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Founder Friday

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Friday, 6th July at Revolution Bar from 6pm–9pm.

This is a special themed night with 4 speakers from the NDRC@ArcLabs Accelerator programme telling us their story. 

Join us for beers (craft of course), finger food, catch up with old friends and make some new friends.

Click here to book a place: https://events.bizzabo.com/WaterfordFounderFriday


NDRC- Start-ups from Ireland’s sunny south-east span fintech, sport and agritech.

The NDRC’s first ArcLabs accelerator in Waterford has begun with nine tech start-ups that will each receive up to €50,000 in supports.

The programme is the second regional accelerator undertaken by NDRC, following the successful delivery of NDRC at PorterShed in Galway last year.

‘World-leading companies are already emerging from the south-east’ Ben Hurley

The investment in each company includes €30,000 in direct investment and a further €20,000 in business supports from backers including NDRC, Enterprise Ireland, ArcLabs, Waterford Institute of Technology, Bank of Ireland and Suir Valley Ventures.

Going global

“It is wonderful to welcome such exciting new businesses into NDRC’s portfolio,” said CEO Ben Hurley.

“With the help of our regional partners, NDRC at ArcLabs is further proof of the entrepreneurial talent that is spread throughout Ireland.

“World-leading companies are already emerging from the south-east and, with industries such as retail, property and recruitment primed for digital disruption, the potential for more growth is clear.”

The programme is part of Enterprise Ireland’s overall strategy to increase the number and quality of start-ups that have the potential to employ more than 10 people and achieve €1m in export sales within three years.

“Mentorship is fundamental for these early-stage companies and a key pillar of the support system that allows start-ups to become valuable contributors to the regional and national economies,” said Enterprise Ireland CEO Julie Sinnamon.


“The NDRC at ArcLabs further solidifies the support infrastructure for start-ups in the south-east region and I look forward to seeing the growth of the participating start-ups.”

And so, here are the nine companies that form the first cohort of NDRC’s ArcLabs foray in the south-east.

Out of the nine Founder Friday have invited three Founders awarded a place on the programme and Alan Costello – Venture Investment Leader -NDRC to do a themed NDRC @ ArcLabs night.

1. Alan Costello – Venure Investment Leader - NDRC
Investing in early stage high growth tech businesses. #NDRC Supporting Irelands startup ecosystem
And three Founders that were awarded a place on the accelerator programme
2. David Jelly - Founder & CEO of #PropertyBridges
3. Pauline Kwasniak – Founder of TurnedSee (and the only female on the accelerator programme)
4. Tyron Lloyd Baron – Founder of Kraken Analtics


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