24 Nov The ‘Visegrad4 Startups in Ireland’ event
On Thursday November 23rd, along with the Ambassadors of Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland and the Slovak Republic we hosted the ‘Visegrad4 Startups in Ireland’ event here in the GEC.
The Visegrad Group (or V4) is the cultural and political alliance of four Central European states – Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia – for the purposes of furthering European integration, as well as for advancing political, economic and energy cooperation. Georgia was welcomed as the special guest at the event.
Mr. Pat Breen, Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection opened the event along with a welcome address from the Ambassadors of V4 countries before the pitch session from 20 companies began.
During the event (sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary) the startups of the respective countries took part in a rollup exhibition and pitch presentations in front of Irish businessmen and potential investors. There was alot of excitement in the fully packed room as these 20 vibrant and creative startups from the V4 countries’ diaspora in Ireland took to the stage. The celebration of V4 startups in Ireland has forged even stronger ties between all countries and the Irish business community.
Congratulations to the winners on the day; EviView an Enterprise Ireland HPSU company who have developed a smart manufacturing analytics software (e-ConnX) primarily for the Pharma and Biotech industry, using unique domain and industry knowledge of lean manufacturing. e-ConnX enables large and small facilities to optimise performance while gaining rich data sets to aid with continuous improvement and change management.
Also a worthy mention to Route4u, an accessibility map app that has joined the forces of volunteers, cities and businesses to crowdsource map data who won the Judges special prize on the day.
Please contact Péter Horváth, First Counsellor of the Economic, Trade and Investment Affairs at the Embassy of Hungary in Dublin for further information.
(Photos courtesy of Robert Kosiba)