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Over the years we have been fortunate to have worked with some incredible startups, witnessed a great level of success along the way, but most of all, made some great friends. Here are a small selection of those companies we have been lucky to work with since 2007. 

Mother Bee

Mother Bee was founded in 2014 by Cheryl McWilliams. Her first product was named after her mother, who had passed on a secret family recipe to her.  The recipe was originally put together by Cheryl's great grandfather Thomas Wright a smallholder in County Tyrone, Ireland - who as well as keeping…

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Elemental Software

A startup company with two female co-founders, who were determined to make a difference, Elemental is changing the way we deal with the provision of social prescribing - in Ireland, UK and Dubai.   Their team has been at the forefront of mobilising communities towards better health, education and employment for…

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Peppup Sauce

A startup story of meaning, family and storytelling. A native of Italy, Luca Montario back in 2014 found himself combining two passions - his love for Italian food and a drive to start his own company.   A simple, yet authentic sauce recipe handed down from his Grandfather Giuseppe, led him…

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Islander Seafood

This is a startup story of legend, the ocean and community.  Ocean Veg Ireland are growing kelp just off Church Bay in Rathlin Island. Rathlin is synonymous with clean, cold waters due to the mix of Irish Sea and Atlantic currents. This makes it ideal for growing and harvesting of…

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Adoreboard

Kicked off in 2012 by CEO Chris Johnston, startup Adoreboard has grown to be a global player in emotional analysis and can boast clients including Press Association, EasyJet and Havas Helia. With a background in media management and PR, Chris began to witness first-hand the challenges faced by brand managers…

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HugeRugby

Working from a young age in his family’s bricks and mortar sports store, Jonny Small could see that to continue 30 years of tradition, they had to get online. With an initial ecommerce site dealing with the current product range and client base, Jonny quickly started to identify an underserved…

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Beacon

With a background in web design, brothers Eoin and Kevin McGrath formed Beacon in 2013 to help businesses do more in-house. Beacon is a next generation content marketing platform. The product enables companies to generate professional marketing content in a simple to use and intuitive manner. The product also allows…

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Cyberlytic

Commissioned in 2013 by GCHQ and the UK Ministry of Defence, Cyberlytic is a cybersecurity company that uses artificial intelligence to combat the most sophisticated of web application threats. The company protects against some of the most common cyberattacks threatening businesses, including cross-site scripting and SQL injection attacks detection. Stuart…

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Fieldmotion

Fieldmotion Ltd was founded in 2012 by CEO Jim Finnegan and Managing Director Jerome Finnegan. After running a business that had field based engineers carry out installations and service visits, the team tried numerous mainstream CRM systems, but like many small to medium businesses most were too costly and over…

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The Present Tree

The Present Tree is an award-winning company that specialises in beautifully wrapped, organic tree gifts. After considering her idea to wrap and send a baby tree to one of her friends as her gift, Catherine wondered if there was potential to build a new business. That was back in 2012.…

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Inflyte

Paul Hamill has worked in the music industry for over 20 years in various roles including international DJ, record producer, broadcaster, record label owner. Importantly he is one of businesses highly regarded tastemakers – an individual who labels ask their opinion on the latest recordings. The music business is hyper…

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Rotor Videos

Rotor saw a problem, and set out to build the solution. They knew their product idea had to be built. Simply put, it was too expensive, too time-consuming and too painful to keep up with the constant demand for creating promotional videos and music videos. Diarmuid Moloney, their co-founder and…

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QUBIZM

One-time school teacher Franz Schlindwein taught at secondary level for more than 25 years before turning his passion for teaching maths into a career in business. His Izak9 interactive learning tool aims to inject fun into learning mathematics. Izak9 is a unique, radical and innovative maths resource from Qubizm, a…

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See.Sense

See.Sense is a cycling technology and data company that helps make cycling safer and cities smarter.  It’s patented, connected products use cutting-edge technology to improve cyclist safety, while crowdsourcing real-time environmental and transport data and insights for cities.  Established in 2013, the company has been built from the ground up…

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Farmvet

The Farmvet app VetIMPRESS provides insights and intelligence for farm vets and precision farmers. Established in 2009 by vet George Brownlee, we witnessed the development of a solution based on a real life problem. And George was the perfect guy to kick off this business idea. Farmvet, in use by…

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Ruach Music

At what age did you think of starting a business? Brought up in the rural setting of Kilkeel in County Down, Ruach founder Stephen Henderson had a love for music and woodwork.  At the age of 16 Stephen decided to build his very own cajon after playing one for the…

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