IGNITE Start-Ups in the Media
A number of IGNITE start-ups have recently been profiled in the media.
Olive Keogh of The Irish Times profiled Clare Meskill and her start-up Teleatherapy. A University College Cork speech and language therapy graduate, Clare founded Teleatherapy to provide remote speech therapy to people with Parkinson’s. The idea developed from her work with Parkinson’s as an undergraduate student.
Conor Lyden founder of TrustAp was profiled by Elaine Burke of SiliconRepublic. TrustAp has developed a milestone transaction platform that is used by online retailers worldwide. The idea developed from a student project at University College Cork. Conor is actively working to raise a €10M Series A round and build a team of 50 in the near future.
And Jenny Darmody, also of SiliconRepublic, profiled insuretech start-up nSurely who have raised over €500K to develop a platform that allows insurance companies to measure driver risk and offer ‘pay how you drive’ insurance products. The start-up was founded in 2021 by Aravind Ravi, Niall Crowley and Dan Foley, after Aravind and Niall developed the idea while on IGNITE at University College Cork.
Emmet Ryan, technology correspondent with the Business Post profiled Dr Fiona Edwards-Murphy of ApisProtect, a business that creates sensors to protect beehives. The idea developed from Fiona’s PhD research work at University College Cork. And has since raised over €3M VC investment.
Also in the Business Post, Donal MacNamee has written about new opportunities for encapsulation specialist company AnaBio Technologies, founded by Dr Sinead Bleiel. The start-up developed from Sinead’s PhD research work at Teagasc. Moorepark and University College Cork.