Day 96 Shellfish Butter, iASC provides a World First
Cork based, Atlantic Seafood Company of Ireland – iASC (www.iascseafood.com) have launched the world’s first Shellfish butter made from Irish mussels, crabmeat and wild seaweed. Using patented pressure technology & process the company has been able to maintain protein structures allowing for the elusive umami flavour to be maintain. This will allow chefs and eager homecooks to enhance the flavour of dishes. Read more here
Day 95 Irish Film Industry, the emerging economy & Ardmore Studios
The film production industry is worth ~€170M to the Irish economy and saw 27,000 working on projects last year. Ireland has seen an increase from individual investors in films rise by a quarter, going from 3,372 to 4,217. The Irish government over the last year has given €73.1m in tax relief via its Section 481 vehicle. Ardmore Studios (www.ardmore.ie) has been one of the key sites with Penny Dreadful, Tudors and Camelot being filmed there. Read more here.
Day 94 Thinkvisual, a picture can be 1000 words
Cork based, Thinkvisual (www.thinkvisual.ie), led by Naomi Fein and her team of graphic harvesters are changing how companies learn and innovate. Using the art of doodling, they can help team’s visual learning and develop ‘crowd intelligence’ which can transcend differences cultural and language within team. Their clients include KPMG, Trend Micro, Qualcom, Amdocs, Stryker, IDA, Silicon Republic, Smarter Egg and SOS Venture Capital, plus numerous law firms and pharmaceutical companies. Read more here
Day 93 DotMed, interface of medicine, technology and the humanities
DotMed conference (www.dotmedconference.ie) to be held in Dublin this December will bring together up to 175 healthcare, business and technology professionals, entrepreneurs and investors to expose them to ideas that take place at the interface of medicine, technology and the humanities. DotMed will also have a Start Up competition for early stage medtech companies pitch their business ideas to a global panel of experts and investors later for a €1,000 cash prize. Read more here.
Day 92, PropelAd, democratising how stores advertise on Facebook
Irish startup, PropelAd (www.propelad.com) has secured seed investment of $650K from Tribal VC and former Facebook vice-president of global operations, Colm Long. The company allows stores to easily and professionally advertise on Facebook allowing eCommerce access to all. They have currently 1,200 clients, including fashion retailer Laci Street, The Net Return and The Loop Loft. With bases in Dublin and Palo Atlo the company is looking to increase its staff from 7 to 15 over the next few months. Read more here.
Day 91 Cork Foundation, empowering Female Entrepreneurs using US Diaspora
The Cork Foundation (www.corkfoundation.com), a unique fund dedicated to supporting local enterprise and communities focused on driving job creation and developing Cork as the best region in Ireland to start, locate, and grow a business. This December, they will bring together women from both sides of the Atlantic to assist collaboration and networking. Anne O’Leary, CEO, Vodafone Ireland, will be the keynote speaker and the event with host of female leaders from multinational and indigenous companies as well as a delegation of entrepreneurs and business owners from the US. Read more here.
Day 90 Ceramicx, keeping innovation in the family
Ceramicx (www.ceramicx.com), West Cork company founded by a family of innovators focused infrared heating, has now developed an Infrared energy mapping instrument aimed at the aviation, automotive, plastics and composites industries via its new Centre for Infrared Innovation. This Centre was set up by the founder’s son, Dr Cáthál Wilson and has successful established a partnership with Trinity College Dublin. Read more here