19th March 2020

Meet the Ignite NI Accelerator 2020 Teams

Earlier this month we welcomed 10 new companies to Ormeau Baths as Ignite NI kickstarted their 2020 accelerator. 

The intensive three-month accelerator supports new companies in attracting investment and scaling their business. 

As part of the programme based in Ormeau Baths, companies receive a £23,000 Convertible Loan Note along with nine months of co-working space in the Ormeau Baths building. 

In terms of mentorship and support, the programme consists of weekly workshops and sessions designed to facilitate scaling-up, the opportunity to network with successful alumni companies alongside access to business mentors from Stripe, Intercom and Next Door. 

With a wide variety of companies joining the 2020 accelerator – including those who have relocated to Northern Ireland to participate – industries represented within the cohort include social impact, construction, energy, e-commerce and entertainment, with each company having already built impressive traction. 

We’re excited to watch the teams in action over the next few months as they continue to grow their companies and reach new heights. 

Meet the Accelerator 2020 teams. 


What they do: Enabling healthcare managers to fill shifts with available carers
Sector: Healthcare
Founders: Adam Keane

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Book Entertainment 

What they do: Marketplace connecting entertainers with customers
Sector: Entertainment
Founders: Keith Donaghy & Denis Finnegan

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CORA Technologies

What they do: Construction management platform providing real-time data insight and predictive analytics to keep large projects on-time and on-budget
Sector: Construction
Founders: Jonathan Knight

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What they do: Peer-to-peer charitable donation platform, connecting people who want to help directly with people who are in need
Sector: Social Impact
Founders: Carol Rossborough & Ailís McCaul

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Obbi Solutions

What they do: Integrates compliance, HR, Health & Safety and Facility Management in the construction, healthcare and manufacturing sectors
Sector: Management
Founders: Gareth Macklin, Clodagh Devlin & JP McCorley

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What they do: Set-up recurring and one-off online payments in minutes: no coding or website building required
Sector: FinTech
Founders: Scott Wylie & Pete Hawkins

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What they do: Community-driven global marketplace for online and offline voucher codes
Sector: eCommerce
Founders: Sonu Bubna & Manoj Krishnapillai

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What they do: Testflight for Oculus. VR content platform with a suite of tools for creating and distributing
Sector: VR
Founders: Orla Harris & Shane Harris

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Skylark Control

What they do: OS for renewable energy. Initially wind farms
Sector: Energy
Founders:  David McMullan & Karol Harkin

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What they do: Logistics and inventory management solution that can forecast inventory needs
Sector: AI
Founders: John Doherty

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