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Since 2003, the Trust has run an annual competition for start-ups seeking investment to support the growth of their venture. The winner of the 2018 Bolton Trust Innovation Award was Aimée Madden of Clinishift. CliniShift is a communication software solution for the...
Second place went to Ciara McDonald from EKKO Ltd a Seashell Recycling who plan to manufacture EKKO gravel, EKKO lime and EKKO cement from waste seashells. Ciara is pictured with (l to r) Edmund O’Callaghan, DIT College of Business and Pat McCormack, Chairman of the Bolton Trust
Bolton Trust DIT Student Enterprise Competition Final took place in the Focas Institute, DIT Kevin St. on Wednesday 22nd March from 5.30pm. All were welcome to attend. Please click the link below for further event details.
The 2017 finalists representing Cambrist, Eco-nomic Innovations and Popertee are pictured with (l to r) Bernadette O’Reilly, DIT Hothouse, Cairín O’Connor, Docklands Innovation, Feargal O’Rourke, PwC & Pat McCormack, Docklands Innovation at the DIT Greenway Hub
Connor Cantwell, Cosimo Venture Partners & Chair of the Judging Panel @ DI Awards Evening announces the winner with (l to r) Kevin Sullivan, Vice Chairman, Bolton Trust, Feargal O’Rourke, Managing Partner, PwC & Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D.
The Winner of the ‘best investment proposal 2016’ Graham Byrne, Your Smile Direct, receives the trophy from Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D., pictured with (l to r) Kevin Sullivan, Bolton Trust, Feargal O’Rourke, PwC and Connor Cantwell.
Pictured at the shortlist announcement of 2016 Docklands Innovation Awards with Feargal O’Rourke, PwC Managing Partner (sponsor), second from left are l-r: Richard Spence, BEUTifi (online marketing platform that connects salons and consumers); Graham Byrne, Your Smile Direct (provides cosmetic dentistry direct to consumers) and Shane Lynn, KillBiller (provides analytics products to the telecommunications industry). They will battle for a €10,000 expansion fund prize and the winner will be announced at an Award Ceremony at PwC on Monday, 7 March 2016.(Irish Times Monday 8th February 2016)
Checkventory – Winner of DI Award 2015 has created eight jobs (6 part time) raised investment & opened a UK office since winning the Award
Propertygate wins DIP Award 2014 for ‘Best investment proposal’
Tony Staunton, Founder, Propertygate beat off stiff competition from Kevin Ryan, Puralight and Tim Schmidt, Simply Connected to win the title of ‘ Best investment proposal’ and a cheque for €10,000 at the Awards Evening held in PwC on 6th March 2014. Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton T.D. presented the Awards
Start-Ups Go Head-to-Head for DIP Award 2014
@ PwC Headquarters Spencer Dock, Thursday 6th March
Best Investment Proposal Set to Win Trophy & €10,000
Three companies, each seeking expansion funding, will battle it out at the Docklands Innovation Park Enterprise Awards to secure the title of ‘best investment proposal 2014’ and a prize of €10,000. This year PwC, Ireland’s largest professional services organisation, again hosts the Awards . The finalists, all of whom are participants on the Dublin Institute of Technology Hothouse New Frontiers Programme, will pitch their investment proposals and be questioned by an experienced panel of judges on their business plans.
The three shortlisted individuals are:
Tony Staunton Propertygate
Kevin Ryan Pura Light Ltd
Tim Schmidt Simply Connected Ltd
They will each give a 20 minute presentation on their investment proposal and be questioned by a panel of judges. Now in its twelfth year, the Docklands Innovation Park Enterprise Awards is the initiative of the Bolton Trust/Docklands Innovation Park and DIT Hothouse and is aimed at showcasing the innovative companies emerging from the Park to investors and those with an interest in start-ups. Last year’s winner Smart Wall Paint went on to raise investment and now employs ten people.
Bolton Trust Student Enterprise Comp 2013
See the YouTube link below for details of the finalists of the Bolton Trust DIT Student Competition 2013
The winner of this year’s hotly contested DIT Bolton Trust Student Enterprise competition final was Team Brilliant Ltd. Studying International Languages and Business the team submitted a business plan for a new start-up company registered in Kenya offering solar-powered LED lamps for the African market. The team comprising Lucy Nzeymana, Viktorija Platake, Ru Hui Yee and Lin Lin Marchant, made an excellent presentation of their plan to the judging panel on the night. The winning team were also awarded the Michael A Griffin memorial award for the most innovative product.
The final took place in DIT Cathal Brugha St on March 23rd and the result was so close that the judges decided to combine the prize money for 1st and 2nd place so they could offer the team in second a bigger proportion of the prize money to reflect the closeness of the result. The team who came first was presented with a cheque for €2500 and the team who came second (Team EMHF) received €2000. Team EMHF had proposed a business plan for Healthy Treats – a local business designed to provide a range of nutritionally balanced and healthier fast-food options. There were four team members: Fiachra Kenny, Marta Kencler, Hajnalka Krizsany, and Eleanor McCarthy. All are students on the BSc in Culinary Entrepreneurship programme.