Twelve entrepreneurs were celebrating today after having completed the prestigious New Frontiers Entrepreneur Development Programme. The Enterprise Ireland funded Programme, which is now entering its fourth year is delivered by CIT’s Rubicon Centre.
Over the past nine months the entrepreneurs availed of intense training, business mentorship and access to CIT’s innovation ecosystem. Each participant received €15,000 in financial support which also significantly aided their businesses into commercial enterprises. The twelve businesses involved in the most recent full-time New Frontiers Programme operate across the business spectrum in sectors as diverse as mobile gaming, composite recycling, food, consumer products, industrial solutions, enterprise software, ecommerce, digital media and digital storage.
The overall winner of this year’s New Frontiers Programme was Paul Brugger of TIC. TIC’s flagship product BizTweet is a global award winning software solution.
BizTweet is a social decisioning software that currently uses Twitter to increase a corporation’s ability to communicate automatically with their customers in real-time, substantially reducing the manpower required and freeing up staff to concentrate on providing a more individual social media experience for the customer.
Minister Simon Coveney, speaking at the awards and showcase evening commended the graduates saying, "It is very encouraging to see a group of such high potential businesses graduate from the esteemed New Frontiers Programme.
I am aware of the success of the programme and the opportunity it creates for entrepreneurs who have gone on to successfully enter into international markets.
The future of Ireland's economy is extremely promising and programmes such as New Frontiers ensures that those with strong business ideas can gain the support where needed to build and expand, and importantly create jobs in the future."
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