Peckish Named Best Business Idea at UCC Start-Up Workshops

15 Nov 2017
Autumn Startup Workshops 2017 at UCC

Paul O’Shea’s Peckish was named as Best Business Idea at the finale of the Autumn 2017 Start-Up Workshops on 13 November 2017. Other winners on the night were Kate Morris for EquiClean and Dave Calnan for SourceAcademy.


The three were among sixteen start-up ideas presented at the pitch session to mark the end of the Autumn 2017 Start-Up Workshop series at UCC. The workshops, run over 7 weeks, provided participants with the opportunity to build and refine a robust business model with the support of mentors and industry leaders. The workshops were run as a collaboration between IGNITE and Blackstone Launchpad at University College Cork and featured guest speakers and experienced business facilitators.

“The workshops were fantastic and have transformed the way I think. I’m even thinking in a better way about how we sell other products now!” Kate Morris, second year Pharmacy student at UCC.

The start-up workshop series is an opportunity for any ambitious student entrepreneur to develop a sound business model and gain the knowledge, skills and advice on how to develop a scalable business with the support of IGNITE and Blackstone Launchpad at University College Cork .

The Spring 2018 Startup Workshop series will commence late January. For more information contact


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