CitySwift has secured a one-year pilot deal with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to deploy its software across a handful of bus routes from February. Read more on irishtimes.com.
Seafood enthusiast and founder of This Is Seaweed, Paul O’Connor, was interviewed for independent.ie about his startup, an organic food company that sells various types of seaweed, including dulse, carrageen and kelp.
Congratulations to Healy Hines, founder of Beagel, on being accepted into the Microsoft Business Mentoring Programme 2018/19. The company will be working with senior level international experts in operations, software engineering, HR and strategic finance who will support the company with strategic development and growth.
Paul O’Connor, founder of This Is Seaweed, has already managed to get his products into Selfridge’s flagship store on London’s Oxford Street. He is featured in Fora’s Startup Spotlight.
Alma Jordan, New Frontiers alumna and founder of the educational platform AgriKids, is interviewed in the Irish Times today. Read the article on irishtimes.com.
Congratulations to the amazing New Frontiers participants who took home awards from last night’s BOI Startup Awards: Alma Jordan (AgriKids), Louise Murphy (CycLok), Norma O’Mahony (Effy), Kevin McCaffrey (Tr3dent), Oliver Hynes (HUB Controls), and Noreen Doyle (Irish Biltong). A very strong showing for female entrepreneurship, which the New Frontiers programme is delighted to support!
New Frontiers participant, Rob Galvin, has created an ecommerce business based around a subscription service for stylish clothing staples for men. Read about his journey and the inspiration behind ‘Stor’ on independent.ie.
Mimergy, founded by New Frontiers participant Niall Mimnagh, is making great strides in the transformation of unwanted waste tyres into valuable oil and chemicals. They were recently featured in the Irish Examiner’s Business section.
Acres Machinery, founded by New Frontiers participant David Doran, won the Enterprise Ireland Innovation award for Best New Agri-Engineering Business at this year’s National Ploughing Championships. Acres has developed two new products: the “X3” bale handler – which provides a more efficient way to handle bales, and the “Vis-bar” – which offers better visibility and a safer work environment around tractor-mounted equipment and loads, both on and off the road.
A joint proposal – backed by Dublin City Council – from MIRC clients Townapps (Enterprise Programme) and Idaso (New Frontiers), with AIT’s Software Research Institute has been successful in the EU-wide frontierCities call. Mobility Mojo is a mobility app that delivers accessibility information for venues, transport options and services throughout Dublin.
Video: New Frontiers alumnus, Neal McDermott, and his team in action with the Whatzere Queue Smart App at the Galway Arts Festival – allowing festival goers to pre-order refreshments without the hassle of waiting in long queues.