A massive night for Teamwork as Cork duo scoop the biggest prize in Irish business
Teamwork.com have been named the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2018.
Teamwork.com, the Cork company that develops task management and team collaboration software, has taken the overall prize at the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ awards in Dublin.
The company was founded by Daniel Mackey and Peter Coppinger in 2007, and now works with some massive names including Netflix, Disney, Forbes and Spotify.
Mackey and Coppinger took home the International prize at the ceremony in Citywest on Thursday night, before landing the overall prize in front of their 23 fellow finalists and more than 1,500 entrepreneurs, alumni and business leaders.
“We ultimately want to be a billion dollar company and for us to achieve that we need people and winning an award like this help put us on the map,” Coppinger told The Irish Times.
“A couple of years ago we were laser-focused on building the business outside of Ireland because that is where all our customers are.
"We realised though that we had to do something about that because when it came to looking for staff we found it difficult because people didn’t know who we were."
“When you’re an entrepreneur there are dark days and good days. Today is a good day," added Mackey.
Peter Coppinger and Daniel Mackey met in college and decided to start a business. Now @Teamwork is working with some of the biggest brands in the world.
This is their story. pic.twitter.com/NqQ0wfnuIE
— EOY Ireland (@EOYIreland) August 2, 2018
Coppinger and Mackey will now go on to represent Ireland at the World Entrepreneur Of The Year awards in Monte Carlo next year.
Other winners on the night were Elaine Sullivan of Carrick Therapeutics, who took home the Emerging award for her work in oncology, and Bill Wolsey of Beannchor Ltd., whose work in hospitality was recognised with the Industry prize.
Finally, Irish-American businessman Sean O'Sullivan was honoured with a Special Award for his massive contribution to the worlds of computing and technology, and also "in recognition of his embodiment of life-changing innovation and outstanding service to global entrepreneurship."