The IGNITE programme at UCC held its Awards and Showcase this week. Among the start-ups showcased were Teleatherapy, a MedTech company that provides voice therapy to individuals with Parkinson’s disease and social enterprise firm, Da Silly Heads.
The winner of the IGNITE Award for Best Business and the Award for Best Business Plan was won by Eoin Buckley and Daniel Keane Kelly, co-founders of Refractd. Refractd is a data privacy and compliance company. Both Eoin and Daniel have degrees in Business Information Systems (BIS) from UCC and they developed the company on the back of the increasing level of cyber threats and regulations companies face each year. Refractd's mission is to improve data privacy for everyone. They want to do this by helping organisations improve their approach to data protection and privacy.
In the one hour event attendees heard from the start-ups who have just completed the programme. They also heard about the progress made by the start-ups that joined the programme in April. Also, for the first time, the founders who have just begun their start-up journey with IGNITE discussed their ideas.