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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’.

PromoterCountyDescription of Project
Airam Foods LtdGalwayArtisan pie range for the Irish and Export Markets
Aquila Bioscience LtdGalwayGlycoprofiling platform as a diagnostic marker for early stage detection of disease
Brendan McArdleGalwaySoftware service for hotel guests
CGA Software LtdGalwayEnterprise software for Health and Safety /Facilities Management, Ireland/UK/Canada
Colm MurphyGalwayCommunications platform for geo-dispersed parents and family members to connect with their children in a meaningful and developmental way through gameplay
Enda HoolmaaGalwaySoftware package for the hotel/restaurant sector
English Bubble LtdGalwayOnline Language Learning Games Classes
Michael Flanagan & Aisling RocheMayoSpeciality Dairy Products
MiDough LtdGalwayOnline Payment Service for anyone without a credit card
Seamus LallyMayoManufacturing fencing posts from used car tyres
Stephanie Fitzgerald O’MalleyMayoChild-centred educational software product for the compliance-driven market in the United States
Una McNeillRoscommonInteractive software platform for the international assignee marketplace
Westway HealthGalwayManufacturing an innovative new treatment for bovine mastitis

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