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Advanced Photonics Systems wins at Seedcorn

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Congratulations to Rory Casey, founder of Advanced Photonics Systems, who beat off top-class competition to take the first prize of €50,000 in the ‘New Start Company’ category of the Intertrade Ireland Seedcorn Competition. The company has invented a non-invasive parasite treatment photonics technology and the first target is sea lice on farmed salmon, which costs €1bn in this €15bn market.

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Contego Sports raises €2 million in funding

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Contego Sports, a previous winner of the GMIT New Frontiers Best Emerging Business Award, has raised a further €2 million in investment from Elkstone Capital and a European angel investors group. Using medical device development protocols, CEO Mark Ganley and his team created an innovative scrum cap called N-Pro to minimize concussion in impact sports. Congratulations to the team.

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GMIT Best Emerging Business Awards

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Congratulations to Barry Flannery (Xerotech) and Mark Corrigan (Marine Cable Services) on winning first place and runner-up respectively at the recent Best Emerging Business Awards at GMIT. The One to Watch Award went to Iain Morrow of Open Box Models.

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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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Dragons’ Den

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Congratulations to Patrick O’Callaghan (TreyBro) and Anne Walsh (Allergy Lifestyle) – two formidable New Frontiers participants who braved the Dragons’ Den last Sunday and were both offered significant investment!

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Roscommon IBYE heats

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Two New Frontiers participants won awards at last Friday’s Roscommon heat of the IBYE Awards. They were Enda Mahon (Mahon Solutions), who won the Best Business Idea Award and a €10,000 prize, and Mark Bannon (VT Networks), who won the Best Start Up Award and a €20,000 prize. Congratulations to both of them

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Best Emerging Business

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GMIT held an entrepreneurship event last Friday (27th February). Conall O Móráin of TodayFM’s Sunday Business Show hosted a live pitching event with six New Frontiers participants, with €10K up for grabs! Best Emerging Business went to Tomas Thompson of Rockfield Medical Devices, the runners up were Sarah Roarty (N17 Brewery) and Frank Enright (Q Pathway).

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