IGNITE 2015 participants compete for top prizes.

23 Jun 2015
Trophies 2015

The completion of the fifth phase of the IGNITE Graduate Business Innovation Programme will celebrate the progress and achievements of this year's eleven start up businesses at the Awards and Showcase evening.

Five Awards will be presented at the annual Awards & Showcase event on Wednesday, 24th June 2015 at 6.00pm to celebrate the achievements of our graduate entrepreneurs.
This year’s Awards and Showcase will feature 11 new businesses, a number of which are well on the road to success having already generated sales revenue or raised finance.
Awards will be presented for overall Business of the Year, Business Plan, Innovation, Showcase Display and Individual Contribution.
Past winners of IGNITE Business of the Year Awards include Dr Sinead Doherty of AnaBio Technologies Ltd., who subsequently went on to win the Cork Chamber of Commerce Emerging Company of the Year 2014, Ross O’Dwyer and Richard Barrett of PunditArena, Eoin O’Carroll and Kevin Bambury of Portable Medical Technology Ltd and Mike McGrath of
This year’s Award sponsors are Bank of Ireland, EY and JW O’Donovan Solicitors.
The adjudication panel include:
  • Diarmuid Lynch, Area manager, Bank of Ireland (Chair)
  • Seamus Downey, Tax Director, Ernst & Young
  • John Fuller, Associate, JW O'Donovan
  • Orla Remmington, Partner, Kernal Capital

The IGNITE Graduate Business Innovation Programme is funded by Cork City Council, Cork County Council, the Local Enterprise Offices of Cork City and County and Bank of Ireland.


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