The Local Enterprise Office for Dublin City has awarded €239,900 in funding to 14 Dublin City-based small businesses and start-ups, supporting 25 jobs. The funding was announced at an event for the successful companies in the Local Enterprise Office for Dublin City, Wood Quay, Dublin 8.
The funding amounts awarded range from €1,000 to €35,000 and will support companies by helping them build their staff teams; expand into new markets; and move from early-growth stage to high-potential start-ups.
The companies supported include:
Symmetry Solutions; a privacy and data protection management software company;
Xtract360, an online insurance claims platform;
Fifty-Three Six Media, a sports marketing agency;
Change Donations, an online fundraising platform for charities and non-profits;
Emerald Green Baby, an E-commerce platform for online retail sales in China;
Sorrento Pizza; a food producer making pizza bases and sauces;
Gigable, a mobile platform matching available workers to available jobs;
Dragonflick, an online platform for multimedia asset management;
Olytico, a social media monitoring and analysis agency;
Wunderfloor, a residential and commercial heating solutions company;
Flutter Tree, who create handcrafted gifts;
Estivus, a digital platform enabling SMEs to promote and manage their online presence;
Little Red Design Studio, a design studio teaching valuable lessons to children;
Kieron Men, who is developing a medical training device; and
Cosmed Aesthetic Training Academy, training school for cosmetic procedures.
Commenting on the funding today, Head of Enterprise and Economic Development at Local Enterprise Office for Dublin City, Greg Swift said, "We’re delighted to award almost €240,000 to 14 small companies and start-ups across Dublin City, bringing 2018 to an end on a positive note."
He added, "The companies we’re supporting range from a design studio developing an augmented reality children’s book and app highlighting farm dangers, a pizza company making sourdough bases and authentic Italian pizza sauces, to a training school for cosmetic procedures."