business Incubation Centres) program, this positions them among a select group of innovative companies dedicated to advancing technology for successful space exploration. This year Celtonn were announced as one of Irelands leading Start Up’s at ALPHA Innovations ‘Disrupt By the Sea’ and selected as 1 of 3 finalists for ‘The Big Pitch Competition’ lead by South East BIC, supported by Enterprise Ireland, Fitzgerald Power and Hubspot.

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SMARTPHONE TECH

DCU Alpha Innovation House Est. 2018

Rena Maycock rena-maycock

Rena founded Cilter in 2017. She writes a column for business publication The Currency from the coalface of Irish business, drawn from her experiences as both a corporate executive and entrepreneur. Having been appointed by Ireland’s Minister for Finance to the Commission on Taxation and Welfare, Rena also Chairs the board of the Irish International Business Network, was named in the Sunday Independent’s Top 30 Women in Tech in 2021 and is an investor in hard-Kombucha startup, Kombeara. Rena started her career in advertising sales and went on to hold a variety of senior management and director roles in Sky Media, Sunshine and was latterly CEO of the iRadio group. In 2011 she co-founded Ireland’s largest traditional matchmaking company, Intro. Since inventing the patented Cilter software concept, Rena has successfully won €2.8M grant from the highly competitive Disruptive Technology Innovation Fund and in May 23 she raised €1.67m which is one of the largest seed-raises of a sole female-founder in Ireland. She was recently named AI Woman of the Year at the 2023 AI Awards. Rena lives in Dublin with her husband Feargal and two small children.

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SMARTPHONE TECH

Company Profile Cilter is an early stage startup developing the World’s first embedded software for smartphones capable of detecting and blocking harmful messages, even encrypted messages and crucially, will notify parents if their child is under threat from themselves or others. Involving children in their own online protection, Cilter will reduce familial conflict around smartphone use, give parents the opportunity to intervene early if their child is being harmed and reduce mental health impacts of smartphone use on children. All incoming and outgoing messaging and browser searches that we intercept at the kernel-level of the OS, are compared against our AI-driven databases for threats and anything that fails the test is blocked from the screen, saved in a locked file on the device and the parent is alerted. We are developing our own bespoke multi-modal databases of harmful content across the three domains of concern-cyberbullying, grooming and suicide/selfharm. Using natural language processing for text and computer vision to derive harmful content in images and video, we will go to market with human-level detection efficiency.

Company Achievements to Date Cilter was awarded Best Application of AI for Social Good and the award for AI Woman of the Year at the AI Awards in Nov 23. Cilter was also shortlisted for the KPMG Global Tech Innovator awards 2023 and Best Emerging Technology Company of the year at the Ibec Technology Ireland Awards. In 2022 Cilter was awarded the highly competitive Disruptive Technology Innovation Fund, which is a €2,8M non-dilutive grant. European evaluators concurred that Cilter has the power to disrupt the global parental controls market and that it’s uniqueness demonstrated true innovation. In 2023 Cilter raised a record-breaking seed raise of €1.67M all from angel investors to co-fund the grant in arguably the most hostile fund-raising environment in recent history.

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AI ANALYSIS

Jimmy Doyle, Dermot Rigley & Lar Doyle

Clubber Dublin Est. 2020

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Of the 3 founders – we have 25 years in prod dev, 20 yrs in sports rights and sports marketing and over 20 years experience in telecommunications.

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Company Profile There are Million’s of live sporting events happening around the world every day and attending in person for passionate fans is not always an option (too far to travel, time not suitable, accessibility, conflicts with personal life or work). However, tuning in on-line, whether live or delayed, is a more viable option for many. Clubber solve this problem by using our ‘self-serve’ platform ‘ that utilises over the internet’ technologies to dramatically reduce costs by 90% and enables us to do 1 key thing: Our platform enables unlimited scale due to our decentralised approach whereas traditional models require more ‘physical studios’ as you scale. What does that mean: Essentially Traditional models monitor & add graphics to each game centrally. Therefore, as you scale you must add more personnel. At Clubber we decentralise by empowering our videography team with a simple app that controls everything. Clubber also uses AI to break down key events from it’s live sports into short clips that coaches / players can use to analyse the games.

Company Achievements to Date From product perspective we’ve been testing in the GAA market in Ireland since 2021, since then we have delivered over 1,000 live sporting events. We have generated more than €1m in revenue for 2023 YTD and have and have 80k signed up users [we launched subs in April and have already over 3k annual subscribers]. We have already secured multi year deals with a number of GAA governing bodies in Ireland which gives us a stable revenue source in Ireland for the next 3 years.

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AGRITECH

Company Profile Parasites are public enemy no.1 of sheep farmers as they cause significant production losses. Monthly treatment of all lambs has been common practice for ~70 years to combat these parasites. This practice has led to resistance developing to parasite medication on most sheep farms globally. Cotter Agritech’s SmartWormTM app eliminates overuse of these drugs by providing individualised, real-time predictions on the need for parasite treatment. Trials conducted in Ireland, the UK and New Zealand have shown: n >95% prediction accuracy n 40-50% reductions in drug use vs. blanket treatment without compromising productivity or welfare n average savings of €1.77/lamb

Company Achievements to Date n Completed trials in ‘21/’22/’23 in University College Dublin, Queens University Belfast and with Beef+LambNZ which successfully validated the technology. n More than 100 farmers using the technology in Ireland and the UK, and international customers secured in New Zealand, Australia and Canada. n Integration secured with all major livestock hardware manufacturers. Specifically, this concerns companies who manufacture animal weighing and sorting equipment, auto medicating guns which calibrate the dose based on the animals weight and animal identification technology. Examples include TruTest, Agrident, Gallagher, Shearwell, Prattley, Te Pari, TrueNorth Technologies and Automed. n Working with an international partner to bring facial recognition technology to Ireland, the UK, Australia and New Zealand sheep farmers. This will deliver benefits including low cost individual animal identification vs. the current RFID ear tag technology, and automatic detection of diseases like lameness and external parasite infection.

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AGRITECH

Abbeyfeale, Limerick Est. 2019

Nick Cotter & Jack Cotter nick-cotter /jack-cotter

Nick Cotter, co-founder and CEO n Co-founded Cotter Bros Firewood in 2011, an industry-leading firewood producer supplying nationwide n Co-founded Cotter Organic Lamb in 2019, which direct sells the organic lamb grown on the Cotter Organic Farm n Graduated UCC with a BCL in Law and Business n Awarded 2019 UCC Quercus Innovation/Entrepreneurship Scholarship n Named in 2020 Top 30 Under 30 Entrepreneurs n Awarded 2022 Nuffield Ireland Scholarship n Named 2022 Global Student Entrepreneur of the Year n Named 2023 Innovator Farmer of The Year and FBD Overall Better Farming Champion at the FBD Better Farming Awards Jack Cotter, co-founder and CTO n Completed Agricultural Mechanisation & Agricultural Engineering degrees in LIT n Named Engineers Ireland Student Engineer of the Year 2019 n Named in 2020 Top 30 Under 30 Entrepreneurs n Also Co-founded Cotter Bros Firewood in 2011 n Also Co-founded Cotter Organic Lamb in 2019

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CUSTOMS SOFTWARE

Johnny Dunne & Brian Murphy /johnnydunne

Dublin Est. 2022

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Johnny Dunne (CEO). Responsible for overall strategy, business development and financial management including fundraising. He is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience of advising and managing various growth-oriented businesses in senior commercial and financial advisory roles. Brian Murphy (COO). Responsible for the specification of the customs declaration & compliance platform and with customer engagement and onboarding. He is a leader in the area of customs and trade facilitation. John O’Gorman (Technical Director) Responsible for overall product strategy and development.

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Company Profile Customs Window simplifies the data set required for EU customs declarations, while managing customs compliance and risk. For import and export companies frustrated with the complexities around maintaining customs declarations & compliance for international trade, Customs Window provides an integrated platform and open API that greatly simplifies the declaration creation and submission process while ensuring effective data management and reporting for compliance purposes. Also aligning carbon spend of importers with EU guidelines.

Company Achievements to Date n Jun 2022 – Customs Window Technologies Limited established n Jul 2023 – Raised €75k from Business Angels via SAFE agreements n Dec 2022 – Approved by Enterprise Ireland for Pre Seed (PSSF) funding of €100k n Apr 2023 – Integration with Irish Revenue for submission of Import declarations n Jun 2023 – Minimum Viable Product (MVP) complete n Aug 2023 – Product / Market validation with 10 Early Adopters n Sep 2023 – Hired first employee, graduate from Smurfit Business School n Oct 2023 – Partnering with CeADAR to develop Machine Learning solutions n Nov 2023 – Customers Go Live including Ecommerce and Logistics Companies n Nov 2023 – Completed EI Prep4Seed programme with mentoring from Furthr n Nov 2023 – Shortlisted for Fintech Startup in the National Startup Awards 2023 n Dec2023 – Raising EIIS round of investment of €600k with EI HPSU funding

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PET BRAND

Wexford Est. 2018

Declan O’Keeffe Snr, Anna O’Keeffe & Declan O’Keeffe Jnr declan-o-keeffe anna-o-keeffe declanokeeffe

Declan Snr has over 15 years experience in the Pet Industry and has worked for two of the largest brands in Ireland in Maxi Zoo and Petmania. Previous to this he ran pubs in the UK. He brings a wealth of experience in running small businesses and his knowledge in the pet industry is second to none. He is now also the Chairman of the WSPCA. Anna was a Mental Health Nurse before jumping into the pet industry and now alongside running the business is head of our Social media. Declan O’Keeffe Jnr has a background in tech and eCommerce in both Sydney and London and runs everything digitally based in the business and created our award winning website.

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Company Profile Dec’s Pets is an award winning family run Pet Business with both a bricks and mortar Store and an online presence. We have been in business since 2018 where we opened a store just outside Wexford town. It was started by Declan and Anna O’Keeffe who have over 15 years in the pet industry. They work alongside a team that consists of their 3 children Dec (Junior) who manages after all things digital and the eComm side of the business. Aoife who is the head of the grooming department and Joe who heads up the marketing department. We have grown from a small independent into one of the fastest growing eCommerce brands in the nation. We sell products across all the pet verticals from Dog to Chickens and have a huge range and we have brought a number of first to market brands to the country and this has helped up compete with some of the bigger brands in Ireland. Alongside this we have one of the most functional and technologically advanced websites in our space. In 2021 we created a family-friendly website design which wasn’t created from an off the shelf package and is entirely bespoke.Our main goal is for users to view and buy their products online with ease and more visibility for our companies brand presence in the eCommerce market as a whole.

Company Achievements to Date n We have a turnover of 1.5 million. n We launched in the UK in 2022. n We have a number of features on our website that sets us apart from some of our competitors including: • Bespoke site • Loyalty platform • Currency switcher • MP4 functionality on product pages • Live chat • Klarna. n We have the 4th highest engaged Social Media audience behind the 3 powerhouses in the Irish Pet Industry. n We launched Europe’s first ‘Doggy Vending Machines’ in 2022 which became a huge PR storm for the business. n We won best eCommerce website at the eComm awards on September 2023 and we were nominated for overall website of the year with some of the biggest brands in the Republic of Ireland the Northern Ireland. n We were nominated for National Startup of the Year at the National Startup awards. n We have planted over 3000 trees and rescued over 5000 plastic bottles. n We have over 1000 Trustpilot reviews and have a 4.9 rating

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MEDTECH

Company Profile Elevre’s deep tech solution, ResWave, is a new wearable medical device that applies scientific research to relieve breathlessness in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Breathlessness is the biggest challenge faced by the 391 million people living with COPD, and Elevre was founded to bring innovation to the space. ResWave works by delivering targeted neuromuscular stimulation to the muscles of the chest, which modifies afferent signals to reduce the sensation of breathlessness. This is a novel approach in a market that is ripe for disruption. ResWave presents a significant opportunity, with an estimated total addressable market at €480 billion.

Company Achievements to Date n 2018 - TRL1/TRL2: Conducted full literature review, defined product requirements and carried out extensive need validation. Secured Irish state grant via Enterprise Ireland to develop technology and commercial case. n 2019 - TRL3: Carried out proof of concept at University of Galway. Validated the idea with key stakeholders. n 2020/21 - TRL4/TRL5: Built and iterated our first ResWave prototypes. Verified technology in lab environment. Built advocacy among Key Opinion Leaders in the respiratory space. n 2022 - TRL5: Tested our beta prototype in alignment with MDR and relevant standards. Submitted patent application to EPO for our proprietary sensing technology. Conducted a Human Factors study with COPD patients. Spun out from the University of Galway with exclusive IP rights. Secured pre-seed CLN from Enterprise Ireland to carry out first clinical study. n 2023 - TRL6: Obtained regulatory and ethical clearance for first-on-human feasibility study. This required a technical file, risk management file, and clinical investigation pack to be approved by the Irish regulatory board (HPRA) and ethics committee (NREC). ResWave’s first clinical study is currently underway in the Beacon Hospital in Dublin, and fourteen of twenty participants have completed the study. The aims are to assess safety and feasibility, and gather preliminary data on efficacy.

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MEDTECH

Galway Est. 2021

Miriam Savage & Dr Dylan Creane miriam-savage dylan-creane

Co-founders, Miriam Savage (CEO) and Dr Dylan Creane (CMO), met in 2018 while partaking in BioInnovate - a needs-led innovation fellowship at University of Galway. There, they discovered the huge need for new solutions for breathlessness in COPD. Miriam and Dylan’s unique skillsets provided a solid grounding for delivering ResWave to market, with a complementary mix of technical and clinical expertise. Over her 14-year career, Miriam has developed strong engineering skills and assumed leadership roles within cross-functional teams, with a focus on connected health, medical device R&D, electromechanical product development, manufacturing, and market readiness. Dylan has industry experience in both clinical medicine and software development, with expertise in clinical trial design and regulatory affairs, and a strong network of clinicians. The founders share a commitment to the development and commercialisation of ResWave, and are passionate about delivering this solution to patients in need.

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GENERATIVE AI

Company Profile Emotionise AI - We put the EI into AI! We inspire trust, connection and greater productivity by empowering users to ALWAYS communicate with emotional intelligence. Our bespoke Generative AI improves Employee Engagement and Customer Service outcomes. Emotionise AI is the ONLY AI & NLP domain model trained with emotional intelligence at its core.

Company Achievements to Date Emotionise AI has built the world’s first bespoke Generative AI Employee Engagement model for a large Enterprise customer. We have trained EIMEAR - our Emotionally Intelligent Model - with our own emotionally intelligent data. We have trained our AI in our Enterprise client’s Values and Behaviour so passive data has become active in an emotionally intelligent context. Recent beta testing with users revealed they got real value from our model, using it to vet emails, prepare for difficult conversations and for end of year appraisals. Several users have requested continued access to the model. Effectively we now have Product Market Fit. Emotionise AI is the only AI & NLP domain model trained with emotional intelligence at itw core. By creating all of our own data, we have built significant IP and are ahead of competitors. We have just secured HPSU with Enterprise Ireland who are investing a further €250k in us. We have raised €400k in total. Head of AI at Berkeley Dr James G Shanahan is on our Board of Advisors, along with Meta’s former Director of Global Talent Acquisitions & Scaled Operations Ita Gildea.

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GENERATIVE AI

Co Cork Est. 2018

Marie Toft, Tim Pat Dufficy & Siva Sharma /toftmarie tdufficy siva-sharma

Marie enjoyed an international career as a senior TV executive and documentary maker before returning to university to study psychotherapy. Today she has combined her story-telling and psychotherapy experience to create Emotionise AI - which puts the EI into AI. Marie set up several programmes from scratch and has significant startup and management experience. She set up Ireland’s longest running daytime TV show ‘Today with Maura & Daithi’, recruiting and managing a team of 40 people and running a budget of over €1m. Her award wining shows include Circom’s The Business, New York Film Festival Silver Medal winner ‘Kevin Dundon’s Modern Irish Food’ and IFTA nominated Creedon’s Wild Atlantic Way and Creedon’s Shannon.

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VISION AI

Dublin Est. 2019

David Owens & Piotr Gospodarczyk dbfowens piotrgospodarczyk

David combines a background in healthcare, fitness, and tech startups to shape the vision for EveryAngle and lead the charge in revolutionising retail analytics with Vision AI. His belief in open communication, positive thinking, and ethical action has steered the company towards impactful solutions that are changing the game for physical retailers globally. With his guidance, EveryAngle has harnessed the power of Meraki MV, delivering innovation in both modern surveillance and sensor data interpretation. Piotr G. is a seasoned leader and entrepreneur with a strong background in technology and business. As the CTO and co-founder of EveryAngle since 2019, Piotr managed a remote team, streamlined company policies, and spearheaded recruitment. Prior to this, Piotr founded Pattern Design Studio in 2012, overseeing finance, strategy, client relationships, and business development as CEO.

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Company Profile EveryAngle is at the forefront of revolutionizing retail analytics through AI technology. Founded in 2019, our platform Aurora provides in-depth insights into customer behavior and store performance, bridging the gap between online and physical retail analytics. We’re committed to empowering retailers with actionable data for strategic decision-making and operational efficiency.

Company Achievements to Date n Achieving 200% growth in 2023 n Achieving $1 Million ARR in 2023 n 0% Customer churn in 2023

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AGTECH

Dr. Eoghan Finneran, Joe Desbonnet & Brendan Allen eoghan-finneran jdesbonnet

Co. Roscommon Est. 2017

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The founders of Farmeye are Dr Eoghan Finneran, an agronomist and economist with a background in agriculture, Joe Desbonnet a software and hardware engineer, and Brendan Allen, a serial food and agri entrepreneur. Established as a spin out from NUI Galway in 2017, the three founders joined forces, working diligently to develop the business to where it is today. The latest success was the opening of our UK office, with plans for further expansion. Farmeye has secured contracts with leading companies such as Tirlan, Lakeland Dairies, Carbery group, Aurivo and many more, in addition to the Irish Government and the European Space Agency. Soil health was our starting point, but in recent years we developed the ability to measure other Natural Capital important to farmers and their livelihoods. The commitment and dedication the founders have to the company and its purpose is evident in the work they do every day.

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Company Profile Farmeye is an award-winning AgTech company, providing a Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) platform for Natural Capital (NC) on farms and in nature. Natural capital is the world’s stock of natural resources, which includes geology, soils, air, water and all living organisms. We combine Agronomy, GPS, GIS, automation, remote sensing and machine learning to offer scalable and robust soil and land management systems to Agri-Corporates, State Bodies, Farm Advisors and Farmers. Our platform allows insights to be derived from soil health, farm carbon and environmental data, which enable the agri-sector to adjust to meet stringent climate action targets.

Company Achievements to Date Award-winning Farmeye are managing one of the world’s largest geotagged soil health databases, mapping over 1.3 million hectares and over 13 thousand farm accounts. The company’s commitment to innovation is underscored by securing contracts with the prestigious European Space Agency (ESA), enabling scalable measurements of habitats on farms. Notably, FARMEYE proudly oversees one of the largest government soil health contracts in the EU, solidifying its position as a key player in sustainable agriculture. Setting an industry precedent, the company is the first and only ISO 18400 accredited agency for soil sampling and reporting in Ireland, attesting to its commitment to quality and precision. Farmeye also marked a significant milestone in 2023, with the opening of their UK office, signifying the company’s continuous expansion in the agricultural technology sector.

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SKINCARE PRODUCTS

Ireland Est. 2017

Pauline Prescott pauline-prescott

As a businesswoman and frequent traveller founder Pauline Prescott identified a common challenge amongst other busy men and women – how to simplify a skincare routine without compromising on efficacy or quality. She wanted to create a skincare range in which every product combined at least three essential benefits, using natural active ingredients derived from foods, plants and botanical oils. Formulations had to be simple to use, easy to understand and nutrient-dense. The range merges skincare and wellness whilst delivering an indulgent experience and transformative skin results associated with the highest quality skincare collections. Today, Pauline is proud to present a capsule collection of multi-tasking, multibenefit essentials which naturally nourish your skin and reduce the steps in your routine. Each one is inspired by her goal to create high-performance formulations, while maintaining an environmental commitment to reduce waste, conserve water and source sustainably.

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Company Profile We create high performance, luxurious, multitasking formulations inspired by the healing powers of nature. We are defining ‘smart skincare’ by creating a gender-neutral range for those wanting a premium skincare routine that is simple to use, easy to understand but highly effective. Innovation, Efficacy and Conservation are at the heart of everything we do.

Company Achievements to Date n Tri-Balm success includes: Fastest growing SKU in EasyJet; recommended by Forbes magazine as an ideal product for night flights; accepted by some of the most respected and best-known airlines since 2018, endorsed by supermodel David Gandy in BA in-flight magazine as a travel essential. Formulae Prescott has received extensive praise in the press from highly acclaimed journalists including India Knight, Sunday Times Style, Sali Hughes, The Guardian, Jo Elvin, You Magazine + many more. Numerous industry awards this year including: Beauty Innovation Awards 2023, Tri-Balm Skin Product of the Year; Frontier Awards 2023: Highly Commended in Star Beauty Product of the Year category; Green Parent Natural Beauty Awards 2023: Silver Award Best Eye Cream for Eye & Lip Contour Cream; Free From Skincare Awards 2023: Bronze for Tri-Balm in the Face Care category; Global Make-Up Awards 2023, UK & Asia: Tri -Balm Best Oil Cleanser; Corporate Live Wire Innovation & Excellence Awards 2023: Facial Skincare Brand of the Year; Glosswire Pitch Competition Of The Year 2023: Formulae Prescott Brand 2nd place; LuxLife Health, Beauty & Wellness Awards 2023: Tri-Balm, Luxury Facial Skincare Product Of The Year. Also placed 66th in JP Morgan’s Top 200 Female Powered Businesses 2021.

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MEDTECH

Cork Est. 2018

Vincent Forde vincent-forde-gasgon-medical

Vincent Forde - Founder and CEO: Vincent has 20+ years’ experience in senior management and founder positions across retail, design and engineering businesses, leading sales and strategy. He invented the AirVault® technology, filing 9 patents to date. As solo founder he has raised in excess of €1.2m in non-dilutive funding and grants, including EIC SME Phase 1, EIC Fast Track to Innovation and IT Health Headstart. In 2016 he was awarded Enterprise Ireland ‘National College Entrepreneur of the Year’. Since then, he has led Gasgon Medical’s growth, securing €2.25m equity finance in April 2022. Other awards include EIT Health Catapult (Paris), Bridge to MassChallenge (Boston) and Intertrade Ireland’s Seedcorn competition overall winner for 2021. He holds a Bachelor’s degree and an Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering.

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Company Profile Gasgon Medical is an award-winning startup medical device R&D company, manufacturing AirVault®, a device to remove air bubbles, a leading cause of risk and disruption, during intravenous (IV) infusion therapy. Founded in 2018 the company has been awarded grants by the European Innovation Council, EIT Health and raised a €2.25 million seed round in 2021 from a range of international and Irish investors that included Furthr VC, HBAN and Enterprise Ireland. The HPSU company currently employs 7 full-time at its Cork HQ, with plans to expand in the next year as products are launched into global markets. Gasgon’s product, AirVault®, is designated as a ‘Top 20 Innovation in Healthcare’ project by Health Innovation Hub Ireland in 2021 and the company is working with healthcare providers and hospitals in several countries.

Company Achievements to Date n InterTrade Ireland Seedcorn 2021 - Overall Winner €100,000 prize. n EIC Fast Track to Innovation Grant 2020 - recipient of €3m (consortium). n EIT Health ‘Catapult’ 2018 - Second Place overall (Europe) €20,000 prize. n EIT Health ‘Headstart’ 2016’ - Winner €50,000 prize. n Enterprise Ireland ‘College Entrepreneur of the Year’ 2016 - €10,000 prize. n Accenture “Leaders of Tomorrow’ Award 2016 - Winner n Bridge to MassChallenge Boston 2018 - Winner. n EIC SME Instrument Phase 1 Grant recipient 2018 - recipient of €50,000. n LEO Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur’ Cork South 2018 - Winner.

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CONNECTIVITY

Company Profile GoChallenge brings a bold new vision for how organisations and their people connect and thrive in this new era of work. Our mission is to make self-care and well-being part of everyone’s job description and working day. GoChallenge’s platform and companion app reconnects and re-energises people no matter where their work happens. The positive impact we’ve had on our clients’ businesses speaks for itself: n 86% reported being more connected with their colleagues. n 87% noted improved productivity in terms of time management and task completion. n 88% greater engagement with their company’s mission and vision. n 83% reported feeling more energized.

Company Achievements to Date GoChallenge has made significant strides in establishing a strong foundation and achieving key milestones. We’ve made great headway in validating our product-market fit, engaging with our target audience to understand their needs and refining our offerings accordingly. Our (MVP) development was a pivotal phase, where we focused on delivering core functionalities that resonate with our users, garnering positive feedback and driving market informed development. In terms of revenue generation, we’ve initiated our monetization strategy and have seen promising results, securing initial revenue streams through early adopters and pilot programs with real customers such as Three, Corporate Care and Circle K. This traction underscores the value our solution brings to the market. Moreover, our revenue model has showcased potential for scalability and growth. Team selection has been a critical aspect of our progress. We’ve curated a dynamic and diverse team, bringing together individuals with a range of expertise in technology, marketing, and business development. This collaborative synergy has been instrumental in propelling our vision forward, allowing us to leverage collective strengths and navigate challenges with agility. Overall, our achievements reflect our dedication to building a viable and impactful company, laying the groundwork for future growth and success in the competitive landscape.

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Waterford Est. 2021

John Barron & Dr. Caitríona Mooney johnrbarron dr-caitriona-mooney

Our founders are proven, experienced and ambitious: John Barron - CEO & Founder: Experienced leader in disruptive start-ups and Fortune 500 organisations. GoChallenge is John’s second start up having previously founded Vennetics.com. Dr. Caitriona Mooney – Co-Founder & Director of Health & Wellbeing: Dr. Mooney is passionate advocate of preventative medicine and improving people’s physical and mental health through exercise, sleep and food.

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DESIGNATED ACTIVITY

Company Profile Gorm is an award-winning social enterprise on a mission to unify across differences and advance belonging for marginalised communities. Gorm’s vision is to spark a movement of unity and shared understanding through innovative digital media, and intercultural training and consultancy that demonstrate that difference does not mean division. With the unique blend of expertise in creative media and social psychology we aid in the sustainable goals of (10) reducing inequality and (16) peace justice & strong institutions.

Company Achievements to Date 2020 n Ideas Academy: Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Programme n University of Limerick, Student Entrepreneurship Award 2021 n Landecker Fellowship by Humanity in Action (1st Irish Project Enrolled) n Awakenhub SheGenerate Programme - In founding cohort 2022 n Awarded Rethink Ireland: Social Enterprise Start-up Fund 2023 n X3 our total income (a mixture of traded income and grant income as a social enterprise) n Changing Ireland Accelerator by Social Entrepreneurs Ireland and Google.org n Awarded the Change-maker Award in She’s Next by Visa and IFundWomen n Tech and Digital Winner in the Women of Power Awards 2023 n Company Listed Irish Independent 30 under 30: The next generation of high flyers in Irish business

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DESIGNATED ACTIVITY

Tallaght, Dublin Est. 2020

Mamobo Ogoro mamobo

Mamobo Ogoro is a Social Psychologist and award winning social entrepreneur. She was the first Sanctuary PhD Fellow at the University of Limerick, with her research investigating migrant identity construction in Ireland and how systems of inclusion and exclusion affect migrant communities in Ireland. Mamobo is on a personal mission to unify the world. She is the Founder and CEO of Gorm, an award winning social enterprise on a mission to unify across differences and advance belonging for marginalised communities. Mamobo has been heralded for her work with Gorm on countless occasions, and most recently won the ‘Tech and Digital’ award in the Power of Woman 2023 Awards by VIP Publishing and eir, and named in the 30 under 30 list by the Irish Independent in Nov 2023.

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DIGITALISATION

Daragh Jordan & Erik Jentetics

Galway, Ireland and Manhattan, New York

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Est. 2018

Erik Jentetics and Daragh Jordan, co-founders of Grafton Digital, are esteemed Tech Solutions Entrepreneurs. Their company collaborates with SMEs and Enterprises, excelling in partnering with businesses across Ireland, the UK, Europe, North America, and more recently, the United Arab Emirates. Both Erik and Daragh were honoured as part of ‘Ireland’s 30 under 30’ in 2021, highlighting Grafton Digital’s successful expansion into the United States. Erik and Daragh possess a profound understanding of the digital realm, enabling Grafton Digital to deliver tailored software solutions for various industries via cutting-edge web and app development technologies. Renowned for their customer-centric approach and top-tier product development, the company consistently delivers high-quality solutions.

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Company Profile At Grafton Digital, we Transform Challenges into Digital Opportunities. We are an awardwinning digital solutions team building enterprise multichannel B2B and B2C focused digital commerce platforms. Founded in 2018, today we have a team of over 25 digital experts who have helped our clients build successful and engaging digital commerce & content platforms serving their local, national and international customers.

Company Achievements to Date Grafton Digital stands as a distinguished tech enterprise, known for its innovative solutions in the digital realm. Our company thrives on collaborations with SMEs and Enterprises, establishing strong partnerships across Ireland, the UK, Europe, North America, and most recently, the United Arab Emirates. Notably, Grafton Digital celebrated a momentous milestone by gracing Times Square with our billboard in 2023, signifying our growing influence and presence globally. Our expertise lies in tailoring bespoke software solutions for diverse industries, leveraging cutting-edge web and app development technologies. Renowned for our customer-centric ethos and the consistent delivery of top-tier product development, we pride ourselves on providing high-quality solutions that resonate with our clients. Acknowledged in reputable national and international publications such as the Irish Times, Sunday Times UK, and Silicon Republic, Grafton Digital remains at the forefront of the industry, demonstrating our expertise and commitment to excellence.

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TOURISM TECH

Bunratty, Co. Clare Est. 2019

Ivan Tuohy /ivantuohy

Ivan Tuohy has amassed a wealth of tourism industry knowledge having worked for over 20 years within the hotel, visitor attraction and hospitality sector, with 14 years as General Manager. Prior to founding Great Visitor Experiences, an award-winning digital software company, he worked with Shannon Heritage, Ireland’s largest commercial visitor attraction operator where he was General Manager for sites such as Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (Clare) and King John’s Castle (Limerick). Ivan’s goal is to transform how visitor attractions and museums connect and communicate with in-destination visitors using data driven technology to maximise their reach, revenue & market share. He is also currently pursuing a PhD where the focus of his research is on co-creation and investigating the factors that influence decision making by visitors while in destination. Ivan’s key skillset relates to bringing stories of a destination to life through innovative technology, a deep understanding of the visitor needs, a respect for culture, people, place, and history and bringing these factors to the forefront of product development.

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TOURISM TECH

Company Profile Great Visitor Experiences offers a holistic end to end visitor platform which includes a free Visitor App, a paid management software Visitor Destination Platform and a Ticket Booking Engine for the experience sector. Our company’s focus is on digitalising all visitor touch points and business processes such as content management, e-ticketing, visitor mapping, storytelling, data collection, data analytics, sales notifications, sales promotions of direct site and of nearby destinations. In essence, we are transforming how these businesses communicate, engage, and interact with their visitors.

Company Achievements to Date n Most Innovative Tourism Information Provider 2023 n Content Management Company of the Year Winner 2020 & 2021 n Most Innovative Travel & Hospitality Professional Winner 2020 n Over 600 B2B customers n Over 1 million visitors in Ireland now have direct access to our visitor app n Increased sales by 250% year on year (2023 vs 2022) n AI Itinerary Tool launched in the US July 2023 n Expanding to UK, USA & Middle East n Pipeline of innovative tools to be launched Q1 2024

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SUSTAINABILITY

Lisa O’Riordan, Dr Mary O’Riordan, David O’Riordan lisa-o-riordan

Dublin Est. 2021

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Lisa O’Riordan: Extensive experience in planning, design and production of apparel manufacturing plus logistics and operations of large-scale events. Dr Mary O’Riordan: 20+ years’ experience in medicine specialising in highly infectious emerging threats preparedness and response including senior, advisory capacity in infectious waste management. David O’Riordan: In-depth background in prototype development in the medical device industry and expert knowledge in manufacturing of consumable medical products.

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SUSTAINABILITY

Company Profile HaPPE Earth have developed a full cycle, service model that tackles the problems of single use plastic and food waste with on-site bio-digestion and sustainability monitoring. The combination of single use compostable PPE waste with food waste for on-site bio-digestion is a global first. The HaPPE cycle is a full cycle service based model, that has potential to remove 100% of the feedstock waste, reduce feedstock mass by 70% while creating a positive fertiliser yield of 30% that can be used by the health services. This will be monitored using a HaPPE ESG reporting tool.

Company Achievements to Date Winners of: n 2022 Health Innovation Hub Ireland; n 2022 Health tech sustainability awards; In a short space of time HaPPE Earth have developed viable compostable PPE that is being used in Irish hospitals but more importantly are preparing to launch in 2024, their full service compostable consumables as a service model for healthcare. This means bringing the circular economy into the health sector and is in line with the Second Circular Economy Action Plan (2020) which proposes specific waste-related measures including waste reduction targets for specific streams and other measures on waste prevention.

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PET FOOD

Company Profile Harley & Marley – Fine Irish Pet Food & Treats offers a range of Super Premium, delicious, natural and healthy, fish-based food and treats for Dogs and Cats. Made with freshly prepared fish that is fully traceable back to individual boats and skippers, we have taken the bits of fish not used for human consumption and turned them into a high value product. Made with Love in Ireland, Harley & Marley is not just another petfood brand. We are a movement driven by the desire to offer pets the very best in fish-based nutrition while at the same time bolstering the circular economy.

Company Achievements to Date Exponential growth in global petfood is driven by humanisation & premiumisation, plus demand for functional health benefits and high quality, all-natural ingredients. We have created a strong brand that speaks to the persistent predominant forces in the global petfood market – ticks all the boxes for discerning consumers; and emphasises transparency and authenticity. We have a range of air-dried dog and cat treats; and dry complete for dogs and we have begun R&D for cat dry, dog wet and cat wet. The majority of petfood is still bought in store. While we recognise the attractiveness of a DTC Online Subscription model, and are building out a subscription model via our website, we are taking a multi-channel approach. In terms of traction to date we have proven our business model in Ireland, with, apart from selling into pet retail, two contracts with Tier One multiples – Dunnes Stores and Musgraves. We recently pitched to three interested UK pet retail chains and we are in conversations with European distributors in Germany, Spain and Benelux, as well as seeking USDA approval to enter the US market. We are hiring FT Sales Manager in Ireland; International Business Development Manager; Marketing Manager; and Office Manager/Book-keeper for Q2-24.

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PET FOOD

Portia Quinn & John Kenny

Dublin and Wexford Est. 2021

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Portia Quinn, Founder and CEO, is an experienced entrepreneur, with a background in the international financial sector, spanning roles in journalism, analysis and product development. Portia’s expertise in project management; product development; concept testing and relationship management; and love of design, branding and storytelling, are strengths that helped build the strong Harley & Marley brand and range of products and get it on shelves. John Kenny, Head of Supply, and Atlantis Seafoods of Kilmore Quay has been bringing fresh fish to supermarkets and the service industry in Ireland for 30 years. At the forefront of sustainable fishing in Ireland, John is a Gold Member of Origin Green and offers full traceability on all his fish. Producing Harley & Marley reduces his fish waste by 45%. Being in business with Atlantis offers Harley & Marley unique competitive advantage, not least because we have year-round virtually unlimited supply of fresh fish.

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MEDTECH

Raisa Pokrovskaya (CEO), & Schuyler Vink (CTO)

Dublin Est. 2020

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Our exceptional founding duo, Raisa and Schuyler, embodies the perfect synergy of business acumen and technological prowess. Raisa, our visionary CEO, brings a unique blend of Psychology and Innovation to the table, fused with her extensive startup, customer success, gamification, and mentorship background. Her specialisation in product strategy for serious gaming allowed her to reimagine and crystallise our company and product vision completely. On the technical and scientific front, our CTO, Schuyler, boasts an impressive foundation in neuroprosthetics and a track record in neurodegeneration and upper extremity motor task rehabilitation. As a seasoned retention strategist, she’s excelled in reducing intervention attrition rates. Today, she is a Course Leader at UPenn, and her past collaborations include prestigious institutions like the Mayo Clinic and Barrow Neurological Institute. Together, Raisa and Schuyler form an unstoppable force, driving our company’s mission to new heights with their unparalleled expertise and dedication.

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MEDTECH

Company Profile HealingHand Tech, a prototype-stage MedTech startup formed in 2020, is developing a fully remote end-to-end solution for upper limb stroke rehabilitation with personalised game environment controlled by therapist. With an unmatched first-in healthcare personalisation structure, a unique IMU-based wearable device covering the entire upper limb and all rehabilitation stages, and a peer2peer multiplayer community, they set up a new standard and plan to scale up to 4 additional diagnoses and 2 alternative device applications. Launching in US in 2025 with B2B model, they aim to finalise and test TRL6 prototype on patients in spring 2024, followed by €1M seed round.

Company Achievements to Date Our company has achieved remarkable milestones on its journey to revolutionise the healthcare industry. At the forefront of innovation, we have developed a patentable personalisation system, marking a pioneering advancement in healthcare. We have meticulously validated every aspect of our product and strategic approach, ensuring our readiness for success. Our dedicated team, consisting of 2 co-founders, 5 core employees, and a dynamic group of interns, is fortified by a network of esteemed advisors and mentors. As members of the Microsoft for Startup program and beneficiaries of acceleration support from EIT Health, we have honed our skills and expanded our horizons. Participation in renowned accelerators, including New Frontiers Phase 2, has propelled us further. We’ve crafted a well-defined go-to-market and sales strategy, distinguished by its creative approach, garnering Letters of Intent and testimonials from enthusiastic partners. Our excellence is acknowledged as we have been finalists in the Irish National Startup Awards’ MedTech category for three consecutive years. We are poised to conduct springtime testing with a functional prototype nearing completion by March. Looking ahead, we are on track to raise a €1M seed round by mid-summer next year, solidifying our commitment to transforming healthcare through innovation and dedication.

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PROPERTY SOFTWARE

Company Profile HomeHop, an innovative PropTech company, is addressing the inefficiencies plaguing the property management sector. HomeHop offers a user-friendly property management software, emphasising a self-diagnostic repair tool to reduce maintenance requests. The platform is designed to ease the workload for property managers, improve tenant and contractor satisfaction, and ultimately drive business growth.

Company Achievements to Date n HomeHop’s journey began with a transformative pivot from a tenant screening concept to a comprehensive property management software solution. This strategic shift enabled HomeHop to address a broader range of market needs, showcasing its agility and market responsiveness. One month after pivoting, HomeHop secured its first customer who pre-paid 6 months worth of access to the platform upfront before it was even developed. HomeHop is an NDRC pre-accelerator alum and current New Frontiers Phase 2 participant. A key milestone was building HomeHop’s prototype and launching a successful pilot program with our pilot customer Hunters Estate Agents, which launched HomeHop into 130 properties around Dublin, catering to over 400 tenants. This pilot not only validated the software’s market fit but also provided invaluable insights and user feedback, crucial for future development and refinement of the platform. HomeHop’s achievements are further bolstered by the assembly of a strong advisory board, comprising industry experts in real estate, PropTech, and cybersecurity.

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PROPERTY SOFTWARE

Vincent Forde

Dublin Est. 2023

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Robert is a self-taught coder (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SQL, Python), DCU Marketing Innovation & Technology graduate. Founded a successful Amazon FBA business at 18, founded and led two social enterprises to global recognition, where he built a team of 10 core members. Washington Ireland Alum, Ex Bounce Insights (startup), and now CEO of HomeHop. Actively seeking a CTO to fill knowledge gaps within the team. Backed by a formidable team of eight key advisors spanning real estate, PropTech, cybersecurity, and more, supporting HomeHop’s growth and vision.

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STORYTELLING

Company Profile Imvizar is at the forefront of AR storytelling, serving as a one-stop shop for location-based AR narratives. Having created over 60 global experiences since 2021, and building a user-friendly content hosting platform, they stand as pioneers in the field. Their upcoming no-code AR composer tool, StageReality, is poised to redefine AR content development, eliminating the barriers that have hindered immersive storytelling. StageReality empowers creators to effortlessly create location-based AR stories with unmatched simplicity. Imvizar were recently recognized as one of the “7 Most Innovative Startups of SXSW 2023” for thought leadership in immersive and spatial storytelling.

Company Achievements to Date n Built and launched over 60 storytelling experiences in five countries n Developed world’s first no-code AR authoring tool n Positioned as global thought leaders in Spatial Storytelling through presentations at events such as Augmented World Expo, SXSW and Web Summit. n Winner of ‘Startup of the Year’ at Ireland’s National Enterprise Awards 2023 n Selected one of the 7 most innovative startups at SXSW 2023

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Michael Guerin

Dublin Est. 2021

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Michael is the Founder and CEO of Imvizar, an award-winning global platform that uses augmented reality to create immersive storytelling experiences. Imvizar transforms stories from a passive event into a walkable, life-sized experience, using cutting-edge technology to create engaging experiences for audiences. He founded the award-winning Smart Docklands, which is Dublin’s Smart City Testbed. Michael has also chaired the Connected City Infrastructure Solution Group on behalf of Telecom Infrastructure Project and worked on various 5G projects in Dublin. He has served as a Smart City Advisor to the Harvard City Innovator Forum. Michael’s passion lies in creating unique and engaging experiences using augmented reality, and he continues to drive innovation in digital storytelling.

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SAAS STARTUP

Company Profile inclusio is the first purpose-built, science-based culture, tracking, and learning platform that enables employers to reach their DEI ambitions through concrete insights instead of guesswork. inclusio evolved from four years of academic research and development; and combines Psychology, Technology, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to measure and track culture; drive personalised micro-learning; and get the rich insights organisation’s need to accelerate your cultural transformation. The inclusio data insights are based on the voices of your people, and gives employers the most comprehensive, reliable diversity and culture data on the market to accelerate your cultural transformation.

Company Achievements to Date n Shortlisted for the European Compliance and Ethics Award (ECEC,2020) n Winner, inclusio won the Knowledge Transfer Ireland, Impact Award (2021) n Winner, Altice International Innovation Award Startup category (2022) n TSX Top Ten: Ones to Watch (2022) n Think Business: Top 100 Irish Startups to watch for (2022) n Business & Finance ESG Awards: Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion Initiative (2023) n KPMG Global Tech Innovator: Top 8 finalist (2023) n Ibec Technology Award: Tech for good finalist (2023) n CIPD HR Awards: Digital Leadership Finalist (2023)

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SAAS STARTUP

Sandra Healy, Deborah Murphy & Arthur Lubambo sandra-healy deborahmurphyinclusio

Dublin Est. 2020

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Sandra Healy, CEO & Founder: 20 years in the global telecoms industry and five years at Dublin City University - founded and established the DCU Centre of Excellence for Diversity and Inclusion. Award winning DEI expert; Organisational Psychologist; and NLP Master Practitioner Deborah Murphy, COO & Co-Founder: 15 years’ experience in global technology start-ups. An innovative design thinker with a focus on building global, scalable SaaS software products and processes Arthur Lubambo, Technical Director & Co-Founder: 9 years experience in Software Engineering leading global technical teams. Background in Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning, Natural Language Processing, Data Science, Games, and Software Engineering

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DATA ANALYTICS

Dr Clare Ryan & Paul Daly clarebryan

Letterkenny, Donegal Est. 2018

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Dr. Clare Ryan, CEO: With a rich academic background, including a PhD and MA in Governance, Compliance & Data Protection, Clare brings strong expertise in data governance and risk management. Clare has a proven track record in educational leadership, having spearheaded two major education initiatives supporting marginalised groups in Northern Ireland’s higher education institutions. Clare is passionate about supporting non-technical business owners to manage their cybersecurity and is often invited to speak at events and conferences on such areas. Paul Daly, CTO: Paul has a strong cybersecurity academic background coupled with significant industry experience. Bringing over a decade and a half of experience, he has been instrumental in bolstering cybersecurity for numerous small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Paul’s expertise is not just technical but also extends to ensuring customer success, demonstrated through his adeptness in software project delivery and facilitating SME adoption of these technologies in previous projects.

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DATA ANALYTICS

Company Profile ITUS has developed CYBRISC, a Machine Learning driven data analytics platform that determines the likelihood of a cyber incident occurring in an SME. CYBRISC harness data from within the organisation to generate a proprietary security score, which can be shared with insurance providers to avail of fairer priced cyber insurance. It educates non-technical business owners to manage cyber risk and prevent cyber-attacks. CYBRISC helps reduce cyber incidents by 50% , and reduces cyber insurance claims as a result. Unlike our competitors, we can report on near miss events.

Company Achievements to Date n The Ireland Funds Business Plan Finalist (2019) n National Start-Up Awards Early Stage Start-Up Bronze Award (2019) n Zurich Innovation Champion (Ireland) 2020 n Finalist in ITC +DIA Pitch Challenge: Ireland’s most innovative InsurTech start-ups (2020) n National Start-Up Awards EmergeTech Regional Finalist (Ulster/Connacht) (2021) n National Start-Up Awards FinTech Regional Finalist (Ulster/Connacht) (2021) n National Start-Up Awards FinTech Start-Up Category Bronze Award (2021) n Starting Strong participant (2022) n Cyber Runway UK (Top 20 early stage cyber start-ups) (2022) n Intertrade Ireland Seedcorn winner (New Start, Connacht and Leister) (2022) n NSCS CyberDen Winner (2023)

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SUSTAINABILITY

Alan Browne & Aileen Griffin alanbrowne

Dublin Est. 2023

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Alan and Aileen are both successful entrepreneurs and are now keen to use their skills to have a lasting and real impact on our environment and how we live in our cities. Alan’s most recent success was in the Fintech sector. In 2015, he founded and grew a successful fintech business which he sold to the largest pension provider in the UK after only 5 years, earning him and his shareholders a nice return. Aileen started her first dental practice just four years after graduating, then opened a second practice. She now owns a large orthodontic practice and earns a steady and healthy income without being involved in the day to day.

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SUSTAINABILITY

Company Profile 100 EU cities are legally bound and committed to reducing emissions to zero by 2030. Billions of euros are going into walking and cycling infrastructure and cities across Europe are quickly becoming pedestrianised meaning taxi trips are taking longer and costing more. Kerb cabs are the solution. Their electric, pedal assisted bikes are designed to carry up to two passengers and capable of using cycle lanes to avoid traffic. This low weight, carbon neutral option provides a safe, dry and private experience to passengers but most importantly gets people from A to be quicker and cheaper than a taxi.

Company Achievements to Date n Revenue generating earning both fare income and sponsorship income n Secured a key partnership who have over 2m customers in Ireland and 54m across Europe n Close to an agreement with a European manufacturer to produce our Kerb 2 bike which comes with exclusivity and some IP ownership so that we can guarantee supply of a bike for 25% less than the closest alternative

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SPORTS EDUCATION

Westmeath Est. 2022

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Mark Connaughton is a football coach for the last 14 years. Mark has played football at a high level in Ireland repesenting teams such as Shelbourne and Longford Town, which also representing Ireland at college level in 2015/16. Mark completed a level 8 Sport & Business degree in Sligo IT and went on to coach football in the USA. Mark is passionate about helping kids fall in love with sport. The confidence that is learned in sport can then be applied to other areas of life.

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SPORTS EDUCATION

Company Profile Klaaskickz has created colour-coded football boots to help young children identify and remember the different parts of the feet used in football/GAA through colours. We now pass with green, shoot with blue and say No to the big toe kick with red. They also come with training videos so any parent/volunteer can teach their kid the basics of football through colours. We also provide primary schools with professional coaching using our Klaaskickz football boots. We aim to reduce the figure of - 50% of primary school kids under 10 being unable to kick the ball correctly (belton, 2020)

Company Achievements to Date n Klaaskickz launched in May 2022. In January 2023 we had 3 stockists of Klaaskickz Football Boots in Ireland, we now have 47 stockists of Klaaskickz Football Boots in Ireland & Northern Ireland. n We have also completed 32 Schools Programmes in 2023 where each kid uses Klaaskickz Football

Boots to learn the basics of football in a very fun way. n We came third place in the National Startup Awards last year and have been nominated in the top 6

businesses this year also. n We have been nominated for other awards such as the Westmeath Awards, Micro Business Awards

etc.. n Our biggest achievement of all is helping kids to learn football in an easier and quicker way.

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POLLUTION

Company Profile Lios is building advanced materials to eradicate harmful noise pollution. Based in Dublin, Lios employs a growing international team dedicated to creating a cleaner and quieter world. Co-founders Rhona Togher & Eimear O’Carroll have worked together since 2009. Trained as physicists and frustrated with the pace of advancements in their field, the team developed SoundBounce – a revolutionary new material designed to tackle noise challenges. Their advanced material has applications across multiple industries, including construction, home appliances, automotive, and aerospace. SoundBounce is a non-toxic, sustainable solution to noise pollution and is thinner and more effective than traditional solutions.

Company Achievements to Date To date Lios have raised €3.8m from different sources – including pre-seed and seed investment from Enterprise Ireland and SOSV, a deep-tech fund for sustainable solutions. They also received support from H2020 for the TANDEM project to develop the MVP of SoundBounce and prove market demand in various industries. Lios and SoundBounce have won many awards from around the world, recognising the highly innovative nature of the technology and the massive demand from the market. These include winning the EPO Inventor of the Year SME Award, She Loves Tech Global Winner, Hello Tomorrow New Materials Prize, JEC World Startup Booster, and Ireland’s Best Entrepreneur. Lios have secured numerous revenue generating pilot projects with customers, validating the industry demand for SoundBounce. Pilot projects have engaged market leaders in the construction, home appliances, automotive, and aerospace industries. A notable example of these commercial development projects is Lios’ work with the European Space Agency (ESA). Following the completion of a Phase 1 project in 2022, Lios began a Phase 2 project in early 2023. This 18 month co-funded development contract focuses on lightweighting and is worth almost €1m. SoundBounce would enable an increase in the size of satellites launched by ESA, giving Europe a key advantage in the competitive space sector.

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POLLUTION

Dublin Est. 2009 Rhona Togher & Eimear O’Carroll rhonatogher eimearocarroll

Founders Lios is a startup based in Dublin, Ireland, founded by Rhona Togher and Eimear O’Carroll in 2009. Together they have grown the business into an innovation powerhouse, with an expert team developing real-world solutions that address the problem of noise pollution. Rhona Rhona Togher as CEO and Co-Founder, has led the growth of Lios, securing €3.8 million in funding to date and generating pilot revenues. Her background in physics has given her a unique perspective and the ability to develop groundbreaking products that have garnered the attention of the global market. Rhona has cultivated a competitive IP portfolio, allowing Lios to advance its SoundBounce technology from concept to a fully functional prototype product. Rhona has been recognised both at home and abroad as a leader in the global startup community and an ambassador for Irish female entrepreneurship. Eimear Eimear O’Carroll, as CTO and Co-Founder of Lios, leads technical development. She has been instrumental in building strategic global partnerships with market leaders and innovators, a key driver of the adoption of Lios’ technologies. In addition, her deep understanding of the technology and market requirements bolsters Lios’ commercialisation efforts in her technical sales role, where she translates customer needs into final products. Eimear has an MPhys in Physics and she is in charge of commercialisation, research and development, and compliance. Well-versed in the latest industry trends and regulations, Eimear has spoken on the topic of advanced materials and their role in creating a sustainable future at events around the world.

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DIGITAL HEALTH

Galway Est. 2023

Fionn Delahunty & Mihael Arcan fionndelahunty mihael-arcan

Fionn Delahunty holds degrees in both Psychology and Data Science and is qualified to hold the position of a graduate member of the Psychological Society of Ireland. He has previously worked in both early and late-stage startups. Notably, he led the cross-functional product development of ‘Moodpath’ psychological screening algorithm, which at the time was the most popular mental health app globally, with over three million users. He also was the second product hire for Jina. As the CEO of Lua Health, Fionn is focusing on identifying market needs and conceptualizing the product and the sourcing investment for the company, among others. Mihael Arcan holds a doctoral degree in Computer Science from the University of Galway, where his research topics focused on terminology and knowledge graph injection into neural machine translation architecture. He also followed the work on empathetic dialogue systems and natural language generation with multi-modal data. During his work at DSI, Mihael either led or was PI to several industry-funded projects focusing on domain-specific translations or intent classification, among others. As the CSO, Mihael is focusing on setting research priorities for biomarker detection for mental health, recommending future research ventures, and representing the scientific interests of the company.

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DIGITAL HEALTH

Company Profile Lua Health is a software solution that measures mental well-being (depression, anxiety, stress, burnout) from text or speech data, gathered from corporate communications (emails, internal messages, calls). Lua Health can detect downward trends in an employee’s wellbeing as they happen in real time, and intelligently direct an individual to access treatments that are either offered by their company (EAPs, mindfulness sessions) or externally offered. The current product can be installed in Microsoft Teams or Slack as an application, or directly integrated into a client companies proprietary internal messaging tool via an API.

Company Achievements to Date Lua Health closed its pre-seed round of investment of €500.000 in 2023, meantime Lua Health was shortlisted for the ITAG Excellence Awards for the Best application of AI, as well as the Regional Shortlist for Connacht/Ulster for the National Startup Awards 2023 for AI Focused Startup. Finally, Lua Health is in the top 20 companies to pitch at the Slush, the world’s leading startup event.

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MEDTECH

Aaron Hannon, Dr Barbara Oliveira & Dr Martin O’Halloran aaronhannon

Galway Est. 2021

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CEO, Aaron Hannon is a Thiel Fellow and Y Combinator alumnus with a background in software and electronic engineering. He was named on JCI’s Ten Outstanding Young People of the World in 2020 and filed his first medical device patent aged 17. Chief Clinical Officer Dr Barbara Oliveira, also a YC alumna, obtained a PhD in Engineering at the University of Galway and was recognised by MIT Tech Review’s Innovators Under 35 in 2023. Co-Founder and Head of Pipeline Research Prof Martin O’Halloran is a Professor of Medical Electronics at University of Galway and the Executive Director of the prestigious BioInnovate programme.

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MEDTECH

Company Profile Luminate Medical makes devices to prevent the side effects of cancer treatment. The company’s flagship product is Lily, a wearable device to prevent hair loss caused by chemotherapy. Development is also underway on Lilac, the company’s second product, which aims to be the world’s first device to prevent peripheral nerve damage caused by cancer treatment. Both programs are now in clinical trials. Our vision is to build a future where patients can live through and after cancer, and not just survive.

Company Achievements to Date n First European MedTech company to be funded by Y Combinator, the accelerator behind

Dropbox and Airbnb. n Named MedTech Rising Emerging Company of the Year 2021. n Successfully raised a $2.9 million seed round in early 2022 leading to the creation of 13 jobs. n Recently launched clinical study of its Lily Device which has demonstrated positive initial results in patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment.

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DRONE DELIVERY

Dublin Est. 2019

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Bobby began his career building video games for Nintendo. He then founded Eland (an airline tech company) which he sold to SITA. He then built CarTrawler over 15 years, and led two successful LBOs for the business. For the last 4 years, he’s been building ‘Manna Drone Delivery’ - a business whose mission is to improve the world by making lightning-fast suburban deliveries affordable, green and safe. He is also a founder of Meili Travel technology with a mission to end the fiasco of car hire brokering.

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DRONE DELIVERY

Company Profile At Manna, our mission is to improve the world by making high-speed suburban deliveries affordable, green, and safe. We design and build our own aviation-grade drones to deliver food and other items directly from restaurants, centralized kitchens, and local stores to consumers’ homes

Company Achievements to Date n https://www.wired.co.uk/article/hottest-startups-dublin-2022; n https://www.siliconrepublic.com/start-ups/linkedin-irish-startups-to-work-for-2021; n https://council.ie/drone-delivery-firm-manna-wins-grand-prize-at-national-startup-awards/

Also shortlisted for 3 Irish Aviation Awards this month.

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AI TECH

Anastasia Negru & Naser Razavi anastasia-negru seyed-naser-razavi

Dublin Est. 2023 Anastasia Negru, co-founder & CEO of Margins Ai, pioneers the realm of price intelligence software, leveraging AI to streamline pricing management. With a profound career shift from medicine to excelling in corporate customer success, Anastasia held pivotal roles at tech giants such as Microsoft, Tableau, and Sage. Her entrepreneurial spirit led to founding multiple successful e-commerce ventures. Beyond her role as a mother of two, Anastasia is a dedicated entrepreneur, passioned speaker, and advocate for empowering women in business. Committed to fostering success, she strives to champion women’s advancement in the ever-evolving landscape of technology and entrepreneurship. Naser has a rich background in AI and a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence. He combines over a decade of academic experience with robust startup and industry involvement, including roles at ADAPT Centre and CEADAR Ireland. As Margins Ai’s co-founder & CTO since January 2023, he spearheads the software’s tech development. His expertise spans managing large tech teams and diverse ML projects, showcasing his aptitude in evolving AI, ML, and deep learning domains.

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Company Profile Margins Ai is a cutting-edge Price Optimization and Management (PO&M) software designed for B2C e-commerce. Our AI-driven platform empowers medium to large online retailers to master the art of pricing in competitive markets. Offering real-time competitor analysis, predictive pricing, and automated repricing, MarginsAi seamlessly integrates with existing systems for profound market insights. It’s more than a tool; it’s a strategic ally, enabling businesses to dynamically adjust to market trends, seasonality, and consumer behaviour.

Company Achievements to Date n Foundation and Vision (2019): Margins Ai was born from a groundbreaking idea in 2019 n Early Recognition (2019): Recognized for its innovative approach, Margins Ai became a

participant in the prestigious New Frontiers Phase 2 program, underscoring its potential in the tech industry. n Significant Funding (2020): A major milestone achieved with the awarding of the Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation Fund, propelling our research and development efforts forward. n Academic Collaboration (2021): Established a fruitful spin-in collaboration with TU Dublin, combining academic insight with practical application to enhance our technology. n Financial Milestones: Successfully raised funds totalling €380,000, a testament to the confidence of our investor and the market potential of our solution. n Team Expansion: This funding facilitated the formation of our core team, bringing together diverse talents and expertise essential for our growth and innovation. n Recognition of Potential (2022): Awarded the “One to Watch 2022” by TU Dublin, also took part in the Entrepreneur Experience with Cork BIC, highlighting our position as a promising and impactful player in the tech ecosystem. n Product Development Journey: Our journey from ideation to realisation includes developing a Prototype, an MVP, and the launch of our Beta Version in September 2023, each step demonstrating our commitment to excellence and user-centric design.

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DATA PRIVACY

Company Profile MAYA data privacy is an engineering driven Privacy AI company, which enables the use of data in compliance with GDPR, CCPA and other regulations, ensuring protection against cyber threats. Our products fileSafe, appSafe, apiSafe work like refiner pump. Data with sensitive and personal information is fed into the engine, it provides anonymity while keeps utility, and returns data which is same valuable as original but with no traceability to individual. Organisations can mitigate risks of cyber threats while re-purposing data apart from serving data subject.

Company Achievements to Date n Won New Frontiers company of the year in Dec. 2022. n First product launched - paid customer acquired in Jan 2023. n Received PSSF funding in March 2023. n Delivered a solution to transform data of 600,000 patients at a public Hospital in Norway

in May 2023, saving over 1 Million Euro for hospital in efficiency gains in digitisation and operations. n Expanded with sales team in Germany in July 2023 with Enterprise Ireland support. n Led a consortium for projects on Multi Party computation solution in September 2023. n Delivered a repeat project to hospital, winning a lifetime customer in public sector due to nature of innovation in Nov. 2023.

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Dublin Est. 2022

Aaloka Anant aaloka

Aaloka is an innovation-driven professional with extensive experience in leadership roles. He is the Founder and CEO of Maya data privacy, an engineering driven, Privacy AI company. With passion for enabling organizations to adopt new technologies and improve lives, Aaloka has excelled in leading new product initiatives, defining business transformation strategies, and facilitating market rollout of technology products. Aaloka holds several professional certifications and has co-founded a not-for-profit organization Anant Prayas for helping poor students. He actively contributes to academia through teaching and research at NCI, Dublin and at Aarhus University, Denmark. In addition, Aaloka is a multi-talented individual with interests in music, trekking in snow, and community service.

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HEALTHTECH

Kerrill Thornhill

Dublin Est. 2016

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Kerrill Thornhill is the founder and CEO of MEG. He is an engineering graduate from UCD, with 25 years of experience working on product design, manufacturing and business development across a range of industries. He is a serial entrepreneur and has grown MEG into one of the leading healthcare quality management systems, with a diverse team supporting customers in 20 countries. He has built a company that works collaboratively with leading healthcare professionals to solve everyday problems, creating products that drive a culture of continuous improvement for hospitals. His passion lies in using technology to reduce the burden on frontline staff and to improve patient safety.

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Company Profile MEG is a digital quality management system specifically for healthcare. Its suite of configurable mobile and cloud-based tools enable healthcare providers to engage staff in care quality improvement, patient safety and helps manage compliance with accreditation or regulatory standards. The easy-to-use modules can be used on any mobile device by frontline workers to capture and manage incidents, audits, risk, patient experience feedback, and access information anytime at the point of care. Healthcare managers can collate, analyse and act upon real-time information and metrics across multiple sites, consolidating data into a centralised platform. MEG is currently in operation in hospitals across 20+ countries with multilingual support.

Company Achievements to Date Since 2016, MEG has revolutionised healthcare quality management by transforming paper & legacy systems to fully mobile solutions accessible at the point of care. Our biggest achievement is securing customers in over 20 countries across the world, significantly increasing staff productivity/ reducing burden and improving patient outcomes. MEG’s expansion into new markets like the United States, Australia, Spain, Vietnam, the Middle East and Latin America has almost doubled our annual recurring revenue year on year for 3 years. Our workforce has also expanded by 100%, reinforcing our sales, technical support, and product development teams. MEG is a Bootstrapped company, it completed the NDRC accelerator program in 2019 and subsequently raised an initial seed funding round. In late 2022, MEG launched a successful preSeries A funding round, setting the stage for robust growth and an upcoming Series A in 2025. Other achievements include being named among Ireland’s ‘First 25 Digital Health Solutions’ at the UN Science Summit and earning certifications like ISO 27001 and Cyber Essentials. We’re HIPAA and GDPR-compliant and an approved supplier for the NHS. Our ambition is to become the global leader in delivering healthcare quality management systems.

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DATA ANALYTICS

Company Profile Mettacomms is a data analytics platform delivering future focused insights. Combining the communications domain knowledge with the latest technology, it delivers comprehensive comms intelligence to inform strategic brand positioning. Using AI and machine learning, Mettacomms accesses data sets and scan a giving you decision making powers that reflect potential future trends. It allows you to select and monitor the key themes relevant to your sector, giving your decision-making powers that reflect future trends. broad infrastructure of relevant sources to deliver comprehensive insights to power decision making. Mettacomms allows you to select and monitor the key themes relevant to your sector.

Company Achievements to Date n Regional 2022 winner of the Intertrade Ireland Seedcorn Investor Ready Award n Enterprise Ireland Competitive Start Fund winner and is HPSU match funded. n Ellen was selected as Tech Entrepreneur of the year 2022 by DITA n She had been nominated as Enterpreneur of the year in the Tech for Good 2023 Awards.

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Ellen Gunning

Dublin Est. 2019

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Ellen Gunning is founder and CEO of Mettacomms. Ellen is a thought leader, Data Prophet, PR Consultant, Crisis Communications Specialist, Thought Leader, Author, Broadcaster, Serial Entrepreneur, Media Commentator, Radio Station Chairperson & Business Woman. Author of the academic textbook (Public Relations, a Practical Approach, Macmillan Higher Education International, UK, 3rd edition, October 2018), and founder of the online training provider, The Irish Academy of Public Relations. An international conference speaker and lecturer, Ellen is globally networked through IPRA (past national president), PRII (conferred with a fellowship), EADL (central council member, 5 million online students), SERAS CSR Awards for Africa (board member), Dublin City FM (chairman of the board of directors), and active membership of PRSA, NUJ, EAJ and the World Trade Centres. Ellen is a regular media commentator on Breakfast Television (Virgin Media 1).

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E-COMMERCE

Company Profile Monthlies is not just a brand; it’s a movement. We’re an E-commerce organic period care brand with a unique twist. Think of it as “Hello Fresh for period care.” We aim to transform not only what people use during their periods but how they buy it. Our cutting-edge platform empowers customers to tailor their period care orders to their exact needs, offering a level of customization the industry has never seen before. We’re putting the power of choice in the hands of those who menstruate, enabling them to take control of their waste and spending while embracing organic period care.

Company Achievements to Date n Monthlies Organics, led by founder Jessie Bennett, achieved notable recognition and milestones in a short span. Jessie’s inclusion in the Business Posts Irish Tech’s Young Guns 30 Under 30 for consecutive years—2022 and 2023—highlighted her impactful leadership and vision. n The company’s strides in the startup landscape were evident as Monthlies secured a spot in the Regional category for Early Stage StartUp at the National StartUp Awards in 2022. Building on this success, the brand advanced to the National Shortlist Final in the following year, cementing its position as an emerging force in the industry. n A significant leap occurred in 2023 with Monthlies’ successful expansion into the EU and the UK. This expansion not only marked geographical growth but also signaled the brand’s commitment to providing accessible organic period care to a wider audience. n Monthlies’ journey is characterised by accolades, award recognitions, and strategic expansion, underscoring its commitment to revolutionising the period care industry while amplifying leadership and innovation.

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E-COMMERCE

Wexford Est. 2022

Jessie Bennett /jessicabennett95

Jessie Bennett, founder of Monthlies Organics, embodies a visionary spirit shaped by her educational journey. Armed with a UCD degree and a DCU Master’s in Social Media Communications, Jessie’s expertise marries social media finesse with a passion for change. Her discontent with the period care industry sparked Monthlies’ genesis—eliminating cost and waste by introducing customizable, organic period care through the innovative ‘build a box’ feature. Jessie’s mission extends beyond commerce; it’s about destigmatizing periods. Leveraging Monthlies’ social channels, she champions normalization while empowering individuals to take charge of their period care. As a self-identified ‘Zillenial,’ Jessie resonates effortlessly with her target demographic—Gen Z and Millennials—understanding their needs and aspirations intimately. Jessie Bennett, a force behind Monthlies Organics, embodies a generational bridge, shaping a brand that offers not just products but empowerment and control.

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DIGITAL HEALTH

Ireland Est. 2022

Richelle Flanagan & Rene Reinbacher richelleflanagan rene-reinbacher

Richelle Flanagan, CEO, Co-Founder BSc, CORU, MINDI, PgCert 11 years sales and marketing experience in IT & FMCG, 19 years’ experience as a registered dietitian, 16 years self-employed, prior board member Irish Nutrition & Dietetic Institute & the Coeliac Society of Ireland. Parkinson’s Advocate, World Parkinson’s Congress Ambassador & Robin A. Elliott Award for Outstanding Community Service Award winner, Co-founder of Women’s Parkinson’s Project, Eupati Fellow. Rene Reinbacher, PhD, CTO, Co-Founder 14 years of industry experience leading several innovative initiatives in the Data Science and Advanced Analytics space for a major multinational enterprise in a highly regulated industry. Substantial background in creating and applying advanced data analytics providing quantitative results, aligning business needs with data and technology availability. 4 years background of active, interdisciplinary research with 16 publications and more than 800 citations.

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Company Profile My Moves Matter (MMM) is a digital support platform for people with Parkinson’s delivering personalised therapeutics. It captures and analyses real world data and, using AI, translates the outcome into personalised and easy to understand advice for Parkinson’s patients. In addition, it optimises drug and non-drug therapies, empowering patient self-efficacy and supporting clinical treatment while reducing costs to the patient, the healthcare system and payers.

Company Achievements to Date Winner DayOne Patient Centred Hackathon 2021; LEO SDCC Feasibilty Grant 2022; New Frontiers Phase 1,2,3 2022; Pitch finalist Women’s Health Innovation Summit 2022; NDRC Pre-accelerator 2022; McCann Fitzgerald StartStrong Programme 2023; PharmStars 2023; Go Furthr Programme 2023; My Moves Matter app launch July 2023 with 600 users to date; Gold Winner National Start Up Awards in Early Start Up category 2023; 3 grant applications for research using My Moves Matter app 2023 including a Horizon application; 2 pilots applied for through UCC & HIH 2023;

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AGRI/BIO TECH

Company Profile NanobOx is a spin-out from UCD founded in 2022. It is bringing to market highly energy efficient water aeration technology using nanobubbles that substantially reduces operating costs and increases productivity in aquaculture, agriculture and biological water and wastewater treatment. NanobOx nanobubble aeration saturates water with oxygen generating high concentrations of high oxygen content nanobubbles while consuming less power than a lightbulb. As well as providing a cheap, sustainable means of adding oxygen to water its oxygen-enriched nanobubbles accelerate plant growth and boost soil fertility and can be used for chemical free cleaning and sanitizing of water handling equipment and produce.

Company Achievements to Date NanobOx was the winner of Enterprise Ireland’s Big Ideas ‘One to Watch’ award in 2022. In September 2023 it secured first-round funding of €900,000 from a consortium of venture capital investors. This funding will support product development and field trials in aquaculture and agriculture, with the aim of going to market in 2024. The company has developed its first generation of nanobubble aerators and has begun field trials with leading producers and commercial partners in horticulture in Ireland, UK and Netherlands and in aquaculture in Ireland, UK and Australia. It is developing solutions for enhancing growth and reducing fertiliser consumption of leaf greens, soft fruit, nutraceutical and ornamental plants and for reducing oxygenation costs and boosting animal health in land-based abalone, trout and shrimp farming. Early results are showing 10x reductions in energy cost compared to conventional water aeration technologies. Growth of leafy greens has been accelerated by 50% with a 30% reduction in fertiliser usage. NanobOx is seeking producers and co-development partners wishing to get early access to its innovative technology and plans to secure further investment in 2024 to fund international sales and marketing.

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John Favier & Mohammad Reza Ghaani

Dublin Est. 2022

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CEO, Dr John Favier, is a serial entrepreneur and business consultant with a background in agricultural and food process engineering R&D. In 2003 he founded a UK-based engineering design software company that became the global market leader and was acquired by Altair Engineering Inc (ALTR: NDQ). He later managed a US-based engineering software company and founded a myco-fermentation services company. More recently he has provided business consulting services to early-stage B2B technology companies in the USA and Europe. CTO, Dr Mohammad Reza Ghaani, is an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering at TCD. He has held postdoctoral posts at the universities of Milan, Tehran and at UCD, where developed the company’s core nanobubble generation technology from concept to working prototypes. In 2019 he led an Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation Fund project to scale-up and test prototype nanobubble aeration equipment in irrigated agriculture, wastewater treatment and bioprocess applications.

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DIRECT AIR CAPTURE

Ray Naughton & Don J McElroy

Waterford Est. 2014

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Ray Naughton, Managing Director, is an experienced entrepreneur with a background in International Business. He invested in and helped grow high-tech businesses based on intellectual property. Ray now advises Irish technology startups in their early stages. James Maurice (Don) MacElroy, Technology Director, is Emeritus Chair of UCD Chemical Engineering and former Director of the Science Foundation Ireland Strategic Research Cluster on Solar Energy Conversion and research into carbon emissions control (with accrued research funding in excess of €10M). He led the School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering at UCD for 11 years and he has published over 200 scholarly works. Don’s expertise in Carbon Capture has earned him recognition from research organisations and industries in Ireland, the EU, and the US.

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DIRECT AIR CAPTURE

Company Profile NEG8 Carbon (Ireland) pioneers innovative Direct Air Capture (DAC) systems to remove CO2 from the atmosphere and reverse climate change. The team, a spin-off from Trinity College Dublin, combines vast experience in scaling tech businesses with expertise in carbon capture. Boasting a proven 1.2 tonne/yr. prototype and modular strategy, our ambitious roadmap targets capturing 5.5m tonnes of CO2 annually by 2035, envisioning a legacy of safeguarding our planet for future generations.

Company Achievements to Date Our team has achieved a significant milestone by successfully developing a groundbreaking 1.2-tonne CO2/year Direct Air Capture (DAC) system designed to extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The modular design of our large-scale system is nearing completion, marking a critical step in our journey. In a strategic move, we have forged a partnership with one of the pioneering DAC project development companies in Canada. This collaboration will enable us to pilot our innovative DAC system in 2024/5, with bold aspirations for rapid expansion commencing in 2026. This milestone not only underscores our commitment to combating climate change but also positions us as a key player in the emerging DAC industry. Our visionary approach to carbon capture technology promises to make a meaningful impact on global efforts to address the pressing issue of greenhouse gas emissions. We are excited about the transformative potential of our system as we work towards a more sustainable and cleaner future for our planet.

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MEDICAL DEVICE

Barry McCann, Marie-Therese Maher & Padraig Maher barrymccanngalway marie-therese-maher

Galway Est. 2019

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NUA Surgical’s founding team has over 60 years combined industry experience covering commercial, technical and operations experience. CEO, Barry McCann holds a business degree and masters degree in MedTech Innovation from the University of Galway along with 20 years of commercial experience from healthcare, not-for-profit and sports sectors. In 2017, he was a Fellow on the BioInnovate Ireland programme which is where the unmet need for NUA Surgical was identified. COO, Marie-Therese Maher is a Polymer Engineer and PMP certified Project Manager with 20 years of industry experience, most of which was at the MedTech giant Medtronic. She has extensive knowledge of bringing technology from concept through to commercialisation and is also qualified in regulatory affairs. CTO, Padraig Maher is a Polymer Engineer with 25+ years engineering and medical device manufacturing experience in MedTech from J&J, Goodman, Abbott and Mednova. He is a named inventor on over 25 issued patents and ran his own company in the medical device sector for over seven years.

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Company Profile NUA Surgical is a women’s healthcare spinout from BioInnovate Ireland and the University of Galway. The award-winning start-up is dedicated to the development and commercialization of a patented surgical instrument that facilitates superior access to the uterus during caesarean delivery, the most frequent major surgery in the world. The device also aims to reduce surgical risk factors that can lead to serious maternal or infant complications. The High Potential Start-Up was founded in 2019 by the experienced leadership team of Barry McCann, Padraig Maher and Marie-Therese Maher. At the start of 2023, NUA was named as the only non-US company to participate in Cohort 15 of the prestigious Texas Medical Center HealthTech Accelerator. In recent years the company has achieved global validation and accolades including Intertrade Ireland Seedcorn Winner 2020, EIT Health Headstart winner 2020, Parkview Health ‘Global Maternal Health Innovation Competition’ winner 2021, and ‘Global Tech For Good’ MedTech winner 2022.

Company Achievements to Date The pre-revenue company has achieved multiple accolades including: 2018 Our founding team were awarded an Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation Fund to bring the project from early stage concept to commercialisation. This was based at the University of Galway. NUA Surgical was chosen as one of seven start-ups between Ireland and the U.S. to participate in the Blackstone-backed accelerator ‘LaunchPad Lift’ powered by Techstars. n Our CEO was named ‘Best Senior Entrepreneur’ at the EIT Health Alumni Needs-Led Innovation Showcase in Lisbon, Portugal. 2020 NUA Surgical were one of 16 UK and Ireland Start-ups to be awarded €40,000 through the EIT Health Headstart Programme. NUA Surgical were announced as one of 15 winners for the national HIHI Healthcare Innovation Call 2020. The start-up was announced as overall winner of the InterTrade Ireland Seedcorn ‘Investor Readiness’ Competition, securing €100,000 to help accelerate our innovation in women’s health. 2021 NUA Surgical were announced winners of the Healthy Mom and Baby Innovation Competition 2.0, a global competition run by Parkview Health and MATTER (USA). 2022 NUA won the MedTech category of the ‘Global Tech For Good’ Competition run by Empact Ventures, Hays and the NIHR. The company was announced as winner of the MedTech Category at the National Start-Up Awards, followed by overall Grand-Prix Winner at the famous Dublin City Hall ceremony. 2023 Named as the only non-US company to participate in Cohort 15 of the prestigious Texas Medical Center HealthTech Accelerator, a 6-month programme based in Houston, Texas. Announced as one of eight Irish finalists for the KPMG Global Tech Innovation Awards. Our CEO was named ‘Women’s Health CEO of the Year-Ireland’ by online business magazine CEO Monthly. Finalists in the National HealthTech Innovation Awards and the Irish Medtech Awards

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ECO CLOTHING

Cork Est. 2017

Tom Cotter tom-cotter

Tom Cotter is the founder of OCEANR. Tom spent many years in Australia where he managed the training and development department at Yachting Australia. His life-long passion for water sports brought the ocean’s plastic crisis into deep focus, and in 2016 began to research what could be done to help alleviate that problem, giving birth to OCEANR: an eco-apparel brand with a big focus on ocean conservation . “We are the first generation to suffer the consequences of climate change, and one of few to take active action to stop it. Setting up OCEANR was about changing the status quo of fast fashion and introducing a new way of thinking about what we wear”

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Company Profile We are an Eco-Friendly clothing company with a focus on Ocean Conservation. We collaborate with organisations all over the world who are focused on ocean health to custom design apparel & merchandise made using recycled plastic & sustainable materials. Transparency is key to how we operate - we run a lifecycle analysis across our product range so you can see the environmental impact of our garments benchmarked against industry standard. To offset our carbon footprint, we have invested in a project in Indonesia to plant 200- 400 mangroves every month. As part of our mission to protect our oceans, we fund fishers across the Mediterranean and Kenya to fish for plastic - this year we have committed to removing 30,000 kilos of ocean waste!

Company Achievements to Date n Our global reach extends to 60 countries across the globe n Our brand partners include world renowned names such as Richard Branson’s Necker Island, Four Seasons Resorts, Suzuki Marine, and PADI to name just a few. n In 2022 we acquired our partners’ manufacturing facility in Riga, Latvia with a team skilled in R&D, sustainable product design and logistics. This acquisition secured our manufacturing capacity, supply chain and experienced skillsets, eliminating our greatest risk to growth. n We have already set forth plans to double our production capacity by the end of next year and anticipate a remarkable 30% year-on-year growth in sales for the next three years. n Through rising demand for sustainable apparel and agility within our business, we are attracting the attention of new markets. This year we have secured two substantial deals with Arctic Expedition companies. n In 2023 we launched a take-back and repair scheme, demonstrating our dedication to circularity. As part of our most recent project, collaborating with one of our brand partners we reconstructed used uniforms into practical laundry bags for use throughout their resort. n To date, we have prevented over 1.8 million plastic bottles from entering our oceans and landfills through our use of recycled fabrics across our collection. n We are on our journey to achieving B-Corp certification and hope to have this status by end of Q1 2024.

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PET FOOD

Company Profile Omuu is Ireland’s super-premium, Veterinary, hypoallergenic, insect protein dogfood. All Omuu recipes use the black soldier fly larvae rendering all recipes hypoallergenic. Produced by an Irish Vet, Omuu protects dogs from nose to tail. The black soldier fly also contains unique antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. Omuu is also helping combat global warming. Insect protein requires less land and water for production and therefore less CO2 is produced. Omuu also uses 100% recyclable packaging and regularly donates to conservation charities. With an online Veterinary consultation service, Omuu allows customers to speak to a veterinarian from the comfort of their own home.

Company Achievements to Date Omuu partook in phase 2 & 3 of New Frontiers DKIT/ to help strengthen the business plan and completed the George Washington I-Corps programme which focused on consumer psychology in the North American market. Omuu was a finalist in the Business Post sustainable business award 2023 and was also shortlisted as a product and manufacturing finalist in the National Start Up awards 2023. In November, Omuu reached the Intertrade Ireland Seedcorn final and represented Leinster & Connaght as a finalist. Omuu is currently onboarding with Enterprise Ireland as part of the PSSF which will aid international expansion into the EU in early 2024, B2B collaborations and allows NPD to include larger bag sizes, an insect protein treat and a wet food range.

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PET FOOD

Co. Louth Est. 2021

Dr. Frank Clarke frank-clarke

Developed by an Irish Veterinary Surgeon, Dr. Frank Clarke. As a graduate of UCD Veterinary College, Dr. Frank adds domain expertise but also invaluable Veterinary connections in the sector. Dr. Frank started noticing a correlation in patients between medical conditions and poor nutritional choices. Growing up watching David Attenborough and having an appreciation of conservation led to Dr. Frank travelling the world and volunteering as a Vet. It was while volunteering in Thailand that Dr. Frank became acquainted with insect protein. Following 2 years of product and recipe development, Omuu was created to help dogs and the planet at the same time. After completing various accelerator programmes (NewFrontiers & Furthr), Dr. Frank built Omuu into the brand it is today. With expansion on the horizon, an avid team of innovators are planning to expand Omuu internationally into both the B2C & B2B markets.

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B2B

Dublin Est. 2020

Karl Deeter karldeeter

Karl Deeter is a well-known business person and commentator based in Ireland. He is the CEO of OnlineApplication, a business he founded that helps customers apply for mortgages online. He is also a financial adviser and analyst at Yes.ie and Irish Mortgage Brokers. Karl Deeter is also an accomplished writer and columnist, having contributed to several national newspapers including The Sun and the Sunday Business Post. In addition to his financial commentary, Deeter is an avid songwriter and musician with over 25 years of experience in the field. He has released several albums of original music and continues to record and perform. Karl Deeter is widely recognized in Ireland as he frequently appears in the media to discuss various economic and financial issues. His views are often sought out as he is an advocate for greater transparency and accountability in the Irish financial industry.

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Company Profile OnlineApplication is a fintech company that has developed an online platform that provides an end-to-end mortgage journey powered by smart systems and AI. We are working on solutions empowering mortgage brokers, lenders and life insurance companies. Online Application is a way for you to revolutionise your mortgage and lending business. We take every part of the process and make it easier, faster and better for everybody. Our solution utilises the latest mobile technology, machine learning and document management which can be deployed almost instantly. This helps brokers and lenders serve their clients in a compliant, fast and efficient manner.

Company Achievements to Date A central inefficiency to brokerage is the use of disparate systems. At any given time a broker may be juggling 10 or more logins to different insurance and lending firms systems in order to re-key and enter cases. We have solved this with AIB/Haven, we have built this out for Avant Money, Finance Ireland, Nua and are doing an integration with Bank of Ireland. We are first to market in Ireland and first with a mobile optimized solution for borrower applications through brokers.

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SAAS

Gary Gallagher

Kells, County Meath Est. 2021

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Gary Gallagher founded OptaHaul in 2021, while working with Irish software company Zoosh Digital, after a dairy processor approached them to build a solution to reduce their milk transport costs. Gary has 20+ years’ experience in technology sales and consultancy with a particular focus on cloud and SaaS platforms. Having worked in Dell Computers in sales and technical consultant roles, Gary then spent 4 years at Oracle where he built a team of 14 SaaS consultants based in Dublin, Amsterdam and Malaga. He then moved to Zoosh as a Sales Director for its software delivery business. Gary holds a Degree in European Business and Languages from the National College of Ireland and a Masters in Computer Science, completed part-time while working, from the Dublin Institute of Technology.

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Company Profile OptaHaul, the world leader in milk logistics route optimisation, helps the dairy industry to reduce costs, save time and lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions in farm to plant milk transport. The modern SaaS platform uses complex mathematical algorithms to automatically calculate the most optimal transportation plan for dairy supply chain teams. These plans typically involve hundreds of milk trucks collecting milk from thousands of dairy farms every day, or every other day, for delivery to multiple different processing plants. With early customers boasting mileage reductions of 20%, OptaHaul is fast becoming the technology of choice for progressive dairy supply chain teams.

Company Achievements to Date OptaHaul launched in April 2021 and since then it has experienced significant and consistent growth. It currently boasts global brand names as customers such as Dairygold and Arrabawn in Ireland, Dale Farm in the UK and Danone in the US. To date, 15 billion pounds of milk is managed on the OptaHaul platform. Earlier in 2023 OptaHaul was announced as the winner of the AgTechUCD accelerator’ and was selected as one of six companies across the globe to participate in the Dairy Farmers of America corporate accelerator in Kansas City. More recently, OptaHaul was nominated in the Sustainability category for the National Startup Awards.

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MEDIA

Company Profile Orb Media is solving the problem of drastically low conversion rates in e-commerce and dwindling customer loyalty. By cross pollenating gaming engine software into e-commerce websites Orb Media’s platform increases conversion rates and meaningful consumer engagement by up to 400%. Their immersive shopping experiences leverage the best of game design in hyper real virtual stores that work on all smart devices, in VR and on location based touchscreens. Based in Dublin, their immersive shopping experiences are platform agnostic, can include Web 3 assets like AR, NFT’s, 3D models and digital twins.

Company Achievements to Date n Bootstrapped to build our MVP in March 2020 for Vogue Business to demonstrate the compelling engagement stats and brand opportunities. n Secured backing from Enterprise Ireland in 2020 n Won second place in the Burberry innovation challenge in 2021 n Nominated finalists in Enterprise Nation Start Up of The Year awards 2020 n Shortlisted by LEO South Dublin for Innovation Start Up Of The Year award 2020. n Created the first NFT for graduating students TUD Dublin 2022 n Created the first luxury immersive store with Brown Thomas. n Qualified for Microsoft For Start Ups 2022- engaged with their global lead in the US, pitching to large Canadian retailers n Our creative team has qualified as Web 3 leaders from Realm Academy, the first industry recognized certification, backed by Outlier Ventures in 2021. n Nominated to qualify as Metaverse Leader from Exclusibe, leading luxury Web 3 platform. n Orb Media won a place at Cork BIC 2023 Entrepreneurs Experience.(It was amazing btw). n Shortlisted to win start up pitch at Future Travel Experience 2023. n Finalist in Start Up Bootcamp Milan Fashion Tech accelerator 2023. n Celebrated one year broadcasting weekly Metaverse/ Web 3 radio show on FM104, 2023 n Recruited Colin Creagh, Head of Klarna Ireland as advisory retail lead.

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MEDIA

Leinster Est. 2018

Ciara Sheahan, & Ian Walsh ciara-sheahan /ian-walsh

Founded by Ciara Sheahan and Ian Walsh, they have worked together in senior roles across the tech sector in sales and marketing since 1999. They are a solid pair of accomplished business builders having built channels for Xerox, HP, IBM, Microsoft and Canon. Ian is ex Trinity, an exited sales director from Midia Distribution. He is a senior leader at Business Networks Ireland in the Leinster region. Ian’s team building skills and compliance competencies make him a well rounded, reliable COO. Ciara is ex University of Shefffield with a career in media, marketing, sales and journalism. Brands on her CV include Dr.Solomon’s, Xerox, Canon, RE/MAX, RTE and FM104 where she hosts a weekly radio show on tech and Web 3. She is a corporate educator on Web 3, panelist and guest lecturer. Endorsed by Kelly Vero industry legend creator of Lara Croft, Candy Crush and Shish Shrindar, Global Retail Lead at Microsoft for Start Ups. Ciara and Ian’s mission is to democratize immersive tech making it available to every brand and every customer globally.

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GAME DEVELOPMENT

Dublin Est. 2020

Paul Froggatt & Matt Rathbun pfroggatt mattrathbun

Paul Froggatt is an experienced business leader with a 10+ year career at Google. Prior to Outlier Paul also founded, ran, and sold an award-winning restaurant business in Dublin. As VP of Operations for Canada’s largest gaming platform, Matt Rathbun has led global teams across numerous high-profile projects. He also founded gaming tutorial platform ‘Beyond Technical’, and built technical systems for several Hollywood blockbusters including the 2013 hit ‘Pacific Rim’.

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GAME DEVELOPMENT

Company Profile Founded by experienced entrepreneurs from the tech and entertainment industries, Outlier is a video game development studio focused on IP-based strategy games for PC and consoles. The studio’s award-winning first title, This Means Warp, was released on PC in 2022 with Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo versions following in 2023. The game’s success enabled the company to expand further in 2023, with production beginning on an unannounced second title based in the universe of a world-famous sci-fi IP.

Company Achievements to Date n Won Best Upcoming Game at the Irish Game Awards n Selected as one of 10 games globally to feature in the PAX 10 showcase in Seattle n Won Global Top Round investment pitch competition 2021 n Won PocketGamer’s Big Indie Pitch in 2020 n Partnered with Jagex (creators of the $1bn RuneScape franchise) to publish This Means Warp across platforms n Secured world-first video game licence for globally renowned sci-fi IP n Selected by Enterprise Ireland as a High Potential Start Up investment

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BIOTECHNOLOGY

Ballina, Co. Mayo Est. 2007

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Dr. Catherine Caulfield, a trailblazing female entrepreneur, serves as the CEO and co-founder of Ovagen, a groundbreaking company located in Mayo, renowned as the world’s pioneer in producing the world’s first germ-free eggs. Catherine is at the forefront of Ovagen’s operational development, employing her astute business acumen to guide the company from its early research stages to a pivotal role in commercialization. Prior to her journey with Ovagen, Catherine co-founded Biological-Laboratories Europe Limited (BioLabs), where she demonstrated exceptional leadership and vision as CEO for 14 years. A successful exit gave a 68x return to investors - many of whom were team members. Catherine has a degree in Microbiology, a PhD in Pharmacology & a MBA.

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Company Profile Ovagen is an innovation based biotechnology company led by experienced entrepreneurs. The company plans to revolutionize the way egg based vaccines are produced by providing a superior product which will benefit society globally. Ovagen has successfully produced the world’s first Germ Free eggs which will be a game changer for vaccine manufacture. This is a major milestone achievement for the company and lays the foundation for the next exciting stage of development. Ovagen’s vision is to be a global leader dominating the germ free egg market with a multi million profitable business in 5 years time.

Company Achievements to Date n 2008: Development funding round of €4.969. Proof of Concept (POC) of germ free eggs n 2010: Development funding round of €3.05m. Construction of state-of-the-art avian facility n 2019: €2.357m secured in grant funding through H2020 SME Instrument Phase 2 to take business from POC to eggs available for customer evaluation n 2019-2021: Key staff hired n 2022: Awarded €10m from The European Innovation Council (EIC) made up of €2.5m in Grant and €7.5m in equity investment to scale-up and commercialize the business. Equity investment to be matched by €7.5m co-investment n 2015-2022: Convertible Loan Note (CLN) investments of €4.15m in four funding rounds n 2023: Exciting results from first evaluation of germ free eggs by global vaccine manufacturer. Initial Viral Yield comparative study with human H1N1 influenza virus showed yields up to 2-fold higher with germ free eggs than the two main suppliers of Specific Pathogen Free (SPF) hatching eggs. Germ free eggs supplied to first adopter global vaccine companies.

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DOG TREATS

Richard Marles

Athlone, Co. Westmeath Est. 2019

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Richard Marles: FMCG Marketer, Pet Parent, and Founder of PARK LiFE. Richard Marles has worked in consumer food marketing for over ten years on brands such as Cadbury, Lindt and Kellogg’s, and more recently as Head of Marketing with Keogh’s Farm and Crisps. He has a passion for insights and product innovation and describes himself as an entrepreneur at heart. Since becoming a Pet Parent, Richard has dedicated his time to developing PARK LiFE, a brand of Naturally Junk Free Dog Treats, which are now available nationwide across the UK & Ireland.

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DOG TREATS

Company Profile The day we became Pet-Parents to Penny, our whole world changed. As a puppy Penny suffered an allergic reaction to a market-leading dog biscuit, so we started baking our own treats at home. Penny loved them as much as we loved baking them, so we decided to turn our newfound biscuit obsession into a family business. Roll on to today...our family has grown, and we now produce a range of delicious treats that are always Grain Free, 100% Natural, and made with Human Quality Ingredients. No Hidden Junk! We call this the “Happy Belly Promise” and it’s something that we never compromise on. PARK LiFE…just Naturally Guilt-Free Dog Treats. Treat, Play, Love.

Company Achievements to Date n Reached over €1m in revenue at the end of our first full year of trading. n Achieved nationwide distribution on over 3000 distribution outlets cross the UK & Ireland with retailers including Dunnes Stores, Sainsbury’s, Lidl, Aldi, Jollyes, Pedigree Wholesale, CostCo, The Range, Robert Dyas, Just for Pets, and over 300 independent Pet Stores. n Received hundreds of 5* customer reviews on our online store, www.parklife.dog n Agreed a European-wide deal with Disney, enabling us to create Disney Branded Treats, Toys & Accessories.

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SUSTAINABILITY

Aisling Kirwan & Mark Kirwan aisling-kirwan

Dublin Est. 2021

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Mark Kirwan, CEO, and Aisling Kirwan, COO, have over a decade of experience in food waste management working with world leading retailers such as Tesco, Woolworths, Lidl, Aldi and more. Mark built Australia’s first digital food redistribution app. While Aisling, COO, led operations to roll out food waste solutions to thousands of locations across Ireland, the UK, and Australia. They founded Positive Carbon with the aim of providing the foodservice sector with the same level of data the supermarket sector has benefited from for decades. Food waste in the hospitality industry can be complicated to record, measure and reduce. In speaking to hundreds of chefs, general managers and hospitality personnel and many product iterations later, they developed the company’s food waste monitoring sensors. Positive Carbon now works with some of the largest multinational companies and hotel groups in the country helping them understand their food waste and save costs.

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SUSTAINABILITY

Company Profile Positive Carbon has been a trailblazer in the fight against food waste. With a decade of experience in the area, the founders have developed patented, fully automated food waste monitoring sensors revolutionising waste management in commercial kitchens. These sensors provide full visibility into food waste, enabling businesses to make data-driven decisions that have led to significant waste reduction and cost savings. Positive Carbon’s technology is backed by robust reporting dashboards to easily review daily, weekly, and monthly waste reports. This has empowered kitchens to make changes to their purchasing, preparation, and production habits, saving thousands while positively impacting the environment.

Company Achievements to Date As co-founders, both Mark and Aisling were accepted into the 2021-2 Social EI Accelerator (Impact Programme) where they became an Impact Awardee, the PnP Italy Accelerator, and the 2022 Bord na Móna Green Accelerator. They won the 2020 Business Spirit Award, the 2020 InterTradeIreland Seedcorn competition, the 2022 Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenger, and the 2022 National Startups Award. In 2023 Positive Carbon was invited to speak at Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum Green Accelerator event to discuss the decarbonisation of our food systems. Later in the year the company was one of two hundred startups selected to compete at the 2023 TechCrunch Disrupt annual Battlefield 200 competition. Additionally, they were awarded silver for Food Waste Reduction Initiative of the Year at the All- Ireland Sustainability Awards 2023. Individually, Aisling was voted one of the Irish Examiner’s 100 women changing Ireland, 2021, included in the EU’s Top 100 women in Social Enterprise, 2022. While Mark was shortlisted by Accenture as a leader of tomorrow, is an alumni of both the NDRC Launchpad and EI New Frontiers.

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CONSUMER REWARDS

Company Profile ProMotion Rewards is a data-enabled consumer engagement platform that helps brands grow, by putting the consumer in charge. We help Consumer Packaged Goods, Retail and E-Commerce Brands to outperform the competition and directly attribute marketing and trade spending to sales, by leveraging data and our closed-loop environment. We believe that wherever value is created, value should also be received. That’s why we reward consumers for digitising their shopping data, in exchange for points that they can redeem for real-world rewards. We also believe that consumer brands are missing a vital connection to the end consumer. In order to connect, brands need to understand what consumers are doing, and then need to be able to action those insights in a meaningful way. This is how we can build stronger brands, that serve the world better. Get in touch with our team today to discover how we can help your brand grow.

Company Achievements to Date n Fundraising round of €725k, led by Laidlaw Scholars Ventures with participation from Delta Partners VC and Enterprise IrelandAnalysing over 5 million euro of consumer spend monthly with users submitting over 150k receipts monthlySigned a 12 month partnership with major French brand Clarins n TCD LaunchBox winners 2020 n Listed as Ireland’s 30 under 30 in Tech (Business Post) and 30 under 30 in Business (IrishIndependent),- National snortist for National Startup Awards 2023

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CONSUMER REWARDS

Bidemi Afolabi & Lauren O’Reilly bidemi-afolabi/

Dublin Est. 2021

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Bidemi and Lauren are both qualified pharmacists and graduates of Trinity College Dublin. Bidemi was a recipient of the Laidlaw Research and Leadership Scholarship while completing his studies at Trinity College Dublin and is a self-taught software developer. He was also a former professional footballer. Lauren is a former Board Director of Junior Chamber International in Ireland and leads the operations of the business. Together, they have been recognised for their entrepreneurial efforts as winners of Trinity College LaunchBox Accelerator, listed as Ireland’s 30 under 30 in Business by the Irish Independent, as well as the Business Post 30 Under 30 in Tech in Ireland.

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ENTERTAINMENT

Company Profile Our goal is to make PromptPad the essential production application for any show, concert or event. We aim to be the number one choice for production companies to manage their entire workflow when producing their shows. PromptPad will transform the arts industry, and improve a productions communication, efficiency and outdated traditional workplace practices into a fully digital solution. We are introducing a brand new age of technology into our industry, and PromptPad is the solution.

Company Achievements to Date n New Frontiers Phase 1 & 2 n Dublin BIC Startup Evolution Programme 2022 (now Furthr) n Sunday Independent’s 30 Under 30 (2022) n Support/Funding from Local Enterprise Office & Enterprise Ireland n Partnership with Dublin Fringe Festival 2023 - 2024

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ENTERTAINMENT

Dublin Est. 2021

Diarmuid O’Dwyer & Conor Beenham hellodiarmuid

Diarmuid, has been working in the arts and entertainment industry for the last 8 years. He has worked as a Stage Manager across Ireland, UK, North America, and Mexico for a number of both Irish and UK companies including Riverdance, Tyrone Productions, RTE and multiple other productions. Having worked ‘hands on’ in the industry, he fully understands the product’s applicability, potential, and impact. Conor is an experienced software engineer who taught himself programming from a young age. He studied Computer Science at UCD. Conor is competent in multiple coding languages and has built PromptPad’s entire infrastructure. Conor became a Peer Mentor in his second and third year for the incoming Computer Science students. In his final year, he became a Demonstrator Rep, assisting 1st year undergrad students in practicals, tutorials, and laboratories. Diarmuid’s knowledge of the industry, coupled with Conor’s software engineering capabilities, lends itself to a very successful team.

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HEALTHCARE

Donegal Est. 2020

Catherine Devine catherinedevine

Catherine Devine, the entrepreneurial force behind Pumpskynz, embodies a unique blend of professional expertise and personal commitment. Raised in London with strong Irish roots, Catherine pursued an illustrious 18-year career as a journalist in Donegal before venturing into entrepreneurship. Holding a Master’s Degree from Trinity College Dublin, she has skilfully navigated various professional realms. Her personal experience with Type 1 Diabetes since 2013 inspired the inception of Pumpskynz in 2020. Under her leadership, the company has garnered multiple accolades for its innovative approach to diabetes care accessories. Balancing her entrepreneurial pursuits with family life, Catherine also manages the family farm in Donegal with her husband and two children. Her vision for Pumpskynz is not just about product excellence; it encompasses a broader aim of fostering local employment opportunities and redefining the narrative around Type 1 diabetes globally.

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HEALTHCARE

Company Profile Pumpskynz is a company on a mission to revolutionise the way individuals with Type 1 Diabetes experience their medical devices. Specialising in high quality silicone covers designed to protect and personalise insulin pumps and glucose monitoring systems, Pumpskynz combines functionality with style. Founded by Catherine Devine, who has lived with Type 1 Diabetes since 2013, the company is rooted in personal experience and understanding. Based in Donegal, Pumpskynz is more than a brand; it’s a movement championing style and confidence for every person living with Type 1 Diabetes. Our commitment is to enhance the daily experience of living with a chronic condition.

Company Achievements to Date Since its inception in 2020, Pumpskynz has become a significant name in the diabetes care accessories market. Obtaining CSF investment from Enterprise Ireland in 2022, significantly boosted our innovation and global reach. Currently we have a network of resellers in 16 different countries from Colombia to Kuwait. Our range has expanded dynamically, informed by direct input from our vibrant Type One community. We now cater to a range of devices including Medtronic, Tandem t:Slim, Omnipod, and Abbott Freestyle Libre, transforming essential medical tools into stylish accessories. We’ve recently introduced CGM over patches and have new product launches planned for 2024. Collaboration forms the essence of our business ethos. We’ve partnered with remarkable companies, many of which are led by individuals with Type 1 Diabetes to expand our reach. Crucially, we’ve been supported by various accelerator programs from the outset. This includes participation in Donegal LEO Ambition, Empower, New Frontiers, and our recent acceptance into the inaugural Platform 94 International Scaling Programme with OCO Global. These programs have been instrumental in shaping our strategic direction and enhancing our operational capabilities. Our most significant achievement, however, lies in feedback from our customers. Learning how Pumpskynz products enhance confidence and positively impact the lives of those with a chronic illness is our greatest reward.

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R&D PLATFORM

Dave Byrne, Aisling Kirwan & Prof. Gerry Byrne

Dublin Est. 2021

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Dave Byrne: Prior to ReaDI-Watch, he led a team of 10 consultants working with some 100 companies over 7 years to implement lean Innovation & R&D management structures, strategies & processes. He helped grow GB Innovation into a successful RD&I consultancy firm since 2014 in the company leadership team. Recognised as Ireland’s “30 under 30” 2021. Gerry (Prof. Byrne, CSO) is former Dean of Engineering & Architecture in UCD, is a former R&D lead in Daimler Benz and for the last 30+ years, has worked closely with senior stakeholders of Enterprise Ireland, the IDA and RPOs/RTO’s such as the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft. He is considered one of Ireland’s most senior international engineers and has many awards and accolades, including former President of Engineers Ireland, CIRP and many other prestigious organisations. Aisling Kirwan is a former RD&I lead in Kerry Group - specialist in technology innovation and manufacturing practices and systems.

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R&D PLATFORM

Company Profile There is an untapped potential in companies today when it comes to R&D and Innovation. Companies struggle with inefficient and retrospective approaches to navigating RD&I. As an example when it comes to claiming R&D Tax Credits (SR&ED), most companies look backwards at the end of the year, to figure out what to claim. Our digital platform is built by Innovation and R&D experts to help companies embrace and unlock their Innovation potential across any industry. Using ReaDI-Watch as a centralised platform, you can build, track, protect, and manage your Innovation and R&D strategy, including your projects, team, and intellectual property.

Company Achievements to Date ReaDI-Watch has secured reference customers in Ireland, UK and Canada since launching in 2021. The team have succeeded in completing the New Frontiers accelerator programmes from Phase I to III. The team were accepted and completed the Euronext IPOReady programme and have been nominated to speak and deliver talks at prestigious events such as the Canadian Fintech Summit, Goodbody Technology Summit and many more. ReaDI-Watch was a finalist in the IMR Product Design and Innovation awards in 2022 and was a winner in the emerging business category in the 2023 Small Firms association awards. ReaDI-Watch received significant press coverage for its launch into the Canadian market in 2023, including Canadian, Irish and UK press. . The founders of ReaDI-Watch have been nominated to various expert panels, such as the NSAI’s committee to roll-out the latest Innovation management standards, the IRDG (Irish Research & Development Group) steering committee, and Prof. Gerry Byrne (CSO) was nominated Honorary Chairman of the prestigious CIRP General Assembly in August 2023. In addition, Prof. Byrne delivered a key strategic presentation to the senior leadership of Enterprise Ireland on the future of Innovation in Manufacturing companies, which included workshops with key Irish manufacturing leaders.

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IOT SENSORS

Company Profile REDZone IPC Ltd. offers a suite of smart IoT devices and AI solutions that revolutionise building safety and cost management. Our TRUCount range provides versatile applications, enhancing spaces like workplaces, educational facilities, and event centres with cutting-edge technology.

Company Achievements to Date REDZone IPC Ltd. has cemented its reputation as a leader in the smart facility management sector through significant milestones: Robust Client Base: We’ve built a formidable clientele that includes some of the most prestigious names across various industries. Notable partnerships with global entities like Eli Lilly, Janssen, DePuy, Gilead, as well as prominent Irish institutions such as the RDS, DAA, and BT, underscore our ability to meet the high standards required by industry leaders. Customer Loyalty: Our dedication to exceeding client expectations is reflected in the high rate of repeat and referred business. This loyalty translates to a consistent revenue stream and validates our commitment to long-term client relationships. Product Excellence: The TRUCount range is our hallmark of innovation, embodying the versatility and precision needed across diverse environments. From streamlining operations in workplace canteens to enhancing safety in large event centres, our products have proven their value. TRUCount’s adaptability has seen its implementation in various sectors, including healthcare, aviation, and corporate, reinforcing our role in bolstering safety and efficiency.

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IOT SENSORS

Ratoath, Co. Meath Est. 2018

Ron Edgerton & Tomás Collins /ron-edgerton tomas-collins

Ron Edgerton, our CTO, is a trailblazer with over 30 years of technical innovation, particularly in vision systems and people counting technologies. With a rich history at Intel and as a serial entrepreneur, Ron’s expertise is the cornerstone of our product development. Tomás Collins, our CEO, brings two decades of multinational experience from the pharma industry and a strong consultancy background with tech and pharmaceutical startups, driving our strategic and operational vision.

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PHARMACEUTICALS

Alison Liddy & Barry McDermott alisonliddy

Galway Est. 2019

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Alison Liddy BSc (Hons) MSc PhD GradDip CEO & Co-Founder Alison is the CEO and manages the overall company. As an entrepreneur with both a scientific and engineering training she was born to solve problems. Following the Bioinnovate fellowship and seeing patient frustrations with the lack of effective pain treatments, Alison became consumed with finding superior solutions, leading to the creation of Relevium Medical. Barry McDermott BSc (Pharm) MPSI MVB BEng PhD CTO & Co-Founder As CTO, Barry enjoys being responsible for all things technical at Relevium Medical. This involves getting involved in all aspects of pharmaceutical development, through to CMC planning, in vitro testing, and onwards to clinical trial design and regulatory strategy.

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PHARMACEUTICALS

Company Profile Relevium Medical are a pharmaceutical company with locations in Ireland and the US. We aspire to improve the lives of people with debilitating chronic pain conditions through creating superior treatments.

Company Achievements to Date Relevium Medical is a fast-growing start-up biopharmaceutical company. The company a spinout from the University of Galway Bioinnovate programme and have been recognised nationally and internationally as one of Europe’s leading start-up companies. To date the company team has won numerous prizes and awards, winning the Science Foundation of Ireland Innovation prize of €1M, securing a place on the prestigious EIT Gold Track programme and an EIC Transition Grant of €2.4M followed by private investment from the Y Combinator.

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AGETECH

Company Profile ResHub is an award winning, end to end senior living engagement platform serving n Senior living operators, across the care continuum n Older adults; and their Families n Appreciating the significant importance of PsychoSocial Wellness, in human health, our platform elevates the resident experience n Delivers operational excellence and family engagement; and n Ultimately, also, leads to improved business outcomes for senior living operators

Company Achievements to Date 2020 - Founded, HiHi membership 2021 - First customer live - Vacenti Aged Care, Australia 2021 - Impact Shakers Award Winner 2022 - Winner - International AgeTech Startup of the Year 2022 - EI HPSU, Selected to be “Innovation Showcase” speaker at California Assisted Living Association National Conference 2023 - Expanded into UK and US with new customers in each region and key US leadership hires

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AGETECH

Neil Hosey & Seán McLoughlin neil-h

Kildare Est. 2020

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Sean - 17 years product and digital transformation experience internationally in HealthTech and AgeTech. Sean has also engaged closely on academic research into aging and the design of technology for the use of older adults. Neil - 17 years software engineering, product and architecture experience with over 8 years leading product, architecture and engineering teams. Neil has successfully delivered products in the hospital and senior living space, including EHR and senior living resident engagement.

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HEALTHTECH

Dermot O’Riordan & Ken O’Shea dermot-oriordan

Tramore, Waterford Est. 2021

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Ken is a qualified scientist with over 20 years’ experience in developing and registering complex cancer treatments. He has an MBA from Smurfit Business School in UCD, and is has a Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma methodologies. Dermot is a qualified engineer, with management experience in operations, engineering and business development, building supply chain systems to manufacture and deliver pharmaceuticals worldwide. He has a Masters in Biopharma Engineering from UCC and is a qualified Project Manager with PMI. The founders previously worked together for over 10 years at a Waterford pharmaceutical company, helping the company grow from ambitious start up to successful acquisition in 2015. Their pharmaceutical backgrounds is a huge asset for Reso, where the focus is on improving the science and benefits of nutritional products.

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HEALTHTECH

Company Profile We’re building the hardware to turn your health data into your personalised products. Our dispenser will prepare a personalised supplement drink for you, based on your preferences and how you’re feeling, in the time it takes you to make your morning coffee. Building healthy habits into workplace routines and helping you calibrate for the day ahead. We’re leveraging the scientific research behind sports nutrition to help you transition from home to work, addressing issues such as immunity, brain function, energy and stress, so you can sustain performance throughout the day. It’ll also support you transition from work back to home, so you can switch off and enjoy life.

Company Achievements to Date The Reso team are on a mission to use the enormous amount of health data collected every day through wearable devices and health apps, and turn it into personalised health products to help individuals achieve their goals. We are working together with Nutritionists and sports performance specialists to improve the level of science in nutritional supplements, as well as improving the convenience of the products so our community can live healthier lives. We are developing our product formulations in house so that we can closely control product quality and ensure we are providing the best experience for the customer. We are also building out the platform, which we will begin testing in late 2023, and plan to commence fundraising in early 2024 to grow the team and launch the product in Ireland. Our personalisation platform has been developed in partnership with the Walton Institute in Waterford, and we are finalising the designs of our commercial dispenser which we plan to demonstrate with our first clients in Q2 2024. Our medium-term plans are to enter the US market in 2025, which Reso has huge potential in supporting the move to proactive healthcare.

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SAAS FOR FMCG

David O’Keeffe & Hisham Sait david-james-okeeffe hishamsait

Tipperary Est. 2023

David O’Keeffe is a highly motivated and confident individual whose core competencies are building relationships, sales and having a strong drive to succeed. Despite his youth, he has the self-belief to engage with senior executives and business owners with gravitas and credibility. David’s ambition to be a successful entrepreneur is what will drive SeeGap to a achieve our growth targets. Hisham is a proficient marketing professional with over 15 years of expertise in Digital Marketing, Social Media, Account Based Marketing, Online Sales, Lead Generation, Customer Service, Internal Marketing, and Business Development. With a distinguished track record in information technology, services, hospitality, and diverse industry verticals, Hisham has led projects across the globe, collaborating with sectors such as Banking and Financial Services, Retail, Supply Chain, Asset Management, Hospitality, Engineering, Healthcare, and Entertainment.

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Company Profile We help FMCG brands make smarter decisions, backed by consumer data generated direct from their packaging. We do this by adding a bespoke QR code to each SKU a brand has. By simply scanning the label, the customer get’s brought to an unlimited online space. These sites are designed around the exact SKU the customer has in their hands. They are highly interactive and engaging and allow for the brand to communicate their message, drive customers to socials/online store, cross promote products and collect feedback through feedback forms. All the data collected of these sites is centralised in our dashboard, making it simple to spot insights, trends and overall deepen the understanding of each one of your SKUs and the customer who purchases them. We are looking to be market leaders by 2027, when GS1 are phasing out barcodes and replacing them with QR codes. This is a massive opportunity for us.

Company Achievements to Date To date, we are launching with 4-5 brands in Q1 of next year. We have build a working beta solution and once we get some case studies we will look to get some case studies so we can officially go to market March/April of next year. Other achievements include building our relationship with GS1 to ensure we are GS1 compliant over the coming years when QR codes become the standard across most products with a barcode.

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Dublin Est. 2022

Sarah Fliessbach sarah-fliessbach

Sarah Fliessbach grew up in Hamburg, Germany. After university in Edinburgh, Sarah’s passion for storytelling led her to film school and managing productions for Netflix, feature films, documentaries, and animation movies in Berlin and Dublin. Her entrepreneurial journey includes being involved in setting up two successful startups in the film and media sector. In 2022, she founded Shareclub, a digital circular packaging system for events and corporate workplaces. Sarah has been widely recognised for her innovative approach with Shareclub and has received multiple supports by the Environmental Protection Agency, furthr and Rethink Ireland. She has been nominated for the Diversity in Tech Awards for the Entrepreneur Award and National Startup Awards for the Sustainability focused start-up. An advocate for impactful innovations and women entrepreneurs, she frequently speaks at events, panel discussions and university seminars and assists other start-ups as a mentor.

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Company Profile Founded in response to Ireland’s alarming disposal of 22,000 takeaway cups hourly, Shareclub addresses the environmental impact of single-use items. The upcoming introduction of levies on single-use and the corporate sustainability reporting directive are putting pressure on businesses. Shareclub offers a digital circular packaging solution, starting with durable, reusable cups. The innovative app simplifies cup borrowing and return via QR code scanning, ensuring a high return rate. With impact tracking technology, the app facilitates seamless sustainability reporting, allowing businesses to showcase the significant reduction in disposable packaging and overall environmental impact. Shareclub is dedicated to contributing to the circular economy with a comprehensive end-to-end solution.

Company Achievements to Date Shareclub’s journey has been marked by remarkable achievements. We are proud recipients of the Green Enterprise grant from the Environmental Protection Agency, recognising our dedication to innovation within the Circular Economy. Following this, we initiated a pilot, successfully developing a robust Minimum Viable Product (MVP) of our app while expanding our talented team. Since our impactful launch at the Circular Economy Hotspot in May 2023, Shareclub has demonstrated substantial progress, securing partnerships with six prestigious clients such as The Guinness Enterprise Centre and Dublin City Council. Simultaneously, we have achieved a tangible environmental impact by saving over 2,000 disposable cups with our reusable cups at our clients’ events. Participation in esteemed programmes like the NDRC Pre-Accelerator and Enterprise Ireland’s New Frontiers (Phase 1) has played a pivotal role in accelerating our growth and development. Shareclub has received support from organisations like furthr and Rethink Ireland, underscoring the industry’s recognition of our commitment to sustainable solutions. The acknowledgment extends to nominations for the Diversity in Tech Awards in the Entrepreneur Category and the National Startup Awards in the Sustainability focused startup category. Shareclub remains dedicated to advancing sustainability, fostering innovation, and leaving a lasting impact on the Circular Economy.

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ONLINE RETAIL

Niall Brennan

Kerry Est. 2022

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The founder, Niall Brennan, embarked on SimpleScents immediately after earning an honors business degree from MTU. His degree combined with Invaluable insights from the intensive three-month Student Inc. program encouraged him to pursue the venture further. His professional journey began at an award-winning distillery, where he sharpened his e-commerce and logistics skills. This experience, combined with his time as a customer service representative at Aer Lingus, cemented his dedication to exceptional customer service experience. Niall’s eagerness for continuous personal and professional development is reflected in his participation in esteemed business incubator programs, including IGNITE UCC. The teamwork Catalyst programme and currently Enterprise Ireland’s New Frontiers. His blend of strategic e-commerce experience and a customer-centric approach positions SimpleScents as a rising star in the luxury fragrance market.

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ONLINE RETAIL

Company Profile SimpleScents is making designer fragrances from the world’s biggest brands more convenient, fun & affordable through an innovative monthly subscription model and unique 30-day supplies. Their users receive a generous supply of their chosen brand name fragrance each month in a sleek and compact travel case allowing for a more convenient fragrance experience. Their intuitive approach gives customers the flexibility to personalize their monthly fragrance selections and offers a bespoke scent quiz to match users with fragrances that resonate with their individual preferences. Embracing the growing demand for accessible luxury, SimpleScents combines the allure of highend fragrances with unparalleled convenience.

Company Achievements to Date n 1,700+ users signed up to the platform n 40% Organic Growth n Featured in The Irish Times, The Late Late Show, RTE & Evoke.ie n Digital Business Ireland New Website Of The Year 2022 (Winner) n Irish Ecommerce Awards Innovation of The Year (Finalist) n Irish Ecommerce Awards Start Up of the Year (Finalist) n Irish Ecommerce Awards Ecommerce Rising Star (Finalist) n Finalist at the National Start Up Awards

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Aoife Matthews, Jennifer O’Connell & Louise O’Riordan aoifematthews jennifer-o´connell-b

Dublin Est. 2021

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Jennifer O’Connell - Jennifer is a former Barrister (Senior Counsel) specialising in commercial law and is an accredited mediator. She is a strategic thinker, negotiator, accomplished public speaker and presenter. Jennifer is also a keen triathlete having represented Ireland in her agegroup and completed an Ironman. Aoife Matthews - Aoife is a Nutrition and Health Coach. She is a former Investment Banker with Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan (healthcare sector) and also worked as Business Development Manager at ESB. Aoife is passionate about female health, wellness and sport, both participating and coaching. Louise O’Riordan - Louise is a Brand Consultant originally from Ireland now living in Los Angeles. She has primarily worked in the luxury lifestyle space, developing brands across beauty, wellness, fashion and private membership clubs, including the female network Allbright. She is passionate about health and wellness and has a front row seat to innovation in LA.

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Company Profile Less than 5% of healthcare R&D is spent on female health. Sisterly’s mission is to give female health the time and attention it deserves. With our dedicated team of female health doctors, nutritional therapists and food scientists we are committed to developing better health supplements that work for women and to raising awareness of female health. Sisterly’s first product, The Elevator, is a science-backed advanced multi nutrient designed specifically for women. On sale online via subscription (www.sisterlylab.com) and in Brown Thomas and Meaghers Pharmacies. Sisterly is currently planning to expand into the UK and US markets.

Company Achievements to Date n In Q1 2023, Sisterly successfully completed a funding round with investment from Enterprise Ireland (as a High Potential Start Up - HPSU). n The Elevator was launched in September 2023 and the response has been phenomenal with sales exceeding targets. Listings were secured in Brown Thomas, Meaghers Pharmacies and Wholefoods (UK). n Sisterly was shortlisted for The New Founder Award by VIP Magazine and eir. n Sisterly has featured in The Sunday Times, IMAGE, The Gloss, Tatler, The Independent, The Business Post, Social & Personal, the Daily Mail, SheerLuxe and more. n Sisterly was named in The Sunday Independent’s ‘Ten of the Top Irish Startups’.

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Company Profile When it comes to purchasing online footwear sizing and fitting, we have a user journey that is broken. Today, there is no way for the busy parent to reliably purchase footwear online in this $70bn children’s footwear market as they cannot size and do not trust the fit. From the brand and retailer’s perspective they can’t provide sizing and fitting excellence online. Consumers are anonymous. Conversions are low, and returns are exceedingly high, between 20-40% depending on the channel, compared to 1-2% in store. This isn’t sustainable for the brand or retailer, and for the industry as a whole. SizeWise is a patent pending SaaS platform from University College Dublin that uses the latest Computer Vision and Machine learning technologies to transform sizing and fitting for footwear. It allows consumers to comfortably size using their mobile phone, reducing returns, increasing conversions and providing the retailer and brand with valuable data insights that can support customer engagement, stock optimisation and other commercial initiatives. SizeWise is on a journey of transforming healthy, sustainable online footwear and fitting.

Company Achievements to Date n 2 years research and development in CeADAT, Irelands Centre for AI and ML, providing solid foundation and ensuring millimetre precise accuracy in foot measurement. n SizeWise team now based in novaUCD centre having spun out of UCD. n Won Gold at the National Startup of the Year Awards in 2022-2023. n Significant Market Traction with Brands and Retailers in UK, EU and US. n Launching first product, SizeWise Digital Foot Gauge with a major UK brand in Q1 2024.

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RETAIL SAAS

Dublin Est. 2022

Alan Power alandpower

Alan Power - CEO Engineering background with masters in both mobile product development, and Ecommerce. Over 20 years experience in technology, mobile prod development and customer success. Stephen Graham - Head of Commercial Over 30 years experience in footwear distribution and retail, in both online and highstreet, as well as working closely with larger brands through Europe. Marco Baena - Head of AI Marco has been more than 10 years in the field of computer vision and machine learning and more than 25 years of experience in the field of software development. Sharon Haimoff - Head of Design Experienced UX innovator from european innovation “Tech Stars”. Has extensive experience in product management, brand creation and UX design. Bryan Maguire - Head of Finance Highly experienced financial director specialising in providing accounting, financial control and business planning services to companies in the ICT and biotech sectors.

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SOFTWARE

Dublin Est. 2022

Daniel Coen daniel-coen

Daniel brings extensive experience from leading management consulting firms across various diverse industries and sectors. Prior to establishing Skippio, he was a global project manager for a major pharmaceutical company. Despite his background in strategy and finance, Daniel has been immersed in the events space since a young age, providing him with a deep understanding of the frustrations and challenges posed by queues to both businesses and their customers.

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SOFTWARE

Company Profile Skippio is a cutting-edge pre-ordering and payment solution for large-scale venues and events, that significantly reduces food and beverage queueing times. Our innovative technology creates a win-win solution by improving the overall fan experience and satisfaction at events, while also significantly increasing revenues and reducing costs for venues. As we scale into more major large-scale venues and events, our technology eliminates the need for eventgoers to download or log in to multiple applications that they will seldom or never use. Our mission is to enhance the fan experience, ensuring they spend less time in queues and more time enjoying the event experience with friends and family. As of now, Skippio operates with a queue time that is 93% faster than the global industry averages.

Company Achievements to Date n Enterprise Ireland HPSU startup. n Secured Enterprise Ireland’s PSSF funding. n Voted ‘Best Pitch’ in the Enterprise Ireland HPSU Prep4Seed programme by investors. n Winner of ‘Best Pitch’ - Furthr’s PitchJam n One of 3 companies selected onto the final phase of New Frontiers accelerator. n Regional finalist in Ireland’s largest startup competition, Seedcorn. n Listed as Ireland’s 30 under 30 in Tech by the Business Post. n Listed as Ireland’s 30 under 30 in Business by the Irish Independent. n Startup of the month (Business Post - May 23) n Onboarding major clients. n Secured partnerships with global brands. n Revenue generating since our first event.

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HEALTH & BEAUTY

Company Profile Sleek N Easy is a leading haircare brand revolutionising the industry with our unique formula that effortlessly tames baby hairs and flyaways. Trusted by professional athletes, including the Irish Soccer, hockey, and volleyball teams, our product is available in over 200 pharmacies across Ireland.

Company Achievements to Date Sleek N Easy has achieved significant milestones, establishing itself as a leading haircare brand. With a unique formula designed to tame baby hairs and flyaways without the undesirable greasy or crunchy texture, our product has become a staple in over 200 pharmacies across Ireland. We take pride in being the trusted choice for high-performance hair solutions, endorsed and utilized by professional athletes, including the Irish Soccer, hockey, and volleyball teams. Our foray into international markets has been a noteworthy accomplishment, with Sleek N Easy now successfully exporting to the USA, expanding our reach and impact on a global scale. The brand’s widespread recognition is a testament to its effectiveness and versatility, catering to a diverse audience of haircare enthusiasts. These achievements reflect our commitment to delivering innovative and reliable solutions that meet the dynamic needs of our customers while maintaining the sleek and easy standard that defines our brand.

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Katie Nolan

Kildare Est. 2021

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Katie Nolan, a qualified PE teacher, tennis, and volleyball coach, combines her expertise with Sleek N Easy, understanding the challenges of looking presentable in seconds amidst a busy schedule. With a degree in Physical Education, Katie’s coaching extends beyond the court, emphasizing holistic well-being. Her role underscores Sleek N Easy’s mission to offer quick and effective solutions for individuals on the go. Katie’s commitment to athletic development and simplifying grooming routines aligns seamlessly with Sleek N Easy’s vision, making her a valuable contributor to both the sports education and personal care arenas.

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MEDICAL DEVICES

Company Profile Smart Reactors is an Biomaterials company developing start of art novel technologies for the medical device Industry. The company’s flagship product is a hemocompatible coating technology, “Camouflage” used to prevent clotting in blood contacting devices.More recently the company have successfully won the EIC Pathfinder program. Only two companies were selected in Ireland in 2023. This funding is to research and develop a novel nanocellulose membrane material for use with artficial lungs.

Company Achievements to Date n Most success enterprise Ireland “CSF” client n Revenue generating company within 18 months of incorporation n Working with many multinational companies on a global basis n Won 3M EIC Pathfinder funding 2023

Expected employee numbers 2024: 4 172

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MEDICAL DEVICES

Galway Est. 2019

CEO- Brian Haddigan & CTO- Mark Brassil Brian haddigan Mark Brassil

Brian Haddigan brings with him 30 years’ experience in the medical devices. He is a holder of an honours degree in manufacturing technology(B. Tech) and a post-graduate in Quality Assurance from Atlantic Technological University(ATU) Galway Ireland. Prior to co-founding Smart Reactors, Brian consulted with several companies including TE Conductivity, M3 and Veryan Medical in Operations and Supply Chain roles. In 2008, Brian co-founded Coxon Medical, Ireland in conjunction with subcontract manufacturing partner in Shanghai, China. Coxon Medical Ireland suppled plastic injection moulded components to medical device companies on an international basis. Brian earlier career involved 13 years in Abbott across many roles including Quality, manufacturing, R&D and supply chain management. Brian’s strategic business development skills combined with technical abilty propels Smart Reactors to realize maximum value for the shareholders. Leading the technical development, Mark has 20 years medical devices experience. Mark holds a BSc in Forensic and Pharmaceutical analysis, an MBA and a Masters in Biomedical Science. Mark has extensive technical medical device experience across Europe and the US in medical device companies ranging from SME to multinational.

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AI TECH

Allen O’Neill & Rory O’Kane allenoneill

Dublin Est. 2020

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Allen O’Neill Allen is a chartered engineer, a Fellow of the British Computing Society, and Microsoft Regional Director. He co-founded SocialVoice.ai to unlock the black-box that is social-video, and is the author of a numerous patents in the field of information extraction. Allen’s core technology interests are BigData, IoT and Machine Learning. Rory O’Kane Rory is COO at SocialVoice, and carries more than 20 years delivering operational excellence in the Enterprise Technology sector. He has a strong track record in delivering complex, quality focused solutions in demanding global business environments. Prior to SocialVoice Rory has worked as a leader in eCommerce analytics, working with major brands to drive increased growth and sales. Rory and Allen met during their time at Irish start-up Clavis Insight, and played key roles in their success. Allen O’Neill

Expected employee numbers 2024: 27 174

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AI TECH

Company Profile SocialVoice.ai has developed patented AI technology that analyses everything being said by creators and influencers within their social videos at a scale and speed never achieved before. We go beyond the metadata and unbox the voice within video to release 90% more marketing insights. Our unique brand safety, topic specialism, personality profiling and quality of voice analytics helps agencies and brands, globally, recruit the right influencers for their social campaigns. In 2024 we are releasing the unique ability for marketers to analyse, at scale, what is being said within social video about their own brands, their competitors as well as industry trends.

Company Achievements to Date n Finalist - AI Awards 2023 - Best Application Of AI Technology In A Start-Up n Finalist - KPMG Global Tech Innovators Award 2023

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HEALTH CARE

Sinéad Crowther & Denise Lauaki sinead-crowther

Dundalk, Co.Louth Est. 2017

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Sinéad had a 25 year career in community pharmacy as a Pharmaceutical Technician and identified the gap in the market for soothing childens products for various childhood illnesses. Armed with only an idea, a background in science, and a significant network in the pharmacy industry, she began her research into producing natural products to solve these issues for young children with Enterprise Ireland. Denise a sound engineer by trade, had set up various businesses in the past and had extensive experience in marketing, brand development and business, joined forces with Sinéad in 2019 to bring these products to the market.

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HEALTH CARE

Company Profile Soothing Solutions Ltd manufactures medicinal-free products to promote comfort to young children when they are under the weather. The company focuses on product innovation and offers clever concepts to help solve common problems that parents face when their young children become unwell with sore throats and coughs or discomfort during travel and are looking to give them soothing relief. Our Products are sold in Pharmacies on the island of Ireland and the UK. Our Tonstix Pops range will be launching in Grocery Retailers and Health Stores in 2024.

Company Achievements to Date Successfully secured €1.2 million in Angel and VC funding to build their manufacturing company in 2020. Developed and launched their first products in 2022. Secured contracts with all of the major Pharmacy chains in Ireland servicing 1400 stores within their first nine months in the market. Won Best Children & Baby Products in the Irish Pharmacy News Awards and Best New Product in the Mums & Tots Awards in 2023. Secured listings in 900 pharmacies in the UK in Q3 2023 in Boots and Well Pharmacys ,the UKs largest pharmacy groups. Launched products on Amazon UK. Secured listings in Irish Airports in leading global travel retailer WH Smith stores for our Travel product with expansion into these stores across the EU in 2024. Sinéad was named as Enterprise Irelands HPSU Founder of the Year.

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DIGITAL HEALTH

Company Profile Spectrum.Life is a leading Mental Health, Wellbeing and Digital Health Innovator in the UK & Ireland, providing clinically led solutions to 2500+ clients and supporting 4m+ lives in the corporate, education and insurance sectors. Spectrum.Life works together with clients to provide tailored solutions that support mental health and wellbeing needs and develop a robust wellbeing culture across every level of an institution/organisation. Spectrum.Life clients have seen a 20x increase in mentally healthy employees after using services. The Healthtech specialist focuses on prevention by engaging individuals with the right knowledge and tools necessary to make transformations to their overall health and wellbeing.

Company Achievements to Date n In 2023, Spectrum.Life received £5m in funding to expand international footprint, including further investment in the UK where Spectrum.Life expects to double its revenues by year-end. n Spectrum.Life has had 105% revenue growth since 2019, growing by 22% in 2022 alone. n Featured in 3 Irish Start Us to Watch lists in 2023 – EU Start Ups, Think Business and Tech Round. n Shortlisted in Zenith Global Health & Health and Protection Awards. n 2023 awarded Highly Commended in COVER Magazine Excellence Awards for Outstanding Health and Wellbeing Support. n Our new technological capabilities have had a significant effect on the expansion of our company. It has strengthened our reputation as an effective business partner. We have been able to effectively acquire contracts and establish long-term partnerships with significant companies in our industry by utilising the distinctive intellectual property (IP) made possible by us. These contracts serve as a concrete illustration of the benefits that our technology offers the market. n 2023 key partnerships include Legal & General Group Protection, Benenden and Bravo Benefits. n In the last 12 months, we have grown our employees by 34% with a turnover rate of 4.3%. n IOS27002 and 1SO9001 accredited. n Clinically BACP-accredited services.

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DIGITAL HEALTH

Stuart McGoldrick & Stephen Costello stuart-mcgoldrick

Dublin Est. 2018

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Stuart McGoldrick Founder and owner of a range of companies including Spectrum Health (the Physio company) Spectrum Mental Health, Spectrum.Life, Financial Health, GP24 and Shelbourne Accountants. Stephen Costello- CEO & Co Founder of Spectrum.Life, a graduate of UCD on a mission to make wellbeing more accessible and change and save as many lives as possible. Stephen’s ability to build a team that meets his tendency for ambition has seen the young company grow at a phenomenal rate, the company now identifies as a scale-up.

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Eóin Tuohy eoin-tuohy

Nova UCD Est. 2022

Eóin Tuohy is the founder and CEO. Eóin has a background in engineering with the following degrees: n BSC in mechanical engineering, UCD Dublin. n ME in mechanical engineering with Business, UCD Dublin. n MSS (Masters of Space Studies), ISU Strasbourg. Before pursuing Sports Impact Technologies full time, Eóin most recently worked for the European Space Agency’s European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany. Here, Eóin worked with both the space medicine team and the Spaceship EAC team and his work was focused in hardware development for the ISS and the development of novel lunar dust mitigation technology.

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Company Profile Sports Impact Technologies is developing a sports wearable that detects all head impacts as they happen. Coaches, team physios, and parents are able to see the forces involved with any impacts and identify impacts that they may have missed. Players can then be removed from the activity and be assessed for a concussion. The system keeps a record of all impacts to give insights into that athlete’s brainhealth during their sporting career and provides information for faster recovery

Company Achievements to Date Sports Impact Technologies has achieved the following: n Developed their 5th iteration MVP and have conducted their first pilots in September ‘23. n Have a patent pending with the UK patent office. n Have secured €150k of pre-seed investment. n Secured two years incubation with ESA BIC Ireland

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MANAGEMENT CO

Cork and Dublin Est. 2019

Tom O’Brien /tp1obrien

Tom O’Brien is a London Business School MBA graduate, with experience leading international teams, including as EMEA Marketing Lead in J&J, of a drug that grew to >€1B/year. He also previously worked with the drug development and supplement company Solvotrin Therapeutics, where he was involved in the licensing in and early development of what went on to become internationally selling Active Iron. He founded Sprintmodo to bring consistency to great team management internationally and make it easy for managers to bring out the best in their teams.

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MANAGEMENT CO

Company Profile Sprintmodo is a management performance company that helps managers get ahead, to bring out the best in their team. Great managers enable people to do their best work. We are passionate about making this a reality, giving teams the joy of momentum. Our eActivation Platform is a manager’s sidekick, that gives them data-driven targeted microactions for high team performance. We’ve helped managers in large organisations like J&J, Pfizer and Imperial College London, as well as smaller companies in different industries, in Ireland, the UK, and across Europe. The world of work is constantly changing and Sprintmodo helps managers keep up!

Company Achievements to Date Team has grown to four people, we have brought in revenue of nearly €500,000 with our management effectiveness service offerings, we have launched our eActivation platform to give data-driven targeted micro-actions to help managers bring out the best in their teams. We have customers across Europe and across various industries.

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ONLINE SHOP

Dublin Est. 2021

Stephen Hallahan stephen-hallahan

Stephen Hallahan is the Founder & CEO of Tap Retail, one of Digital Business Ireland’s Top 5 Tech Companies to Watch & a finalist of the National Startup Awards in 2023. Stephen conceptualised Tap Retail when finishing his final year in his Bsc in Business & Management in DIT in 2018, when he read a statistic that 75% of Ireland’s €12 billion online economy was going offshore. Following years of research into the retail sector, it became apparent that this was caused by Irish retailers not having an online presence. Stephen, who has a background in project management & IT, believes Irish retailers have a tremendous opportunity to increase sales if they are adequately equipped to compete & created Tap Retail to help them bridge the gap in the online space.

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ONLINE SHOP

Company Profile Tap Retail is a new online shop local and same day delivery platform for local businesses. On Tap Retail, customers can shop online from their favourite local retailers and have their items delivered to them either on the same-day or any day up to 7 days in advance, in a 1 or 2-hour timeslot of their choosing. To provide customers with unrivalled choice & flexibility, retailers can also offer click & collect through our platform. Our ecosystem allows retailers to get online, with no development cost, and avail of our network of delivery drivers to offer scheduled same day delivery to local customers. We are bringing retailers of all types together in one place, so it’s easier than ever for customers to support their favourite local businesses and shop local.

Company Achievements to Date n MVP Launched in January 2021 with cluster of retailers following several years of R&D. n After positive feedback from all stakeholders, Stephen commenced development on the next iteration of Tap Retail in Summer 2021. n Recognised as one of DBI’s Top 5 Tech Companies to Watch in 2023 n First staff hired in Summer 2023 – now team of 10 n Re-designed Tap Retail platform launched in Summer 2023 with several releases following in Q4 2023, including our new websites for retailers. n Closed our Seed Round in Summer 2023 with some of Ireland’s leading businesspeople to expand our team & drive growth. n Shortlisted at National Startup Awards in Retail & eCommerce Category for 2023 n Working on several new innovations due to pilot in December 2023 for widespread release in 2024 that will put us in the position to scale rapidly over the coming years & make local communities more accessible than ever.

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FOOD MANUFACTURE

Company Profile Thanks Plants manufactures meat substitutes with a wholesome ingredient list and good nutritional profile. We pack our products with veg and beans, and use the latest proteins to give texture and better nutrition. We market our products as a gourmet veggie choice when it comes to meat alternatives. We currently have 8 products in the range including flavoured sausages, Chorizo Crumbles, burgers and two roast products. We have a manufacturing facility in Dublin city and we are sold in over 400 stores nationwide in Ireland, in Tesco, Supervalu and ALDI. Our products are also available in independent stores in France, Spain and Iceland.

Company Achievements to Date n National Start Up Award 2022 – Silver n Top Ten Start Ups for 2023 – as listed by Enterprise Ireland in the Irish Independent n Green Food and Beverage Award – Winner 2021, best SME n WMB Female Newcomer Award – Finalist n Origin Green certified n ENSO certified n Achieved investor funding from Redesdale Food Group and Enterprise Ireland in 2022.

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Dublin Est. 2020

Aisling Cullen aisling-c

Aisling Cullen has been the owner and operator of Thanks Plants since January 2020. Thanks Plants produces plant-based meat alternatives that are available in over 400 stores nationwide in Ireland. Previous to Thanks Plants, for seventeen years Aisling worked on award-winning shopping malls with leading retail landlords and institutions. This included leasing and strategy on first class developments such as The O2 London, Canary Wharf, Kings Cross Central and Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin. For 6 years, Aisling was based in Malaysia where she worked on several retail shopping centre projects. Always having a passion for food, on her return to Ireland, Aisling took part in the Food Academy in 2019 which started her journey with Thanks Plants.

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FOOD AND DRINK

Company Profile Too Savage is Ireland only premium Mayo that happens to be Plant-Based. The company is leading the way for innovative condiments in Ireland. Too Savage produce unique Sauce ranges that are made by a specific blending technique designed by their founder Conor Bacon. The products have no added sugar and can be used in a variety of ways. The company has grown rapidly since its inception and went form supplying one coffee shop to over 100 different retailers and growing. Too Savage have a strong presence in Ireland, Northern Ireland and a popular B2C sales channel that is sold in europe and UK.

Company Achievements to Date Too Savage made the final 6 shortlist for the national startup awards. TO date the company sells its products in 4 different country’s. We have over 100 shops selling the product. We have identified a gap in the market; Exceptional Sauces that happen to be Plant-Based. We sell our products from Health Food shops to reguler groceries and Butchers. Among many other food service company’s. We created one of the most innovative sauce condiments to hit Ireland. Our 100% Irish Wasabi Mayo that is Plant-Based.

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FOOD AND DRINK

Dublin Est. 2021

Conor Bacon conor-bacon

Conor Bacon is an ambitious entrepreneur with extensive management experience in the food and hospitality industry Notable achievements in the coffee industry, including competing in five Irish Barista Competitions and working as a coffee consultant recipe developer and written recipe book for coffee drinks and a philosophy guide on customer service. Strong organizational, people management, and networking skills Successful opening and setup of the renowned coffee shop, Its A Trap Founder and Managing Director of Too Savage, a r growing company with products sold in national and international locations Partnerships with Avoca, Fallon and Byrne, and Nourish health food stores Engaged in discussions with Dunnes Stores and Aramark for further expansion opportunities Previous support from the Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Dedicated to innovation, customer satisfaction, and making a significant impact on the food and hospitality industry.

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AGRITECH

Stephen O’Dwyer

Kildare Est. 2021

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Stephen, the founder of TrojanTrack, graduated in Biomedical Engineering from University College Dublin and has always been a big fan of horse racing. His original thesis explored using Neural Networks on humans, however he soon realised the same technology could help equine athletes even more. This realisation led him to focus on creating tech specifically for horses. His academic background and entrepreneurial drive led to the start of TrojanTrack. Stephen’s journey includes winning Bronze in the EmergeTech category at the Startup Awards 2022, getting listed in the 30 Under 30 by PwC Sport for Business and the Sunday Independent in 2022, and earning the title of Young Innovator of the Year at the National Ploughing Championships 2023. With a deep understanding of both tech and the equine world, Stephen is driving TrojanTrack to transform horse welfare and performance using innovative Neural Network-based solutions.

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Company Profile TrojanTrack, headquartered at the prestigious National Stud, is a ground-breaking equine movement analysis startup. Founded by lifelong horse racing enthusiast Stephen, our cuttingedge technology employs Deep Neural Networks and a smartphone camera to objectively evaluate 52 body parts in horses, providing invaluable insights for trainers. TrojantRack’s noninvasive approach ensures continuous monitoring, aiding in early injury detection and improving equine welfare and performance. With a team blending technology, finance, and equine industry insights, TrojanTrack aims to become the global leader in equine movement analysis, enhancing welfare, performance, and the future of horseracing and other equine disciplines worldwide.

Company Achievements to Date TrojanTrack’s journey began with a thesis focused on Neural Networks’ application on humans in Biomedical Engineering. Through New Frontiers, Stephen steered TrojanTrack’s growth, supported by a skilled team of employees and advisors, including Aniket, their technical lead who has an abundance of expertise in Deep Neural Networks. Notably, TrojanTrack earned Bronze in the EmergeTech category at the National Startup Awards 2022 and recently secured the Young Innovator of the Year at the EI Innovation Arena. Presently, they are conducting trials with trainers in Ireland and UK to validate our technology, identifying potential injuries and refining our approach. Securing 100k in PSSF funding propelled their tech team’s expansion ahead of their 600k seed round in 2024, gearing towards a globally scalable product. They aim to penetrate markets, including the US, Australia, and Japan, where racehorse populations are exponentially larger than Ireland’s along with targeting other disciplines such as bloodstock sales and sport horses.

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FINTECH

Company Profile At Vesta Insights, we specialize in predicting mortgage arrears and crafting tailored solutions for banks and authorities. Our mission is to revolutionize the mortgage industry by delivering unparalleled insights and innovative arrears solutions. Through cutting-edge products, advanced analytics and explainable AI, we foresee potential arrears, empowering financial institutions to proactively address challenges. We aspire to redefine industry norms, shaping strategies that go beyond conventional approaches. At Vesta Insights, we strive to be trailblazers in leveraging data-driven insights to transform how arrears are perceived and managed, ensuring a more resilient and efficient mortgage landscape for all stakeholders.

Company Achievements to Date At Vesta Insights, we specialize in predicting mortgage arrears and crafting tailored solutions for banks and authorities. Our mission is to revolutionize the mortgage industry by delivering unparalleled insights and innovative arrears solutions. Through cutting-edge products and advanced analytics, we foresee potential arrears, empowering financial institutions to proactively address challenges. We aspire to redefine industry norms, shaping strategies that go beyond conventional approaches. At Vesta Insights, we strive to be trailblazers in leveraging data-driven insights to transform how arrears are perceived and managed, ensuring a more resilient and efficient mortgage landscape for all stakeholders. Since our inception in April, Vesta Insights has made significant strides. Our development efforts resulted in robust machine learning models that accurately predict various arrear classes. Pioneering within AI, we’ve introduced an innovative explainable AI method, enhancing transparency in our predictive solutions. With a small but dedicated team—a full-time employee and two part-timers, with plans for the CTO to transition full-time in Q1 2025—we’ve garnered substantial support. This includes securing over $170K in funding and winning the prestigious Mortgage Innovation Challenge, earning a $50,000 grant. Our recognition extends further as finalists in both the AI Startup and Fintech Startup categories at the National Startup Awards. Within a remarkably short time since our establishment, we’ve been accepted into the Pre-Accelerator NDRC and made the shortlist for the seed corn competition. The early interest from the US market validates the global potential of our offerings. These achievements underscore our commitment to leading the way in predictive analytics and influencing the future landscape of arrears management

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FINTECH

Ennis Est. 2023

Veronica Breene veronica-breene

Veronica Breene, CEO and Founder of Vesta Insights, spearheads a fintech startup poised to transform the landscape of home mortgage lending. With a fervent passion for harnessing data’s potential, Veronica is committed to enhancing lives through an intricate understanding of information exchange among humans and machines. She envisions a pivotal moment in history where machines can surpass human capabilities, embracing this paradigm shift at the forefront of an industry harmonizing human-machine interfaces. Veronica anticipates this fusion will redefine both business and societal norms in the foreseeable future. Boasting over 15 years of extensive expertise in diverse data-centric roles across Finance, Pharmaceuticals, and Consulting, Veronica’s journey spans senior positions in Data Science, Management, and Strategy. She holds an MBA and is pursuing a PHD in Explainable AI, reinforcing her dedication to advancing technological realms with a human-centric approach.

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Tynagh, County Galway Est. 2012 Julian is a Mining Geologist who worked for Cominco of Canada for seven years. During this time he worked in both exploration and production in several countries around the world. This included managing the company’s exploration efforts in Ireland. Julian then studied for an MBA and joined McKinsey & Company as a Strategy Consultant for three years. In 1997 he switched track and became an Investment Banker, becoming Global Head of Energy Investment Banking for Citi, and then Global Co-head of Natural Resources Investment Banking for Barclays. Julian founded NRG is 2015, a boutique merchant bank focussed on natural resources. NRG has been the main investor in Viridian Metals Ireland Limited where Julian is Executive Chairman.

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Company Profile Viridian has developed an environmentally friendly process to recover base and precious metals from oxidised mine waste. Viridian’s flagship project is the 100% owned Tynagh Property in County Galway where drilling has defined 6.7 million tonnes of high grade mine waste with an in situ value of over $1 billion. There is scope for a further 3mt of additional waste material at the site which could extend the life of the project. Viridian’s operation at Tynagh will save up to 450,000 tonnes of CO2 and will enable the Tynagh site to be rehabilitated to modern standards. Viridian’s technology can be applied to other waste materials and the company is securing a strong growth pipeline in this regard.

Company Achievements to Date Viridian initially compiled the operating records from the Tynagh mine, which suggested that there may have been a problem with regard to recoveries from the secondary orebody. It then drilled four holes to confirm the amount of metal remaining in the material and carried out initial metallurgical test work to determine if the metals could be recovered. Following positive results, Viridian carried out a drilling programme across the surface waste material in order to measure a 43101 compliant resource. This defined 6.7 million tonnes of high grade waste material, including 4.0 million tonnes of highly oxidised material grading 6% Zinc + Lead, 1.5oz of Silver and 28% Barytes per tonne. Thereafter, Viridian worked with the best mineral processing engineers in the world to develop and perfect a process to recover the metals from the waste and to turn them into viable products. Importantly, this process is environmentally friendly and operates at room temperature and pressure. Viridian will save up to 450,000 tonnes of CO2 by producing metals from waste material and avoiding mining, crushing, milling, and, potentially, smelting. Viridian has developed an exciting growth pipeline where its process technology can be applied.

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Company Profile Well Spent Grain Ltd is a food upcycling start-up based in Dublin, Ireland. Our company name is derived from our mission: To collect brewer’s spent grain from local breweries and “spend it well” by creating high quality and value-added food products. We are committed to leading the charge in improving climate change as well as reducing the impact of food waste in the supply chain by upcycling brewer’s spent grain (which is underutilized and wasted in the food supply chain), all while contributing to a circular food economy and promoting sustainable snacking lifestyle.

Company Achievements to Date n We entered in the ClimatelaunchPad competition, which was supported by EIT Climate-KIC in Ireland, and came in joint second place, allowing us to compete at the European level. n We successfully completed several accelerator programs including New Frontiers, AgTechUCD, Supervalu Food Academy program and Circulaire new venture program.. n We were selected as one of the most promising emerging food & drink brands by the challenger fund at this year’s Bread & Jam future summit on the 23rd of May in London and exhibited our products at the summit. n We represented LEO South Dublin at the Ploughing Championships in September. n We have been announced as Finalists in the Amazon Innovation Awards which gives us a featured seller placement on Amazon Launchpad. n We won the 2023 Lion’s den Start Up award at the Dublin Food Chain summit. n We received the silver award in the food and drink category at 2023 National Startup Awards. n We are on sale in 7 Supervalu locations across South Dublin and 5 independent stores.

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Dublin Est. 2022

Sunkyung Choi & Patrick Nagle sunkyung-choi patrick-nagle

Sunkyung Choi: She has grown up under enterprise-minded parents and gained international experience by studying and working in diverse environment in China, Hong Kong, Korea, Sweden, and Ireland. She has 11 years of experience in project management, team building and client servicing from B2B network industry. Through her family influence, she was exposed to the food industry and assisted in various food related events in Asia for many years. Patrick Nagle: He has a higher diploma in hotel and catering management from DIT Cathal Brugha Street and more recently completed a Higher Diploma in Science in Digital Marketing at DBS. He has been working and growing his family business for 18 years. His company supplies, and services commercial catering and refrigeration equipment. He has experience in sales as well as running an SME. Though this business He has gained a wide-ranging network across the food sectors (i.e., franchises, wholesale etc).

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Dublin Est. 2022

Darren O’Reilly & Dr Brian Carson darren-o-reilly carsonbrian

Darren O’Reilly, Co-Founder Having been a professional athlete for 6 years, I was exposed to many of the best nutritionists in the business and definitely took this for granted. I left sports to head for corporate life where it soon became apparent I was struggling to balance a busy lifestyle with meeting my essential nutritional needs. I needed a solution that not only delivered nutrionally, but tasted great too. My solution? Whole Supp. We’re committed to empower healthy lifestyles by delivering a greattasting, nutritionally complete meal and lifestyle supplement that is good for you and the planet. Dr. Brian Carson PhD, Head of Science & Innovation With over 15 years experience in studying human metabolism, nutrition and exercise in optimising human health and performance, Dr Brian is the brains behind Whole Supp’s pioneering Smart Food formulation. Brian holds a PhD in Physiology from Dublin City University and is currently a senior lecturer at the University of Limerick. Joining Whole Supp as our Head of Science and Innovation, Brian developed our formulation and designs and leads all of our scientific research studies.

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Company Profile We’re on a mission to empower healthy lifestyles by bringing together all the best superfoods into a convenient, wholesome and well-balanced meal. Whole Supp provides nutritionally complete food for modern lifestyles. Built on transparency from farm to formulation. Every serving contains 5g of BCAA’s, 31g of protein, 13g of fat, 7g of fiber and over 30+ vitamins and minerals. Whole Supp is a whole-body meal, supporting health, growth and recovery through optimal nutritional values.

Company Achievements to Date n As a digital native brand we have shipped over 150,000+ meals across the UK and Ireland direct to our customers. Added to this we have shipped to 18 countries around the world. n Launched a new SKU - travel pouch and flavour - Caramel Sea Salt n Men’s Health listed Whole Supp as the best meal replacement n Whole Supp has generated much press being feathered in - Forbes, The Daily Mail, The Time, The Independent, Runners World, Women’s Health, and the Metro to name a few n All our products are Inform Sport approved and batch tested n Whole Supp was World Rugby’s supplement provider for the 2023 Rugby World Cup n Closed our pre-seed round that Enterprises Ireland lead - Whole Supp is a HPSU client with EI

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Frances Abeton & Prof. Frank Sullivant francesabeton

Dublin and London Est. 2021

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Frances Abeton, CEO and co-founder of Whyze Health brings a wealth of experience to the helm. With a successful tenure as the CEO of Fircrest, a prominent division of the prestigious ICON, a top-tier Clinical Research Organisation (CRO), Frances has a proven track record in research. Her deep-rooted expertise in this field makes her a visionary leader in healthcare & research technology, guiding Whyze Health towards ground-breaking solutions. Prof. Frank Sullivan, Chief Medical Officer and co-founder, an esteemed Founding Director of the Prostate Cancer Institute, and an Adjunct Professor in Medicine at the National University of Ireland. Over 40 years of blending clinical practice with pioneering research.. Together, Frances Abeton and Prof. Frank Sullivan lead Whyze Health with passion, experience, and a shared vision for a healthier, data-driven future in healthcare.

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Company Profile Whyze Health, a healthcare & research technology leader, is at the forefront of innovation with its Data as a Service (DaaS) platform. Our AI-driven insights revolutionise drug discovery and clinical trials, accelerating timelines and enhancing efficiency by streamlining approvals, and empowering pharmaceutical companies with a competitive edge in realtime. Whyze Health’s commitment to cutting-edge technology and data-driven solutions has reshaped the landscape of healthcare and research. As we continue to pave the way for smarter, faster, and more compliant drug discovery and trials, we proudly contribute to advancements that improve lives and drive progress in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.

Company Achievements to Date Whyze Health has achieved remarkable milestones, solidifying its position as a frontrunner in healthcare & reserach innovation. The company’s ground-breaking Health Innovation Hub of Ireland OpenCall 2022 win marked a pivotal moment, leading to the successful deployment of the Whyze Healthcare Platform at the prestigious Blackrock Health Group – Galway Clinical, one of Ireland’s foremost private hospitals. This deployment involves managing a substantial database of prostate cancer patients, showcasing Whyze Health’s commitment to advancing patient outcomes. Furthermore, Whyze Health’s strategic collaboration with Elligo Health Research has exponentially expanded its reach and impact. By granting access to over 90 pharmaceutical and medical technology companies, as well as Contract Research Organizations (CROs), and enabling participation in over 1,000 clinical trials, this partnership has opened doors to cutting-edge research opportunities. Recognized as a 2022 High Potential Start-up by Enterprise Ireland and actively participating in the AWS 2023 Activate Program, Whyze Health demonstrates its dedication to fostering innovation. The establishment of a London office further solidifies its global presence, positioning the company for international growth and collaboration. Moreover, Whyze Health’s recognition in the Female Lead of the AIM High AI/ML initiative showcases its commitment to diversity and inclusion. With its accomplishments gaining recognition in prestigious publications and awards, Whyze Health continues to shape the future of healthcare through innovation, technology, and collaboration.

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Company Profile Founded in 2019, Zelfio stands as the pioneer in the realm of virtual coaching platforms, dedicated to empowering young professionals in achieving their career aspirations. Our mission is to bolster employee engagement and curb attrition rates significantly. In today’s landscape, retaining young talent hinges on an organization’s capacity to offer tailored support in sync with career expectations. Zelfio excels in this domain by crafting individualized skill development paths that harness employees’ strengths and aspirations. Our platform enables self-directed, ongoing career growth and development, offering organizations valuable insights into retention risk and future leadership potential.

Company Achievements to Date n Built and Launched MVP test platform in 2021 to prove the viability of our model n Onboarded 2000+ test users and completed numerous user and buyer feedback interviews and surveys n Secured large enterprise clients based on MVP offering in 2022 n Secured €750,000 in private equity investment in Q4 2022 n Released updated BETA product in June 2023

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Wicklow Est. 2019

Stephen Griffiths & Robert Moorhouse stephenggriffiths

Stephen Griffiths is the CEO and Co-Founder of Zelfio. Alongside his co-founder, Robert Moorhouse, Stephen is driven by a shared passion: unlocking individuals’ untapped potential and guiding them toward their true capabilities. With extensive backgrounds in Corporate Learning & Development design and consultancy, they noticed a glaring void in the market. While highimpact development experiences were available to senior leaders, most of the workforce had access only to low-impact, low-value solutions. Their mission was clear: create a scalable, personalized, and meaningful development experience that aligns with the evolving learning preferences of young professionals. Stephen, with a track record of establishing successful tech startups and a profound understanding of human behavior and learning dynamics, has been the driving force behind Zelfio’s remarkable journey to date.

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Campaign Successes HotFoot

Sports tracking app Raised €151,000 in November 2020

Akkure 1

Tacenda

MedTech platform to match patients with clinical trials Raised €1,186,000 in January 2021

Raised €658,000 in April 2021

Zipp Mobility

Platform for migrant cash remittances

Ireland’s leading electric scooter share scheme

Raised €288,000 in April 2021

Raised €562,000 in April 2021

ASX - 1 & 2

Bowsy

Virtual stock market for sports players and teams

Marketplace connecting students and companies for work.

Raised €2,152,000 in May 2021

Raised €358,000 in May 2021

FitPink

Women’s Athleisurewear e-commerce business Raised €356,000 in June 2021 l

Raised €795,000 in December 2020

Real-time monitoring and intervention across all units in revenue operations structures

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MOBY Bikes

Electric Bikes for Bike Sharing Scheme

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Trifol

Recycles platsic into wax Raised €326,000 in July 2021


CAMPAIGN SUCCESSES

RedZinc

Enables the remote treatment of patients Raised €365,000 in August 2021

HorsePay

ClarityCX1

Life Sciences and Pharmaceutical CRM software package Raised €1,604,000 in August 2021

BusterBox 1

Equine trading platform

Monthly dog treats subscription service

Raised €120,000 in October 2020

Raised €166,000 in September 2020

DigiTally

Frequency

Improves profit margins in food businesses

Aviatian communications technology

Raised €266,000 in September 2020

Raised €378,000 in July 2020

HaloSOS 1

Motarme

Personal security device for hotel employees

B2B lead generation technology

Raised €159,000 in July 2020

Raised €117,000 in February 2020

Accucolour

Plastic bottle recycling additive. Raised €320,000 in November 2019

Wellola

FireBuilder

The natural fire ligher Raised €211,000 in September 2019

Fleet

Practice management and patient portal

Person to person car hire

Raised €180,000 in February 2019

Raised €384,000 in August 2018

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CAMPAIGN SUCCESSES

Campaign Successes Aurigen 2 Revolutionary medical device for chronic heart disease Raised €1,977,481 in October 2023

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Petbond

Binarii labs

Secure online market place for pet purchase

Patented solution for online security

Raised €342,879 in October 2023

Raised €1,850,000 in July 2023

Gigable

All About Sunday

Digital Platform for workers in the Gig Economy

Digital Platform and race horse ownership syndication

Raised €1,259,808 in June 2023

Raised €677,950 in February 2023

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CAMPAIGN SUCCESSES

Locker

Akkure - 2

Personalise Sports Content Platform

MedTech platform to match patients with clinical trials

Raised €1,066,191 in April 2023

Raised €1,312,000 in December 2022

AuriGen Medical

ASX - 3

Revolutionary medical device for chronic heart disease

Virtual stock market for sports players and teams

Raised €3,234,944 in December 2022

Raised €1,072,000 in October 2022

BusterBox - 2 Monthly dog treats subscription service Raised €286,000 in November 2022

Site Passport Platform for the selection and monitoring of subcontractors and suppliers Raised €308,000 in July 2022

HaloSOS - 2

Net Feasa

Safety as a service platform delivers compliance for hotels

Energy efficient sensors to locate shipping containers

Raised €484,000 in July 2022

Raised €900,000 in April 2022

Access Earth

What’s The Scór

Business & travel review site for those living with disabilities

Live score digital platform for amateur sports clubs.

Raised €164,000 in February 2022

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