Start-Up Lab Grand Pitch Event

23 Nov 2022

On Tuesday 22 November we hosted the Start-Up Lab Autumn 2022 Grand Pitch event and each participant had to do a 3minute pitch to an adjudication panel.

The objective was to convince the panel that their idea is the “Best Idea In The World” by pitching a business model in a compelling way using the tips and tactics that was discussed over the last six weeks.

The programme which is run over seven evenings is designed to help participants build and refine a robust business model for their business.

There were three award winners:

1) The Start-Up Lab Best Idea Prize was awarded to Brendan, Con and Johnny of E-CAD.

2) The Start-Up Lab Sustainable Impact Prize was awarded to Aashish Bansal of

3) The Start-Up Lab Best Pitch Prize was awarded to Niamh O'Mahoney of NeuroSpace.

Well done to the award winners and to all the participants!

Thank you to our adjudication panel, Dr Karen McCarthy, Alison Walsh and Dr Tanya Fitzgerald. Thank you to our Start-Up Lab mentors and facilitators Virginia Foley, Dr Gillian Barrett, Tom Connolly, Peter Finnegan, Phil O'Sullivan and also to our guest speakers Clare Meskill, Ian O'Sullivan, Cleidi Hearn, Dr Maria Kirrane and Paul O'Shea. 

If you're interested in the next Start-Up Lab, register your interest HERE.


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