Ten Irish Start-Ups have been selected for the 2016 Irish AIB Start-Up Academy 3 years ago

Ten Irish Start-Ups have been selected for the 2016 Irish AIB Start-Up Academy

Ten lucky companies have been given a wonderful opportunity.

22 companies were shortlisted, and ten have been put forward to this year’s AIB Start-Up Academy.

Selected from stiff competition, the Irish start-ups pitched for five minutes in front of a panel of judges, who also conducted an intense Q&A session.

Companies in the sectors of; food, fashion, medical and lifestyle technologies progressed through to the AIB Start-Up Academy.

The 2016 Start-up Academy finalists are:

  • Cool Bean Company
  • Nasal Medical Ltd
  • Popertee
  • Brendan Joseph
  • Rebel Chilli
  • Queezybags
  • Blackwater Distillery
  • Buska Ltd
  • Dropchef
  • Leaves

The good news for one other start-up business is that a wildcard pick will be chosen by JOE.ie and Her.ie readers.

Now in its second year, the AIB Startup Academy will offer an intensive eight-week programme, where one very lucky company will come out on top and receive a prize worth €250,000, comprising of; a cash injection, advertising and marketing spend, and a range of other financial and expertise support.

Here were just a few of the delighted reactions...