Start-Up Lab at UCC Winners
Soileir, a product blend of proteins, cultures and flavors creating a high protein, allergen free, Greek yogurt product was named as Best Business Idea at the Start-Up Lab at UCC workshops on 5th November 2019. The business idea was pitched by Lisa Zychowski, who completed a PhD in Food Science, UCC in 2018.
Biological and Chemical Sciences student, Jennifer McCarthy won the award for Best Pitch with her idea, an optimum nano-formulation which can be applied to hemp and CBD oil products to enhance the absorption of CBD in the gastro-intestinal tract.
The two were among fourteen start-up ideas presented at the pitch session to mark the end of the Autumn 2019 Start-Up Lab at UCC.
The prizes were announced following a series of three minutes pitches to an Adjudication Panel of Kate Hyde, CEO, Glencove, Damien Creedon, Digital Product Manager at Musgrave Group and Alan Carroll, Branch Manager, Bank of Ireland.