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Five start-ups to pitch for €30k bursary in Cork City Hall
The Cork innovates bursary finalists
Five companies are to pitch on 14 November in City Hall in Cork City to win the Cork innovates bursary worth €30,000 in financial support and services.
The finalists are dog waste disposal manufacturer TheDogDonuit, cloud-based software tool Delta Streams; identity wristbands maker IDME; political canvassing application and tool Vconnecta and national science news magazine Walton Magazine.
Anthony O’Mara, chairman Cork innovates, said: “Each start-up on this year’s shortlist has either created a new business model or a highly innovative solution; the judges recognised this as giving their applications that edge for the Cork innovates bursary.”
Judges included Paul Healy (Rubicon CIT), Audrey Houlihan (AIB), Simon McAllister (EY) and Siobhan Finn (Cork innovates).
“The standard of entries was exceptionally high this year, as well as diverse. We had tech startups, healthcare, food and beverage companies as well as new and disruptive business services and solutions that have real potential to create jobs in the Region,” said Finn on behalf of the judging panel.
Bringing together all stakeholders in the region, Cork innovates was established to advance Cork’s position as a hub for entrepreneurship and to increase the rate of job creation in the Cork area and beyond.