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 |


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 |


Circuit board diagnostic devices for point-of-care infection results
Life Sciences | Katie Cavanagh

Book Entertainment

Booking marketplace for entertainers
Entertainment | Keith Donaghy & Denis Finnegan |


Social journalism
Journalism | Andrew Bowd & Fabian Campbell-West

Enhance Performance

Data analytics for individual and team performance tracking
Sports | Jonathan Davis


Ensuring workplace diversity
Workforce | Michael Blakley & George Oehlert |


Send money directly to women living in poverty
Charity | Carol Rossborough & Ailis Mone |

Governance Organiser

Enabling effective corporate governance
Human Resources | Anne Orr & Andy Brownlie |

Gradient Edge

Realtime data-centric intelligence for eCommerce
eCommerce | Rory Curtis & James Wiltshire |


Digital sports science for eSport athletes
eSports | Ryan Scollan


Connecting healthcare professionals and enabling collaboration
Healthcare | Phil McElnay |


Technical candidate assessment screening
Recruitment | Conor Graham & Declan McDonough |


Cashless events and deep insights for organisers
FinTech | Daryl O’Regan |


Website payment integration for businesses to increase and manage online sales
FinTech | Scott Wylie & Peter Hawkins |

Skylark Control

Remote energy management for staff safety and asset maintenance
Energy | David McMullan & Karol Harkin |

The Style Edit

E-magazine celebrating style through healthy and inspiring content
Journalism | Jennifer Taggart & Niamh Crawford-Walker |


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