Seedcorn Investor Readiness Competition

Finals 2016

Overall Seedcorn Winners announced!

Best Overall Winner - Valitacell

Seedcorn 2016 winner pic

Best Overall New Start Company - Gecko Governance

Gecko Governance - Best Overall New Start Winner


NI Regional Winners

Yedup and Liopa named as Best New Start and Best Early Stage company respectively in NI region.

NI regional winners - Yedup and Liopa

Dublin Regional Winners

Valitacell and Nasal Medical named as Best Early Stage and Best New Start company respectively in Dublin region.

Connacht & Leinster Winners

Ovvo and Gecko Governance named as Best Early Stage and Best New Start company respectively in Connacht & Leinster region.

Munster Winners

Skellig Surgical and Kollect on Demand named as Best Early Stage and Best New Start company respectively in Munster region.

Special Award Winner

Ostoform named as Special Award Winner for the best venture stemming from a university spin-out or support programme.

Regional Finalists - Northern Ireland

Panacea Drinks Ltd  Belfast New Start
Proano Ltd   Belfast New Start
Yedup Limited  Belfast New Start winner
Clinishare Limited Lisburn Early Stage
Liopa Ltd  Belfast Early Stage winner
TakeTen Ltd  Belfast Early Stage

The NI Regional Finals took place in the Hilton Hotel, Belfast on 10th November 2016.

Regional Finalists - Dublin

Circit Limited   Dublin New Start
iKydz Limited Dublin New Start
Nasal Medical  Dublin New Start winner
Your Smile Direct Dun Laoghaire Early Stage
NovoGrid  Dublin Early Stage
Valitacell  Dublin Overall winner

The Dublin Regional Finals took place in The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dublin on 8th November 2016.

Regional Finalists - Munster

Kollect On Demand Ltd  Waterford New Start winner
MicroSynbiotiX Ltd Cork New Start
Referral.Works Technologies   Cork New Start
Ostoform Limerick Special Award winner
Fuseami Limited  Waterford Early Stage
GKinetic Energy Limited   Newcastle Early Stage
Skellig Surgical  Cork Early Stage winner

The Munster Regional Finals took place on 1st November 2016 in the Strand Hotel, Limerick.


Regional Finalists - Connacht & Leinster

GECKO Intellectual Property Holdings Ltd Dundalk Overall New Start winner
LabCup Ltd  Naas New Start
Mirai Medical Limited   Galway New Start
Firmwave Ltd  Virginia Early Stage
mBryonics Ltd  Galway Early Stage
Ovvo Dundalk Early Stage winner

The Connacht & Leinster Regional Finals took place on 3rd November 2016 in the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone.

Final Awards Ceremony

 The All-Island Seedcorn Final Awards Ceremony took place on 23rd November 2016 in the Waterfront, Belfast.