Entries by Roisin Carroll

How Competitive Start Fund approval helped Nasal Medical lead the way in drug-free allergy prevention and relief

“Getting the Competitive Start Fund (CSF) approval validated what we were trying to do and gave us the confidence to grow.” Martin O’Connell, founder, Nasal Medical. Case Study: Nasal Medical According to Allergy Ireland, about 25% of Europeans suffer from some sort of nose, chest or sinus allergy, a figure that’s set to rise to […]

Wellola aims to revolutionise the healthcare communication industry in Ireland and the UK

“Female entrepreneurs are frequently juggling growing a business and rearing a family in parallel. They often require additional supports in order to realise their vision”  Wellola co-founder and MD, Sonia Neary Case Study: Wellola Patient Portal Software Solutions At a time when healthcare is never far from the news headlines both in Ireland and the […]

Industry Bulletin – Opportunities and  Risks in the UK Construction Industry

Download the report here. The instinct to survive always trumps the need to adapt, at least in the first iteration. This is a primal and ungovernable force, and is as prevalent in corporations as it is in human nature. Notwithstanding, the widespread return to business in June, presents an opportunity for the industry to re-set […]

Inside Innovation Show – Hibergene

Inside Innovation brings you the stories of Ireland’s leading innovators and changemakers. Across the series we will cover a whole range of topics from innovating in a crisis, to looking at the future of many business areas. We go behind the stories, to understand what drives these innovators and what the innovation success factors are, […]

Horizon 2020 – An unmissable opportunity for ambitious Irish innovators

Significant levels of grant support and equity investment are up for grabs under the Horizon 2020 European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator Pilot, and Ireland’s recent success shows that Irish companies have what it takes to win. The EIC Accelerator Pilot supports high risk, high potential SMEs and innovators to help them develop and bring to […]

How the CSF supported PeachyLean’s growth

“The Competitive Start Fund enabled PeachyLean to make a significant hire and provided the strategy required to support our growth into new markets.” Sharon Keegan, Founder and CEO PeachyLean  1. Describe your business PeachyLean is an award-winning shapewear and active wear business instilling support, shape and confidence to women all around the world.   2. How […]

AddJust – Creating solutions for the construction sector

“Getting the Competitive Start Fund gave AddJust the validation needed to support our growth trajectory.” Pádraig Neylon, Co-Founder and CEO, AddJust 1. Describe your business AddJust is a contract and financial management platform helping the construction industry to streamline its communications, payments, budget management and change requests.   2. How did getting the Competitive Start […]

TeachKloud – Enabling educators with support from the CSF

“Getting the Competitive Start Fund helped TeachKloud to upgrade our product, hire key personnel and raise further funding.” Wendy Oke, Founder and CEO TeachKloud. 1. Describe your business The TeachKloud Early Learning Management System is a cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) solution accessible using internet browsers from any location, that enables educators to streamline […]

Inside Innovation Show – Combilift

Inside Innovation brings you the stories of Ireland’s leading innovators and changemakers. Across the series we will cover a whole range of topics from innovating in a crisis, to looking at the future of many business areas. We go behind the stories, to understand what drives these innovators and what the innovation success factors are, […]

Market Watch Industry Bulletin – Automotive

The spread of the coronavirus led to an unprecedented collapse of many important car markets in terms of producers, their suppliers and the distribution channels across the globe . Work came to a standstill in almost all countries. But as severe as the slump was initially, the return of production is currently giving the industry […]

Industry Bulletin – Agritech & Machinery Dealership view

Reporting from across world markets, Enterprise Ireland’s Agritech Market Advisors have compiled this buyer sentiment update consisting of case studies from importers, distributors and leading dealerships of agricultural equipment. As part of our Market Watch series, we have interviewed 23 companies to provide first-hand updates of the situation on the ground in key regions across […]

Resetting your business model in response to Covid-19

In preparing for tomorrow’s world, businesses need to reset their business model to remain relevant to their customers in the new environment The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the world and transformed the environment and operating rules for business. Last year’s winning formulas have become failed propositions almost overnight, and many of yesterday’s compelling products and […]