The Exclusive Shortlist Of Irish Businesses For The AIB Start-Up Academy Is Here 2 years ago

The Exclusive Shortlist Of Irish Businesses For The AIB Start-Up Academy Is Here

The competition for a space at the AIB Start-Up Academy is hotting up, with the shortlist of 22 companies vying for a spot released today.

11 of 22 companies will compete for a place on an eight-week academy programme.

Now in its second year, the AIB Start-Up Academy will offer an intensive eight-week AIB Startup Academy programme, where one very lucky company will come out on top and receive a prize worth €250,000, comprising of; a cash injection, advertising and marketing spend, and a range of other financial and expertise support.

There will also be a second-placed prize this year.

The 22 exclusive start-ups will now present their business for five minutes In front of a panel of judges from AIB and The Irish Times next Thursday, Feb 4th, in The Irish Times building on Tara Street in Dublin.


While 10 businesses will be selected by the panel on the night, a wildcard 11th pick will be chosen by and readers for the final spot on this essential start-up course.

The full list of the 22 Irish start-ups selected is:

  • Queezybags
  • PowCow
  • Topper Technologies
  • Pretty in Petite
  • The Chapel Gate Irish Whiskey Co
  • Brendan Joseph
  • Moontour
  • Popertee
  • Buska Ltd
  • Fuseami - the smarter networking app
  • Sports Fuel
  • Shoployal
  • WOD Technologies
  • DropChef
  • Blackwater Distillery
  • Nasal Medical Ltd
  • Leaves
  • Rebel Chilli
  • Irepak Ltd
  • Cool Bean
  • QSIP Limited
  • Boxing News and Views

For more information about the Startup Academy, click here.

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