iiInnovators


Ample Earth

e-Sustainability


Bioledger

Software as a Service


BuzzStart

Female Digital Academy


Firecloud

Fire Safety Software


Glitterbug

Software Development


inCharge

CareTech


Inishowen Algae

AgTech


Meantóir

eLearning


Mooka Media

Instructional & eLearning Design


Netsso

Cybersecurity

Show VR

Virtual Reality

Skylark

Cloud Application


Ample Earth

e-Sustainability



Caroline Friel

Progress Update

Seed round commenced in late June; we have several term sheets out to potential investors across the US and Asia.

Three interns join us over the summer months - an MBA from Said Business School and two undergraduates from Oxford University. 

One of 40 companies selected to interview for this years Creative Destruction Lab.   

Expanded our retail partnerships and we have close to 250 brands on board - Allbirds, French Connection and Karl Langerfeld.

Company Bio

Ample simplifies sustainability by aggregating ethical and sustainable indicators on both public and private companies, to create transparency on the impact and social value of brands.


FireCloud365

Fire Safety Compliance Software



Ryan Bradley

Progress Update

Rebrand including new website.    

Onboarding several new hotel chains as clients.

Developed new technical features within platform to target additional markets.

Company Bio

FireCloud365 offers an innovative SaaS solution that manages Fire Safety in any building. The system schedules, standardise and guarantees fire safety checks are been done on time. The system can be set up in a few hours and have your team carrying out checks on their mobile phones immediately.


Glitterbug

Software Development



Laura Cavanagh

Progress Update

New Product - Digital Buncrana creating a private, secure digital community platform for Buncrana to provide community & sustainability benefits.

Advice/product validation thank to your introduction to venture capitalist Barry Brennan he has suggested a mindset change to embrace the SAAS model.

Moving to a web version of Be Our Guest which will work in conjunction with our existing mobile platform.

In process of re-applying for the NDRC pre-accelerator and the Enterprise Ireland CSF funding.

Company Bio

Glitterbug is a software development company who specialise in mobile app development and custom enterprise software, doing consultancy work for other companies, creating mobile apps for SMEs and developing our own products.


inCharge

CareTech



Karen McCormick

Progress Update

Secured feasibility funding from Donegal LEO and that is almost complete and ready to draw down.

Karen has gone full time after leaving her job with a view to see if inCharge can work or not and as there are many new entrants into the social care sector, speed is of the essence in finding out this answer. 

Applied for and took part in the Donegal Scale X accelerator and it was a great experience.

Company Bio

The burden of paperwork and manual systems involved in direct payments and personal budgets is prohibitive for everyone involved in the process. inCharge is a CareTech start-up developing user-friendly technology to enable people with care needs to self-manage their individualised funding. 


Inishowen Algae

AgTech



Edelle McDaid

Progress Update

Director Edelle McDaid completed the Irelands Fund Ambition Pre-Accelerator.

Secured a second site from Donegal County Council for a pilot.

Started an Innovation Voucher with Shannon Applied Biotechnology Centre to look at the chemical properties of the strain of algae being grown on the pilot site in Malin.

Company Bio

Inishowen Algae help small to medium size farmers with less than 50 hectares of land, that are to open to change, struggle with seasonal income and the economic viability of farming succeed by providing them with the means to diversify their farming methods and generate income by growing algae.


Mooka Media

Instructional Design & eLearning



Susan Johnson

Progress Update

We have expanded the team - two new members of the team, one based in Inishowen.

We have entered the UK market for the first time - albeit a client in Northern Ireland, which is only down the road, but that is our first client in UK/NI.

We have entered one new educational market - higher level education - through a project we're working on with Trinity College Dublin.

Company Bio

Mooka Media is an educational multimedia services company specialising in instructional design and elearning development. They can work with a range of technologies, including elearning authoring tools, animation production, and bespoke HTML5 development.


Show VR

Virtual Reality



Dara Burke

Progress Update

Pivot business due to Covid19 away from VR headsets.

Using the same underlying tech that is used to build VR experiences now looking at ways to use it on screens or on the web. 

Working on visualisation projects like the ii project for various clients in Dublin. 

Using drone based 3d scanning to produce a digital version of a historic site opening new market applications.

Company Bio

Show VR specialise in simulating future environments in construction developments or new industrial production lines. In tourism and heritage, the company combines 3d scan data of existing structures along with reconstructed 3d models to create interactive simulations of structures that no longer exist. 


Skylark

Cloud Application



Karol Harkin

Progress Update

Successful funding round complete in June 2021.

Soon to progress into the Scandinavian, Spanish and Portuguese markets.

Currently at 4 employees, recently employed two full stack developers.

Engaged with a marketing sub-contractor and sales subcontractor, who are working closely with us in building out pipelines and executing sales.

Company Bio

Wind farm businesses everywhere struggle where tough landscapes, disparate systems, compliance issues and managing large numbers of personnel make operations difficult and costly. Skylark is designed to overcome the challenges of wind farm operations with a connected cloud-based desktop application.


Bioledger

Software as a Service



Patrick Lynch

Progress Update

Secured investment which extends runway to Q2 2022.

Hired a development & support company based on a recommendation from Firecloud365.

Applied for the Shell New Energy Challenge Pilot Project – shortlisted to last ten. Winner gets investment from Shell and to run a pilot with Shell Trading team. 

Applied for the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership Accelerator. At due diligence stage.

Working with EU Commission on their biofuels database project. They are designing their central database to integrate data from Bioledger, so it makes a market for us.

Company Bio

Bioledger is a SaaS platform to aid compliance in sustainably certified supply chains with initial focus on the European regulated biofuels supply chain. It offers first mile waste collectors and farmers a mobile app to record sustainability evidence at the point of origin of biofuels.


Meantóir

eLearning

Avril McMonagle

Avril McMonagle has dedicated her working life to early childhood care and education and possesses a diverse skills-set consisting of practical, academic and policy experience and expertise accumulated over the past 20 years.

Company Bio

Meantóir is a specialist mentoring, training and support service for early childhood educators and childcare service providers. Since its launch in January 2019, Meantóir has built up a national client base offering an extensive package of supports to maintain high quality early childhood services.