TeachKloud, founded by Wendy Oke, is looking to raise up to €4 million more after closing a €750,000 funding round. The startup has developed a platform for early childcare providers and has found investment from the likes of Frontline Ventures and Enterprise Ireland. Read more in articles from siliconrepublic.com and irishtimes.com.
Adapptise, founded by New Frontiers alumnus Tony McCarthy, has secured funding of €50,000 from the EU’s research fund, Horizon 2020, for the in-game advertising platform they are developing to insert product placement and intelligent advertising into mobile games.
We are delighted to welcome Liam Fitzgerald to the New Frontiers team. Liam is the new Programme Manager at the Rubicon Centre (Cork Institute of Technology). With an impressive history working with Accelerate Business Consulting and as an Enterprise Consultant for SECAD, amongst other roles, Liam brings a wealth of experience to the programme.
CIT-based business incubation hub The Rubicon Centre has secured a contract with Enterprise Ireland to continue delivering the New Frontiers programme for the next five years. 2015 was a record year, with 105 new high-potential start-ups, 47% of which were outside of Dublin.
Tip Tap Tap were shortlisted for three categories in the Bank of Ireland Start-Up Awards 2015, and the Irish Independent named them one of five best startups at last year’s Web Summit.
New Frontiers participant, Maeve O’Keeffe, was on the Saturday Night Show to talk about modern farming in Ireland. Maeve is CEO of Inspect4, which has developed an award-winning animal handling crate for performing tasks such as hoof paring – with better safety and less stress.
Frank Riedewald has just completed Phase 2 of the New Frontiers programme at IT Cork. His company, Composite Recycling, is one of only eight Irish SMEs to be awarded funding in the latest call for Phase 1 of the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, having developed a patented process for “whole tyre” recycling using molten zinc.
Following the New Frontiers showcase and awards event at the Rubicon Centre in Cork, graduating businesses BizTweet and Treemetrics were given a great write-up in the Irish Examiner. Congratulations to both of them.
Twelve New Frontiers participants celebrated the end of Phase 2 at the Rubicon Centre in Cork yesterday with an awards and showcase event. Best of luck to all of them as they take the next step on their entrepreneurial journey!