03 Jun Start-ups in Ireland
I visited with three of the five students teams over here in Ireland working with start-up organizations. The first was Groupnos in the Silicon Docks area in the Trinity Tower. Enda Madden is the co-founder and CEO, and he’s been extremely engaged with the students as they work through the project. They’re really getting a feel for how important focus is, and all the juggling that goes on with a start-up. He’s exposed them to how they manage projects, funding, development and marketing. There products are designed to integrate with existing case management software and allow clinicians & case manager to track patient outcomes in real-time across a range of services including: mental health case management, employee assistance programs, substance abuse, chronic disease management, protective services, social work, and pharmaceutical clinical trials.
The second group is working with SportsVantage over at the UCD campus. The primary contact is Andrew Parish with IP Activation Group. Since this is such an early start-up, we’re not able to share too much publicly, but it’s pretty cool!
The third group is working with Eoin Killian Costello at Startup Ireland. This video link provides a great 2-minute overview of what you would hear from Eoin and others working hard to create an innovation/accelerator/start-up magnet for the world.
In all three cases, the students are working hard, learning a lot about business, entrepreneurship and the cultural nuances that make Ireland a great gateway for business in Europe. Tomorrow I will spend time with Abrevia and Billfaster, and then we wrap on Thursday where I am really looking forward to hearing the student’s take-aways thus far!
I failed to take a single picture today – ugh! So I am posting one from the day we left Belfast. As you can see, my 3 foot jump in the air was not timed correctly…