Say hello to the #Propel19 teams.
In 25 days time, on the 7th January 2019, twenty teams will take their seats at the Ormeau Baths for the Propel 2019 pre-accelerator.
The programme helps companies based in Northern Ireland build and launch their business — giving founders finance and work-space to jump in full-time.
It was a pleasure to see such a high calibre of founders and products from applicants as well as the level of commitment and dedication. Competition for the twenty places was high, so sadly we weren’t able to take everyone. If this is anything to go by, we’re really looking forward to the quality of applicants next year.
On behalf of the companies and the team at IgniteNI we’d like thank you for your support and we look forward to sharing the progress made by #Propel19.
So without further ado, please say hello to the #Propel19 teams:
Smart medical devices for respiratory-management
Healthcare | Susan Kelly & Barry Henderson | airbrio.com
Sales and marketing platform for health and beauty businesses
Fashion & Beauty | Hayden Swift & Andrew Cuthbert
Ben Mudge Community
Health, fitness and nutrition educational content
Health & Fitness | Ben Mudge | benmudge.com
Circuit board diagnostic devices for point-of-care infection results
Life Sciences | Katie Cavanagh
Booking marketplace for entertainers
Entertainment | Keith Donaghy & Denis Finnegan | bookentertainment.co.uk
Journalism | Andrew Bowd & Fabian Campbell-West
Data analytics for individual and team performance tracking
Sports | Jonathan Davis
Ensuring workplace diversity
Workforce | Michael Blakley & George Oehlert | equitas.ai
Send money directly to women living in poverty
Charity | Carol Rossborough & Ailis Mone | esther.org.uk
Enabling effective corporate governance
Human Resources | Anne Orr & Andy Brownlie | digital54.co
Realtime data-centric intelligence for eCommerce
eCommerce | Rory Curtis & James Wiltshire | gradientedge.com
Digital sports science for eSport athletes
eSports | Ryan Scollan
Connecting healthcare professionals and enabling collaboration
Healthcare | Phil McElnay | medall.org
Technical candidate assessment screening
Recruitment | Conor Graham & Declan McDonough | nigma.co.uk
Cashless events and deep insights for organisers
FinTech | Daryl O’Regan | paybolt.ie
Website payment integration for businesses to increase and manage online sales
FinTech | Scott Wylie & Peter Hawkins | payhere.co
Remote energy management for staff safety and asset maintenance
Energy | David McMullan & Karol Harkin | skylarkcontrol.com
The Style Edit
E-magazine celebrating style through healthy and inspiring content
Journalism | Jennifer Taggart & Niamh Crawford-Walker | thestyleedit.com
Stock management automation
SaaS | John Doherty
Keep an eye out for future blog posts and tweets from @IgniteAccelNI to follow what the #Propel19 teams get up to.
P.S. The IgniteNI Accelerator program is currently accepting applicants from companies based anywhere in the world. It is aimed at putting companies on a global stage and helping founders overcome pivotal moments in their businesses — particularly fundraising and expansion into the US. If this sounds good, Tristan’s blog will tell you more or drop us a line on firstname.lastname@example.org.