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TenderScout becomes Orbidal

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TenderScout, founded by New Frontiers alumnus Tony Corrigan, has rebranded as Orbidal ahead of US expansion plans. The company has 10 staff in Dublin and raised €1 million last year from investors, with further fundraising likely during 2020. Good luck to the new look Orbidal team!

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Participant Aisling Byrne Think outside the box to stay inside the circle New Frontiers

Economy: think outside the box to stay inside the circle

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As the global economy continues to expand, the challenge of meeting the increasing demand for products and services means that most businesses have adopted growth strategies that are not sustainable long-term. But there is an alternative to the traditional open-ended economy, and many startups are adopting these business models to build profitable companies with a lower environmental impact. The circular economy Over the past number of years, the circular economy has grown in popularity. In some cases this is out of necessity, in others it stems from the realisation that as a society we have created unsustainable practices - and within this problem lie significant business opportunities for those who wish to provide sustainable solutions to ensure the stability of business in the future....
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Winners at the BOI Startup Awards

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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!

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Your Smile Direct wins the Docklands Innovation Awards!

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Congratulations to New Frontiers participant Graham Byrne, of Your Smile Direct, on winning the PwC Docklands Innovation Awards. Graham’s business was judged the ‘best investment proposal 2016’ following a 20 minute presentation and grilling by a panel of judges. He also wins a prize of €10,000. This year’s competition finalists were all recent New Frontiers graduates from DIT/IADT – the other finalists were Richard Spence, Founder & CEO of BEUTiFi.com and Shane Lynn, CEO of KillBiller.

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Docklands Innovation Enterprise Awards

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The annual Docklands Innovation Awards takes place on the 7th March. Three companies, founded by New Frontiers alumni, will battle it out at the to secure the title of ‘best investment proposal 2016’ and a prize of €10,000. The three shortlisted individuals are: Richard Spence – BeuTiFi, Shane Lynn – KillBiller and Graham Byrne – Your Smile Direct.

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AIB Start-up Academy 2016

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Congratulations to New Frontiers participant Lucinda Kelly (Popertee) and alumnus Ryan Scott (Dropchef) on becoming finalists in the 2016 AIB Startup Academy! The winner and two runners-ups of the eight week business launchpad will share a prize package of €250,000, with the overall winner receiving a direct €20,000 cash investment.

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IBYE award for HouseMyDog

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New Frontiers alumnus, James McElroy, has won Best Startup in the regional heat of the IBYE (Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur) Awards. His company, housemydog.com, matches dog owners in the UK and Ireland with vetted dog sitters.

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Watt Spot and the Web Summit

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New Frontiers participant Conor Nolan co-founder of Watt Spot will be speaking at the Web Summit’s Careers Night as part of a panel discussion about the future of jobs and industries. Catch him on on the main stage at 7pm, November 4th. Conor was recently featured in the independent.ie’s “Thirty under 30” list.

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Movidius opens a dedicated China office

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Movidius, co-founded by New Frontiers alumnus Séan Mitchell, is opening a new office in Shanghai to support the increasing demand for Machine Vision capabilities in connected devices such as smart phones, drones and new IoT products. The announcement was made during the Enterprise Ireland trade visit to China by Irish Minister of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD and Julie Sinnamon, CEO of Enterprise Ireland.

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Three New Frontiers companies in Docklands Innovation Awards

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Three New Frontiers companies are competing in this year’s Docklands Innovation Awards, backed by PwC. In the running for the €10,000 prize are Artomatix (founded by Eric Risser) – art-creation software for the video game industry; CheckVentory (founded by Adrian Walsh) – a stock checker for the automotive industry; and Fenestra Pro (founded by Simon Whelan and David Palmer) – software for architects. Best of luck to them all!

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