On the 26th May 2016 the fifth edition of the Bank of Ireland Startup Awards will be hosted in the Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA Gallery), Ely Place. The competition recognises and rewards Irish startups for their success in business across 12 categories including digital, food and drink , retail and technology.
This year we see one of Irelands rising animation studios, Pink Kong Studios, being shortlisted in two separate categories (Digital/ Online & Emerging Startup). Co-founder Niamh Herrity says “We are absolutely delighted to get to the national shortlist of the BOI Startup awards. Hopefully a great night will be had by all and best of luck to all the nominations”.
On the night, awards will be presented to gold, silver and bronze winners across twelve categories along with, the ‘Startup Hero Award’ and the ‘Grand Prix – Startup of the Year Award’. The startup awards focus on innovative, successful and aspirational Irish start-up companies.
Stephen Dillon, Founder of Startups.ie said, “We would like to congratulate all the shortlisted companies for making it to this stage of the competition and to wish them the very best of luck on the rest of this exciting journey. The Startup Awards more than anything else are here to offer encouragement and support to entrepreneurs who are working hard and innovating to build businesses that will ultimately create employment and benefit the greater economy.
“There is now a real vibrancy in the Irish Startup Ecosystem and it is essential that we maintain this energy and momentum. With the Startup Awards we are proud to play our part in supporting entrepreneurship in Ireland and we very much look forward to the big night ahead!”
The Startup Awards are run by Startups.ie, in partnership with Bank of Ireland, and were open to sole traders, partnerships and Irish companies in business for three years or less with up to 30 employees.
For more information on the awards and for the full list of companies nominated for an award visit www.startupawards.ie