VIDEOS: These seven Irish Start-ups want your vote to be a part of the AIB Start-up Academy 5 years ago

VIDEOS: These seven Irish Start-ups want your vote to be a part of the AIB Start-up Academy

There can only be one winner... and it's up to you!

The second year of the massively successful AIB Start-up Academy, in association with the Irish Times, is about to kick-off, and there is still room for just one more Start-up business.


The winner and two runners-ups of the eight week business launch pad will share a prize package of €250,000, with the overall winner receiving a direct €20,000 cash investment.

Ten of the Irish Start-ups have already been selected by a panel of judges.

These include companies in the sectors of; food, fashion, medical and lifestyle technologies.

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

For your chance to vote for your wildcard favourite, watch the below to find out how:

There is just one spot left and the seven wildcards businesses remaining want your vote.


The wildcard option will be handpicked by the readers of and

Here's what they have to offer to you...

Niall Doran of Boxing News and Views wants your vote for his website which allows boxing fans to truly shape their boxing news.

Sean Greif of Moontour wants your vote to help bring the Irish language back to life by teaching it through fun activities, like extreme sports.


Niall Moloney of PowCow wants your vote for his delicious and nutritious frozen yogurt business.

Laura Nagamine of wants your vote for her online fashion boutique, which is especially for women 5"4 or shorter.


Botond Tarcsay of Shoployal wants your vote for his business which allows retailers to send personalised offers to customers in their local area.

Jenny Reynolds of Topper Technology wants your vote for her app which allows sole traders run a fully functioning business from one app alone.


Eoghan McGregor of WOD Holidays wants you to vote for his fitness package holiday, which is full of fun and caters for all fitness levels.

For more information on the AIB-Start up Academy, you can click here.