Dublin based’Not Simply a Princess’ and ‘Regularity Communications’have actually been crowned ‘Ideal New Begin’ company and ‘Best Beginning’ firm respectively at the Belfast local last of the 2021 InterTradeIreland Seedcorn Investor Preparedness Competition.
Both firms eradicated difficult competition having actually provided a financial investment pitch using video clip meeting before an expert evaluating panel.
Seedcorn is the island’s biggest organization competitors for innovative brand-new start and also beginning organizations in any field. The winners from each of the 4 regions will certainly go onto complete in the all-island last later on in the month where the overall ‘Ideal New Begin’ and also ‘Ideal Early Stage’ companies will be introduced winning EUR50,000 each, and also eventually the ‘General Champion’ will certainly pocket EUR100,000 to contribute to their service growth.
Founded in 2017 by Gavin Leonard, Not Simply a Princess creates books around female empowerment with a focus on Scientific research, Technology, Engineering as well as Maths (STEM). The company intends to turn the books right into a collection of 52 x 11 minute episodes of the “Not Just a Princess” animated TV collection for a pre-school target market.
Talking about their win, Gavin Leonard, Creator and Generater said: “Winning ‘Ideal Brand-new Start’ business at the Dublin Regional last is a wonderful success for us. The cash prize will aid us create the title sequence for our animated series. Throughout the competition we have actually discovered to take a look at our service through the eyes of capitalists, Seedcorn assisted us revise our business strategy and we currently really feel extra certain pitching our concept to prospective financiers. We work in the sector of narration, yet Seedcorn has actually assisted us to tell our very own company tale in a more coherent fashion.”
Established in 2018 by three airline company pilots, Justin Perry (CEO), Darach O Comhrai (COO) and Kris Vansteenkiste (CTO), Regularity is a communication and also partnership system for aeronautics. The system works in actual time, guaranteeing all the necessary parties can access the appropriate details at the correct time allowing them to work together to settle any kind of problems to enhance safety and security and operational efficiency.
Justin Perry, CEOsaid: “We are pleased to win ‘Ideal Early stage’ business at the Dublin regional last and also progression to the following stage of the competitors. We entered Seedcorn to aid us obtain capitalist all set– the process helped us to improve and also upgrade our organization strategy, improve our presentation and also make sure we have a clear, straightforward message. We have refined our value proposition as well as our pitch for consumers and investors alike and learned how to adapt our messaging specifically for an investor pitch.”
Because the competition’s inception in 2003, greater than 3,100 business have been with the program and also finalists have raised in excess of EUR276m in equity funding, stressing Seedcorn’s setting as the premier competition for high development startup business on the island.
Congratulating both firms, Connor Sweeney, Seedcorn Program Supervisor at InterTradeIrelandsaid: “It’s a fantastic accomplishment to win the regional last, the standard of entrances from Dublin this year has actually been particularly high. Congratulations to Not Just a Princess and Regularity, they showed technology, confidence and enormous drive– all of which the courts seek when analyzing the possible and also longevity of a service. In behalf of InterTradeIreland, I desire them the most effective of good luck in the competitors’s general last which takes place on November 25th.”
The All-Island Seedcorn Awards will certainly happen in Clontarf Castle, Dublin today (Nov 25).
Photo caption: (L-R) Richard Keane– Series Director and also Author and Gavin Leonard -Maker and Manufacturer of Not Simply a Princess and Darach O’Comhrai (COO) and also Justin Perry (CEO) of Regularity Communications.