Start-Up Lab Grand Pitch Event

24 Mar 2023

On Tuesday 21 March, we hosted the Start-Up Lab Spring 2023 Grand Pitch event and each participant had to do a 3-minute 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 Kieran Henry.

2) The Start-Up Lab "Sustainable Impact Prize" was awarded to Maebh Twomey & Sallyann O'Malley of GLASCo.

3) The Start-Up Lab "Best Pitch Prize" was awarded to Alexander Stotskyy of Neurolex.

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


Thank you to our adjudication panel, Rachel O'Leary, Kevin Curran, Anna Ozolina and Aileen Broderick and to our Start-Up Lab mentors and facilitators Eamon Curtin, Michelle Dorgan, Virginia Foley, Dr Gillian Barrett, Tom Connolly, Phil O Sullivan, Emer O' Shea, Sharon Sheahan, Myriam Cronin, Dr. Maria Coakley and also to our guest speakers Emma Coffey, William Nolan, Stephen MacCarthy, Marie Casey and Ana Ozolina & Tanya Fitzgerald.

We couldn't run these initiatives without our partners University College Cork, UCC Innovation, Bank of Ireland, Cork County Council, Cork City Council, Local Enterprise Office Cork City, Local Enterprise Office Cork North & West and Local Enterprise Office South Cork.


If you're interested in the next Start-Up Lab, commencing Autumn 2023, register your interest HERE.


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