Spark Crowdfunding - The Top 100 Most Ambitious Companies in Ireland 2022

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Top 100

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INTRODUCTION

Welcome On behalf of all my colleagues at Spark Crowdfunding I am delighted to announce the Top 100 Most Ambitious Companies in Ireland for 2022. This year’s winners highlight the thriving entrepreneurial environment across the island of Ireland, with sectors including finance, education, technology, consumer, leisure and healthcare all represented. We are especially pleased to see such a large proportion of female founders in this year’s cohort, as well as a disproportionately high number of founders under the age of 30. The future is indeed very bright in their hands. In what has been a really tough period of trading for many entrepreneurs, it has been equally uplifting to see so many companies scale their businesses and increase employment in the current environment. The 100 companies that we recognise here have demonstrated ambitious growth potential and we wish them well for 2022 and beyond. We would like to say a sincere thanks to all of the shortlisted companies that didn’t make the final 100. We were taken aback by the number of entries, which made the process of narrowing it down to the final 100 extremely challenging for the judges. At Spark Crowdfunding, we are proud to play our part in supporting Irish enterprises – we have a large database of investors looking to invest in businesses like yours! Best wishes for a prosperous New Year!

Chris. Chris Burge, CEO - Spark Crowdfunding.

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Access Earth Ltd. Page 04 Akara Robotics Page 06 Akkure Genomics Page 08 Altada Technology Solutions Page 10 ApisProtect Page 12 Arama Page 14 Assay Genie Page 16 ASX Sports Ltd Page 18 BioProbe diagnostics Page 20 BioSimulytics Page 22 Bounce Insights Page 24 Bowsy Page 26 Bumpey Page 28 BusterBox Page 30 Buymedia Page 32 buymie Page 34 Ceartas DMCA Page 36 Cilter Page 38 ConstructionBOS Page 40 Content Llama Page 42 Cotter Agritech Page 44 Custran Page 46 CyberPie Page 48 Danu Sports Page 50 DigiTally Page 52 Diglot Languages Page 54 Drink Botanicals Ireland Page 56 EdgeTier Page 58 Elevre Medical Page 60 EpiCapture Limited Page 62 EVERYANGLE Page 64 Filter Page 66 FiltraCycle Page 68 FitPink Page 70 FlexiDrive Page 72 Flipdish Page 74 Frankli Page 76 Frog Mobility Ltd Page 78 Glimpse Page 80 GuardYoo Page 82 HaloSOS Page 84 HealthBeacon Page 86 Helgen Technologies Limited Page 88 Hub Planning Page 90 Huggnote Page 92 ID-Pal Page 94 Imvizar Page 96 Inferex Page 98 Izario Poultry Robotics Page 100 Kianda Technologies Page 102

Kids Speech Labs Page 104 Klearcom.com Page 106 LendRB Page 108 LetsGetChecked Page 110 Locker Page 112 Luna Systems Page 114 MEG Page 116 Mirr Page 118 Motarme Page 120 Motoklik Page 122 Nory Page 124 OpinionX Page 126 Outlier Games Limited Page 128 Outmin Page 130 patientMpower Page 132 PEARlabs Technologies Ltd Page 134 Peer Page 136 PepTalk Page 138 Pipit Global Page 140 PluAlto Page 142 Promotion Intelligence Page 144 QPQ Page 146 ReaDI-Watch Page 148 Receipt Relay Page 150 Relevium Page 152 Ronspot Page 154 SafeScore Page 156 Sensibin Ltd (T/A Sensi) Page 158 SKMMP (Vivid Media Ltd) Page 160 SoapBox Labs Page 162 Spectrum.Life Page 164 Splink Page 166 Starfolio Page 168 Stimul.ai Page 170 Strike Page 172 Talivest Page 174 TerminusDB Page 176 The Corporate Governance Institute Page 178 Thriftify Technologies Ltd Page 180 Translit Page 182 TripAdmit Page 184 Tympany Medical Page 186 UBO Service Page 188 Unflow Page 190 Vaultree Page 192 Volograms Page 194 What’s The Scór Page 196 Wia Page 198 Xelda Page 200 Zerobin Group Ltd (ZeroNet) Page 202 Spark Crowdfunding

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ACCESSIBILITY

Company Profile Access Earth’s goal is to be the world’s largest database of accessibility information. The platform integrates with customers’ systems and provides website/mobile app plug-ins which generate reliable accessibility and safety/social distancing information about the customer facility eg. Sports clubs, municipal venues etc. By utilising Artificial Intelligence, a comprehensive map of a venue can be produced with satellite data and online databases.

Company Achievements to Date n Microsoft Imagine Cup World Citizenship Award 2014. n Enactus National Finals 2015. n Google Award for Best Online Promotion of a Business Award 2018. n The Smart & Healthy Ageing through People Engaging in Supportive Systems (SHAPES) Horizon 2020 consortium member 2019. n 100 Hot start ups 2019. n European Space Agency Business Incubation Center member 2020.

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Matt McCann & Donal McClean mccann-matt

Kildare Est. 2015

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Matt McCann, has Cerebral Palsy and has always been determined to improve the world around him through his skills and experiences. Matt has a Higher Diploma in Information Technology and a Masters in Computer Science from Maynooth University. Matt is a reserve member of the Irish Human Rights Equality Commission Disability Advisory Committee and a founding member of NextGen Aspen Institute UK on the ethical use of AI and sits as a technical leader for The Smart & Healthy Ageing through People Engaging in Supportive Systems (SHAPES) Horizon 2020 consortium. With extensive experience in web development and firsthand knowledge of multiple frameworks, Matt has built a strong technical foundation for Access Earth to succeed. Donal McClean, has a Higher Diploma in Information Technology from Maynooth University and a Masters in Applied Software Engineering from Athlone IT and has worked as a senior IT consultant for BDO Eaton Square.

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CLEANING ROBOTS

Conor McGinn, Michael Cullinan, Eamonn Bourke, Niamh Donnelly, Cian Donovan thebotmechanic engineeve

Dublin Est. 2019

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The core team at Akara worked together in the robotics and innovation lab at Trinity College for more than 6 years before spinning out, and collectively boast more than 40 years experience developing and deploying some of the most advanced robotic systems ever made, including ‘Stevie’, a social robot that was featured on the cover of Time magazine in 2019.

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Company Profile Akara is a disinfection robotics company. Using our cleaning robots, we make it possible to disinfect critical areas in hospitals 10X faster and using 5% of the staff resources normally required. Faster cleaning means less downtime, which for one robot, can be worth more than 1 million Euro to a hospital each year. Akara was recently awarded funding through the European Innovation Council, considered to be Europe’s most prestigous early-stage seed fund (<3% acceptance rate).

Company Achievements to Date n [2021] EIC Accelerator Award Winners (<2.5% acceptance rate); n [2021] Akara co-founder Niamh Donnelly named in RoboHub’s “50 women in robotics you need to know about 2021”; n [2019] Akara CEO named in MIT Technology Review 35u35 Europe; n [2019] Time Magazine Best Inventions 2019; n [2019] Cover of Time Magazine

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TRADING PLATFORM

Dublin Est. 2020

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Professor Rigby, a Churchill scholar, is a consultant Intensivist with Australian and European postgraduate qualifications in Surgery, Aeromedicine, Tropical medicine & International health. His Churchill fellowship was awarded to support research into innovative applications for Robotics, Drones and networked Telemedicine in Disaster & critical care. His MPH from the University of Piemonte focused on surge capacity in ICU during pandemic & disaster response. He was senior medical consultant with the NSW aeromedical & counter disaster service until 2016 occupying both strategic & tactical roles. Winner of the UCD Molloy prize for Applied Physics. As both Associate Professor with the Q.U.T. department of Robotics & autonomous systems and as a visiting scholar at Harvard University with the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, he offers insights into leveraging frontier tech in the medical environment. He was engaged as the senior consultant advising the Royal Flying Doctor Service on redesign and digital transformation of their medical services & function for the 21st century through the company CRITeCARE of which he was CMO. His previous roles as NSW state clinical director for trauma services at over 200 hospitals & Executive Medical Director for Oneview Healthcare, an ASX listed provider of patient engagement, allowed for the practical application of his vision for digital health transformation.

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TRADING PLATFORM

Company Profile Singularity Alpha trading as AKKURE is a Fintech based blockchain powered medical data exchange - a global trading platform where individuals unlock the value of their data to access clinical trials and precision medical services. The worlds first medical stock exchange - the MSX. A novel hybrid blockchain architecture that allows GDPR compliant patient centric control of data. Users create their individual Biosome from the trifecta of Genomic, physiological and clinical data. This medical NFT or ‘Cryptosome’ is created, matched, graded and traded to purchasers of data (hospitals, pharma, insurers). The Biosome is graded in quality (Bronze, silver, gold) based on granularity of data, completeness, recency & frequency. Headquartered in Dublin with a new expansion into the USA via our base in Boston AKKURE is rapidly gaining traction with both hospitals and health insurers. We have 3 new products being launched in the new year and are aggresively pursuing our Series A raise.

Company Achievements to Date We were delighted to be selected in the top 8 startups selected from over 50 startups to pitch at KPMG inaugural Global Tech Innovator competition. We were delighted to be selected as the chosen winner by Facebook’s CEO Mr Gareth Lambe and ultimate runner up. Equally we were proud to be mentioned in the Sunday Business Post Hot 100 start-ups in the country. The team has been actively recruiting over the past year, with nearly 10 employees supported by a nearshore software development team of 8 engineers. In early 2022 we will be launching our Clinical trial finder solution. We designed our clinical trial finder to make searching and connecting with clinical trials easy for anyone. Our finder bots will make population recruitment simple, easy and more importantly precise. This model has a great opportunity to create a pipeline of strong recruits for clinical trial sponsors. We have been working with building out our partnerships with our genomics lab partners and at the final stages of agreeing our partnership plans. 2022 will see us launch our DNA Sequencing service for early 2022. Finally we are working on accessing a unique secure home collection Genomic sample kit. This will allow us to bring to market a patented secure at home DNA sample test kits. This is a tremendously powerful first in world solution which has many use cases from verifying and automating a telemedicine powered solution for individual testing of COVID-19 medical samples, to validation and verification of DNA sampling for trials to name but a few.

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AI SOLUTIONS

Company Profile Altada develops AI solutions to supercharge human thinking. Headquartered in Cork, Ireland, Altada is a Deep AI Domain specific company that develops Deep Learning Algorithms, Predictive Models, Computer Perception Algorithms and Knowledge Extraction Systems. Our clients know us for solving the seemingly unsolvable. We bring AI to life through innovative solutions which help organizations reach their true potential. These solutions enable customers to leverage cutting edge AI, unlock value within big data, and improve operational efficiency without having to develop complex in-house solutions. Altada effectively makes AI an integral part of a business’ operations, closing the gap between commercial ambition and measurable impact. Whether it’s about asset management, contract intelligence, M&A due diligence, travel and security, or healthcare, we can do it better and faster, while minimizing risk. We embed privacy by design in every solution and are proud to be known as leaders in AI for good.

Company Achievements to Date n Developed a full AI Due Diligence Tool for loan review and abstraction, to speed up the bidding process for large loan portfolios with Rocktop Partners and Wells Fargo.” n Successful year one of this solution has allowed us to expand into other customer bases in the US and in Europe, with Waterfall Asset Management, Carringtons and other assets management companies in the pipeline for growth in 2022. n Managed and nurtured a relationship with Alexander Mann Solutions resulting in the achievement of HIVE status with AMS, positioning us as the AI provider to their financial clients. n The Pyrite financial services AI platform has been the cornerstone of Altadas growth, resulting in the pre series A funding of $11.5m in September 2021. It is expected that our continued commercial growth will result in a Series A round in mid 2022. n We have opened 6 offices across Europe and the United States and are continuing to expand at a rapid pace, employing a total of 86 employees today. We hired 64 people in 2021. We are opening our 7th in New Delhi India at the end of the year and have future plans to expand in Austin Texas and Asia Pacific.

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AI SOLUTIONS

Glandore City Quarter, Lapp’s Quay, Cork, Ireland Est. 2018

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Allan F. Beechinor is the Co-founder and CEO at Altada Technology Solutions, a global artificial intelligence (AI) platform solution provider which creates operational efficiencies for clients by leveraging cutting-edge AI to unlock value in data, enhance automation and implement automated data-driven decision making. Allan co-founded Altada in 2017 with his partner Niamh Parker with a mission to build a company that would make the capabilities of AI trustworthy and accessible. With over 20 years of experience in AI, machine learning, and data science, he is spearheading the company’s growth across global markets and sectors, in alignment with Altada’s core values and uncompromising ethical business practices.

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BEE MANAGEMENT

ApisProtect Cork Est. 2017 CEO Dr Fiona Edwards Murphy & CSO Dr Pádraig Whelan fionaedwardsmurphy

Dr Fiona Edwards Murphy, CEO and Co-Founder of ApisProtect is among the most widely published authors on Internet of Things and honey bees. Dr Fiona Edwards Murphy, CEO and Co-Founder of ApisProtect, was recently welcomed to the Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe Class of 2021. ApisProtect was listed in the Sunday Business Post ”100 Hot Startups” for 2019 and Dr Fiona Edwards Murphy was shortlisted in The Irish Times as one of the 50 people to watch in Ireland in 2019. She was listed as 15 trailblazing entrepreneurs to watch in 2019 by Silicon Republic. Dr Fiona Edwards Murphy has presented her work at global AgTech and Beekeeping conferences to demonstrate this technology including Forbes Agtech Conference 2019, Salinas, California, World AgriTech Conference, London (2019) and Apimondia, Montreal, (2019). Dr Edwards Murphy’s work on the topic of hive monitoring has received many national and international awards from the Irish Research Council, The IEEE, IBM, The Irish Laboratory Awards, Google, and the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. In 2016 she was the only Irish recipient of a Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship. Dr Edwards Murphy completed her PhD with the School of Engineering, and the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences at University College Cork in the area of Internet of Things applications for honey bee health. Fiona is a graduate of the Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (BE) Honours at UCC.

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Company Profile ApisProtect is uniquely placed to disrupt a global, well-established industry with robust technology developed by Dr Fiona Edwards Murphy, following her award-winning PhD research at University College Cork, Ireland. Fiona was recently welcomed into Forbes 30 under 30 Europe Class of 2021 in the Manufacturing and Industry category. The AI solutions offered by ApisProtect have the capability of changing the world for the better, ensuring the survival and optimal management of one of our most valuable resources, the honey bee. Over 100 million honey bees around the world have been monitored by ApisProtect to date. By 2050, food demand is expected to increase by up to 98%. With bees being responsible for one third of the food we consume, it is imperative that we do everything we can to protect them.

Company Achievements to Date Dr Edwards Murphy’s work on the topic of hive monitoring has received many national and international awards from: n The Irish Research Council n The IEEE n IBM n The Irish Laboratory Awards n Google n The Global Entrepreneurship Summit. Dr Fiona Edwards Murphy has won many awards and recognitions including: n Women in Tech Festival, California, November 2020 – Start Up Pitch Competition n The Rising Star Award at the Dublin Tech Summit, Women in Technology Awards, October 2019 n The Gold in both the Tech Start Up of the Year and AgTech Start Up of the Year at the Dublin Start Up Awards 2019. n The Women Mean Business Sodexo Newcomer of the Year Award 2018 n Young Entrepreneur of the year, U magazine 30 under 30 awards. n Cork Chamber of Commerce Emerging Company of the Year 2017 finalist n JCI Cork - Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the Year 2019 - Winner - Entrepreneur of the year n Women Mean Business - Newcomer of the Year Award 2018 – October 2018 n Ideas from Europe – Represented Ireland in semi-final, shortlisted for the final in the Hague in April 2018. n Shortlisted for Women in Tech – Entrepreneur Award 22nd November 2018 n Blackstone/Techstars Global Entrepreneurship challenge 2017 – 2nd prize n IBYE 2016 Best Business Idea, Cork Waterford Region. 3rd place Nationally – Best Business Idea n Bank of Ireland prize for “Ignite Business of the Year” 2017 n Enterprise Ireland Competitive Start Fund for Female Entrepreneurs 2017 n Global Entrepreneurship Summit GIST Catalyst competition - Healthcare and Life Sciences Winner ApisProtect has also been recognized and shortlisted many times: n “100 Hot Startups to watch” 2020 – Sunday Business Post n 50 Irish Start Ups to watch in 2021 – Think Business n Winner Think Global awards in the Start Up category. n Ranked #10 (in Europe) on Fast Company’s 2020 World Most Innovative Companies list, the only Irish company on this global list. n “20 start-ups to watch in 2020” on Think Business.ie n “Top Irish start-ups to follow in 2020”by Sifted.eu n “100 Hot Startups” for 2019 in the the Sunday Business Post. n “12 Cork Start-ups to keep an eye on in 2020” list by Think Business.ie n Ranked #162 in the FoodTech 500 by Forward Fooding in 2019. n “Irish Companies to watch in 2019” list by Fora.ie in 2019 n Dr Fiona Edwards Murphy, CEO and Co-Founder of ApisProtect, was recently welcomed to the Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe Class of 2021.

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TV SOFTWARE

Company Profile Arama revolutionises live Television by re-imagining a process that hasn’t changed for decades. Our software gives TV professionals AI and Computer Processing super-powers by semiautomating multi-camera TV. We’re starting with soccer by slashing the costs by 85% of what it costs to broadcast games live. Our secret sauce is our patented software. Not only are we slashing TV productions, we’re also slashing carbon footprints by reducing the amount of crew who need to be on-site for live TV transmissions. We’re making Dublin the centre of global TV production as we export our unique system globally.

Company Achievements to Date The Arama idea started with a pain point for live TV based on direct experience. The self-set challenge was how to produce live TV for a fraction of current costs without sacrificing quality. A meeting with Adapt Centre at Trinity College led to an application for Enterprise Ireland Comms funding. The head of Electronic Engineering in Trinity College, Anil Kokoram took the Arama project under his wing and outlined a vision for how it could be achieved. Anil is a legend in the video processing world who has won an Oscar for his work and has sold a company to Google, before going to work with them in Mountain View. This application process required potential customers signed up as trial partners. Both RTÉ Sports and Premier Sports signed up when they heard the Arama proposition and the application was successful. Over €300k in funding was secured in funding from Enterprise Ireland. This funding has enabled the Arama product to be built and engagement has begun with customers beyond our trail partner. Arama will be ready soon and will start transforming our customers’ business models by supplying live coverage of soccer games at a fraction of the previous cost.

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Dublin Est. 2021 Donal Scannell donalscannell

Donal Scannell, has worked in broadcast TV since 1992, going straight to RTÉ from studying Communications in DCU. At a tender age he was plunged into working on The Late Late Show and fell in love with live television. In the intervening decades he has worked on a series of live spectaculars involving U2, the KLF, Westlife, David Gray, the IRFU and many more. He worked on the UK’s first reality show in 1997 and was as a result one of the first trained broadcast shooter-director. This early immersion in cutting edge workflows gave him a hunger for using tech to maximise TV productions. Working internationally from Ireland, Donal has been able to experience coming of age in a tiny TV market to his advantage, by consistently producing world class content at micro budgets without sacrificing quality. His intimate knowledge of TV workflows led to the Arama eureka moment.

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LIFE REAGENTS

Colm Ryan PhD & Sean Mac Fhearraigh PhD therealcolmryan

Dublin Est. 2017

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Colm Ryan PhD is Co-Founder and CEO of Assay Genie, a global life science reagent and kit company. Colm is responsible for the overall management and expansion of Assay Genie globally and is based in Dublin. He has over 12 years’ experience in life science sales and marketing including working with leading companies in the space such as the Fortune 500 listed, Thermo Scientific. Colm completed a BA (Mod.) Genetics from Trinity College Dublin and holds a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Leicester. He continued his studies with a HDip in Sales management from TU Dublin. Seán Mac Fhearraigh PhD is a co-founder & CTO of Assay Genie. Seán holds a BA (Mod.) Genetics from Trinity College Dublin and a PhD from University College Dublin. Seán carried out a post-doc at the Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge. Sean is responsible for the overall management of Assay Genie’s digital assets and global digital strategy.

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Company Profile Assay Genie is a global life reagents company founded in 2017. With offices in Dublin & London, it provides 120,000 products for cancer, immunology & vaccine research scientists. Key technologies include antibodies & immunoassays which are used to uncover the mechanisms underpinning major diseases in humans & animals. With distributors in over 70 countries, Assay Genie exports products across the globe & currently works with scientists in Pfizer, J&J, Harvard University and many more of the World’s leading companies.

Company Achievements to Date Since its inception in 2017, Assay Genie has gone from strength-to-strength. The company began by building a unique digital ecommerce platform to provide high-tech products called immunoassays to cancer and immunology research scientists in Ireland. Shortly after, they launched over 7,000 immunoassays and in 2018 added a further 50,000 antibodies to their digital catalogue. During this period, they added distribution partners in key markets such as the USA, UK, France, Germany and Benelux allowing them to continue on their rapid growth trajectory. 2019 saw the launch of new technology called GeniePlex multiplex immunoassays which allowed immunology research scientists to get up to x24 times the amount of data from their experiments meaning vast workflow improvements. Since then, Assay Genie have added partners in Japan, Australia, MENA and Latin America as well as China which has become one of their biggest export partners. In 2020, Assay Genie were one of the 1st global companies to respond to SARS-CoV-2 with the launch of rapid antibody tests. Seeing a major demand for raw materials, they quickly brought vaccine and testing components such as antigens and antibodies to the market. As of 2021, Assay Genie provides over 120,000 products to scientists in over 70 countries.

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SPORTS PLATFORM

Paddy Power

Dublin & Miami Est. 2021

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Paddy Power is one of the most recognisable people in the world of betting, in fact he is a fourth generation bookie. In 1996 as a fresh faced member of their first ever graduate program, he joined betting company ‘Paddy Power’, a firm which was co-founded by Paddy’s father. Over the first 25 years of his career he played an integral part in making Paddy Power one of the most famous brands in the UK & Ireland. His passion has always been ‘brand’, a key cornerstone to the success of Paddy Power in growing from a fledgling cheeky challenger to one of the biggest global players in a multi-billion industry. Paddy passionately believes that a relevant, relatable, authentic brand is the key to true differentiation in any marketplace, and that brands must be robust and agile to stay relevant. He is very excited about the potential of the ASX Sports brand.

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Company Profile ASX is a blockchain-powered interactive sports and entertainment platform offering an exchange that allows sports fans to ‘trade’ in game, creating a first-of-its-kind, second screen and OTT live action experience. The Fintech scale-up is a member of sports data company Sportradar’s Acceleradar Program and was also selected to partner with leading sports tech promoter HYPE. With strong roots in betting and sports entertainment innovation driven by the Paddy Power brand, the firm is now pushing into the USA with headquarters in Miami. ASX’s Sports’ NFT Exchange has the unique capacity to harness live data feeds and responsive algorithms to create the first NFTs for sports with listed values that fluctuate in real time, based on the underlying performance of players and demand in the marketplace.

Company Achievements to Date ASX Sports launched in May 2021 and took its exchange live on the Apple and Android app stores earlier this month with thousands of active users. The exchange lets users buy and sell virtual shares in esports and fantasy players, reflecting their prices in real time based on player performance and fan demand. ASX Sports, just signed a deal with Sky Sport’s New Zealand digital media company RugbyPass to use its data to allow fans to participate in ASX’s virtual stock market for rugby games. This secures a distribution to over 5 million subscribers along with the greater Sky audience of over 50 million, while providing exclusive partnership for the creation of global rugby NFTs. The team has rapidly grown, ‘Blitzscaling’ from 2 to a staff of 30, launching its US HQ in Miami and securing major investor interest in its current Series A raise.

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PLATFORM

Dr Kate Reddington, Dr Thomas Barry & Dr Brendan O’Brien kate-reddington-11205525 thomasbarry

Galway Est. 2017

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Kate holds a BSc and PhD in Microbiology from NUI Galway and has over 10 years’ research experience in the development of rapid nucleic acid based diagnostic solutions for application in the clinical and environmental sectors. Kate has published >15 peer reviewed publication articles in leading Microbiology journals and is a named lead inventor on three patent applications (one granted in Europe and the US). Kate’s expertise lies in diagnostic assay development. Thomas has over 20 years R+D diagnostics development experience and is the inventor of >10 NAD patents. Thomas’s NAD technology developments have been brought to the marketplace through industry driven commercial product research and development, technology transfer and intellectual property licensing agreements, primarily in the human clinical diagnostics sector. Thomas holds a PhD in Microbiology from NUIG and Master of Business Studies from UCD. Brendan has created and scaled 3 Irish start-ups, including 2 spinouts, and led them to international acquisition (ThinkSmarter by Taoglas Group, 2020; Thinksmart Technologies by Cisco, 2012; Astutec by IT Force, 2001). Brendan has significant experience in global marketing, business development and sales, with deep expertise in the digital transformation, data derived insights, IoT, new business models, as well as creating and scaling new businesses. Previously EMEA MD Search Optics, Global Software Sales Director with Cisco based in California as well as roles with Accenture and IBM. Long held relationships with executives across many industries including Retail, Hospitality, Healthcare, Public Sector, Financial Services, Sports & Entertainment, Manufacturing and Transportation around the globe.

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Company Profile BioProbe Diagnostics, a spinout from the NUI Galway, develop an innovative water testing platform using PCR tests to detect and quantify pathogens that contaminate water in environmental and industrial processes. The first product, Bio Lp-1, a transformative test that detects the potential fatal Legionella bacteria will be launched in Q1 2022. Bio Lp-1, using patented technology, is the world’s first complete water test, detecting and quantifying multiple Legionella species from just one sample. This breakthrough technology offers significant advantages over current products on the market being a rapid and highly sensitive qPCR test and providing information on the complete Legionella profile in a test water sample in under 2 hours. In addition, it is easier to use without the need for specialist training providing fast turn-around times & quicker decisions when people’s health is at risk.

Company Achievements to Date Bio-Lp-1 product trials and testing are underway with Spanish CMB Labs (part of Tentamus Grp – 69 labs/17 countries) who will conduct 15,000 parallel tests using Bio Lp-1 qPCR test side by side with traditional culture methods. In parallel, Bio Lp-1 is undergoing an externally validated ISO certification process to achieve ISO/TS 12869:2019 (Lloyds Register/MicroVal/ Campden labs). Negotiations are underway for a 3 year reseller agreement in the DACH region with Genaxxon Bioscience. Trials are about to start with potential large partners that include Suez Group and Bibus Group. Incoming expressions of interest have been received from multiple other potential customers.

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Peter Doyle, Niall English & Christian Burnham peter-f-doyle-9bb61a10/ niall.english

Dublin, Irealnd Est. 2019

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Peter Doyle is an accomplished co-founder, board member, senior executive and business coach with over 25 years’ experience working with tech start-ups including a previous IPO on NASDAQ and LSE. Niall English is a Full Professor in Chemical Engineering with previous industrial experience working in molecular simulation and drug design in both the US and UK. Christian Burnham is a physics graduate from Imperial College London and is the lead developer of the company’s core technology.

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Company Profile BioSimulytics is a university spin-out company founded in 2019 from the School of Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering of University College Dublin (UCD) in Ireland and winner of the UCD Venture Launch competition. The company is specialising in the deployment of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Machine Learning combined with quantum physics, computational chemistry and high-performance computing (HPC), to carry out in-silico molecular simulation for the digitisation of next-generation drug development in the pharma/biotech sector. The company’s offices are located at NovaUCD on the UCD Belfield campus.

Company Achievements to Date The company, which specialises in the development of an AI-powered digital platform for drug development, won the UCD Venture Launch competition in 2019 and completed its Pre-Seed Investment Round in Q2 2021 raising over EUR0.5M from a combination of Enterprise Ireland HPSU national funding and private angel investors. The BioSimulytics solution promises to accurately and rapidly predict the most desirable force field energy configuration and crystal structure packing of new drug compounds, thereby supporting the pharma industry in addressing problems with polymorphism and getting from molecules to medicine (M2M) faster and with much greater probability of success. The company successfully won and completed its first commercial contract with a Big Pharma customer based in Europe, and is building a strong pipeline of new opportunities with biopharma companies and CDMOs across Europe and the US. BioSimulytics has also successfully established a partnership with AWS for scalable global delivery of its digital drug development platform via the cloud.

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CONSUMER RESEARCH

Company Profile Bounce Insights is creating the future of consumer research. Their platform makes it as fast and easy as possible for brands to validate the assumptions behind every decision. They help companies to create an insights-driven culture by allowing them to ask any question, to any consumer and receive the results within 24 hours.

Company Achievements to Date The consumer research start-up has already gained an impressive set of clients in Ireland in their first year in business including Diageo, Tesco, Glanbia, Coca-Cola HBC, Musgrave’s, Pernod Ricard & Bewley’s. With €750,000 in pre-seed funding closed, they are launching in the UK in 2022 and set to grow the team to 30.

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Charlie Butler, Brian O’Mahony & Rónán Dowling-Cullen charlie-butler-66978212a/

Dublin Est. 2019 Charlie, Brian & Rónán are Trinity College Graduates in their early 20’s. They started working on Bounce Insights when they were in university, and have grown the team to 12 people since the launch of the platform in July 2020.

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John Brady johnbillbrady/

The Guinness Enterprise Center, Dublin, Ireland Est. 2016 John Brady (CEO) is an experienced Marketing Director with over 20 years international experience driving innovation and leading change in a FTSE 10 company. John’s international experience included working as Marketing Director in Poland, Indonesia, the Middle East and also as Head of the Global Innovation Center for a large multinational whose annual revenue is in excess of 20Bn euros per annum. Originally from Dublin, John graduated from University College Dublin with A Bachelor of Commerce degree, is also a certified PRINCE2 practicioner and has extensive executive training with both IMD and McKinsey Consulting. John also had previous experience working in a family run startup in 1995 which was manufacturing medical disposable products for export to EU markets.

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Company Profile Bowsy is a remote working platform that connects university students and businesses through paid project work and tasks. Bowsy was named as the Top Tech Start-up in Ireland at the National Start-up Awards Ceremony in 2020 and is a client of the high potential start-up unit at Enterprise Ireland. Currently there are over 100 Irish businesses using the platform and Bowsy is cooperating with all the major Irish universities, covering over 95% of the Irish universiy student population. In addittion to the Irish market, Bowsy is also working with businesses and universities in the UK, Spain, France and the USA.

Company Achievements to Date Bowsy has recently successfully secured seed funding through Spark Crowdfunding and was also recently approved by the investment committee of Enterprise Ireland for matched funding (approved by EI but funds pending). The start-up was also awarded Best Tech Startup 2020 at the Irish National Startup Awards held in Dublin, sponsored by Enterprise Ireland and Microsoft. Bowsy is also the first non US company to be accepted into the PeopleTech Partners HT Tech accelerator programme in the US, whose partners include Microsoft, Uber, Facebook and Salesforce. In terms of commercial progress, Bowsy now has 108 Irish businesses registered on the platform and over 300 Irish students also registered. In addition to this, Bowsy also is cooperating with or has a MOU in place with key universities across Ireland that accounts for 95% of the Irish student population. This is also expanding into other EU countries and Bowsy now has students from EI Business School in Madrid and NEOMA Business school in France.

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Company Profile Our vision is to dissolve queues in hospitality and retail using mobile technology. We provide jargon-free and hassle-free solutions for businesses who want to take online orders and payments. Our software does not need consumers to download an app and we have customers across many different sectors from stadiums to SME’s selling products online through our platform.

Company Achievements to Date Bumpey was born out of the need to give businesses a quick and easy way to sell online with minimal IT experience. Our platform is easy to set up but secure and we can have businesses selling online in 48 hours or less. Our customers can sell via social media, website, QR code or a combination of all. We pride ourselves on being simple to use and keeping design clear. We see the customers we help being successful as our own success. Bumpey was supported in the Enterprise Ireland Competitive Start Fund 2020 and received investment on the back of that to develop the business. Bumpey has a strong customer database of businesses and is moving into the UK market at the moment. We spent a lot of time in 2021 getting our product ready for use at larger scale and we thank our customers for their help in getting us to this stage.

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Nenagh, Co Tipperary Est. 2018

Joe Cleary thejoecleary

The Founder, Joe Cleary, is an experienced business entrepreneur with strong networking skills developed over 20 years in business. Joe started his entrepreneurial journey as a teenager and has been responsible for businesses with sales of over €18m per annum. He developed one business for investors from €1m sales per annum to €6.5m per annum in just three years. And on the back of that business, he had built a consumer database of over 14,000 household monthly recurring revenue customers. With a background in logistics and sales, Joe has worked on diverse projects on a national scale as a consultant. Joe qualified in 2018 with a Lean Six Sigma Green-Belt from the University of Limerick and has been studying the system of queue management using these tools to develop this business.

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Gary Redmond, Liam Brennan & Paul Carrick gary-redmond-843a3165 liam-brennan-a5688b72/

Dublin, Ireland Est. 2016

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Gary Redmond - CEO IT & CS Experience. DCU Science Grad.Email Marketing, Finance, Investor Relations Liam Brennan - CMO Team management & CS Experience. Multiple Successful Enterprises.SEM, Affiliate Ads., Traffic Generation Paul Carrick - COO Merchandising & sales experience. Product Specialist.Product Sourcing & Fulfillment, Brand Partners

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Company Profile BusterBox is a monthly delivery of fun and healthy goodies for your dog. We make your dog as happy as they make you with exciting unique toys & delicious natural treats delivered to your door.

Company Achievements to Date BusterBox had a successful pitch in front of the Dragons on Dragons Den in 2017 Launched in the UK in 2017 and found huge interest in the UK market 90% of customers are in the UK, 10% in Ireland Reached 5000 subscribers in 2020 Reached 10000 subscribers in 2021 Won Aer Lingus Startup awards 2018, Finalist for Ireland’s best young entrepreneur 2019, Finalist in Fingal Enterprise Awards 2018 & 2019

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AI/ML PLATFORM

Company Profile Buymedia has developed an innovative cloud based AI/ML platform that helps SMEs compete against larger brands when advertising. Using aggregated and first party data to help SMEs better plan, purchase, manage and measure their advertising Buymedia has helped businesses such as DID Electrical, Supermacs, Bluebird Homecare, Tipperary Crystal and Radisson Hotels grow revenues (through Covid) by an average of 27%. 2022 sees ambitious domestic and international growth plans with expansion plans for UK, Canada, US and Australia with revenue targets of €10M. The company will create 50 new jobs to support this growth. By helping SMEs globally Buymedia aims to give SMEs a fighting chance when advertising in local, national and international markets.

Company Achievements to Date n Buymedia was one of 10 selected from 200 applicants for the NDRC Launchpad programme in 2017. n 2017 - Buymedia won the Enterprise Ireland ‘One to Watch’ award in 2017 - https://www. facebook.com/gmitinnovationhubs/photos/l-r-noreen-conway-aib-fergal-oconnor-buymediawinner-of-new-frontiers-one-to-wat/10155313251603874/ n 2018 - Finalist in ‘Futurescope’ - https://www.irishtimes.com/business/technology/start-upsto-battle-it-out-over-ireland-s-most-scalable-business-idea-1.3480328 n 2018 - Local Enterprise Award Winner - National Enterprise Awards - https://www. localenterprise.ie/Mayo/News/News-Archive/Buymedia%20in%20the%20spotlight%20at%20 the%20upcoming%20National%20Enterprise%20Awards%20.html n 2018 - Finalist AI Awards - Best Application of AI in a Consumer of Customer Service Application - https://aiawards.ie/2018-shortlists-announced/ n 2020 - Selected as an IPA UK Accelerator Advertising technology - https://ipa.co.uk/news/ accelerator-agencies-november-2020 n 2021 - KPMG/Business & Finance - Elevation Award Finalist - https://buymediahq.com/ business-finance-awards/ n 2021 - Business Post - 100 Hot Start ups n Built a team of 15. n Helped 50 SMEs grow through more effective advertising with over 150 Media Companies. Achieved revenues of €2m n Raised €1M in funding.

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Galway Est. 2015

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CEO and founder, Fergal O’Connor has helped thousands of SMEs over the last 25 years make minor improvements to their advertising that had a huge impact on their business. Having worked in magazines, newspapers, radio, TV, social and digital media companies O’Connor saw that most businesses were suffering from the same challenges when it came to advertising. There was a lack of proper planning and targeting because the data and insights that are available to bigger brands were not readily available to most small and medium businesses. Data is expensive and the bigger brands want to keep it to themselves. So most businesses are forced to shoot in the dark when it comes to advertising. So the first step was to democratise this data and make it available to all businesses in an attempt to level the playing field and give these businesses a fighting chance.

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Devan Hughes and Artavazd Sokhikyan devanhughes/ DevanHughes artavazdsokhikyan/

Dublin based. Delivering to Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Bristol. Est. 2016 Devan Hughes is co-founder and CEO of online grocery delivery service, buymie. Under Devan’s leadership, buymie has transitioned from a simple mobile grocery delivery app to an AI powered rapid grocery delivery service in Irish and UK cities in just under 5 years. Devan has extensive experience in commercial and operational efficiency with specific expertise in platform economics and architecture. Having also held the role of Chairman for Sharing Economy Ireland, Devan is a recognised thought leader in the Platform Economy and FMCG industry. Having graduated from college in the midst of the financial crisis and experienced failure in 2-3 previous business ventures, Devan’s ambition is for buymie to become the largest shared infrastructure for grocery online in Europe as online shopping continues to become the norm over the next several years. Technology enthusiast, Artavazd Sokhikyan, is CTO and co-founder of buymie.

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Company Profile Available in Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway buymie is Ireland’s leading same-day grocery delivery provider. The company was founded in 2016 by serial entrepreneur Devan Hughes (CEO), and Art Sokhikyan (CTO). In 2018 buymie became the first independent e-commerce platform in Europe to launch the discount channel online through a strategic partnership with Lidl. The company launched its first UK market (Bristol) in May 2020 and now buymie’s personal grocery shopping service has been used and trusted by 1 in 8 Dublin households.

Company Achievements to Date n Turnover: buymie has grown 700% since 2019. n Consumer engagement: buymie is Ireland’s leading same-day grocery delivery service. In 2020 buymie became the Number 1 Food and Drink app in the country, ahead of billion euro platforms such as JustEat, Uber & Deliveroo, with 5% of the total Irish population having downloaded and registered as a user. 1 in 4 people in Ireland now recognises the buymie brand, according to an internally commissioned survey. n Expansion. buymie has expanded into 4 Irish cities and also launched into the UK with its first international expansion. n Nominated for Net Visionary Award - Best Mobile Service & App - 2017 n Nominated for Net Visionary Award Best Start-up: One to watch - 2017 n Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur - 2019 n Google Award for Best Online Promotion of a Business - 2019 n Listed in the Sunday Independent’s Top 30 Business Stars Under 30 - 2020 n EY Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist - 2020 n Business & Finance Business Person of the Month May 2021 n Hot 100 start ups by business post Nov 21. n In Dec 2021 buymie will rank in this years Deloitte FAST 50 list for the first time

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Dublin, Irealnd Est. 2021

Dan Purcell danpcell

Before starting Ceartas DMCA, Dan spent 10+ years in the tech industry as an Engineer & Product Manager, with 7 years spent in California at Google, Apple, Facebook & Zendesk.

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Company Profile Ceartas DMCA uses sophisticated web crawling technology married with AI and machine learning, to constantly scan the web for unauthorized uses of protected and copyrighted content. Since our inception, Ceartas DMCA has filed hundreds of thousands of DMCA takedown notices on behalf of agencies, models, musicians, artists and content creators, against hosting companies, social networks, and tube sites that illegally make use of and profit from protected intellectual property. Ceartas DMCA recently closed its first funding round.

Company Achievements to Date Ceartas DMCA has taken a unique approach to attracting clients as we don’t use traditional marketing methods - we don’t pay for ads and rely purely on word of mouth and media highlights. Since it’s inception we have a client base that spans Hollywood movie stars to the worlds top models and influencers, and with our new SaaS tool about to launch, we expect to onboard over 5,000 new clients in 2022. We recently closed our first round of funding and are preparing for our Series A.

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CHILD PROTECTION

Company Profile Cilter is an early stage tech start-up developing embedded child-protection software for smartphones. The first version of Cilter’s patented operating system modification will detect and block cyberbullying, grooming and suicide/self-harm content through messaging apps, alerting parents when their child is under threat and providing them with advice on how to handle each situation. The current solutions (apps) available to parents are all apps which can block porn and restrict access, but none have the capability to filter out bullies or online abusers. Cilter is truly disruptive technology because it is not an app, it is built into the device so it cannot be deleted and can access all incoming, and outgoing data.

Company Achievements to Date To date, and with a spend of just over €110K the Team of 10 (all working unpaid) have patented the unique data content filtering solution, developed a prototype filtering encrypted Whatsapp messages : https://www.cilter.ie/#video ; been endorsed by UNESCO and other Global stakeholders in child-protection; secured agreement from both the Irish Government and a major European Telco to partner on their pilot programme, been awarded 4 Horizon 2020 Seals of Excellence and shortlisted for the Disruptive Technology Innovation Fund. They are now raising their seed-round of funding and Science Foundation Ireland have committed co-funding of €1.2M to develop the solution with the Anti-bullying research centre and ADAPT @ Dublin City University.

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Dublin Est. 2016

Rena Maycock rena-maycock-1a097217

Rena Maycock started her career in sales at 98FM and went on to hold a variety of Senior management and Director roles in Sky Media, Sunshine and iRadio. Rena has a proven track record in business management and entrepreneurship, having successfully launched radio stations i102-104 & i105-107 (GM and latterly as Group CEO), she went on to establish her own companies, including face-to-face introductions agency Intro Matchmaking which remains Ireland’s largest nationwide dating agency and is now franchising across Europe. Over 20 years in business she has built up a broad spectrum of experience across a number of sectors including retail, media and technology. Named in the Sunday Independent’s ‘Top 30 Women in Tech’, she also writes a column for business publication The Currency and she has also recently been appointed to the Commission for Taxation and Welfare by Ireland’s Minister for Finance. Rena lives in Dublin with her husband Feargal and two small children

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CONSTRUCTION CRM

Company Profile ConstructionBOS provides a market-leading cloud-based Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solution which is specifically tailored to the Construction industry and offers unique, valuable features for companies in that sector unmatched by generic CRM tools.

Company Achievements to Date ConstructionBOS commenced trading in January 2019 and has since amassed over 50 customers across Ireland and the UK. The company has established a strong pipeline of prospects through direct sales, plus commercial reseller partnerships with CIS (Ireland) and Barbour ABI (UK) ConstructionBOS were awarded €50,000 Competitive Start Fund from Enterprise Ireland and are marked as a High Potential Startup. This led to a successful seed round of €500,000 from Angel Investors & Enterprise Ireland

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Craig Mulcahy

Delgany, Co. Wicklow Est. 2019

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Craig’s background is in software development and CRM consultancy. Over the space of a short career, Craig has been involved in the implementation of over 500 CRM systems for both large NASDAQ listed companies and many SMEs. As CEO of ConstructionBOS, Craig is heavily involved with all sections of the business, he is particularly involved with sales & the technical vision of the company

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Joleen Looney and Karina Kelly joleen-looney-72926244/ karinakelly/

Donegal Est. 2019 Karina Kelly + Joleen Looney met while working in financial services. Karina has a strong track record in sales, marketing and eCommerce start-ups, while Joleen is a leader in enterprise sales and relationship management having led national teams in financial services. Both hugely commercial in approach, Content Llama has been founded on the drive to really solve customer problems.

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Company Profile Content Llama automates the collection, configuration and delivery of multi-source product content for ecommerce retailers. Llama’s powerful content configuration technology, and world class service from an experienced team, plug directly into a retailer’s existing workflows, pushing publish-ready product content onto their platforms and website, quickly and at scale. With Llama on board, multi-brand retailers have the power to optimise internal resources, enrich content, run promotions and launch products faster than ever before, driving revenue sooner.

Company Achievements to Date Founded in 2019, Content Llama recently announced that it has secured €2.5 million in fundraising to further expand its presence globally and broaden its reach to potential customers. Content Llama now collaborates with over 3,600 global brands to configure content at scale for well-known retail clients such as Walmart, Aer Rianta International, and Lifestyle Sports and expect to expand on this in the future as the business continues on its successful growth trajectory. The company now employs 42 people including 14 full time and 2 part time staff in Ireland with the remaining employees based in countries such as Ukraine, Portugal, The Netherlands, South Africa and Spain.

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PARASITE CONTROL

Company Profile Cotter Agritech is a Limerick-based start-up founded in 2019 by brothers Jack and Nick Cotter. They have developed a patented mechanical and software solution that reduces labour, costs and drug resistance associated with conventional parasite control products used in animal production, by enabling a move from blanket treating, to precise application to only the animals that need it. The solution has many benefits, including a significant reduction in antiparasitic drug use of 40-50%, identification of animals with traits of parasite resistance, and reductions in labour. The solution is launching at the Lamma Show in Birmingham, UK on Jan 11-12 2022.

Company Achievements to Date The product was first revealed at Enterprise Ireland’s Innovation Arena at the Ploughing Championships in 2019, and won Best Overall Start-up. The company has been bootstrapped to date via the co-founders existing two businesses, with support from the Local Enterprise Office. The brothers say the timing couldn’t be better for this product – Parasite resistance is a sleeping giant just awakenings. For example in some areas of New Zealand, this problem has made farming livestock completely unviable. Recent studies in the EU have consistently detected drug resistance on the vast majority of farms tested, and in June 2022 the EU is banning treating with anti-parasitic drugs without prescription to combat drug resistance, increasing the need for a diagnostic approach. The product has been validated in trials with third level institutions (UCD/QUB) and with 18 commercial sheep farmers across Ireland and the UK. From analysis of this data, the company says in a typical use case it can deliver net savings to a farmer of more than €22,000 over a 10 year period via reducing drug use, protecting drug efficacy, breeding improvements, and labour reduction. The company has earned pre-orders from this testing ahead of full commercial launch in January 2022.

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Nick and Jack Cotter

Abbeyfeale, Limerick Est. 2019

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The co-founders are young college-going brothers Nick and Jack Cotter, CEO and CTO respectively. They grew up on the family sheep farm, and this encouraged them to be curious and innovative. The brother team are serial entrepreneurs having founded 2 previous businesses, one being industry-leading firewood producer Cotter Bros Firewood, founded when Nick was 11 and Jack was 13, and the other being Cotter Organic Lamb, which direct sells the organic lamb produced on the farm to homeowners and local restaurants. This business recently won an award at the Blas na hEireann Awards 2021. Nick is currently studying for a Law and Business degree from UCC, and was awarded a UCC Quercus Innovation/Entrepreneurship Scholarship, and was also awarded a 2022 Nuffield Scholarship. Jack is currently completing a Process and Engineering Management degree from LIT. Both brothers were named in the Sunday Independents Top 30 Under 30 Entrepreneurs 2020.

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DIGITAL PATFORM

Kieran Gleeson & Steven Merrick

Cork, Ireland Est. 2018

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Custran is a SaaS based digital platform, for customs declarations and the freight transportation services industry. We focus on digitalisation and communications between stakeholders.

Company Profile Custran is a customs declartion platform that offers customs services into HMRC in the UK and also ROS in Ireland. We are SaaS based. We also offer white labelled solutions for EU customs platforms who wish to provide customs services into the UK and Ireland.

Company Achievements to Date Our customs and transportation software platform is connected to HMRC in the UK and ROS in Ireland. We are operational in the UK and in Ireland as well as having customers in France the Netherlands Germany and Poland.

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CYBERSECURITY

Company Profile CyberPie makes cybersecurity accessible for the micro-business by keeping it human and taking a one-bite-at-a-time approach. The CyberPie platform provides a weekly one-minute video demonstrating ways that a micro-business’s systems could be threatened and offers simple DIY fixes. It provides tips, tricks and updates on what businesses are required to do by law in relation to GDPR and cybersecurity. Simple tools that require no technical expertise puts the microbusiness owner in control of their security and the CyberPie Security Badge is demonstrable proof of a commitment to security that builds customer trust.

Company Achievements to Date n Launched May 2021 n NDRC Founders Weekend Pitch Finalist n DogPatch Labs InsurTech Accelerator participant - Nov ‘21 n Awarded Silver for Early Stage StartUp - National Startup Awards 2021 n Security Leader of the Year - Women in IT Awards 2021(Andrea Manning) n RunnerUp - Firestarter Trailblazer, Global Tech Trailblazer Awards Dec 2021 n RunnerUp - Female CxO Trailblazer, Global Tech Trailblazer Awards (Andrea Manning)

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Andrea Manning & Alison McMurtrie andrea_data andreamanning1

Galway Est. 2021

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CEO Andrea Manning is a born entrepreneur and ran a successful logistics business in London. With a BSc in Business Information Systems, she is a recognised cybersecurity and data protection specialist working with the LEOS, Skillnets, private enterprises and startups and lectures in Cybersecurity at NUI Galway. COO Alison McMurtrie has 18-year’s experience with a multinational firm in roles including HR, operations, sales, and technology management. With an MBA, her strategic thinking and technical skills combine with her mission to help Irish SMEs and startups digitize their processes and scale up.

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Synergy Centre, TUD Tallaght, D24 A386 Est. 2017

Oisín Lennon oisin-lennon/

An industrial designer with a passion for sports, healthcare and design. He has a background in designing & project managing the development of medical devices and bringing those devices to market. Oisín is the sole founder of Danu Sports. Creating the company in 2017, he has worked tirelessly to bring Danu Sports from a basic concept to a funded, growing start-up with a worldclass team and growing customer demand. Growing the team from a 1 man band to a talented team of 6 talented individuals, supported by an experienced board and world-class advisors, all of which have bought into the company vision. Oisín has effectively managed all areas of the business, delivering a world-class wearable that will be a game-changer to sports and medicine when launched in 2022. Oisin & Danu Sports have gratefully received several honours and awards on this bumpy entrepreneurial journey.

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Company Profile A disruptive start-up that has developed a wearable gait analysis system that will revolutionise injury & performance analysis in sports and medicine breaking down the boundaries of unnatural lab-based analysis. Injuries are the biggest problem in sports, costing teams success and money. The simple fact is that Danu Sports can reduce and prevent injuries from ever happening in the first place. Our mission is to remove the restrictive and subjective nature of analysis and therefore reduce the physical, emotional, and monetary costs of injuries in sports. We are doing this by bringing wearable analytics to a ground-breaking new level in sports.

Company Achievements to Date Over the past year, Danu sports has gone from a one man team, to a core team of 6 talented individuals, supported by an exceptionally experienced board and world class advisory team. The company has secured excellent technical partners and securing an exclusive agreement with one of the world’s most exciting and unique wearable sensor manufacturers. Due to the high technicality of the product and R&D requirements, the company is pre-revenue but has secured several high-profile customers ready to use the product in 2022. n Funding: +€1.1m in private equity funding, including €300k EI match funding. n Grants: +€150k in grants awarded, including European Space Agency and H2020. n Product: Smart Socks, App & Software, MVP ready for 2022. n Top 100 Irish Startups 2021 - Sunday Business Post n Lead Lake Nona Accelerator offer - 1/5 selected from +5000 applicants. n HPSU Founders Forum 2021 n Winner - Yahoo Sports Technology Awards - Best Super Early Stage Startup 2020 n Winner - Yahoo Sports Technology Awards - Best Concept by a Startup 2019 n Member of the European Space Agency Space Solutions Programme n Ireland Young Entrepreneur South Dublin Runner Up 2019 n LEO Innovation Award 2019 n AIB Business Pitch Award - 2018 n Enterprise Ireland New Frontiers Phase 2

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SOFTWARE

Patrick McDermott (CEO) & Artur Leonowicz (CTO) patrickmcdermottdt

Tuam, Co.Galway Est. 2016

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Based in Tuam, Co. Galway, DigiTally was founded in 2016 by Patrick McDermott (CEO) & Artur Leonowicz (CTO) – two industry experts that have experienced the challenges of manually counting, collating and reporting on their food margins and food waste. The experience of Patrick’s first business, Stocktaking.ie, which he set up in 2004 and Artur later joined in 2010 to provide an outsourced stocktaking service to the retail and hospitality sectors, welcomed the opportunity to set up a second business in 2016 that would harness technology that Artur developed to propel the still heavily pen and paper dependent food service sector into the world of digital stock keeping.

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Company Profile DigiTally software provides marginal gains to a multisite food business through the effective management of profitability, food waste and improved operational efficiency. By providing these businesses with one single reporting dashboard for their business, they can make faster decisions from trustworthy data.

Company Achievements to Date In December 2020 DigiTally ran a successful crowdfunding campaign where we raised €286,000 via the Spark crowdfunding platform. This was further complimented by a €250,000 investment from Enterprise Ireland which places DigiTally into the High Potential Start Up (HPSU) category. This is a status assigned to those start up companies that show strong potential for international growth. Additional recognition has come via: n All-Star Food Inventory Management Technology Accreditation in 2020 from the All-Ireland Business Foundation n Placed in the top 101 food and beverage startups and companies in Ireland 2021, by Beststartup.eu

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Evan McGloughlin, Cian McNally & Sinead McAleer evan-mcgloughlin-ba0307163/ cian-mcnally-12b185203/

Ireland Est. 2020

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Cian is a passionate polyglot, speaking 4 languages, who is obsessed with improving the methods of language learning. Evan has a degree in neuroscience is passionate about education and innovating on educational methods. Cian and Evan founded the business and currently work fulltime at Diglot. Previously co-founding a (failed) start-up, Sinéad offers knowledge from a finance and operations perspective. Currently working at the Jp Morgan offices in London.

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Company Profile Diglot is a context-based AI language learning company. We believe that learning languages should be fun, natural and intuitive. By weeving foreign words into English sentences our readers gain an intuitive understanding of the word within the context of the English sentence and without the need to translate it. Our readers love our books and one step at a time we are changing the way languages are learnt, forever.

Company Achievements to Date n 30 Under 30 Sunday Independent 2021 n 1st Place: Launchpad Sprints 2021 n ICT Award: Enterprise Ireland Student Entrepreneur Awards Final n 2nd Place: Trinity Dragons Den 2021 n Finalist: Varsity Sparks 2021 n Most Promising Start-Up: Trinity Entrepreneurial Society 2021 n Selected for Trinity Entrepreneurial Society’s Incubator programme 2020-21 n Selected for Launchbox programme 2021

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COCKTAIL KITS

Company Profile Drink Botanicals Ireland is an award-winning Irish company that supplies premium cocktail kits, gin kits, drink garnishes, and cocktail syrups to retailers, off-licences, bars, restaurants and hotels across both Ireland and the UK. We see ourselves as a one-stop-shop for premium drinks accessories, garnishes and cocktail syrups. Our products make consumers and bartenders’ lives a lot easier and remove the burden of making their own syrups and dehydrated fruit from scratch.

Company Achievements to Date n Included in this years Ireland ‘30 under 30’ list. n National press coverage - Irish Times & Sunday Business Post. Links: https://www.irishtimes.com/business/innovation/natural-syrups-add-fruity-zest-to-summercocktails-1.4601338 https://www.businesspost.ie/making-it-work/making-it-work-diy-gin-fusion-kits-business-addsnatural-syrups-to-the-mix-409d3426 https://www.irishtimes.com/business/technology/food-entrepreneurs-push-out-boundaries-ofinnovation-1.4297477

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Laura McCarthy

Dublin, Ireland Est. 2017

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Four years ago, at the tender age of 20, Laura McCarthy founded Drink Botanicals whilst completing a degree in Business Studies at TU Dublin. Passionate about mixology, Laura wanted to develop a product that allowed a consumer to recreate a premium gin and tonic at home but with a different flavour twist. The Gin Fusion Kit was born – a kit containing the finest botanicals for you to craft your very own unique G&T. Now, after graduating with a 1st Class Honours and majoring in Marketing, Laura is expanding her product line-up with a range of flavoured syrups. Her vision is to ‘own’ this new, emerging category across a variety of spirits.

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CONTACT CENTRES

Dublin, Irealnd Est. 2015

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With a degree in computer engineering, Shane holds a PhD for research in control engineering and machine learning from Maynooth University. Shane is an experienced data scientist, software developer, and company founder. Prior to EdgeTier, Shane worked in Deloitte, working as an analytics consultant for Ireland’s largest companies. Bart Lehane also holds a degree in Engineering and a PhD in computer vision and machine learning from Dublin City University in Ireland. Bart is an experienced product manager, software developer, and company founder. Prior to EdgeTier, Bart held senior product management and research roles at Openet, S3, and Avaya. Ciarán holds a degree and masters in information science from Trinity College. Ciarán has over 10 years’ experience in building commercial software and AI technology. Prior to co-founding EdgeTier, Ciarán was a senior consultant in Deloitte, where he delivered analytics and softwarebased solutions.

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Company Profile EdgeTier add intelligence to customer contact centres. EdgeTier technology ensures the highest possible customer satisfaction with the lowest possible costs. EdgeTier uses AI beside customer service agents to help them create high quality and highly individualised chat and email responses to customers as quickly as possible. EdgeTier helps administrators of contact centres analyse every interaction between customers and their brand, ensuring the operation is running as efficiently as possible, monitoring activities, and intelligently alerting for anomalies. The EdgeTier team is passionate about machine learning and its potential in the contact centre industry.

Company Achievements to Date EdgeTier is operating in a nascent market where artificial intelligence techniques are being applied in a widespread manner across contact centre data and operations. The joint forces of increased adoption of text-based communications by customers along with massive advances in natural language processing has provided ample opportunity for innovation in impactful products by the team. Notable achievements: n Winners of Ireland AI awards 2018 and 2021 for use of AI in applications n Winners of Data Science Awards 2018 for use of Data Science in a Startup n Raised €1.5m in seed investment in 2019 from UK-based Episode1 ventures, ACT ventures in Ireland, and Enterprise Ireland. n Winners of Enterprise Ireland Digital Disrupter Award 2018 n Developed products with impacts of over 40% reduction in handling times for customer contact centres. n Achieved 100% growth of product revenue through 2021 with innovative new products coming to market.

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MEDICAL DEVICES

Miriam Savage Ignacio Colis Vidal & Dylan RaquelCreane Ruiz Arias ignacio-colis dylan-creane

Galway, Ireland Est. 2019

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CEO and co-founder, Miriam Savage, is an Electronic Engineer with a master’s degree in BioMedical Science and over 10 years’ industry experience. Her background in connected health, medical device development and project management gives her a strong understanding of requirements for success and has been critical in driving the company forward. Clinical Lead and co-founder, Dr Dylan Creane, is a dual-qualified software engineer and medical doctor with special interest in the translation of medical technology. He has a developed a deep understanding of the physiology of breathlessness and built relationships with international Key Opinion Leaders in the space. Dylan’s leadership in the clinical aspects of the project will continue to be of significant value to the team as they work towards ResWave’s first-on-human clinical evaluation. The team met in BioInnovate Ireland and are dedicated to creating new solutions in the space and to the company’s success.

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Company Profile Elevre Medical is a medical device company created to deliver a first-of-its kind breathlessness therapy for the hundreds of millions of people living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The idea was conceptualised in the BioInnovate Ireland programme in 2018, where the founders recognised this huge clinical problem that presents a total market opportunity of over €10 Billion. Elevre Medical are currently preparing for a first-on-human clinical evaluation with a prototype of the technology and are looking to obtain regulatory approval and launch to market by 2025.

Company Achievements to Date Non-equity funding of €0.5 million received from Enterprise Ireland has allowed us to complete the following over the past 2 years: n Initial technology proof of concept n Definition of technical requirements for the device n Engagement with patient groups to verify User Needs and Requirements n Established an experienced network of clinical and commercial advisors in the respiratory space, including US-based Key Opinion Leaders in respiratory medicine n Definition of Regulatory and Reimbursement strategies n Patent application submission to European Patent office. (Submission to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) expected in Jan 2022) n Design and fabrication of functional prototypes of the ResWave device n Risk Management processes put in place n Human factors formative study to evaluate initial design with end users and inform future iterations of the device n Design of respiratory physician-led, first-on-human clinical trial

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CANCER RESEARCH

Dr. Antoinette Perry Edward Simons antoinette-perry-50513955

Dublin, Ireland Est. 2021

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Antoinette Perry, CEO & CSO. Associate Professor Antoinette Perry is Head of Cell and Molecular Biology in University College Dublin’s College of Science and Co-Director of its Cancer Biology & Therapeutics Laboratory. Her specialism is translational cancer epigenomics - understanding the role of epigenetic aberrations in the pathogenesis of cancer and harnessing these aberrations to develop prognostic and predictive biomarkers. Professor Perry’s motivation in establishing EpiCapture is to demonstrate the real world relevance of the work she has carried out by commercialising her research. Edward Simons, CCO & CFO, is a former investment banker with significant experience in fund raising, including in the US private placement and high yield debt markets. He is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland.

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Company Profile EpiCapture Limited is the commercialisation vehicle for translational cancer epigenomics research carried out by Associate Professor Antoinette Perry, Co-Director of the Cancer Biology and Therapeutics Lab in University College Dublin. Professor Perry’s research is focused on the discovery and development of liquid biopsy tests for early detection and prognostic assessment of cancer. EpiCapture’s initial focus is on tests to identify: • aggressive prostate cancer to reduce the overdiagnosis and overtreatment of men and improve management of the disease; and • ovarian cancer at an early stage to reduce the number of women presenting with late stage disease.

Company Achievements to Date Achievements to date are focused on establishing a solid foundation for our commercialisation strategy. EpiCapture’s prostate test has been developed with the support of over €1.7m of grant support from the Prostate Cancer Foundation (USA), Movember (Australia) and, in Ireland, Science Foundation Ireland, Irish Research Council, Irish Cancer Society, HRB Health Research and Enterprise Ireland. Funding has supported research and multi-centre collaborations and studies with clinicians and key opinion leaders in Europe, the USA and Asia. The first, multi-centre clinical study on EpiCapture-prostate was published for peer review in 2019. A second, multi-centre study has been run over the last two years, is being completed and will be published for peer review in Q1 2022. Results to date indicate that EpiCapture-prostate is highly specific for high-grade prostate cancer, making it particularly suitable for monitoring purposes i.e. serial non-invasive testing of men on active surveillance. EpiCapture Limited was incorporated in 2021 with the Founders and UCD as shareholders and an international strategic advisory panel. We are targeting Q3 2022 for a seed funding round to support progression to market entry and first revenues in 2024. Competitions / invitations: n Winner NovaUCD Venture Launch, November 2020 n Regional Finalist InterTradeIreland Seedcorn Competition, November 2021 n Enterprise Ireland Big Ideas, November 2021

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CCTV

Company Profile With the number of CCTV cameras deployed globally set to double from 1 to 2 Billion in the next 3 year, enterprise organisations are increasingly surrounded by oceans of video. Yet, less than 0.1% of CCTV video captured is every reviewed by a human being, due to time and cost factors. EVERYANGLE help enterprise organisations understand their visual world, rapidly and cost effectively at-scale, through the use of computer vision. Our platform delivers productised computer vision solutions to help Protect People, Reduce Loss, and Optimise Operations. Learn more at https://go.everyangle.ie/videos

Company Achievements to Date In the two years since our inception we have: n developed 15 novel computer vision applications n grown revenue to €1+ million year-to-date (2021) n built a €57 million sales pipeline n grown our team from 4 in Dec 2020 to 11 in Dec 2021 n Won Cisco Technology Partner of the Year (EMEA) 2021

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Dublin Est. 2016

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David Owens is CEO and founder of EVERYANGLE, a high-growth computer vision start-up based in Dublin, Ireland. David is a graduate of Technological University Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, the Irish Marketing Institute, as well as the Smurfit Graduate School of Business. As a former lecturer in Quantitative Methods and Information Systems at University College Dublin, David has the very unique skill of being able to present highly technical and complex ideas in a very engaging and entertaining way. Education and experience count for a lot but they’re not the whole story. David is also an avid marathon runner, sea kayaker and aspiring cook. David’s creed is “Being open, thinking positive, acting ethically & doing the work.”

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MEDICAL APP

Stephen Keenan & Andrew Gallagher stephen-keenan

Remote / Dublin, Ireland Est. 2020

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Stephen: Ex. Marketing @ Deliveroo, he later change skillset and leant how to code. This is his second HealthTech company having set up Delve in College. Andrew: Ex. PM @ Arup and all-round engineer, Andrew has been building and taking things apart since he was young. This is our second company together having setup a microfinance N.G.O. in Ghana in 2018.

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Company Profile We help Asthma and COPD patients track and predict their condition. By analysing data from sensors, user logged data and user interactions across our app, we create personalised recommendations in the form of content and calls to action to help patients improve their management.

Company Achievements to Date Having built our own hardware and predictive engine we have ran two closed beta programs. The latest of these programs was early this year where ran an early access campaign with a group of early adopters that we had been working with for a few months. The results were promising having prevented a few users from going to hospital and converting a few to customers at the end of the trial. We are now growing our customer funnel (15% WoW) and gearing up for a closed public launch in early 2022

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RECYCLING

Company Profile Cigarette butts are the most common item of litter on the planet, and one of the most toxic forms of ocean plastic. FiltraCycle is an Irish startup that collects and recycles cigarette butts into sustainable raw materials using novel technology. Products FiltraPlastic: High-quality cellulose acetate plastic that can be used to manufacture consumer products. Making one pair of sunglasses from FiltraPlastic can save enough water from nicotine and microplastic pollution to fill a swimming pool. FiltraChar: A soil additive that accelerates the growth of trees and acts as a carbon sink. FiltraBin: A cigarette waste recycling bin made from upcycled end-of-life beer kegs.

Company Achievements to Date Our biggest achievement has been the development of our novel cigarette butt recycling process. In 2020-21 we recycled 280,000 cigarette butts into FiltraPlastic in a small industrial pilot of our process. Not including labour, this cost €43,000 euro. The cigarette butts were provided by international litter collection organisations including World Cleanup Day. The FiltraPlastic from our pilot will be used to make a range of sunglasses after our chemical analysis is complete. Ambr Eyewear and CRANN Eyewear have already expressed interest in purchasing FiltraPlastic. We’ve also converted 80,000 cigarette butts into FiltraChar. We were the Industry partner for the SFI research team GREEN CLEAN, which won €20,000. The first paid FiltraBin trial is currently underway with construction company Sisk. We have received a Letter of Intent from the waste management company Future Street to distribute FiltraBins internationally (negotiations ongoing). We’ve raised €55,000 from the EU’s Climate Kic Accelerator, Tangent LaunchBox, and New Frontiers. We plan to construct a commercial prototype facility in Dublin that can recycle 1.6 million cigarette butts per day. We will then design a modular cigarette recycling machine with the same capacity and deploy cigarette recycling facilities across the world.

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RECYCLING

Dublin, Ireland Est. 2019

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Liam Lysaght is the CEO and Co-Founder of FiltraCycle. He has an undergraduate Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering degree, and is currently taking a masters in Quantum Science and Technology, both from Trinity College Dublin (TCD). For his work at FiltraCycle he was included in the Irish Independent’s 30 under 30 young entrepreneurs list. He is also a member of the Irish Army Reserves. Marc Bollée is the Head of Research and Co-Founder of FiltraCycle. He is studying Mathematics in TCD. He was the Societal Impact Champion for the SFI Plastic’s Challenge Team GREEN CLEAN, which used supercritical CO2 to remove contaminants from recycled plastic.

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LEISURE BRAND

Company Profile FitPink is an athleisure brand for women. FitPink is about practical and complimentary athleisure wear that fits. Regardless of the activity, being comfortable is one of our non-negotiables with our specially designed range. Our products are sweat-absorbent, regular wash proof and secure. They just don’t slip down! www.fitpinkfitness.com, with stores in Blanchardstown, Dublin and Victoria Square, Belfast.

Company Achievements to Date Over 15,000 customers to date. Over 2,300 5 star reviews on our website which are verified and non-incentivised are a testament to the quality of our range. Sustainable business and proud partner of Plan Ireland International, and supporter of the ‘Because I Am a Girl’ campaign. Profitable business with strong demand for our range.

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Donegal, Dublin, Belfast Est. 2019

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Jenni Timony is an entrepreneur with 25 years’ experience in commercial and social entrepreneurship projects. Jenni has lectured extensively in Digital Marketing, Retail Marketing, Innovation and Customer Care from 2008-2019. She continues to guest lecture regularly. She is passionate about helping young people consider entrepreneurship as a viable career option. Jenni was a national finalist in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards in 2007. She has a Msc in International Business from TCD and recently completed a Diploma in Corporate Governance.

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BOOKING PLATFORM

Company Profile FlexiDrive is an app-based booking platform for learner drivers, and a management system for driving instructors. It connects learners and instructors based on location. Learners can filter based on availability, location, gender, ratings reviews and more.

Company Achievements to Date Recognition: n Awarded Enterprise Ireland CSF of €50,000. n Awarded multiple LEO Ireland grants totalling €15,000. n Placed on DBIC Accelerator Program funded by Irish government. n Shortlisted for InterTradeIreland’s early-stage best start-up. n Winner for Best Use of Mobile at Digital Media Awards. n Sunday Business Post start-up of the month July 2021. Milestones: n Technology is built and deployed. n Deep market research completed. n Early market traction, 3,000 student downloads. n 60 instructors tested the app. n Generating 1st revenue.

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BOOKING PLATFORM

Dublin Est. 2019

Raymond Valentine, Richard Brennan, Paul McCabe raymond-valentine-11b409150

Raymond Valentine - Original, founder and concept creator. Ray is the fuel tank behind the business, young, passionate, energetic, driven , college graduate. Richard Brennan - Successful experienced tech Entrepreneur, team builder, business builder, idea generator, international business roll out veteran. Paul McCabe - Experienced marketer, specialist in global app distribution, veteran of successful B2C mobile and web acquisition campaigns delivering millions of downloads. Glen Bell - One of very few instructor coaches, trains driving instructors, entrepreneur in the sector running his own school and training other instructors.

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HOSPITALITY

Company Profile Flipdish is a world leader in ecommerce solutions for the hospitality sector offering websites, apps, QR code table ordering, in-store kiosks, and managed marketing services. Founded in 2015, the company now has more than 6000 customers in 20 countries across Europe, North America, the Middle East and Australia.

Company Achievements to Date Flipdish was founded in 2015 and set out to build the best white-label online ordering system. This product was brought to market in 2016 and soon had customers in four countries. In 2018, €7m in funding was raised to fuel development and by 2019 Flipdish had 4,000 customers in over 20 countries. When Covid hit, the hospitality industry was seriously rocked and restaurants mobilised to reach customers digitally, and quickly. Flipdish adapted and thrived in this environment, onboarding hundreds of customers a month, and helping businesses of all sizes reach appreciative audiences during lockdowns. The Flipdish staff roll gradually grew from 61 staffers in January 2020, as we serviced clients in more and more markets. Flipdish hired engineers, software architects, product designers, data scientists, sales, customer support and many other areas of the business. When restrictions were lifted, Flipdish was there for our customers with QR Code Order & Pay and Kiosks, both of which facilitate safe contactless ordering. In February 2020, Flipdish raised €40m in funding from Tiger Global Management to ramp up operations in Europe and business continues to grow. Today, Flipdish has customers in 25 countries and 271 people on staff, all working remotely around the world.

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Conor McCarthy & James McCarthy Conor McCarthy

Dublin, Ireland Est. 2015

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Previously, Conor McCarthy, whose background is in electronic engineering and software development, co-founded Switch Poker, the world’s first real money online poker site compatible with iPhones and iPads. Switch Poker went on to sign up over 100,000 players. Prior to co-founding Flipdish with his brother, James McCarthy trained as an architect but turned to entrepreneurship early. He founded ChristmasShirts.com, an e-commerce business which sold into over 40 countries.

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SOFTWARE

Company Profile Our new world of work demands new ways of working. Meet Frankli. Frankli is a modern people-centric continuous performance management & engagement software as a service (SaaS) platform designed to improve performance, engagement, retention and overall business outcomes in organisations. Frankli moves the appraisal and feedback cycle from once a year to a continuous two-way feedback loop between management, individuals and teams. It also introduces a goal-setting culture linking individual & team contributions directly to the company strategy, while focusing on career growth through coaching / mentoring & real-time multi-sourced feedback. Progressive high performing companies gain competitive advantage and experience better outcomes with Frankli.

Company Achievements to Date n IBYE National finalist & successful completion of the NDRC accelerator n HPSU & pre-seed fundraise of €720,000 complete n Stable and comprehensive enterprise-ready platform live in market and revenue generating. n 24 active paying customer (UK/I, NZ, U.S.,Mexico) with an average annual contract value of €10,000 n Strong customer retention and revenue expansion in key accounts with an LTV of 3-5 years. n Key partnership channels and markets identified and expansion planned for early 2022

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Noel Dykes, Ronan McCabe & Aldagh McDonogh noeldykes

Sligo, Ireland Est. 2017

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Noel Dykes brings over 17 years’ enterprise level experience in technical, consulting and leadership roles to Frankli. His International experience spans working in Europe, Australia & New Zealand. Prior to Frankli, Noel was part of the leadership team running a €15 million software consulting firm in New Zealand with accountability for 120 employees. Early 2019, Noel started working with Ronan McCabe who he met through another start-up. Ronan is an experienced VP at Bank of America, responsible for an arrears portfolio of €5bn achieving €50m favorability to goal with a headcount of 400 plus. In 2019, Ronan & Noel met Aldagh McDonogh. Aldagh is the former CEO of Morgan McKinley where she led the 1000+ global team on delivering their ambitious growth and transformation agenda. Prior to Morgan McKinley, Aldagh co-founded a leading marketing services company called Alternatives, where she was also a finalist in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Competition.

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E-MOBILITY

Company Profile Frog Mobility is the fastest growing Irish e-mobility company. By focusing on providing sustainable modes of transportation (e scooters and e bikes) to consumers throughout Europe has led to rapid expansion. The Frog Mobility team has designed the highest quality products with industry leading technology.

Company Achievements to Date Frog has launched over 2,000 e-mobility assets throughout Portugal and Poland in 2021. The team has developed the first truly industrial grade scooter with cutting edge technology. This device plus its new E Bike will launch in markets Q1 2022. Further, the team announced partnerships with Jump Watts to retro fit the Frog scooters with Tele Ops technology that will allow the operations team to remotely rebalance vehicles. Further, Frog has partnered with Hello Llama to utilise cutting edge computer vision on all of their devices.

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Lee Roche, Sean Flood, David Touwsma & Gerard Rowe /lee-roche-4b2a08a2/ sean-flood-07514615/ gerard-rowe-1bb266205/

Dublin, Ireland Est. 2021

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Lee Roche is a Dublin native who has built numerous Irish based businesses. He manages the day to day strategy of Frog Mobility. Sean Flood is a seasoned entrepreneur with over 13 years in the shared mobility industry. Most recently selling his US based shared mobility company, Gotcha. Gerard Rowe focuses on launching and overseeing in market operations for Frog’s European systems. David Touwsma is an experienced founder and investor with over 5 years experience in the shared mobility industry. His focus is on building profitable, scaleable operations for Frog.

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ANALYTICS

Company Profile Glimpse empowers Brick-and-mortar retailers with Google Analytics level insights in a low touch IoT package

Company Achievements to Date n PwC Innovation Award 2019 n AWS London Summit Startup to watch 2019 n Web Summit Pitch Finalist 2021 n Business Post Top 100 Startups 2021 n National Startup Awards Best Tech Startup 2021

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Shane O’Sullivan & Oran Mulvey

Dublin, Ireland Est. 2018

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Shane & Oran were school friends who left to study Computer Science and Marketing respectively. After working in industry for a few years they decided to work for themselves creating Glimpse from an interest in computer vision and some family work history in Retail.

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CYBERSECURITY

Company Profile GuardYoo is an Irish cybersecurity vendor who provide an online platform enabling cybersecurity professionals to deliver Compromise Assessment. Compromise Assessment is a technical assessment of a company’s infrastructure to identify previously undetected vulnerabilities and indicators of compromise. GuardYoo reduces the TIME, RESOURCES and COSTS associated with Compromise Assessment by 70%.

Company Achievements to Date n In November 2020, GuardYoo was awarded the “One to Watch” award by IT@Cork as part of their 2020 Leadership awards. The IT@Cork Leadership Awards has been run for the past 15 years and acknowledges some of Corks thriving ICT companies for their efforts in the sector. n On March 25th 2021 GuardYoo was recognised as “Most Investible Company” in the 2021 Venture Academy run by CorkBIC. n In December GuardYoo recognised as one of Ireland’s 100 Hot Start-Ups. n Since launching in January 2021 GuardYoo are working with Partners to deliver Compromise Assessment services to Government Agencies, Financial Institutions and Critical Infrastructure companies across 13+ countries.

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Cork City Est. 2018

Darren Sexton, Oleh Derevianko, Roman Sologub sextondarren

A Cork native, Darren Sexton has worked in the technology sector for over 25yrs. Since 2011 Darren has focused his attention on cybersecurity and has worked for some of the world’s leading cybersecurity vendors including McAfee & Trend Micro. An entrepreneur at heart, Darren previously owned his own IT services company before moving into cybersecurity. From its Headquarters in Cork, GuardYoo has built the world’s first automated Compromise Assessment platform.

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HOTELS & RESORTS

Company Profile For hotels and resorts who lead on exemplary staff care, HaloSOSs’ Safety as a Service solution provides the tools for management to improve safety during their staffs working day. Dedicated wearables and a network of sensors ensure a safer working environment for everyone. HaloSOS provides reassurance for staff and delivers excellence rather than just compliance with legislation and mandates for owners and operators. There are 45,000 branded hotels with 5 million branded rooms in the USA that must have deployed a solution by 31/12/2023 under AHLA brand mandates - of these approximately 4 million currently have no solution in place. In addition to AHLA hotels there are approximately another 45,000 that will be covered under pending legislation in various states.

Company Achievements to Date n Won Most Investable Company at the International Security Accelerator CorkBIC 2019 n Recruited first two full time developers early 2021 n First Full Property Delivery & Installation Buswells Dublin - 70 room trial site for proving product and testing features n Marriott Courtyard & Residence Hotel Washington DC - 600 room Hotel - 1st Successful Commercial property in the USA n Monitored over 50,000 hours of staff safety n Built an Irish Made charging station and delivered successfully n Attended first in person Trade Show for two years at HiTec Dallas September 2021 n In final negotiations for an 18 property agreement in Washington DC

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Dublin Est. 2017

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Fiona Moloney - CEO - Sales & Marketing Fiona has been involved in sales and marketing for companies ranging in size from global brands to local niche entrepreneurial operations. An experienced business developer and account director, her experience covers technology sales to some of the world’s largest companies. She spent over two years working with Australian entrepreneurs helping them to develop effective marketing strategies for their business to support their growth and personal development within the business. Her approach is based on developing team engagement, creating simplicity and efficiency, and improving outcomes for people everywhere. Liam Darling – VP Solutions Sales Liam has worked in industries as varied as telecoms, healthcare, hospitality and amusement parks. Throughout his career he has designed and built mission critical and duress systems for over 15 years and delivered into some of the world’s largest them park operators in Europe and the USA. His expertise is in translating customer safety workflows into solutions in the locationbased technology sector.The theme of Liam’s journey has been about protecting people.

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SMART TOOLS

Company Profile HealthBeacon is a digital health technology company which develops smart tools for managing injectable medications at home. The HealthBeacon FDA cleared Smart Sharps Bin(TM) anchors the HealthBeacon Injection Care Management System(TM) which is proven to increase users’ medication adherence and persistence by simplifying the at-home injection experience. In addition, HealthBeacon offers simplified end-to-end sharps disposal management with safe and discrete storage of used sharps, automated sharps bin replenishment and direct mail back programs. Since launching in 2014, these technologies have been adopted across 15 countries. Around the globe, HealthBeacon products are available via patient support programs of top tier pharmaceutical companies, specialty pharmacies, insurers, and governmental agencies. These technologies will soon be available direct to consumers in the United States and Canada through Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc.

Company Achievements to Date n Winner 2020: Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Ireland n IMSTA Medtech Awards 2019 n Medtech Rising Award: 2018 n Pharma Industry Awards 2019 n Irish Times Innovation Award 2017: Shortlisted + Many more!

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Dublin Est. 2014

Jim Joyce & Kieran Daly jimjoyce/ kidaly/

Kieran: CTO & Co-Founder of HealthBeacon, which develops smart tools for managing medication. Prior to HealthBeacon, I built and led the team at Shimmer Research, successfully commercialising wearable health sensor technology licensed from Intel and served clients in over 60 countries. Jim: CEO and Co-Founder, HealthBeacon, IoT Medical Adherence Company. (former) CEO and Founder, Point of Care Health Services, Dublin based Health Services company. Accredited award winning community based healthcare company. Prior roles include General Manager Schering Plough Pharmaceuticals (Ireland). 10 Years in the pharmaceutical Industry in varied roles at Schering Plough including Director of USA Finance Division and Director of Europe/Mid East/Canada, having worked in USA and Europe and have experience with both Primary Care and Specialty Biotech Product Lines. Prior to the pharmaceutical industry worked in financial services for investment firms of Smith Barney, Brown Brothers Harriman, and AG Edwards.

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ROBOTICS

Company Profile Helgen Technologies is an Irish Robotics as a service company. Helgen is an accelerator in the adoption of robotics and automation capabilities as a success tool for industrial verticals. Helgen’s mission is to empower industries that utilise heavy machinery through affordable, safe and reliable industrial autonomous solutions that will boost productivity by Bringing Automation to the Right Place.

Company Achievements to Date n Helgen Technologies is a TOP 20 Ireland National Startup Awards company. n Helgen Technologies is a Plug and Play portfolio company. n Helgen Technologies is a NVIDIA Accelerator program company. n Signed paid pilot deployment with Panda Recycling in Ireland. n Signed paid deployment autonomous systems project in LatinAmerica ports with Hutchison Ports.

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ROBOTICS

Dr Leopoldo Rodriguez Salazar, John O’Shea, Alejandro Vidrio Estrada & Julio Alejandro Vidrio Rodriguez leopoldorodriguez john-oshea alejandro-vidrio-070b03

Ireland Est. 2021

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Dr Leopoldo Rodriguez Leo is an award-winning robotics expert with over ten years of experience in robotics, perception, motion planning and motion control for ground, aerial and marine autonomous systems. He obtained his PhD in Robotics from the University of Seville. He was awarded a Marie-Sklodowska Curie Fellowship amidst other international grants. He holds a masters degree in Avionics from Cranfield University. Leo has worked for multinational companies and startups such as Bluespace AI, Jaguar Land Rover, GE Aviation, and Ford Motor Company. He has published more than 20 papers related to autonomous systems. John O’Shea John is an experienced engineer who has worked in both hardware and software areas throughout his career in the high tech industry. John spent nearly 20 years of his career working in the United States. More recently after returning to Ireland, John has worked in Jaguar Land Rover in both the AD and EV divisions, and for Qualcomm. John has five patents granted: (7987229, 8156220, 8090789, 8645623, 7631128). Alejandro Vidrio Alejandro has more than 30 years experience in a wide range of consulting issues including Lean manufacturing & Continuous Improvement methodologies implementation, Change Management, Business Process Reengineering, Supply/Value Chain performance improvement and Manufacturing Excellence. Julio Vidrio ulio is an enthusiast in business development and finance with experience in the public and private sectors. He holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration and Management from Algonquin College in Canada and a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from UNAM in Mexico City. His experience includes financial positions in the Sociedad Hipotecaria Federal, S.N.C in Mexico, and business and management positions in the Ottawa Sports & Entertainment Group and Football Canada in Canada.

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DATA ANALYSIS

Sligo, Ireland Est. 2019

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Maria has over ten years’ strategic planning and community development experience working in the public and the private sector in Ireland, Australia and the United States. Maria’s specialities are in strategic planning, community development, social and economic assessments, and project management.

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Company Profile Hub Planning’s team is innovative by nature, with the confidence to disrupt and the determination to provide our clients with value for money. While consulting, Maria realised that a large proportion of client’s budgets were used undertaking demographic and data analysis and identified the inefficiencies associated with undertaking this analysis on a project-by-project basis. This led to developing and productising algorithms that simplifies and automates the traditional process and provides instant decision support tools, saving significant time and money. Data Hub is a web based easy-to-use platform that transforms a wide range of public data sources and provides a professional Urban and Regional planners analysis to ensure clients have the information they need in a clear, visual and accessible format. Data Hub’s is disruptive technology that displaces the traditional consultancy service because it is faster, more efficient, and more accurate that the traditional methods used to access this level of data and analysis.

Company Achievements to Date In the last year Hub Planning’s team has expanded to five employees. The company is based in County Sligo and provides increased regional employment opportunities to the West of Ireland promoting rural regeneration. We support communities and not for profit organisations to access affordable and robust demographic information. We currently have a wide range clients including TUSLA, 8 Family Resource Centres, Citizens Information and Sligo LEADER. Hub Planning was nominated in the Regional Shortlist (Connacht/Ulster) for the prestigious National Startup Awards! The category we were shortlisted for is EmergeTech Startup. Hub Planning received a priming grant from Sligo Local Enterprise. Maria Hall completed Stage 1, 2 and 3 of New Frontiers and was selected to represent the StartUp Showcase 2021. Hub Planning was selected as completed Stage 1, 2 and 3 of New Frontiers and was selected to represent the Start-Up Showcase 2021.

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APP DESIGN

Jacqui Meskell and Perry Meskell

Limerick, Ireland Est. 2015 but in BETA since Dec 2018

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Huggnote is founded by Limerick sisters Jacqui and Perry Meskell, who between them boast 5 honours degrees. Founder/CEO Jacqui Meskell is a former broadcast journalist and management consultant, leading multi-million-euro digital communications projects for clients including the European Commission. An exceptional communicator and strategist Jacqui has won awards including DCU Ryan Academy High-Fliers, an AIB Women in Business Leadership Award and was the first Irish founder to win the top $50k prize on US TV Show ‘2 Minute Drill’. She has recently been shortlisted as ‘Digital Trailblazer of the Year’ at the National Digital Awards. Co-founder/ CEO Perry Meskell has a background in corporate governance and has two 1st class-honours post-graduate diplomas in Tech Commercialisation and Business Administration. She is detail oriented, and metrics obsessed with an encyclopaedic knowledge of music. The founders have successfully completed a number of accelerators, including Google’s Adopt a Start-Up, Mozilla Builders and Enpact’s global accelerator.

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Company Profile Huggnote and is the world’s first emotional messenger app – so powerful it makes users cry. It uses music as a global language so users can find the perfect song to express any emotion, and send it to anyone, anywhere, to instantly make their day - turning songs into ‘virtual hugs’. Huggnote is at the intersection of multi-billion-dollar industries, including music and messaging with a TAM of $140billion. With over 270k users in over 205 countries, Huggnote’s potential for viral, exponential growth is clear. The multi award winning app aims to become Europe’s first and female-founded social app unicorn.

Company Achievements to Date Huggnote has grown from idea much-loved company with over 270k users in 205 countries across the globe with 2000% YoY growth and 500% MoM in 2021. Awarded the Competitive Start Fund from Enterprise Ireland on its first application, it has gone on to win numerous awards both in Ireland and abroad including Google’s Adopt a Start-Up; DCU Ryan Academy High-Fliers ‘Most Innovative Start-Up’ (2018); Mozilla Builders Award for Companies with the potential to ‘fix the internet’ (2019); Limerick Chamber ‘Best Emerging Business’ (Dec 2019); National Start-Up Award (Silver - Social/Sustainable Category) (2020). And most recently Huggnote has been shortlisted for the ‘Digital Impact Award’ at the National Digital Awards - one of 5 finalists chosen from of 400 nominees. Huggnote has represented Enterprise Ireland at international conferences and featured on broadcast media, including Virgin Media’s Ireland AM, Today FM’s Ian Dempsey Show (after which the site crashed momentarily due to the spike in traffic); 2FM’s Jennifer Zamparelli Show - as well as Bloomberg TV in the US and Amazon Prime; and in print including the Sunday Business Post, Irish Independent, Examiner and others. The company considers its greatest achievement is creating an app so powerful it makes users cry!

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IDENTITY VERIFICATION

Dublin Est. 2016 Colum Lyons columlyons

Colum Lyons is the CEO and founder of ID-Pal. Colum previously worked as a stockbroker and has over 20 years experience within the financial markets. He is a qualified charting analyst as well as a qualified financial advisor.

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Company Profile ID-Pal is an off-the-shelf, end-to-end KYC solution that verifies the identity of an individual in real-time across any customer channel. The SaaS solution is ISO 27001 certified and ensures best practice AML and GDPR compliance right out-of-the-box. Using advanced technologies ID-Pal enables customers to seamlessly capture and securely transmit their personal information anytime, anywhere, in less than 60 seconds. Each submission is then thoroughly verified and authenticated using a multi-layered suite of biometric, document and database checks to ensure that customers are who they say they are. ID-Pal’s customer on-boarding journey is not only frictionless, but it delivers industry-leading accuracy in identity verification outcomes.

Company Achievements to Date In just five years, ID-Pal has formed strategic solution partnerships with technology leaders in biometrics, AI and data sources whilst establishing a reputation of compliance excellence with regulatory bodies like the Central Bank of Ireland. ID-Pal has forged strong channel and distribution partnerships with the likes of KYC Global, Experian, Vesta, HID Global and Salesforce to amplify our global reach into the financial services industry. ID-Pal’s solution provides industry-leading accuracy in ID&V outcomes, at a lower cost of ownership than any competitors. We have achieved ISO 27001 and iBeta Level 1 and 2 certifications to give customers and partners peace-of-mind that integration with our platform is a secure process. Our drive and ambition is clearly shown by our expansion as a team and as a business in 2021: n Team growth of 64% n Customer Growth of 110% n We now cover 6500 government-issued documents in 200 jurisdictions n We serve more than 30 industries Our value to the industry is clearly demonstrated through the number of awards and nominations earned in 2021: n Winner of Best Customer Facing Experience at the Emerging Payments Awards n Nominated for Best Use of Biometrics at the Payments Awards n First Irish FinTech Approved for the Finastra Marketplace n Shortlisted to the final 8 for Ireland qualifier of the KPMG Global Tech Innovator competition n Shortlisted for 2 Awards at Technology Ireland Awards n Salesforce Accelerate

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AR CONTENT

Dublin, Irealnd Est. 2021

Michael Guerin michaelbguerin

Michael Guerin founded Imvizar in 2021 after gaining a wealth of experience of emerging and immersive technologies while creating the award-winning Smart Docklands initiative - Dublin’s smart city testbed. Among many things, Michael led the connectivity programme, including deploying Ireland’s first urban 5G testbed. He understood the impact 5G and future connectivity would have to unlock the potential of Augmented Reality (AR) and sought to create a platform to make it easy for anyone to share and access AR content. Michael is also a Strategic Advisor to the Harvard Technology and Entrepreneurship Centre, and Chair of the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) Connect City Infrastructure group. Previously he was National Operations Manager for Startup Ireland, through this led events such as the Startup Gathering 2015 and Startup Island 2016. Michael has a track record of bringing concepts to reality and ensuring they scale and he plans to do the same with Imvizar.

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Company Profile Imvizar is the central global platform for AR content, allowing anyone to upload, share and enjoy. They partner with attractions, towns and cities to create immersive experiences and host them all on the Imvizar app. In 2022 their platform opens for all AR creatives to add experiences, share their creations with the world and generate revenue. Their single mobile app is the access to a world of experiences. Imvizar allows users to feel like they are stepping back through the decades of time, by reimagining the places around us with immersive storytelling. Some say it’s like the YouTube of AR.

Company Achievements to Date Since launching only a few months ago, we have secured our first round of customers, launched Imvizar experiences in Ireland, the US and Portugal on both iOS and Android, secured support for the Local Enterprise Office and then Enterprise Ireland through the New Frontiers Programme. We have also been recognised for our innovative approach and high quality content by winning several international awards, including: n Winner - Irish National Startup Awards - Early Stage category n Winner ‘Best Business Application’ in the Long Beach AR Challenge (Long Beach, CA) n 2nd Place in Urban Challenges Pitch Competition (Aveiro, Portugal) n Semi-Finalist in the UN World Tourism Startup Competition.

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AI

Dublin, Irealnd Est. 2021

Greg Tarr greg-tarr/ Greg_Tarr

Greg is an 18 year old founder from Ireland. After winning the 2021 BT Young Scientist (the same competition that John Collison won in 2005) he founded Inferex with the ambition of increasing the global impact of AI. Aside from the Young Scientist he has been awarded 11 other prizes for projects in AI including from Stripe, Bell Labs, Intellectual Ventures, and Sigmoid Hacks.

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Company Profile AI will cause some of the most significant technological revolutions we’ve seen in over a century. Inferex’s mission is to accelerate the global impact of AI by empowering engineers with the right tools and the right infrastructure. Inferex allows teams to convert their trained models and pipelines into fully-fledged APIs in just a few lines of code. In addition, workloads can be orchestrated across any cloud provider or Inferex’s physical infrastructure, allowing data scientists to focus on AI, not infrastructure.

Company Achievements to Date n Web Summit 2021 breakout startup and Pitch semifinalist. n Raised $1.25m n NDRC accelerator n Sunday Independent 30 under 30 (Founder)

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AUTONOMOUS ROBOTS

Company Profile Izario supply autonomous robots for broiler breeder and commercial egg-laying farms.The robot is a task driven robot that carries out jobs similar to the farmer such as floor egg retrieval, bird health & welfare monitoring and environmental monitoring. The robot reduces labour requirements and help increase egg outputs making each flock more profitable.

Company Achievements to Date n Izario was selected as one of the start up to part take in UCD AgTech’s accelerator from a pool of global agtech start ups. n Izario also received CSF funding from Enterprise Ireland.

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Raymond Heneghan(CEO) & Stepan Dzhanov(CTO) raymond-h-99428517a

Co.Galway Est. 2021

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Raymond-Previous founder of an agri biotech start up.He also holds a master in Agri Innovation & Entrepreneurship.Has grown up farming and has experience in several agricultural sectors. Stepan- Over 15 years experience as an embed software and hardware developer. He has been a project manager to over 5 successful agri tech companies.

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APP DEVELOPMENT

Dublin, Irealnd Est. 2016 Osvaldo Sousa CEO & Derya Sousa COO osvaldosousa deryasousa deryasousa osvaldosousa

Osvaldo Sousa (CEO/Co-Founder) Prior to co-founding Kianda, Osvaldo has held a number of IT senior management positions. He has more than 20 years of technical experience in enterprise software industry as an engineer, helping all sizes of organisations streamline collaboration and remake their business processes. He is considered as a subject matter expert in collaboration technologies, digital transformation and business process automation technologies. Osvaldo is the visionary within Kianda with a great passion for technology and innovation. He leads Kianda’s technical and commercial growth, bringing his expertise and passion for digital innovation. Derya Sousa (COO/Co-Founder) Derya has more than 18 years of experience as an IT Consultant, specialising in user experience and user interface. She has worked across multiple industries, acting both in an advisory role, as well as hands-on in technical building of digital enterprise solutions. Following her co-founding of Kianda she is now focused on helping Kianda’s customers to accelerate their commercial success, through digital transformation, using the Kianda platform. She is also currently Entrepreneur in Residence with the NTMA (National Treasury Management Agency) and shortlisted in Women in IT awards – Entrepreneur of the year 2021.

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APP DEVELOPMENT

Company Profile Kianda provides no-code/low-code application development platform to simplify and accelerate digitalisation for organisations. It helps organisations of all sizes to bridge the digital skills gap and keep pace with new demands and growth by allowing users with or without coding skills to digitise business processes such as approval workflows, inspections checklists, employee onboarding amongst others. Kianda’s award winning, intuitive technology is helping users to digitise everyday business tasks and processes faster than ever before whilst reducing costs and development times, eliminating inefficiencies by streamlining business processes, and empowering staff to take control of their solutions whilst increasing their productivity.

Company Achievements to Date Kianda have achieved significant organic traction since we launched in late 2017, subsequently customer acquisitions initialized internationally. Today with a turnover of close to €1M, Kianda is empowering 25k+ users within organisations across EMEA, US and Australia. Some of Kianda’s customers are Mercury, Uniphar, ATA, The NTMA, Saolta, Ardmac from Ireland, DEME, AJI Bio Pharma from Belgium and Resco Products from the US. Receiving great support from Local Enterprise Offices and Enterprise Ireland along the way, some of the awards Kianda won are Best Export Award at National Enterprise Awards ‘21, National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) Female Entrepreneur in Residence Award’ 20/’21, Fingal Enterprise Award ‘20, Best Startup/ New Business Award ‘18, and ISO 27001 Information Security Certification. Since its launch Kianda has bootstrapped and grown customer base in international markets successfully helping enterprises from different sizes. In second half of 2021 Kianda has successfully raised €1.5M first round of investment from Kernel Capital, alongside Enterprise Ireland. At Kianda our vision is to become global market leader and recognised experts in no-code development. The Kianda motto “We are makers” aims to empower people without tech skills to become “makers” and tackle their own digitalisation needs.

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SPEECH SERVICES

Company Profile KSL are using data and technology to re-imagine how speech and language services are delivered at all stages. Our innovative data sharing platform allows parent to receive therapist led supports for their child at the earliest opportunity and gives healthcare providers with an unprecedented level of data insight to help drive meaningful changes in how they meet demand for services. We’re developing smart assessment technologies to make screening of speech and language skills accessible to all children to ensure no child has to wait for the care they need.

Company Achievements to Date Kids Speech Labs has been working towards meeting the needs of all stakeholders: children, parent, Speech and Language Therapists and the HSE and NHS. We have pilots studies running in several clinics in the UK and Irish healthcare systems developing our evidence base for improvements to existing care pathway. Our early studies with families that have been on the waiting list for, on average, 16 months, had 20% of families remove them selves from the waiting list. So far we have had 200 children screened through our platform and the response from parents has been extremely positive, with most parents saying this approach is ‘badly needed’ and would have been very helpful at the first sign of concern. We have been testing the feasibility of screening children in school and creche settings and have been approached by several providers of early childcare who see this type of screening as critical for young children. Our goal is to deliver a scalable screening platform and this requires automated scoring of speech skills through interactive games and deep learning algorithms. We were shortlisted for the EIC Accelerator in Oct 2021, having barely missed out on selection we have all the pieces in place to reapply in January 2022.

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Dublin Est. 2018

Shona has a research background in speech recognition technology and has been working in digital health for the past 15 years. Shona has worked at all levels of digital health innovation, from ideation and prototyping to clinical validation for regulatory approval. Having worked on voice enabled technologies to monitor cognitive decline and inhaler use, Shona has extensive experience is understanding the challenges of getting technologies into patients lives to ensure the best outcomes for patients and healthcare providers. As Chief Scientific Officer for Neuromod Devices Shona designed and managed the largest multi-centre randomised control trial for a neuromodulation device to treat tinnitus. The data from this study is used for regulatory approval. Shona understands data, technology, patients and healthcare systems and is perfectly placed to disrupt an industry that has been left behind in the digital transformation of healthcare.

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SWITCHING

Company Profile The switching economy is worth 6.6T annually. Today customers dont complain they switch. 83% would avoid a company forever due to a poor Interactive Voice Response (IVR) experience. Klearcom works with the worlds largest Multinational Contact Centers helping them avoid customer outages on their IVRs. When problems do arise we find them faster, fixing them sooner. Our AI based platform will automatically analyse the full customer call path, benchmark performance and alert on every single issue. E.g. Incorrect Messaging, DTMF/Speech Intent not working, Poor MOS, Abandoned Calls. Using Machine Learning, Automatic Speech Recognition & Audio Fingerprinting we provide an holistic view of the call from customer to agent using a single test and platform.

Company Achievements to Date Klearcom launched the only IVR testing platform in the market that is 100% non intrusive and requires no probes on the network. Klearcom is a previous winner of the prestigious NDRC accelerator being voted as one of the most investible startups in Ireland.

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SWITCHING

Waterford & India Est. 2018 Liam Dunne CEO, Mark Rohan COO & Satish Barot CTO dunneliam satishbarot mark-rohan-bb554127

Liam Dunne - Founder & CEO Liam is a proven senior commercial and management leader. He has extensive experience transforming the depth and breadth of businesses both at large domestic & multinational companies. As a serial entrepreneur this is Liam’s 4th startup after successfully exiting from 3 previously. Liam has experience in leading and growing a business in the network monitoring industry for the previous 4+ years to Klearcom as Chief Commercial Officer. Satish Barot - Founder & CTO Meet the seasoned open-source telephony and database enthusiast with more than 17 years of experience in designing and developing highly scalable, fail tolerant, secure telephony applications. A industry pioneer with deep tech industry knowledge, Satish has championed VoIP applications development where he’s worked on different projects ranging from Conferencing solutions to CcaaS to automated Audio quality and IVR testing for PSTN numbers and VoIP endpoints. Mark Rohan - Founder & COO Mark is a thought leader within the global telecommunications & networking technology space, having worked with global telecommunications providers such as Eir and networking providers such as Cisco & VM Wear for over 20 years. Mark is Cisco CCNA certified and responsible for multiple MPLS, SDWAN & global contact center rollouts for a range of large Irish & US Multinational organisations.

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PLATFORM

Robert Yorke, Mark Keenan & Michael O’Reilly robert-yorke-b92210211/

Longford Est. 2021

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Robert - CEO Engineer - MSc Aeronautical Engineering - Specialised in Wind Turbines, Renewables and Programming Mark - CFO Corporate Banker - MSc in Economics and Finance Michael - COO Over 7 years experience in Tech Sector with Shopify

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Company Profile We are an e-commerce platform for the listing of items and services to rent and hire. We are working B2B and C2C.

Company Achievements to Date n New Frontiers Phase 2 n High impact startup at the Web Summit n Initial positive talks with a number of business partners including insurance.

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HEALTHCARE

Dublin, Irealnd Est. 2015

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Peter Foley is the CEO and Founder of LetsGetChecked. Prior to LetsGetChecked, Peter was Director of The Health Partnership, an international consultancy group specializing in healthcare strategy. He also participated in the Corporate Banking Graduate Program at KBC Bank and served as an analyst for Aspen Healthcare. Peter holds a law degree from Dublin Business School in Medical and Company Law and received his Master’s in ICD-10 Coding from University College Dublin. As CEO and Founder of LetsGetChecked, Peter is committed to putting people in the driver’s seat and making them part of the diagnostic testing process. With LetsGetChecked, people have the ability to take an active role in managing their health, providing people with the information they need to live healthier, happier lives.

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Company Profile LetsGetChecked is a global healthcare solutions company that provides customers the tools to manage their health from home by providing direct access to health insights, at-home diagnostics, virtual care, and pharmacy for a wide range of health conditions. Founded in 2015, the company empowers people with accessible health information and care to live longer, happier lives. Today, LetsGetChecked is a leader in healthcare innovation with an end-to-end model including manufacturing, logistics, lab analysis, affiliated physician support, and prescription fulfillment, which provides a seamless user experience and a convenient, reliable and secure healthcare experience. LetsGetChecked is available nationwide in the United States and most EU countries. It is co-headquartered in Dublin and New York, with teammates all over the world.

Company Achievements to Date Since LetsGetChecked’s inception in 2015, more than 3M tests have been completed, 130K+ infections detected, 80k+ abnormal test results detected. We’ve since expanded our offerings to include pharmaceutical capabilities and telehealth services. In June 2021, LetsGetChecked achieved unicorn status with the completion of a $150 million Series D round of financing, bringing the total capital raised by LetsGetChecked to more than $260 million. We’ve continued to expand from a corporate standpoint with over 300 corporate clients and impressive B2B deals. We will continue to expand in the health plan and employer markets, and announced our intent to acquire BioIQ in November 2021. Additionally, in the past 12 months, LetsGetChecked has grown immensely by expanding our European footprint with the opening of our Dublin, Ireland lab in February 2021. This lab allowed us to create new jobs in Dublin while also better serving the European market.

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SPORTS APP

Company Profile Locker puts all your sports content in one personalised app. In short we’re doing to sport what Spotify did to music.

Company Achievements to Date n First Irish company to participate in Techstars Sports in 2020 in Indianapolis n Raised a $700k pre-seed round at a pre-product stage n Winner of Google Adopt a startup in 2021 n Selected as a participant in Sportradar’s Accelerator programme n 4.8 star rating in both app stores and over 10,000 users

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Galway Est. 2020 Ross O’Dwyer, Andrew Pierse, Brian Quinn & Matt Steerman rossodwyer andrew-pierse-02961989/ brian-quinn-66731725/ matt-steerman-bb10a919/

Ross O’Dwyer: Ross is a serial sports entrepreneur and co-founded Locker in 2020 with the mission of centralising sports media. Prior to Locker, Ross co-founded Pundit Arena, Ireland’s leading sports publisher, raising multiple venture rounds to scale the business. Ross also co-founded and is chairperson of the One-Zero international sports business conference, which is hosted annually in Dublin. Andrew Pierse: Andrew started his career as a journalist and digital marketer with Maximum Media (JOE.ie) before joining Ross at Pundit Arena as their Head of Social in 2016. He has since worked as Head of Marketing for One-Zero, and as a freelance creative consultant has driven award winning digital campaigns for brands such as Allianz & Three. His skillset spans across digital marketing, brand design and UX. Brian Quinn: Brian has over 12 years in sports subscriptions, originally as Head of Marketing & Comms for Virgin Media prior to joining Setanta in 2006. Brian has managed over €80m in revenue across B2B & B2C subscriptions & has worked on deals with some of the world’s leading sports organisations including the Masters, Premier League & PGA Tour. Brian was part of the senior team that sold Setanta to Eir in 2016. Matt Steerman: Originally from Wisconsin, Matt moved to Ireland in 2007 & has worked in digital media for over a decade. Starting in one of Ireland’s largest publisher groups Distilled Media, Matt set up the first direct sales team in the company’s history, driving revenues of over 1M inside 2 years. He then moved to Boards.ie to lead out their sales & advertising, growing revenues by over 40%, before joining Pundit Arena as their Commercial Director.

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E-SCOOTERS

Ronan Furlong & Andrew Fleury ronan-furlong-45692a7

Dublin Est. 2020

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Ronan is the Executive Director of Dublin City University’s Innovation Campus, which is Ireland’s leading cluster of IoT, M2M, Data Analytics and e-mobility companies. Ronan is a qualified Architect and Smart Cities/Sustainability expert and sits on the advisory committee of Smart Dublin. He also advises governments, municipalities and real estate developers on innovation district/cluster and e-mobility policy development. Ronan has a B.Arch from UCD, a MBA from Trinity College Dublin and a Dip. Sustainable Development from DCU. Ronan’s role is as Chief Business Officer for Luna. Andrew has spent his career to date in the field of telematics, fleet management and intelligent vehicles. Andrew has spent 15 years as the CEO of Transpoco, the leading telematics provider in the Irish market, with customers is more than 60 countries. Andrew has a keen interest in the future of transport, mobility and unmanned autonomy. He is currently the president of the 1-Telematics Alliance, a European thought leadership group. He is also on the steering committee of both the “Vehicle Of The Future” (VOTF), and the “Connected and Autonomous Vehicles” (CAV) industry groups in Ireland. Andrew serves as the Luna CEO

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E-SCOOTERS

Company Profile Luna provides computer vision technology for e-scooters. Luna uses proprietary smart cameras and AI to determine whether a scooter is illegally riding on a footpath. Luna also applies the same hardware and AI ‘object detection’ algorithms for a variety of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) applications, such as pedestrian detection and compliant parking. Luna is further developing ‘smart city’ algorithms and analytics tools to enable fleets of scooters to become ‘mobile sensor networks’ for municipal authorities. These cameras on wheels are capable of monitoring critical infrastructure, reporting on traffic congestion, identifying problematic road conditions (potholes etc), and analysing blocked footpaths.

Company Achievements to Date Luna has embarked on ground breaking pilot projects with Europe’s two largest scooter operators (Voi and Tier). Luna has built a specialist team of hardware, software, firmware and computer vision engineers across the globe, with members based in Brazil, taiwan, Portugal and Ireland. Luna’s computer vision engineering team all have PhD’s in AI/ML in the automotive and transport sectors. Luna has raised in excess of €1m from founders and friends to build out our technology, including high profile investors in the worlds of sport, technology, automotive and real estate.

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QUALITY MANAGEMENT

Company Achievements to Date International expansion MEG has continued its successful expansion into key international markets abroad with the addition of new customers in the UAE, New Zealand, Kuwait, Argentina, Mexico over the last 12 months. Increasing ARR In the past 18 months, MEG almost tripled its annual recurring revenue numbers through a combination of new customer acquisition and successful value-added expansion of existing customer accounts. Team growth This customer growth has led to increased investment into roles such as Sales, Customer Success and Product Development, with a 100% increase in staff since 2020. Product Two brand new modules have been added to the extensive suite already available to customers of MEG’s Quality Management system, as the company continues to focus on delivering value through software products with a transformative impact on frontline workers and the delivery of care. - Investment Last year, MEG closed a €535,000 seed-funding round with investment from Enterprise Ireland and APIC, the Arab Palestinian Investment Company - one of the largest employers in Palestine, with operations around the Middle East. With their backing, MEG is well-positioned for continued growth and a strong Series A in 2022.

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Kerrill Thornhill is the founder and CEO of MEG. He is an engineer with over 25 years design, manufacturing and business development experience. He has scoped and delivered digital innovation projects for clients in multiple industries, his experience of working with healthcare staff and the lack of usable technology at their disposal inspired him to set up MEG. Kerrill leads the MEG team to deliver engaging digital solutions that help to create a culture of continuous quality improvement for healthcare clients. He is passionate about the transformative impact of technology on the delivery of care, with a specific focus on making life easier for frontline workers. His mission is for MEG’s end-to-end quality management system to have a positive impact on quality and patient safety worldwide.

Company Profile MEG is a digital quality management system for healthcare. Its suite of configurable mobile and cloud-based tools enable providers to engage staff in quality improvement, patient safety and manage compliance with accreditation or regulatory standards. The easy-to-use modules can be used on any device by frontline workers to collect data from all over an organisation. Capture incidents, audits, risk assessments, and access information anytime right at the point of care. Management 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 Europe, Middle East, Australasia and Latin America with multi-lingual support.

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Alice Shaughnessy & Jack O’Regan Kenny aliceshaughnessy AliceShaugh jackoregankenny

Mullingar, Westmeath, Ireland Est. 2020

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Alice Shaughnessy is an 18 year old Biomedical Engineering student and COO at Mirr. She has seen years of success with various national and international STEM and enterprise accolades, including trips to Silicon Valley, as well as representing Ireland at the International Science and Engineering Fair. Alice brings various skills to Mirr, ranging from hardware engineering to product design, but is primarily focused on Mirr’s project management and operations. Jack O’Regan Kenny is a mechatronic engineering student and CEO of Mirr. Having dove into the world of Coderdojo at the age of 10, in the last 9 years Jack has had experience winning awards at various science, enterprise & engineering competitions and hackathons. He has previously worked in software development and hardware engineering roles. He began Mirr as a project in 2018, and takes the lead on Mirr’s R&D. The pair met at Dogpatch Lab’s Patch programme, and later established Mirr as a company in 2020.

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Company Profile Mirr is an Irish tech company building customised smart mirrors for high-end clientele. Established in 2020, we provide a discrete smart device with the aim to maximise the efficiency of multitasking during routines. Mirr is designed to look like a mirror, but work like a tablet. Users can watch Netflix, listen to Spotify, or check the weather, all alongside their reflection. They have the ability to control how much of the screen acts as a mirror, and what portions display media. When the device is not in use, it blends in as a discrete piece of home decor.

Company Achievements to Date Mirr has had some fantastic recognition over the past year or so. From Enterprise Ireland’s New Frontiers Programme, to Dogpatch Lab’s Patch Accelerator, Mirr has received some great continuous entrepreneurial support. Some achievements include winning the overall Irish Student Entrepreneurship Forum Competition 2020, a Merit Award at Enterprise Ireland’s Student Entrepreneur Awards, and 2 awards from the Bolton Trust Student Enterprise Competition, as well as being shortlisted at the National Startup Awards in both 2020 and 2021. Mirr and it’s young founders have also been featured in the Independent’s 30 under 30 in business, and the Business Post’s 30 under 30 in technology. They had the opportunity to move to San Francisco with Mirr in June 2021 which was prevented due to pandemic restrictions. Mirr have featured in a range of articles across Irish media. See more: https://mirr.tech/news https://mirr.tech/activity

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Michael White & Annmarie Doherty michaeldohertywhite

Letterkenny, Donegal Est. 2011

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Michael White: Prior to founding Motarme, Michael was head of Marketing at €20 million software firm Singularity, a BPM software vendor. Before Singularity, Michael was Senior Product Manager at Siemens SSE, which developed security software products. Michael also worked with Deloitte, Marrakech, Elavon, Misys Corporation and AIB. He holds a Computer Science degree from Trinity (1990) and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Computing (2004). He has worked in Europe, South America, Africa and the Caribbean. Annmarie Doherty is Operations Director and oversees delivery to customers including Principal Systems, TEKenable and Celtrino. Prior to Motarme, Annmarie ran her own B2B marketing consultancy from 2006 to 2010, with clients including Siemens, Mergon and Netfort Technologies. Previously she was Chief Executive of Blanchardstown Chamber of Commerce, with members including 3Com, IBM, Bristol Meyers-Squibb. Annmarie holds a degree in Business Studies and Politics from Trinity College Dublin (1992) and an MA from UCD (1994).

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Company Profile Motarme helps B2B businesses find and initiate contact with potential customers. We have developed a web-based SaaS system for sales prospecting and sales lead generation for businessto-business companies. We are focused on a new approach called “Account Based Sales” or ABS which generates higher value sales opportunities. We also focused on “Sales Engagement”. We are incorporating Machine Learning technology in our system to further accelerate lead generation. We target B2B software, technology, manufacturing and services firms. Our customers include TEKenable, PEMAC, Principal Logistics, Caresyntax and Stryve.

Company Achievements to Date Motarme has almost doubled revenue in 2021 while still retaining a significant amount of our investment funds for growth next year. We have won new customers like Blackberry, Stryve and Celtrino while expanding our relationship with existing customers like TEKenable, PEMAC and Principal. Importantly we are selling more outside Ireland – Blackberry, Promtek and other customers are based in the UK and will contribute about 10% of revenue this year. We hired new graduates in Q3 who were on-boarded and became productively involved in sales and delivery within just 3 weeks. This demonstrates that we have a repeatable sales model that can be easily scaled up with non-specialist staff. We will be bringing more team members on-board in the New Year. As well as hiring new staff, we redeveloped key functionality in our solution while moving to a new code base. This was potentially a technical risk but has enabled us to introduce new features at much lower cost this year. Our continued focus is on supporting and automating Account Based Sales (ABS) and Sales Engagement. We have increased sales of ABS features and services to clients, helping to increase our average customer value.

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Company Profile The company was founded in 2018 after the founder completed the Enterprise Ireland New Frontiers phase 1 and 2 program’s, as well as being awarded the Competitive Start-Fund. The founder has since won the Best Start-Up in Kilkenny in the Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur Competition, as well as becoming a member of the European Space Agencies Business Incubator. In November 2020, the team also secured Enterprise Ireland High Potential Start-Up funding alongside private investment. The funding received allowed for technical and commercial activities to be undertaken, and in August 2021, the first product sale was achieved in Germany. The focus is now on continuing sales through partners in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany.

Company Achievements to Date n New Frontiers South East - Best New Idea 2018 n Awarded EI Competitive Start Fund 2018 n Kilkenny’s Best Start-Up - IBYE 2019 n Member of the European Space Agencies Business Incubator 2019 n Secured Investment round through Private Investors and EI HPSU 2020 n Designed, Qualified and Produced a new electronic product that is manufactured in Ireland 2021 n Launched the product in August 2021 n On-boarded 4 suspension technician partners in Belgium and the Netherlands November 2021 n Patent Pending in the USA for unique suspension measurement technology 2021

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Jens Köpke jenskopke

Kilkenny Est. 2018

Jens Köpke has been a motorsports enthusiast since a young age, and is most passionate about off-road motorcycles. During a race in 2016, he had a crash on his motorcycle because his suspension bottomed out, giving him the idea for a product that can help with suspension set-up, namely Motoklik. Jens is a graduate of WIT, and has an M.Sc in Innovative Technology Engineering, as well as having worked in sales supplying extruded products to central Europe, and also as an R&D Engineer for contact lens manufacturer Bausch & Lomb.

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MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Company Profile Nory is the first AI powered restaurant management system on the market and it works with multi-site food brands all over the UK&I. Nory helps you manage the 360 of your restaurant operations; from demand forecasting, scheduling, engagement and HR to the full inventory management process!

Company Achievements to Date n NDRC Accelerator Winner n Launched to multi-site brands all across the UK&I n Grew by 1000% in 2020 n VC Funded n Delivering 10-30% increasing in net profit for each of our customers.

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Dublin/London Est. 2020

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Conor traded in a career in finance to open farm to fork chicken shop, Mad Egg in early 2018. Mad Egg went on to become one of Ireland’’s fastest growing independent restaurant brands all while maintaining a 25% EBITDA. Disillusioned with the quality of the technology available to help Mad Egg run and scale operations effectively, Conor founded Nory. His mission was to build the restaurant management system he wished he had while growing his business. A system that pulled the businesses operations together and worked with it’’s users to help them make the best operational decisions day in and day out. Giving restaurant teams both the power to perform and their time back to focus on their people and customers.

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SOFTWARE

Daniel Kyne (CEO) and Darragh O’Flaherty (CTO) darragh-o-flaherty-029364172 danielkyne

Dublin, Ireland Est. 2020

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OpinionX co-founders Daniel Kyne and Darragh O’Flaherty met in their final year of undergraduate studies at Dublin City University. CTO Darragh O’Flaherty was previously a Software Engineer at security and analytics firm Cellusys and Google.org-backed social enterprise startup Giveback.ie, as well as supporting the facilitation of the Citizens’ Assembly of Ireland from 2016 to 2019. He studied Computer Applications; Software Engineering in DCU. Prior to founding OpinionX, CEO Daniel Kyne was Digital & Innovation Lead at Unilever UK, Head of Speakers & Startups at Dublin Tech Summit, Global Facilitator for Techstars, a Founding Member of the Digital Youth Council of Ireland. He is currently part of Ireland’s Global Shapers panel with the World Economic Forum. He studied Marketing, Innovation and Technology in DCU.

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Company Profile OpinionX is a user research tool that helps product and UX teams to stack rank their users’ priorities in minutes. 80% of the features built by software companies are rarely or never used because teams just don’t have relevant data on the problems and needs their customers actually care about solving. Over 1,000 teams at companies like Instacart, Canva and Adidas Runtastic use OpinionX to automate this complicated data science and get actionable data for better decision-making.

Company Achievements to Date OpinionX is used by over 1,000 companies around the world, including top tier tech companies like Google, Canva and Instacart, pharmaceutical multinationals like Roche and BD, and Ivy League colleges like Georgetown University of Washington DC and Penn State University. Within its first week of launching, OpinionX had onboarded users on every continent and in 2021 alone has facilitated projects in over 25 languages. OpinionX has availed of many of Ireland’s startup support networks: New Frontiers Phase 2 & 3 in TU Dublin, The Ireland Funds Pre-Accelerator 2020, NDRC Accelerator 2020, and Enterprise Ireland’s Competitive Start Fund. It has been named a Hot 100 Startup, a New Innovator by the Irish Times, one of the Top 15 Remote Work Startups to Watch in Europe by Sifted, SiliconRepublic’s Startup of the Week, and part of the Irish Independent’s 30 Under 30 list in 2021.

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GAME DEVELOPMENT

Paul Froggatt & Matt Rathbun pfroggatt mattrathbun

Dublin Est. 2020 Paul Froggatt - Technical Director Prior to Outlier, Paul had a 10 year career at Google and also created, ran, and sold a multi awardwinning restaurant business. Accolades: n Over 10 years experience at Google n Released mobile title “Zombles” in 2018 n Founded Dublin-based restaurant business “Pupp” in 2015 n Founded online technology retailer “PetTechWorld” in 2014 Matt Rathbun - Art Director Matt is an experienced game developer, having worked at Biba Ventures with BioWare co-founder Greg Zeschuk, releasing multiple Biba titles. Titles include Biba Zombots, Biba DinoDig, Biba Drive, and many others. Matt subsequently created Beyond Technical, a gaming tutorial platform and development studio who released the fast-paced platformer “Super Robot Jump Jump” on Steam in 2016.. Accolades: n Released PC Title “Super Robot Jump Jump” in 2016 n Founded Beyond Technical Ltd. creating video and tutorial content reaching over a million viewers n Built technical systems on Hollywood Blockbuster “Pacific Rim”

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GAME DEVELOPMENT

Company Profile Founded by experienced entrepreneurs from the tech and entertainment industries, Outlier is a Dublin-based video game development studio focused on premium online multiplayer games. Outlier uses data and insights to create games that appeal to core gamers, then builds its audience by integrating players into the development cycle (via early playtests, focus groups, and design discussions). Combined with proprietary procedural generation tools that can create endlessly playable gaming experiences, Outlier games are community-driven multiplayer titles that bring people together.

Company Achievements to Date Outlier was selected as one of Ireland’s high potential start-ups and was awarded Enterprise Ireland investment in the form of the Competitive Start Fund in 2021. Outlier’s first title, This Means Warp, has received numerous industry awards and is scheduled for release in 2022: n Selected as one of 10 best upcoming indie games by Penny Arcade and featured in the “PAX 10” selection in Seattle in 2021 n Finalist in “Best Upcoming Game” at the Irish Game Awards 2020 and 2021 n Winner of Pocket Gamer’s “Big Indie Pitch” 2020 n Winner of Global Top Round video game accelerator competition 2021

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AI ACCOUNTING

Ross Hunt David Kelleher ross-hunt-114686120

Dublin, Ireland Est. 2020

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Ross is the co-founder of Cainthus, a computer vision company dedicated to bringing lowcost, high-frequency, passive measurement to Agriculture. He previously served as Finance & Operations Director for Comex McKinnon, sat on the Exponential Advisory Board of Singularity University and worked with organisations including ARPA-e, Otherlab and the EU Commission. David has 10 years experience working with and growing early stage technology companies. He started his career in Investment Banking in Toronto, Canada, before working with some of Canada’s leading tech startups in his role with Third Core Venture Expansion Partners. Since returning to Ireland he has spent over 4 years as Head of Revenue for Jobbio.

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AI ACCOUNTING

Company Profile Outmin is an augmented human in the loop AI accounting solution for SME owners and operators. Traditional accounting software & services are slow, expensive, do not treat data correctly and present historic information, often leaving business owners with no visibility of their true financial reality. Outmin provides business owners with a fully integrated and automated system that delivers real-time financial analysis for smart decision making at speed, while also having access to a human accountant who coaches for best practice.

Company Achievements to Date n Launched February 2021 n Enterprise Ireland High Potential Startup n Angel Investment Round - €650k (including EI HPSU) n 70 clients (doubling each quarter)

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HEALTHCARE

Eamonn Costello &Colin Edwards eamonncostello

Dublin, Irealnd Est. 2015

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Eamonn Costello is co-founder & CEO of patientMpower, a Digital Health company providing virtual care solutions in lung. patientMpower recently worked with the HSE to facilitate early discharge of COVID-19 patients through home oxygen saturation monitoring, alleviating capacity pressures in the health system. patientMpower works with health systems and pharma companies in the USA, UK, Germany & Ireland providing solutions for patients to monitor their health status from home, helping healthcare providers to see these patients virtually from their home saving significant time and resources for patients and clinicians. Before working in HealthTech, Eamonn held senior roles in software and telecoms companies in executive management, product innovation and sales and marketing.

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Company Profile At patientMpower, we believe healthcare can be delivered at home at any time to empower better outcomes. We do this by triaging patients outside of Hospital, optimising healthcare capacity, and alerting the patients care team when patients are having issues at home This is enabled through a range of patient and clinician tools, which at the patient end is a mobile application with connected medical devices, and health surveys to assess their health status, which are automatically sent to their clinical team; alerting them if they are showing signs of deterioration

Company Achievements to Date n Jan 18| Won $333,333 IPF Catalyst Challenge n Jul 18| 1st ethics approval in US n Oct 18| 1st ethics approval in UK n Feb 19| Nottingham NHS contract n Aug 19| NYU Langone deal n Dec 19| Part of DTIF grant of €2.1M with RCSI n March 20| Sláintecare Beaumont & Mater Transplant projects n Match 20| HSE COVID Remote Monitoring deal n Apr 20| CE marked Software medical device n Apr 20| Mount Sinai COVID-19 deal n Aug 20| NHS lung transplant & CF deals n Sept 21: NHSX Partnership award n Oct 21: “SME generating the greatest NHS benefit” in The DigitalHealth.London Accelerator awards. n Nov 21: Best use of Information Technology, Irish Healthcare Awards

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Dublin, Irealnd Est. 2018

Dr Dominic Zerulla dominic.zerulla

Prof. Zerulla is the founder of PEARlabs Technologies Ltd and principal investigator of the UCD Plasmonics and Ultra-fast NanoOptics group since his arrival in October 2004. Previously, following his studies in Physics (HHUD) and a PhD in Physical Chemistry (Wilhelm Ostwald Institute, University of Leipzig, Germany) he was the leader of the Biophotonics group at the Heinrich-Heine-University in Duesseldorf, Germany, where he made his Habilitation in the same group that developed the first optical configuration for surface plasmon polariton excitation. Furthermore, he was a visiting Professor for Advanced Optics at the Astrakhan State University, Russia before he joined UCD in 2004, and Visiting Professor at the prestigious University of California at Berkeley in 2013. Dominic authored four book chapters, six patents, more than 120 articles, reports & letters in the fields of Surface Science, Nano Optics, and Plasmonics and he has given more than 110 talks at international conferences and universities. He is a key investigator in the SFI Strategic Research Cluster on Solar Energy Conversion (SRC SEC) and has been PI on a number of further SFI, Enterprise Ireland and international grants. Finally he, was awarded with the first UCD EMPS Teaching Award in 2008 and the highly prestigious SFI Future Innovator Special prize in 2020.

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Company Profile PEAR-labs is specializing in photonic applications, especially in novel methods to facilitate microscopy beyond the diffraction limit. The current main product is a photonic chip which can be used to provide high resolution imaging beyond the diffraction limit in conjunction with a stateof-the-art light microscope.

PEARLabs has developed such a ground-breaking optical chip which permits super-resolution imaging capable of visualizing structures far beyond the diffraction limit of visible light, exploiting addressable plasmonic elements (patents filed). The resulting photonic chip does not require the sample to be labelled nor does it require that the sample is placed in an unsuitable environment (e.g. vacuum) and therefore enables in-vivo imaging needed for life sciences aiming for high spatial resolutions. PEAR Labs have proven the concept of the technology developing early stage prototype and is aiming for lateral resolution below 25 nm.

Company Achievements to Date PEARLabs has developed such a ground-breaking optical chip which permits super-resolution imaging capable of visualizing structures far beyond the diffraction limit of visible light, exploiting addressable plasmonic elements (patents filed). The resulting photonic chip does not require the sample to be labelled nor does it require that the sample is placed in an unsuitable environment (e.g. vacuum) and therefore enables in-vivo imaging needed for life sciences aiming for high spatial resolutions. PEAR Labs have proven the concept of the technology developing early stage prototype and is aiming for lateral resolution below 25 nm. PEARlabs is heading for the first mobile platform for super resolution imaging globally. PEARlabs has been chosen in the 2020 SFI Future Innovator Prize and received the Special Prize for their highly innovative product. Subsequently, PEARlabs technologies was chosen for the the Enterprise Ireland Big Ideas competition and received the Public choice award in 2021.

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Dublin Est. 2019

Graham Brocklebank grahambrocklebank

Graham is an award winning entrepreneur and is a domain expert in the area of dyslexia, not only because of my severe dyslexia but from the years of research that I have conducted with schools, colleges and universities, the National Learning Network, Dyslexia association Ireland and students with dyslexia in education and the workplace. Graham is in a uniquely positioned to understand the users needs and with his background in computer science he is able to develop a product that can support them in there reading, writing, spelling and learning.

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Company Profile Peer is a b2b and SaaS, Cloud based assistive technology for people with dyslexia. Supporting their short term needs of reading, writing and spelling, as well as their long-term learning development throughout education. Reducing their stress and anxiety, while building their confidence and promoting independent learning.

Company Achievements to Date n Funding - Bolton Trust, CSF, EIT Health, SEI impact. n Finished development n Short-term support tools for reading, writing and spelling. n Admin Hub. n Pilot - University College London and UCD Awards Awarded Social Entrepreneurs Ireland - Impact award 2021. Empact Ventures - Top 10 Ed-Tech companies in the EU. Runner up Intertrade Ireland - Seedcorn Dublin 2021. Won 1st prize Earlystage start-up at the National Startup Awards in Dublin, 3rd in the National Startup Awards Ireland. 2020. We won a Special prize in social impact at the Responsible Innovation Summit at the Business Spirit Awards 2019. Graham was awarded Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur in the category of “Best Idea” for Fingal 2019.

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WELLBEING

Company Profile Peptalk is a unique team engagement and action platform that enables teams to perform at their best. We understand that energising, motivating and ultimately retaining your team is essential to success. PepTalk provides the tools that enable managers and leaders in an organisation to build a great culture. Using real-time data and insights, our platform delivers actions aimed at creating positive habits and behaviour change that will improve employee engagement and wellbeing. The outcome has been enhanced teamwork, increased engagement, and more effective leaders :)

Company Achievements to Date n We have raised €1.2 million in funding led by Haatch Ventures n 2x turnover n the addition of a significant number of multi-year partnerships with high profile clients including Linesight, Nitro , PRL Group and Northern Trust. n The team has doubled in the last 18 months and we expect to hire 15 additional members across sales, marketing, and technology n PepTalk will continue its aggressive expansion across EMEA and the UK

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Michelle Fogarty, Bernard Brogan & James Brogan michellefogartyireland

Dublin, Ireland Est. 2017

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Michelle Fogarty (COO) Chartered FCIPD. Probably not your typical HR person. Passionate about helping businesses establish, scale and develop internationally. Obsessed with workplace wellbeing as a driver of company performance, and employees work and life potential. Loves tech, start-up and anything that requires a unique, considered and pragmatic approach. Always striving to understand the philosophy and purpose before defining tactics. Having fun along the way! Bernard Brogan (Founder) Bernard is a qualified chartered accountant and holds a Master’s in Business Management and Marketing. A serial entrepreneur, Bernard is a Co-Founder of PepTalk and Commercial Director, he also co-owns the fast growing PR agency Legacy Communications. He holds a number of other business interests both in Ireland and abroad. Bernard has played with Dublin for over a decade, earning 7 All Ireland Medals, 13 Leinster Medals and 4 GAA Football All Star Awards as well as Footballer of the Year in 2010. James Brogan (CEO) James is A fully qualified solicitor, holds a Bachelor of Commerce (1H) (UCD), Diploma in Sports Law (Du Montfort, Leicester). Prior to PepTalk, James was Managing Director of Legacy Consultants, a company he co-founded which is now one of the leading sponsorship and communications companies in Ireland. James is also an advisor to a number of startups.

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FINTECH PLATFORM

Ollie Walsh, Julian Callaghan & Rory Ryan ollie-walsh-815a60 juliancallaghan

Galway Est. 2014

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Ollie is the CEO. He has a background in strategy and marketing working for 25 years in product innovation, developing start up and scale up strategies. He has successfully launched products in a range of markets - from sports to tech - in Europe, Africa, North America and Australia. Rory is CTO. He specialises in build scalable, robust and secure tech platforms and has worked in senior engineering positions in IBM, Groupon and MobileScout (Germanys version of Daft.ie). He has built the Pipit platform from the ground up. Julian is CIO. His background is in product innovation in media and finance and has previously developed and launched products for Charles Schwab Group and Trinity Mirror Group in the UK. The founder team have led Pipit from the original idea through product development, launch and scaling.

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Company Profile Social Impact B2B Fintech Platform that helps migrants support their families at home with cash, cheaper and safer. One end of our platform connects to banks, billers, ewallets and ecommerce companies in Emerging Markets, the other end connects to cash in points where migrants live. Instead of using expensive services such as Western Union to send cash home, migrants can use Pipit to make cash lodgements/payments where they live for their families.

Company Achievements to Date Launched the Pipit payments platform in the UK in 2015 with 12,000 pay in points, with the initial market being UK to Ghana payments. In 2020 transacted £3.5m over the platform. Have now grown the cash in network to 1.1m in 25 countries and are connected to 200m mobile money accounts in Africa, 2b bank accounts globally. Have signed agreements with some of the biggest payments companies in Emerging Markets such as Flutterwave, Cellulant, Zeepay, PMI Americas. To date the company has raised €2m in funding via Angels, VCs, Enterprise Ireland and crowd funding.

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HR SOFTWARE

Company Profile PluAlto’s employee relations technology, uses intelligent conversation based AI, to guide management through every issue and concern at hand, providing the best informed automated HR specialist to every team lead, available 24/7. PluAlto brings a smart, real time support tool, reducing faults and risks of poorly managed HR issues and conflict prone scenarios. Parallel to our management solution, PluAlto provides HR teams with predictive analytics and a streamlined support infrastructure to respond to the demands of managing issues, compliance and employee relations, improve processes, cultures, efficiencies, and mitigating risks of escalated issues.

Company Achievements to Date Since 2019, PluAlto has been successful in its startup journey working through all three phases of Enterprise Ireland’s New Frontiers Programme, the NDRC accelerator programme, and Dublin BIC innovation and EI Sprint Programmes. PluAlto has grown with its exceptional team and advisors, including a HR specialist, an organisation psychologist, technical advisors, a leading conflict resolution expert, and a globally recognised thought leader, speaker, writer and award-winning Fortune 200 people executive. Successful partnerships include RoundTable solutions ( Ireland’s leading conflict management services), Enterprise Ireland, Microsoft for Startups, and an IBM partner to name just a few. PluAlto has raised €200,000 to date from Equity free grants and equity investment, recognising PluAlto as a HPSU client with Enterprise Ireland. More recently, PluAlto was successful in reaching the Finals of Inter Trade Ireland’s Seedcorn Competition 2021.

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Cork Est. 2019

Clíona Murray cliona-murray-aba1858a

Clíona is a conflict specialist and brings domain experience, skills and insight to PluAlto. As a mediator, facilitator and investigator, Clíona has worked with issues, grievances and complaints of dignity at work, bullying and cyberbullying, harassment, health & safety, digital safety, and welfare. Clíona brings 15+ years’ experience working in frontline and management roles, and is also a high-tech enthusiast with an interest in A.I. technology advancements. She has developed a proof of concept chatbot, clickable wireframe, and feature rich product design. Cliona is also passionate about child rights and protection, as well as a social entrepreneur. She has undertaking complex system reviews for public and government bodies and has worked with a child rights based NGO in Darjeeling, India.

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Bidemi Afolabi & Lauren O’Reilly bidemi-afolabi Bidemi__Afolabi lauren-oreilly

Dogpatch Labs, Dublin Est. 2021

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Bidemi: Bidemi is the CEO and co-founder of ProMotion Intelligence. He is a qualified Pharmacist, and with his background in scientific research and data analysis, he is passionate about creating effective consumer intelligence solutions for CPG companies. While completing his studies to be a Pharmacist in Trinity College Dublin, he was awarded a Laidlaw scholarship, where his passion for data analysis developed. He has won several awards for innovation and entrepreneurship including being listed as Ireland’s “30 under 30” by the Sunday Independent, winning Trinity College Dublin LaunchBox, and as one of 50 People to Watch in 2021 by the Irish Times. He was also included in IPN’s “Covid Heroes 100” list. Lauren: Lauren O’Reilly is the COO and co-founder of Promotion Intelligence. As a qualified Pharmacist, Lauren brings her scientific knowledge and research experience, as well as her passion for creating a data democracy for consumers, to the start-up. She has been listed as one of Ireland’s “30 under 30” by the Sunday Independent, one of “50 people to watch in 2021” by the Irish Times, and won Trinity College Tangent LaunchBox competition. She is also National Director of Individual Development for JCI Ireland. Her passion for health and wellbeing is channelled through her blog and social media, and she was listed as one of Irish Pharmacy News’ Covid Heroes 100.

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Company Profile Promotion Intelligence enables Consumer Product Goods companies to understand their customers and identify growth opportunities. Through our consumer intelligence platform, companies can gain insights from near real-time, verified, consumer purchase data, across all retail channels, from supermarkets, to health and beauty retailers. Our unique dataset gives companies the opportunity to not only learn about trends in consumer behaviours, but also to discover true consumer sentiment and reasoning, through targeted surveys and offers. We gather insights via our consumer-facing mobile application, ProMotion Rewards, where consumers are rewarded for scanning any receipt, reaching their step goal, and buying with brand partners.

Company Achievements to Date n 1st Place in Trinity College Dublin Launchbox Accelerator n Accepted into TUD New Frontiers Phase 2 n 2nd Place Enactus X Citi Pathways to Progress n Both co-founders listed in The Irish Times 50 People to Watch in 2021. n Completed DBIC Investor Ready programme n Accepted into Blackstone Launchpad Techstars Summer Fellowship n Founders listed in Sunday Independent 30 under 30 in 2021 n Regional Shortlist of National Startup Awards n Raised pre-seed round in 2021

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Gregory Chew & Emanuele Ragnoli gregchewqpq/ GregChewy

Maynooth Est. 2018

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Greg Chew, Founder & CEO Founder of QPQ, Financial and legal professional, former financial markets trader and veteran entrepreneur with 20 years experience building businesses in technology, commodities and investment banking. Creator of QPQ and the right brain of QPQ. Emanuele Ragnoli, Co-Founder & CTO Mathematician and former IBM research leader in blockchain technologies. An authority on machine-to-machine trading and algorithmic economics. He is the architect of QPQ’s systems the left brain of QPQ.

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Company Profile QPQ is creating the network infrastructure to establish the ‘Internet of Economics’: interoperable, secure, scalable, compliant with regulation, and enabling transactions without the requirement of recourse to third party intermediation or trust.

Company Achievements to Date n European Horizon 2020 Phase 1 winner n Phase 2 Certificate of Excellence winner n Kildare business of the year 2019 n Irish National Enterprise Award finalist, 2020, n Winner Regional Enterprise Award, 2020

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Company Profile ReaDI-Watch is an online R&D and Innovation Management platform for small, medium and large innovative businesses to accelerate business results and create value from R&D and Innovation. Businesses innovating in their products, processes, organisational structures and business models need support to drive them forward. ReaDI-Watch is the digital framework on which businesses can make informed & best-practice decisions.

Company Achievements to Date Engineers Ireland Accredited CPD RD&I training programmes. Ireland’s 30 under 30 Entrepreneur 2021 (Dave Byrne). Profiled in SiliconRepublic, Irish Times, SyncNI, NovaUCD, Irish independent. Growth from team of 2 - 7 in 9 months. Strong Irish customer base developed in 9 months from founding in Feb 2021. Profiled in Web Summit as an Alpha Startup. Completed New Frontiers Phases I and II in 2021.

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Dublin, Ireland Est. 2021

Dave Byrne & Gerry Byrne dave-byrne-readi-watch

Having grown a successful R&D and Innovation consulting business together, myself and my father Gerry experienced first-hand the challenges that companies across the globe face when investing in innovation and R&D. Business leaders and staff putting so much capital, passion and time to drive their business forward - but struggling to deliver a valuable return, to claim R&D tax credits, to impress investors & customers, to win Innovation grant funding, and to get the recognition and reward they deserve. We realised that the business process of Innovation and R&D needed a Saas solution, to give companies a framework on which to drive towards innovation success - so we built one ourselves!

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Joe Hennigan Sean Finnegan Luke Slemon joe-hennigan-9b4a80196/ se%C3%A1n-finnegan-742720190/

Galway Est. 2020

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Joe is a third-year Aeronautical Engineering student (University of Limerick) and Chief Marketing Officer of Receipt Relay. He is responsible for market intelligence and building the company’s online presence. Sean is a third-year year Computer and Electrical Engineering student (NUIG) and Chief Operations Officer of the company, overseeing the implementation and execution of KPIs and goals. Finally, Luke is a second-year graduate and has a 1:1 degree in Computer and Electrical Engineering from NUIG. He is responsible for building the Receipt Relay API, mobile app, and leading all technological developments within the company.

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Company Profile Receipt Relay aims to remove the need for paper receipts in retail and hospitality. It was founded by three engineers who saw the limitations of paper receipts first-hand from working in local shops and hotels, resulting in the question. Can we do better? Given their wealth of experience in the sector, they created the Receipt Relay software which integrates with EPOS systems and allows customers to avail of eReceipts by simply scanning a QR code at the checkout. Coupled with the mobile app, customers can save, sort, and share their eReceipts with the click of a button.

Company Achievements to Date Since its inception in 2019, Receipt Relay has achieved several key milestones. Firstly, in 2019 Receipt Relay won the Fidelity Internationals Fintech for Good Award. Using the prize money, they built an early-stage version of the software and mobile app. Demoing this system won them a partnership with JBM Merit, one of Irelands largest EPOS providers. Continuing development, the team became part of Enterprise Irelands New Frontiers Programme, and progressed to Phase 2. This awarded them with funding and business mentorship. While working in New Frontiers, the team was also invited to Web Summit 2021 as an ALPHA Start-Up, here the system was demoed to investors and potential customers and marked the first time the Receipt Relay was live in operation. Once home from Web Summit, Joe, Sean, and Luke were featured in the Irish Independents 30 Under 30 and featured on the Big Tech Show Podcast. The most recent accomplishment was progression into Enterprise Irelands Competitive Start Fund which awards the team further mentorship and funding to launch Receipt Relay into the Irish market. Encapsulating all of these successes is the fact that Receipt Relay has been developed in-house from day one.

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Alison Liddy & Barry McDermott alison-liddy-ph-d-402155138

Galway Est. 2019

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Dr Alison Liddy is an entrepreneur, innovator and qualified Engineer and Chemist. She is passionate about delivering new solutions for patients through innovation. Alison has worked with world-leading companies Roche, Cook Medical and Boston Scientific, bringing multiple life science projects to commercial launch phase before establishing Relevium. She brings her wealth of experience as well as unique patient and market insights to lead the company in developing novel therapeutics. Dr Barry McDermott is uniquely qualified as a Pharmacist, Veterinarian, and Engineer. Barry has worked in the pharmaceutical and medtech sectors since the early 2000s with a range of start-up and international companies. Barry is expert in all aspects of therapeutic development from initial conception though to clinical design and regulatory approval. Barry leads the technical and R&D side of the company.

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Company Profile At Relevium, our core focus is the development of hydrogel-based biotherapeutics for chronic diseases.

Company Achievements to Date To date Relevium has secured €8.25 million non-dilutive funding, including: €7 million DTIF, €50K EIT Headstart, and a €1.2 million Science Foundation of Ireland Innovation Prize. The company has also developed and patented its disruptive treatment Hydrobloc, a first-in-class injectable biopharmaceutical for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis. The latest test data for Hydrobloc has demonstrated that the treatment gives ground-breaking long lasting, safe superior pain relief – with 84% better pain relief than comparable state of the art commercial products, and comfortably outperforming conventional anti-inflammatories in terms of efficacy, safety, and duration of action.

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MOBILE APP

Michael Furey

Galway Est. 2019

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Michael is the founder and CEO of Ronspot Ltd. He comes from a technical and entrepreneurial background having graduated from University of Limerick with a B.Sc. in Computer Systems. Michael began his career in the media production business with KAO Infosystems & Bertelsmann. After a decade working in multinationals, he realized a burning ambition to start and manage his own business intelligence company, Eirnet Technologies, an EI client company. Michael created a solid business, resulting in the employment of 15 people, and generating international interest. He then sold his interest in the company to London based Huveaux PLC. Today his focus is exclusively in the development and growth of Ronspot which has demonstrated phenomenal growth over the past 12 months.

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Company Profile Ronspot began as a parking reservation system for company car parks. As a result of the pandemic, Ronspot incorporated desk booking and now focuses on being the complete hybrid working solution. The mobile app means employees can book their spots in real-time from their phones. With parking, desking and soon, meeting room booking management, the system is designed to suit the modern office. Ronspot’s social distancing, capacity limits and contact tracing reports can keep staff safe onsite. Finally, the credit booking system ensures fair spot allocation, transparent bookings, and a way to manage your flexible workforce.

Company Achievements to Date In late 2020, Ronspot managed to secure €650,000 funding from the Halo Business Angel Network (Hban) and Enterprise Ireland. At the beginning of 2021, Ronspot had 20 customers in 4 countries. Today, Ronspot has over 100 customers in over 20 countries worldwide. This accelerated growth was heightened, when in the month September 2021, we onboarded one-third of our total users to the system alone. Moreover, the team has grown from 4 to 16 employees over the past 12 months, which echoes our recent growth. In terms of awards: This year, we reached the finals for the National Startup Awards in the Tech Startup category. We have also made it to the finals of the Galway Chamber Awards, for the Dr Chris Coughlan, Best Emerging Enterprise Award, an event we’re really looking forward to in the new year.

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Company Profile SafeScore is a B2B, SaaS solution which allows businesses, and the aviation industry to effortlessly track country entry requirements. Engineered to make travel easier and expedite the recovery of the travel, SafeScore is designed to provide accurate information in a user-friendly format. Our data is curated daily by our team of researchers and offered as customisable API and widget packages, designed to suit the client’s information and travel needs. We believe in disrupting the current state of the travel industry by providing the most up-to-date, and transparent travel information - no more missed flights, no more public apologies, just crisp data.

Company Achievements to Date SafeScore has been the recipient of the Business Priming Grant from the LEO in Ireland, as well as the Competitive Start up Fund from Enterprise Ireland. We were listed in the Harvey Nash Group’s Top 50 Start-Ups to watch at Web Summit. SafeScore was shortlisted in the National Startup Awards 2021 and nominated for ‘Tech Startup of the Year’ 2021 with IT@Cork. We are also NDRC pre-Accelerator graduates in 2021. With our first client, Kerry International Airport, we provided a world-first in curated travel data which received national coverage.

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Nick was a Director at Summit Advisory Services and is Lead-Founder of SafeScore. He has over 10 years’ experience in infrastructure design, project management and delivery as well as being a successful entrepreneur. He has delivered projects in rail and road transport sectors and was recently placed at two leading, regional airports where he has worked as both a client and consultant. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering and is a certified ISO auditor. Now based in Co. Kerry, Ireland, Nicholas leads SafeScore’s international team on its quest to provide transparent data, and restore the travel industry.

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SMART RVM

Company Profile Cleantech company Sensi has developed the world’s first Smart RVM (Reverse Vending Machine) using Visual AI. Sensi’s products incorporate advanced visual recognition technology and digital rewards, enabling deposit return schemes (private and regulated) for several recyclable materials and reusable products, in each case ensuring collection of a virtually uncontaminated stream of material.

Company Achievements to Date n Sensi is a multi-award winning company, bringing a disruptive new product to the RVM (Reverse Vending Machine) market. Awards from Qualcomm, EPA, Circuléire, Enterprise Ireland, EIT, NDRC among many others, are testament to the innovative nature of their products as well as the global ambition of the company. n Sensi have successfully launched in Ireland, with their Smart RVMs in Fresh - The Good Food Market, Swords Pavilions & ILAC Shopping Centre. They will continue their nationwide expansion next year & start to expand into international markets.

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Nathan Misischi, Dexmont Peña, & Seamus Devitt nathanmisischi dexmont

Dublin, Ireland Est. 2019

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Nathan - Award-winning entrepreneur with a passion for sustainability and tech. Dexmont - Over 15 years industry experience pushing the state-of-the-art in technology. Seamus - Serial Entrepreneur with diverse leadership experience in technology companies.

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Aileen Carville aileencarville

Dublin Est. 2015

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Aileen Carville has worked in Luxury Fashion for over 20 years as Commercial Wholesale Director and Head of PR. Aileen is a Fashiontech entrepreneur building the first visually immersive Virtual Showroom platform. Aileen is a keynote speaker at global Fashion Tech events including FashionTech Week New York, Milan Fashion Tech Week and Digital Retail Summits. Aileen is a NFT and Metaverse Ambassador to Paris based INRIFT and consults on Virtual and Fashiontech with global brands and retailers.

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Company Profile Next-Gen B2B Enterprise Virtual suite. Virtual Showrooms and NFT Merchant for Luxury Brands and Metaverse utility.

Company Achievements to Date n Dec 2021 - Top 100 Irish Start ups - The Business Post. n 2020 Aileen and the SKMMP Team were selected on the inaugural Startup Boot Camp Fashion Tech accelerator in Milan with luxury Brands partners including Prada, Valentino, Moschino, Armani and Accenture. n Sept 2020 - Irish Times Business | KPMG Awards - Shortlisted Best Enterprise 2020 n Oct 2019 - Women in IT Awards Ireland Finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year n July 2019 - Sunday Times Business Insider startup n Dec 2018 - 30 Start-ups to watch in 2019 Silicon Republic

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Company Profile SoapBox Labs makes kids’ unique voices heard in the digital world. Our speech technology is proprietary and built from the ground up to empower 2 to 12 year old kids of every accent and stage of development to have joyful digital experiences using their voices. SoapBox voice-enables learning and play experiences for education, games, and entertainment companies. We are a privacy-first company and will never reuse or sell our partners’ voice data for marketing or advertising purposes.

Company Achievements to Date SoapBox’s purpose today is to make all kids’ voices heard in the digital world, and that includes kids of all ages, accents, and stages of development. Our speech technology has received external validation from the Florida Center for Reading Research to show no bias for kids of different races and backgrounds, and Amplify, a leading US Education company, found that SoapBox’s technology delivers 96% accuracy for reading assessments, as accurate as a human assessor sitting beside a child. To date, SoapBox has received over €10 million in funding and earned prestigious international recognition for our speech technology. In 2018, Founder Dr. Patricia Scanlon was named one of Forbes “Top 50 Women in Tech” globally. In 2020, she was ranked 6th global “Visionary in Voice” by industry leading publication Voicebot.ai. In 2019, WIRED named SoapBox one of Europe’s Hottest Startups, and earlier this year, SoapBox won the CogX Award for Best AI Product in Education. Behind SoapBox’s successes is our diverse world-class team of engineers, speech experts, and linguists comprising ten nationalities. One quarter of our engineering and speech tech team are female, and we’re extremely proud of the contribution of these world-class women to our culture and our technology.

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Dublin Est. 2013

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Dr. Patricia Scanlon is the Founder and Executive Chair of SoapBox Labs, the world’s leading provider of proprietary speech technology for children. Dr. Scanlon holds a PhD and has over 20 years’ experience working in speech recognition technology, including at Bell Labs and IBM. An acclaimed TEDx speaker, in 2018 Dr. Scanlon was named one of Forbes “Top 50 Women in Tech” globally. In 2020, she was ranked 6th of 17 global “Visionaries in Voice” by industry leading publication Voicebot.ai. Inspired by her oldest child and her background as a speech engineer, Dr. Scanlon founded SoapBox in 2013 to redefine how children interact with technology using their voices. SoapBox’s proprietary voice engine is now the leading voice solution for kids ages 2 - 12 years across the education and entertainment industries globally. The company is based in Dublin, Ireland, and has a world-class team of over 30 employees.

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Company Profile Spectrum.Life is the largest provider of employer health and wellness services in Ireland, and the UK. We look after the health and wellness needs of 1000s of clients and over 1,000,000 users. Spectrum Life is the only Workplace Wellbeing provider that gives you digital and onsite wellbeing, all through one connected solution. We’re combining Onsite Wellness, Digital Wellbeing, Employee Assistance Programmes, Student Assistance Programmes and our latest product Total Mental Health all managed on one platform and that’s never been done before.

Company Achievements to Date Recently launched Total Mental Health, the first product of its kind in Europe, which represents a Game-Changing Mental Health and Wellbeing Solution for Employers, Employees and Insurers. Users are provided 24/7 access to unlimited mental health and wellbeing supports, including a personal Mental Health Coach and open-ended therapy, at the touch of a button. Completion of a Series A fundraising round to the value of €3million as reported by the Sunday Times and Sunday Business Post. Surpassed 1million unique users of our services in 2021, with an expectation to surpass two million employees, students and insurance members covered under our services by the close of this year. Completion of ISO 27001 and ISO9001 certifications this financial year.

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Stephen Costello, Dr. Sarah O’Neill & Stuart McGoldrick stecostello/ ;

Dublin, Ireland Est. 2018

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Stephen Costello: CEO & Co-Founder of Spectrum.Life, graduate of UCD and on a mission to make workplace wellbeing more manageable and accessible than ever for companies of all sizes. Dr. Sarah O’Neill: Chartered psychologist and Chief Clinical Officer & co-founder at Spectrum. Life. Graduate of Trinity College Dublin and former MD of Spectrum Mental Health. Stuart McGoldrick: Founder and owner of a range of companies. Including Spectrum Health (The Physio Company) • Spectrum Mental Health • Spectrum.Life • Financial Health • GP24 • Shelbourne Accountants

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Mark Lyttleton

Dublin Est. 2019

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Mark Lyttleton - Mark has been building software and products for the last 18 years, for global companies such as Google, AIB, VHI, Aer Lingus, Avolon, Eir, Electric Ireland, Jobbio, Diageo, Irish Life. Mark also worked as a developer for Realex Payments before it was acquired by Global Payments for €115m.

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Company Profile Splink was created by Mark Lyttleton in 2019. The sole focus was to make it easier for any businesses to take payment in a variety of different ways. Take Card Payment, Send Payment Requests, Small Online Shop, Recurring Payments, Payment Plans, Payment Channels, + 20 other Add-Ons. We have onboarded 1,000+ SMB’s over the last few years across all types of sectors and verticals. 42% of of our SMB signups come from referrals - i.e - one business pays another business through Splink, and in return they create their an account for their own business, due to the “simplicity and payment experience”. We firmly believe that every business in the world should have a Splink (simple payment link). We are now achieving this by distributing our product out through ‘white-label’ partners. In 2020, we raised a seed round of investment to completely re-engineer our full platform, so we could whitelabel our product for our partners - White-Label FinTech Infrastructure. This was the start of a new chapter which enabled us to white-label our product for our partners so they can now run their own Digital Payments Business. Our tech, their product, to their customers. Since launching the new White-Label product 4 months ago, we now have White-Label partners across Ireland, UK, US, Middle East and further afield.

Company Achievements to Date Since launching the new White-Label product 4 months ago, we now have White-Label partners across Ireland, UK, US, CA and the Middle East. We’ve partnered with AIB, MasterCard and a host of other payment companies which will offer it to their customers. The white-label model has Splink’s core strategy, with a focus on selling its infrastructure as an overall package to Partners which then market it to hundreds or thousands of their own clients.

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Starfolio Ross Byrne, Michael Rogers & Mark Lytttelton

Dublin Est. 2020

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Ross Byrne, Co-Founder: For the last 7 years, Ross has played professional rugby for Leinster and Ireland. He is also an Economics graduate of UCD. He fully understands the challenges faced by Influencers seeking to maximise their revenue potential and companies seeking to maximise brand exposure. He has built up a strong international brand profile/recognition and unrivalled industry network and access channels over the last 7 years. Michael Rogers, Co-Founder and Interim General Manager of Starfolio: School-friend of Ross Byrne and Head of Business Development at Mosaic, a multi-award-winning App and Web Development agency in Dublin and London. Mosaic has developed the technology on which Starfolio will operate. Mark Lyttleton, Co-Founder of Starfolio and Founder of Mosaic: Highly experienced and highly successful tech entrepreneur with several exits. Mark has 18 years’ experience in developingweb applications for some the world’s leading companies, including Coca Cola, Aer Lingus, Amazon, LinkedIn and Google.

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Company Profile Starfolio is a marketplace platform that connects stars with brands who are interested in generating more exposure for their products and services, as well as fans who want to discover and book their favourite stars with ease. Starfolio works with agencies to maximise their revenue generating power and speed up their deal-flow. Starfolio makes it more cost and time efficient for agents and stars.

Company Achievements to Date Over 200 stars signed up to starfolio which is pre live

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Company Profile Stimul.ai is a SaaS based platform that acts as a strategic clinical design tool built to support hospitals make better capacity planning decisions.

Company Achievements to Date n Irish MedTech Startup of the Year 2021 [National Startup Awards] n Seedcorn Finalists 2021 n Enterprise Ireland Big Ideas Finalist 2021

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Naomh McElhatton & Prof. Barry O’Sullivan @naomhs

Cork Est. 2021

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Naomh McElhatton Listed by the Irish Times as one of Irelands Top 5 Entrepreneurs to watch. Naomh is a successful entrepreneur with a number of exits under her belt. With vast experience in selling into global markets. Naomh is responsible for driving the strategic planning, business development and identifying export markets for Stimul.ai. Naomh’s role is to build positive relationships with stakeholders and other healthcare leaders, to help drive the initiative of reducing hospital waiting lists globally. Naomh is also is a TED speaker, STEM Ambassador, guest lecturer at Ulster University and Curator of the SheSaidClub. Barry O’Sullivan Professor Barry O’Sullivan is the director of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics at University College Cork, where he holds the Chair of Constraint Programming in the Department of Computer Science. Previously president of the European AI Association and Vice Chair of the European Commission’s High-Level Expert Group on AI. Professor O’Sullivan is also the Chair of of Ireland’s first National Research Ethics Committees (NRECs) in the areas of Clinical Trials of Investigational Medicinal Products (NREC-CT) and Clinical Investigations of Medical Devices (NREC-MD) and most recently was appointed Chair of the Oversight Board, HDR-UK North.

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Oli Cavanagh & Charles Dowd

Dublin Est. 2020

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Strike was founded 12 months ago by Oli Cavanagh and Charles Dowd in Dublin and has 15 employees, mostly based in Dublin. Oli Cavanagh - Co-Founder and CEO Founder - Flender, AllDataSystems (acquired), CI Solutions (Acquired), Pliba.com Sr. roles in Brite:Bill & ChangingWorlds (acquired for €80m in 2016 & €60m in 2008 respectively) Charles Dowd - Co-Founder and CPO Founder - Plynk, SoHalo, Travelonomy (acquired by StudentUniverse) Ex-Facebook, Point, IBM, Microsoft

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Company Profile The demise of cash isn’t just a fact, it’s a problem for the people who serve us, meet us, greet us, carry us, sing for us, bring for us, prepare, repair, and care for us. Strike is doubling tips for hospitality workers and food delivery drivers on average. Strike is significantly increasing donations to charities. Strike is saving businesses the cost of buying traditional payment terminals.

Company Achievements to Date Covid-19 accelerated us towards the cashless by around 10 years. People stopped carrying cash almost overnight, creating a large problem for many, In less than a year, Strike has developed, filed a global patent, trialled, and launched an innovative portable payments technology that is already being used by over 700 clients in the following 3 verticals: 1. Cashless Tips 2. Cashless Donations 3. Cashless Payments We estimate around 60 million people in English speaking countries alone are target customers for Strike’s portable digital payments technology. Created by two FinTech founders, the first version of Strike was built and generating revenue within 3 months, with a global patent protection filed and fixing a critical need for people and organisations who needed to receive contactless payments. Fast forward less than a year to December, Strike is the leading cashless tipping provider in Ireland, and with significant traction in cashless payments and cashless donations with some of the worlds biggest charities including UNICEF and Make A Wish Foundation. With the acquisition of a UK competitor and the establishment of a base in the USA, the company is readying for launch with much larger hospitality groups and charities around the world.

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Company Profile Talivest is a rapidly growing people analytics software-as-a-service (“SaaS”) company, specialising in employee engagement through innovative technology solutions. We optimise an intelligent ecosystem for hi-tech, high-growth companies by gathering insights throughout the employee lifecycle. Our solution uses machine learning and predictive analytics to help companies measure, build and maintain high performance.

Company Achievements to Date n Maintained 100% customer retention n Achieved a minimum of 40% growth rate of existing customer contracts annually n Portfolio of global customers.

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Jayne Ronayne & Laura Belyea

Cork Est. 2016

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Jayne has been featured as one of Ireland’s top 30 under 30 two years in a row. She is also an active ambassador for Everywoman, which champions the advancement of women in business to close the gender pay gap and sits on the board for Business Information System in UCC. Laura Belyea is the Co founder and COO of Talivest. Laura comes from a HR background of 15 years in the people development market in organisations including Elizabeth Arden and Telefonica. Laura is an active investor and recently released her first solo album.

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APPS

Dublin, Irealnd Est. 2017

Gavin Mendel-Gleason & Luke Feeney lukefeeney

Dr. Gavin Mendel-Gleason is an internationally recognized database guru. He has 15 years industry experience and several years as a researcher in DCU and TCD. Luke Feeney is a former diplomat.

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APPS

Company Profile TerminusDB is an open-source toolkit for building collaborative applications. Use TerminusDB to build powerful applications with collaboration at their core and to give your users Git-like collaborative workflows.

Company Achievements to Date n Raised over 4 million Euro n 700k downloads via Docker n Launched a database as a service in September 2021.

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Ireland Est. 2020

Anthony Quigley & David W Duffy AnthonyQuigley anthonyquigley/

Anthony is a seasoned entrepreneur with over 30 years’ experience developing, managing and leading successful businesses. He is a senior board-level advisor to venture companies and startups. He founded Code Institute in 2015 in an effort to fix the chronic skills shortage that exists in the tech sector. Anthony also founded and led Digital Marketing Institute (which was acquired in 2017), the global certification standard in digital marketing, with courses taught in over 80 countries. Anthony has either founded or held director-level positions in eWare, Xanthal, iQuate, Microsoft, Net Results and Web Kitchen among others. Anthony’s clear and commercial understanding of how digital technologies are transforming the business environment has led him to be a sought after presenter on the topic. He is also regular contributor to press, TV and radio discussions.

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Company Profile Working with leading practitioners in the industry, we have created a world-class syllabus for the modern board director. We believe that the content and structure of the Diploma in Corporate Governance is a perfect fit for the global demands. The simple fact is that there are simply not enough Board Directors being Qualified & Certified to meet the ever-growing demand. We have the appropriate product-market fit at the right price at the right time. The Corporate Governance Institute is helping to define and codify what it means to be a board director.

Company Achievements to Date n Founded March 2020 n Created World’s 1st Diploma in Corporate Governance n Started Marketing August 2020 n Started Selling September 2020 n Raised seed round September 2020 n Turnover > €1 million within 12 months n Customers in 20 countries n Now the single largest supplier of Certified directors to the global market.

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USED FASHION

Company Profile Thriftify is changing how and why people shop. Used fashion is the fastest growing fashion segment globally. More will be spent on pre-loved than on luxury fashion by 2023. Young trend setters are adopting used fashion due to the impact of the fashion industry on the climate (10% of all emissions). The largest source of used fashion is charity shops, receiving over 75% of all used garments. By taking charity shops online, Thriftify is disrupting one of the world’s largest markets and shaping the future of fashion.

Company Achievements to Date n Succesfully completed Enterprise Irelands CSF and HPSU programs n Winner of IntertradeIreland Seedcord Award, Ireland’s Best Social/Sustainable Start-Up n Social Innovation Fund Ireland Awardee n Sunday Business Post Top 30 Under 30 Entrepreneurs n Google Adopt A Startup winner.

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Ronan O’Dalaigh, Rahil Nazir, Timur Negru, Emily Beere timur-negru/ ronanodalaigh/

Dublin, Ireland Est. 2017

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Rónán Ó Dálaigh CEO - Founded Impact Events targeting charities with bespoke event management services giving him deep networks into Thriftify’s target market. Rahil Nazir CTO -Previously founding software architect in Monsoon Consulting. Experience building large-scale e-commerce solutions. Timur Negru COO -Previously Microsoft. Product Manager in Clavis. Looking after Operations and Customer Experience. Emily Beere Global Sales Manager- PR Manager in family business AIL Group. Unrivalled sales experience.

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Cork and Limerick Est. 2009

Alex Chernenko alexchernenko alex.chernenko2 chernko

Alex Chernenko is CEO and founder of Translit. The Ukraine native arrived in Ireland in 2003 and achieved his dream, founding a language company in Cork and Limerick that now reaches London and even Russia. Alex received a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from UL and this combined with his ability to speak six languages allowed him follow his passions for translation and IT. He worked with language service providers in Ireland before setting up his own in 2009. Along with his soon-to-be wife, Tatsiana Skrabatun, they fought to keep the dream alive and raise a young family. In 2019, Alex earned breakthrough funding, when Clashrock Capital provided pre-Seed investment. Since then he has overlooked the launch of Translit.com, Translit Pro and Translit RSI. Alex has toured the world and appeared at major tech conferences, Web Summit and Collision, along with language industry events such as LocWorldWide45 and ALC Summit.

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Company Profile Translit is a complete language solutions provider specializing in interpreting, translation and localisation. With bases in Cork and Limerick, an address in London and partnership in Russia, Translit’s clients range from public bodies and Fortune 500 companies to small businesses and individuals. They have won three Irish government tenders this year. The language industry is estimated to be worth $70bill by 2024 and Translit wants to become global tech leaders in the interpreting industry. They recently added Over the Phone Interpreting and Video Remote Interpreting to their Translit RSI solution. Next, they will move development inhouse, adding AI and Blockchain.

Company Achievements to Date n Translit grew organically between 2009 and 2019 when it received pre-Seed investment of €0.5m from Clashrock Capital. n The company launched its own interpreters’ marketplace, Translit.com, a CPD accredited training division, Translit Pro, and Translit RSI in the two years since then. n Translit RSI is a cloud-based interpreting platform. It was shortlisted for the pitch competition at Web Summit, one of the world’s leading technology conferences, where Translit was recognised as an Impact startup for their focus on sustainability. n 72% of Irish event companies trust that platform for the multilingual support of their conferences while it has already reached over 600,000 minutes of usage since its launch in January. n Translit has been crowned All-Ireland Business All-Star award winners for four consecutive years now and the company is also ISO9001 and 17100 Certified. n Translit also added an address in London this year along with a recent partnership in Russia. Translit has featured at tech giant conferences, Web Summit and Collision, this year. The company has also starred at Translation Forum Russia, ALC Summit, LocWorldWide45 and LocFromHome. n The team has translated over 20 million words into more than 120 languages, providing almost 20,000 interpreting hours having served nearly 10,000 customers.

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John Maguire & Andrew Kelly johnmag

Dublin, Irealnd Est. 2019

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John Maguire, Co-founder & CEO John Maguire has over 25 years’ experience in online sales and marketing in the Ticketing, Travel and Experiences sectors, including time spent at Aer Lingus, Ticketmaster, City Wonders and Smartbox. Andrew Kelly, Co-founder & CTO Andrew Kelly is an expert in the fields of artificial intelligence & cognitive science, he has been involved in award-winning apps and IT solutions for over 15 years.

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Company Profile TripAdmit has developed an end-to-end Booking Software solution for Tour & Activity Providers to sell online via their own website and to distribute their activities via local and international distribution partners, and, for distribution partners (airlines, campsites, travel agents, hotels) to simply and quickly earn ancillary revenue from Tours and Activities. TripAdmit’s technology (Booking Software, Channel Manager & White Label Website) can be deployed to customer sites within a single day with as little as two lines of code.

Company Achievements to Date TripAdmit was founded pre-pandemic and within their first year they faced into one of the most challenging environments for the travel industry in a century. Rather than shy away from the insurmountable obstacle that the pandemic presented, TripAdmit took the opportunity to focus on building out their full suite booking software solution to digitise the Tours & Activities Sector. TripAdmit now offer a complete digitisation solution to the Tours & Activities Sector featuring Booking Software, Channel Management and White Label Websites. As the pandemic forced the industry to migrate online, TripAdmit are well place to capitalise on the current landgrab taking place in the sector. TripAdmit now features clients on four continents and is expanding rapidly both in Ireland and internationally.

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MEDICAL DEVICES

Company Profile Tympany Medical is a design-led Medical device company, located in GMIT iHub. It was founded in 2018 by Dr. Liz McGloughlin (CEO) and Rory O’Callaghan (CTO) following completion of the BioInnovate Ireland programme. Tympany Medical is innovating at the intersection of mechanics, optics, electronics miniaturisation and human-centred design to deliver cutting edge products to the ENT Endoscope market.

Company Achievements to Date Since inception, Tympany Medical have developed a single-use endoscope for Ear Surgery in collaboration with Key Opinion Leaders and de-risked the technology in a pre-clinical setting. To date the company have secured €1.7 million in non-dilutive funding in addition to recently closing seed investment of over €3.5million.

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Dr. Liz McGloughlin (CEO) and Rory O’Callaghan (CTO) dr-liz-m-87735129

Galway Ireland Est. 2018

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Liz studied Medicine in UCD (2013). During her post-graduate training in Anaesthesia and Critical Care, she became interested in the interface between innovation and Medicine. In 2016, she completed the BioInnovate Ireland Fellowship, which was the catalyst for the establishment of Tympany Medical with Rory, also BioInnovate Fellow. Rory studied design at the NCAD Dublin, the Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design, Kiel and at the Umeå Institute of Design. In 2014 he founded Real Motives Design, predominantly working with Cook Medical, winning a Red Dot award for an EUS FNA endoscopy needle, while developing many patents along the way.

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AML SOLUTIONS

Company Profile UBO Service provides an innovative new onboarding service, specialising in providing know your customer solutions through real-time individual, corporate, and ultimate beneficial owner declarations, helping prevent money laundering and financial crime. We accelerate customer onboarding, due diligence, and enhanced due diligence with access to official registries, primary sourced data, and legal entity identifiers from one centralised platform. Our comprehensive anti-money laundering solutions give Financial Institutions the freedom to create tailored corporate and individual identity verification reports for all their KYC requirements. They can onboard customers, safely and securely by using a combination of digital, physical, and biometric real-time technology.

Company Achievements to Date UBO Service the pioneering Anti Money Laundering (AML) solution provider has had many great achievements since they launched in February 2021. From announcing multiple partnerships with well-established companies like Rapid LEI, Corporate Access and Ubisecure, UBO Service was also the first Fintech provider to be an approved Validation Agent by Global LEI Foundation which means UBO Service is now able to leverage its comprehensive know your customer and AML compliance workflows to obtain Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs) for clients when verifying a client’s identity during initial onboarding or anytime during client lifecycle management. They have been recognised for their innovative use of technology to generate efficiency improvements across the compliance function by many industry leaders. They will now feature on the RegTech 100 2022 list. This list identifies the world’s most innovative RegTech companies. UBO Service was also nominated for the RegTech Insight Awards Europe 2021 for Best Data Solution for KYC and Best KYC Solution for Client On-Boarding. The awards, brought by A Team, celebrate providers of leading RegTech solutions. They recognise both established organisations and innovative newcomers.

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Waterford Est. 2021

Ben Cronin ben-cronin-1907925

Ben founded Global Business Register (GBR) in 2007. Within 3 years the GBR service was being used by 15 of the top 20 banks in the world. GBR was sold to Kyckr Australia in 2016 and is listed on the Sydney Stock Exchange. Kyckr has developed API’s and cloud-based decision engines for Best in Class KYC due diligence and customer on-boarding. Since leaving Kyckr in January 2020 Ben has been focused on creating a reliable, accurate and current UBO declaration service.

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APPS

Company Profile Unflow is a tool that allows anyone make in-app experiences without code. The unflow team started their startup journey building mobile consumer products (Quorum) but found that mobile development tooling was far more rigid and less adaptable than on the web. When they dug into this problem they realised that larger app companies had built out customised internal tooling to give non technical team members (marketers, designers, PMs) the power to make changes to the app themselves - without engineers. Unflow have built out their product to bring this tooling ot every app builder

Company Achievements to Date n Went through Y Combinator in the summer of 2019 n Reached top 5 of Product Hunt 4 times n Built out a number of very successful products (see monaru.com) n Raised $2.1 m in funding

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Romy Lynch & David Newell omy-lynch-b41b91119 dnewell1

Remote Est. 2019

David is an NUIG graduate in electronic and computer engineering, he worked at Basecamp and Intercom prior to founding Unflow in 2019. Romy is a UCD graduate in mechanical engineering and winner of the prestigious Ad Astra scholarship. Romy worked at Intel and Aryzta before founding Unflow in 2019. In 2021, Romy featured on the SBP 30U30 list and Romy and David both featured in the Sunday Independent 30 U 30 list.

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DATA PROTECTION

Company Profile We believe in an encrypted tomorrow. Our technology enables a foundational change in how we communicate with each other: Safely! We are reshaping data protection via revolutionary encryption technology. Our solution enables you to work with fully encrypted data at unparalleled performance levels in a simple, transparent and compliant manner.

Company Achievements to Date We have successfully raised a $3.3M Seed round, registered an international patent via the WIPO, have hired an expert team of 13 software engineers and product managers, closed several POCs with large multinational corporations, and are in the middle of constructing our beta product with various achieved technical milestones.

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Shaun McBrearty, Tilo Weigandt, Ryan Lasmaili, Maxim Dressler & Kevin Curran shaun-mc-brearty/ tiloweigandt ryan-lasmaili/ maximdressler/

Cork Est. 2020

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The 5 co-founders bring a wealth of knowledge and skills to the table, each one with a different set of experiences. No matter if cryptography, cybersecurity, programming, finance, marketing, sales, CRM, operations, or product management, the co-founders cover all expertises necessary to make a company big.

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3D CONTENT

Rafael Pagés, Jan Ondrej, Konstantinos Amplianitis rafamolone, rafapages ampliank kostampl janondrej

Dublin, Irealnd Est. 2018

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Rafael Pagés is Co-founder and CEO of Volograms, a startup simplifying volumetric video capture, the best way to capture real humans for Augmented & Virtual Reality, and other immersive technologies. Volograms is the creator of Volu, the first mobile app that allows you to capture, play and share volograms simply using your smartphone. Rafael has more than 10 years of experience in the field of 3D reconstruction, both as an entrepreneur and also as a researcher, and he holds a PhD in Computer Vision.

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Company Profile Volograms powers user-generated 3D content creation for augmented reality (AR). Using the power of artificial intelligence, its mobile content creation platform is the first to allow smartphone users to easily create, share and play with immersive, dynamic content from one quick mobile video. Headquartered in Dublin and backed by global investors, its diverse team of passionate technologists and creatives is making the next generation of content and communications accessible for all.

Company Achievements to Date At Volograms we are experts in 3D reconstruction technologies. Our volumetric video capture solutions have been helping creators brings 3D humans to virtual and augmented reality applications all over the world. We have worked with massive brands, celebrities, big-tech companies, telcos and all kind of creators. Furthermore, Volograms released Volu this year, the very first mobile app that enables user-generated 3D content for augmented reality using just a single smartphone, no need for professional camera studios or any other technical knowledge.

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SPORTS APP

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Ballyskea, Monivea, Athenry, Co. Galway Est. 2019 Paul Flaherty is a current member of his dual club, Abbeyknockmoy Hurling & Monivea/Abbey Football. He has been involved with the GAA since he has been 6 & was lucky enough, along with his brother, to be apart of the Galway Senior Hurling panel that won the Liam McCarthy Cup in 2017. Paul has a 1.1, first class honours in Enterneurship & Business in GMIT. This has really helped his development of What’s The Scór. Paul is the CEO & Founder of What’s The Scór and has brought a real strong team on board to scale this business into different markets and spaces.

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Company Profile What’s The Scór is Ireland’s top live scoring app for amateur sports. We connect passionate sports fans with their local clubs/team on a single app. What’s The Scór benefits fans, local clubs/ communicate, club volunteers & brands targetting GAA fans.

Company Achievements to Date We have over 135,000 downloads on both App Stores, Apple & Android. Partnered with several national brands like Supermacs, iDonate & TG4. WTS have been No.1 on the App Stores throughout the year and has been in the top 10 on a regualr basis. WTS has over 300 clubs using their platform in 2021. In October of this year, we had over 2.4 million screen views, over 630 matches live on the platform and the dwell time at the weekends averaged over 9 minutes. Recently partnered up with one of Irelands leading digital media companies.

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SOFTWARE

Company Profile We’re enabling the next generation of the physical web by providing all the software needed to bring any Internet of Things solution to life. We’re the all-in-one, out-of-the-box IoT cloud platform. We enable any individual or business to rapidly deploy and integrate IoT technologies, helping to easily understand how they can produce new revenue streams, get to market faster, reduce operational costs, and create future-proofed offerings for decades to come. The company has raised €1.5 million in investment to date with backers including Sure Valley Ventures, Enterprise Ireland and NDRC.

Company Achievements to Date n IIA Startup of the Year n NDRC Launchpad Winner

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Dublin Est. 2016

Conall Laverty ConallLaverty

Conall Laverty is the Founder & CEO of Wia. He is a key figure in the global Internet of Things ecosystem and was listed on Forbes 30 Under 30. Previously Conall was CTO of Big Motive, a creative technology company based in London and Belfast. There he architected and developed products for BBC, Net-a-Porter and Channel 4. He was also Technical Director of Woogie, an innovation consultancy who has worked with Cambridge Silicon Radio, Deezer and startups throughout Ireland. He attained a First Class Honours Masters from Queen’s University Belfast in Computer Games Development. Publications include Bloomberg, Forbes, TechCrunch, Yahoo Finance, Irish Times, Fora, Silicon Republic, Sunday Business Post

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PAYMENT APP

India Healy O’ Connor india-healy-o-connor8b4b63192

Dublin, Ireland Est. 2021

I attended Mount Anville from the age of 3 and graduated in 2014 with maximum points (625) in the Leaving Certificate. I also attended Le Chatelard, in Switzerland, for a year where I became fluent in French and Spanish. I continued my studies in Trinity College Dublin and Barnard College, Columbia University in New York. After graduating with First Class Honours, first in class and a gold medal for academic excellence in Economics, I moved to London where I worked in investment banking in Goldman Sachs for 3 years. I am an ambitious and hard-working problem solver. I love working in a team and building new relationships with clients. Equality is key to my value system and my goal is to develop Xelda into a global payments app that can inspire other women to follow suit.

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Company Profile Xelda is an Irish and female-founded cashless payments app that provides a simple solution for contactless tips, payments and donations. We are on a mission to build a sustainable way of paying. Personalisation, connection and meaning are becoming increasingly important in this contactless world where the majority spend significant time behind a screen. Xelda doesn’t just maintain relationships, it develops new connections. Xelda is fun, exciting and open to everyone. Powered by QR codes, users can start receiving payments from the moment they sign up. There is no contract. Xelda brings an innovative and social dimension to payments.

Company Achievements to Date Xelda launched at the end of September and has achieved significant growth since then. Xelda is an app that is available to download on all Apple and Android devices. Our website is cool and modern. The merchandise is identifiable, quick and easy to activate. It is possible to tip, pay or donate in many locations across Dublin. We have on-boarded many beauty salons with multiple branches, cafes, bars, schools, charities and musicians. Xelda displayed and presented at the web summit in front of thousands of people. The app was highlighted as a bright and upcoming star business in the Irish Business Post. Xelda was promoted on Ryan Tubridy’s morning radio show on RTE 1. We have processed over €45K and have on-boarded just under 500 users to date. We have launched new features like ‘share link’, automatic receipts and analytical dashboards since going live in September. This week we will have a unique ‘pool party’ feature which is not available anywhere else in the market. It is a slick way to pay multiple people according to any formula you desire in a group in one felt swoop.

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Dublin & London Melbourne, Australia (mid 2022) 2012 (Ireland) 2015 (UK)

Paul McSweeney, David Greenfield & Chris Sayers paul-mcsweeney-4651aa50 drresources

Paul McSweeney, Founder/CEO, 25+ year career in IT sector – created ZeroNet model after 4 years research in circular economy (CE). Founder member of Ellen MacArthur CE100 circular economy networking platform, the leading thought leadership CE platform in the world. Designed/led technical development of ZeroNet platform (2016+). Considered a global thought leader in circular economy logistics. Dr. David Greenfield (UK), 25+ years working in UK public sector and waste industry. CE authority & founder of Tech-Takeback in Brighton, ZeroNet’s UK launch customer. Widely regarded as one of the leading figures in the UK waste management and resource sector. Currently a visiting Professor (part time) of circular economy at the University of Brighton. Chris Sayers (Australia), CEO at Scipher Technologies – establishing largest e-waste recycling facility in Australia – 20+ year career in corporate finance – expert in resource economy. Will be ZeroNet launch customer in Australia (mid 2022).

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Company Profile The ZeroNet is the world’s first cloud based technology platform designed explicitly around the ‘reverse’ or collection logistical requirements of the Circular Economy (CE) probably the biggest sustainability movement in the world today representing billions in growth opportunities. The platform is designed to facilitate the smart domestic (or business) recovery of many different kinds of post-consumer products and materials Endorsements received by many global brands inc. HP, H&M, Nespresso, Unilever, Dell, Apple. The ZeroNet platform went live in Brighton (UK) in November 2012 – a world-first pilot of a CE domestic reverse-logistics platform. Deployments in Australia and Ireland planned for 2022.

Company Achievements to Date n Founder member of Ellen MacArthur CE100 circular economy networking platform. n Significant corporate support from major global brands inc. Apple, HP, Dell, Nespresso, H&M (sample). n EU Grant funding achieved from Zero Waste Scotland (Scotland’s government agency) to build and test ZeroNet platform in Scotland. n Long standing support from Royal Mail. n First live urban pilot of platform in Stirling Scotland, March 2019. n Second major urban pilot in Brighton, UK: live since November 2020. Supported by Material Focus, Brighton and Hove City Council (BHCC) and UK launch customer Tech-Takeback. n Winner of UK ‘Circular Economy Project of the Year Award for 2021’ by Business Green. n 2021: Joined national platform for circular economy development in Ireland – CIRCULÉIRE as part of their New Venture programme. n Consortium created (Q4/2021) involving largest Irish based international ITAD company Wisetek, Cork City Council, WEEE Ireland and MTU). Working with Irish EPA/EI to fund first Irish deployment of the ZeroNet to c. 7,000 homes, probably in Cork. (2022). n Strong endorsement received from Wisetek. US roll-out with Wisetek planned for 2023. n Commercial letter of intent from Scipher Technologies in Australia for country-wide rollout of ZeroNet platform. (7 million homes).

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CAMPAIGN SUCCESSES

Campaign Successes Akkure Genomics

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

Bowsy

Accucolour

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

ClarityCX1

Life Sciences and Pharmaceutical CRM software package

Raised €358,000 in May 2021

Raised €1,604,000 in August 2021

FireBuilder

Improves profit margins in food businesses

The natural fire ligher

Raised €266,000 in September 2020

Raised €211,000 in September 2019

FitPink

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

HaloSOS Personal security device for hotel employees Raised €159,000 in July 2020 l

Raised €658,000 in April 2021

Marketplace connecting students and companies for work.

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Tacenda

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

Spark Crowdfunding Campaign Success

Fleet

Person to person car hire Raised €384,000 in August 2018

HorsePay

Equine trading platform Raised €120,000 in October 2020


CAMPAIGN SUCCESSES

MOBY Bikes

BusterBox

Electric Bikes for Bike Sharing Scheme

Monthly dog treats subscription service

Raised €795,000 in December 2020

Raised €166,000 in September 2020

Frequency

HotFoot

Aviatian communications technology

Sports tracking app

Raised €378,000 in July 2020

Raised €151,000 in November 2020

Pipit Global

Motarme

Platform for migrant cash remittances

B2B lead generation technology

Raised €288,000 in April 2021

Raised €117,000 in February 2020

ASX

RedZinc

Virtual stock market for sports players and teams

Enables the remote treatment of patients

Raised €2,152,000 in May 2021

Raised €365,000 in August 2021

Trifol

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

Wellola

Practice management and patient portal Raised €180,000 in February 2019

Zipp Mobility

Campsited

Raised €562,000 in April 2021

Raised €284,000 in October 2018

Ireland’s leading electric scooter share scheme

Global campsite booking portal

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