Industry & Business

Four finalists vie for FutureScope’s One2Watch competition

 Breaking News
  • Technology Plays a Leading Role For Irish Business Leaders Business leaders across Ireland are firm believers in the power of technology and the important role it plays, not only in supporting their own business needs, but in overcoming the wider socioeconomic issues they face. According to research – Technology in a Transforming Ireland – of Irish business leaders commissioned by Fujitsu, nearly 6-in-10 (59 percent) say [...]...
  • Only 11% of Irish Businesses Using Renewable Energy Irish businesses have yet to make the switch to renewable energy but are looking for cleaner energy alternatives, according to new research from Calor Gas. Just 11% of Irish businesses report that they are using renewable energy. Of the businesses not using renewable energy, 85% are open to switching to a renewable alternative. The figures were [...]...
  • Research Reveals SMEs Lose €2.2 Billion a Year in Productivity Due to Administration Sage, a market leader in cloud accounting software, has revealed that Irish SMEs lose up to €2.2 billion annually in productivity due to burdensome administrative tasks. The report, ‘Sweating the Small Stuff: the impact of the bureaucracy burden’, undertaken by Plum Consulting, shows businesses in Ireland spend an average of 70 working-days per year navigating the [...]...
  • European Commission Takes Action For a More Competitive and Innovative Financial Market The European Commission has unveiled an Action Plan on how to harness the opportunities presented by technology-enabled innovation in financial services (FinTech). Europe should become a global hub for FinTech, with EU businesses and investors able to make most of the advantages offered by the Single Market in this fast-moving sector. As a first major deliverable, [...]...
  • 40% Think Irish Government Not Doing Enough to Protect Ireland From Impact of Brexit Brexit is coming closer and still a lot of questions remain unanswered. People are insecure not only about their own future but also the economic future of Ireland. iReach Insights conducted a nationally representative survey and 1,000 adults were asked about their opinion about the Brexit, it’s potential impact and what Irish people would do, [...]...

Four finalists vie for FutureScope’s One2Watch competition

Four finalists vie for FutureScope’s One2Watch competition
April 25
09:00 2017

FutureScope, a conference that promotes collaboration between entrepreneurs and large enterprises, has announced the four finalists of its One2Watch competition. The competition seeks to find Ireland’s most scalable business idea and give the winning company a platform that will support their growth strategies.

The finalists – WeSavvy, ProVerum Medical, Skytango and Hexafly – were chosen from 58 early-stage businesses who entered One2Watch. The companies must now pitch their idea to FutureScope’s panel of judges at the 10th May event, demonstrating the market need and therefore scalability of their product or service. The start-up that the judges believe has the most scalable idea will be crowned FutureScope One2Watch 2017.

The winner will present their business idea on the FutureScope mainstage to an audience of more than 1,200 – featuring investors, large enterprises and multinationals and support agencies. The selected company will also get a desk for three months at the Guinness Enterprise Centre and consultancy services from Dublin BIC. They will also receive €2,000 in prize money.

Judging the competition are Alison Cowser, Dragon’s Den, Gary Leyden, National Director at the National Digital Research Centre; Eoghan Stack, CEO, DCU Ryan Academy; and Bernadette O’Reilly, Incubation Centre Manager, DIT Hothouse.

Michael Culligan, CEO, Dublin BIC, said: “Ireland’s entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well – and our four finalists are proof of that. But when tens of thousands of new companies are popping up each year, it can be difficult to access the funding and supports needed to progress to the next stage.

“FutureScope is all about connecting start-ups with multinationals, investors and business supports – and that is exactly what this competition does. The winner will be given the unique opportunity to pitch to a highly influential – and potentially game-changing – audience of more than 1,200 people. That alone is an invaluable opportunity that businesses don’t normally get.

“Ireland is buzzing with start-up activity at the moment, but companies need the right support structures in place if they plan to stay ahead of the competition. That is why we will also provide the winning company with some crucial assistance – including a desk at the Guinness Enterprise Centre, strategic growth consultancy services from Dublin BIC and €2,000 in prize money.”

About Author



Related Articles

New Subscriber

Subscribe Here


National Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition 2018

NIBRT Springboard Success Stories

Upcoming Events

  • No upcoming events
AEC v1.0.4