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Hot 100 Startups

A number of fantastic companies founded by New Frontiers alumni are featured in the ‘Hot 100 Start-Ups’ list published by the Sunday Business Post. See who made the top 100 in their online version of the pullout.

€1.2 million in funding for VT Networks

Mark Bannon and Will Ferguson are founders of VT Networks, the company that has deployed Ireland’s first nationwide dedicated internet of things (IoT) network using Sigfox technology. They have raised €1.2m and say they are on target to connect 1m devices by the end of 2017. Read the Silicon Republic article about them.

Bank of Ireland Startup Awards

Congratulations to the New Frontiers participants shortlisted for the Bank of Ireland Startup Awards: Hannah Wrixon (Last Minute Minders), Tara van Zyl (FeelsRight), Mike Morrissey (MyDealDoc), Sharon Kavanagh (Luminosity), Ryan Scott (DropChef), David Craig (Dublin Design Studios), and Conor Nolan (WattSpot). Good luck!

Roscommon IBYE heats

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!

Best Emerging Business

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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