Starting 2020 with a bang, we welcomed 21 new companies to Ormeau Baths this week as Ignite NI kicked off their Propel 2020 pre-accelerator.
This time around we’re joined by a wide variety of Northern Ireland based start-ups covering industries such as MedTech, AgriTech, wearables and education who will launch and grow their businesses during the immersive six-month programme with Ignite.
Alongside 12 months of free co-working space here in Ormeau Baths, the companies part of the 2020 cohort will receive a £15,000 grant and access to seasoned entrepreneurs from a range of business backgrounds through the Propel programme content.
We can’t wait to see the teams in action as they spend the next few months working hard to build their start-ups and supporting one another in the process.
Meet the Propel 2020 teams.
What they do: WordPress for web applications.
Founders: Joseph Johnston & Michael Shanks
What they do: Utilising satellite imagery and artificial intelligence to provide up-to-date crop surveying and recommendations to any farmer on earth.
Founders: John McElhone & Micheál McLaughlin
What they do: Supercharging UX careers. Enabling passionate individuals to design their futures.
Founder: Christopher Murphy
What they do: Influencer led online home furnishing retailer and content publisher.
Founders: Paul Buckley & Christian Ritson
What they do: AI powered Clinical Decision Support Systems for Healthcare.
Founders: Dr Declan Kelly & Dr Rob Brisk
What they do: Helping farmers source machinery.
Founders: Karen McDonald & Oliver McDonald
Flows 2 Forms
What they do: Allowing businesses to draw a flow chart of their information gathering process in a browser, and convert this to a working web application in one click.
Sector: Developer Tools
Founder: Jeremy Lindsay
What they do: Self-guided food and drink tours that can be taken by phone or by guide.
Founder: Phil Ervine & Caroline Wilson
What they do: Educational software, timetabling and booking systems.
Founder: Chris Matchett
What they do: Making it easier to get to the world’s best events.
Founder: Sarah Scullion
What they do: Legitimate gives users confidence that the content they consume is from real people while helping content creators grow their audience and centralise their content in one place.
Founder: Gerard Donnelly
What they do: Autogenerated newsletters for teams and communities.
Founder: Steven Hylands & Phil McClure
What they do: Intelligent safety and perception systems for plant and heavy machinery.
Founders: Brendan Digney & Michael Jennings
What they do: Changing the way cities are built by enhancing the materials used for construction.
Founder: Elizabeth Gilligan
What they do: A search engine for material handling equipment.
Founders: Ciaran Gillen & Jack Trzewiczek
What they do: Building better relationships between business and universities.
Founders: Laura Vergara & Cristian Castaño
What they do: Find and book carers directly.
Founder: Austin Burns
What they do: Transforming Cardiovascular Care with Artificial Intelligence.
Founder: Dr Alan Kennedy
What they do: Discrete smart jewellery that gives users confidence and peace of mind.
Founders: Emma McQuiggan & Ben Lindsay
What they do: Powerful learning opportunities for environmental conservation.
Founder: Dr Lucy Tallents
What they do: Developing talent through apprenticeships.
Sector: Future of Work
Founder: Richard Kirk