Start-Up Lab Grand Pitch Event

12 Mar 2024

On Tuesday 12 March, we hosted the Start-Up Lab Spring 2024 Grand Pitch event and each participant gave 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 six 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 Adam Creed & Leah Twomey, Transparent.

2) The Start-Up Lab "Sustainable Impact Prize" was awarded to Anvinash Gourav, Ecovastra.

3) The Start-Up Lab "Best Pitch Prize" was awarded to Sean O’Sullivan, Lion's Reign.

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

Thank you to our adjudication panel - Shane Curtin of Bank of Ireland, Eileen Doyle of Local Enterprise Office, Cork City, Tanya Fitzgerald of Sustainable Futures Lab and Sally Cudmore of UCC Innovation.

And to our Start-Up Lab mentors and facilitators - Virginia Foley, Peter Finnegan, Damian Creedon, Gillian Barrett, Sharon Sheahan and Fiona Edwards-Murphy.

And also to our guest speakers - Elvis Seporaitis of Volta Robotics, Anna Ozolina of Sustainable Futures UCC, TJ Hegarty of BreakThrough Maths and Clare Meskill of Telea.

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 2024, keep an eye out on our social media for more information.


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