13 new West Region entrepreneurs supported by Enterprise Ireland
|Pictured (l-r): Barry Egan, Enterprise Ireland Director West Region; John Perry TD, Minister for Small Business and Alma Curley, CGA Software.|
Minister John Perry TD unveiled the 13 successful winners of Enterprise Ireland’s €200,000 Competitive Feasibility Fund aimed at stimulating start-ups and creating jobs in the West Region.
The fund, which was launched last September, offered funding of up to €25,000 to support entrepreneurs explore the feasibility of start-up ideas with job-creating potential in the West Region. Entrepreneurs and early stage companies in the ICT, industrial and food sectors based in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon were eligible to apply.
The range of start-up ideas selected for support cover a range of sectors including food, online payments, online learning, educational software, and life sciences. Enterprise Ireland is now working closely with the entrepreneurs to help them develop the potential of their start-up ideas.
Making the announcement today Minister Perry said: ‘Key to future success is building a strong engine of indigenous enterprise. We must seek to ensure that we have more indigenous companies starting-up, succeeding, expanding, exporting, and ultimately creating jobs in Ireland’.
|Promoter||County||Description of Project|
|Airam Foods Ltd||Galway||Artisan pie range for the Irish and Export Markets|
|Aquila Bioscience Ltd||Galway||Glycoprofiling platform as a diagnostic marker for early stage detection of disease|
|Brendan McArdle||Galway||Software service for hotel guests|
|CGA Software Ltd||Galway||Enterprise software for Health and Safety /Facilities Management, Ireland/UK/Canada|
|Colm Murphy||Galway||Communications platform for geo-dispersed parents and family members to connect with their children in a meaningful and developmental way through gameplay|
|Enda Hoolmaa||Galway||Software package for the hotel/restaurant sector|
|English Bubble Ltd||Galway||Online Language Learning Games Classes|
|Michael Flanagan & Aisling Roche||Mayo||Speciality Dairy Products|
|MiDough Ltd||Galway||Online Payment Service for anyone without a credit card|
|Seamus Lally||Mayo||Manufacturing fencing posts from used car tyres|
|Stephanie Fitzgerald O’Malley||Mayo||Child-centred educational software product for the compliance-driven market in the United States|
|Una McNeill||Roscommon||Interactive software platform for the international assignee marketplace|
|Westway Health||Galway||Manufacturing an innovative new treatment for bovine mastitis|
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