Wednesday, September 18 14:29:48
Fourteen of Ireland's most promising technology companies will present to an international investor audience as part of the 2013 UK and Ireland Tech Tour which was launched in Dublin Castle last night the Taoiseach.
The 14 Irish firms were selected following a vigorous review process by the UK and Ireland Tech Tour's selection committee, comprised of senior global venture capital and technology industry leaders. The reviews assessed the uniqueness of technology, strength of their business model, vision, capability to execute on the business plan and the quality of the management team and track record.
The Irish firms are: Accuris Networks, Brite Bill, Inhance Technology, NewsWhip, OpenJaw Technologies, OptiWi-fi, PathXL, Rainsafe, SixMinute, Swrve New Media, Trustev, VideoElephant, Waratek and WholeWorldBand.
Tech Tour, the European organisation, which offers an investor platform to existing and emerging technology companies, announced a total of 27 across the UK and Ireland. The presenting companies represent the region's most promising technology companies and have all been based or incubated in the UK and Ireland.
Over the three days the 27 companies will be introduced to over 60 key European, US and Asian investors and professionals who can assist in their global expansion. Over 100 companies from across the technology spectrum based in Ireland and the UK had submitted applications.
Tom Cusack, Manager, Scaling Department of Enterprise Ireland, is a member of the Selection Committee and said that, "Enterprise Ireland is delighted to be a partner on the tech tour which provides an excellent platform to showcase the high quality technology companies emerging from the Irish tech scene. Ireland is fast becoming the technology capital of Europe and we are delighted to see the tech tour coming to Dublin to support this."