On November 29th, Female Founders will take centre stage at the GEC

The Innovate Finale Showcase, the event and pitch battle that marks the end of the Innovate Programme, the accelerator for female-led start-ups, is finally in sight! It will take place at the Guinness Enterprise Centre on November 29th at 4pm.

Finalists will pitch to an investment panel including Sarah Jane Larkin, IVCA; Michael Culligan, Dublin BIC; and Teri Smith, manager of high potential start-ups with Enterprise Ireland. The judges will look for companies that have the potential to develop a product for sale internationally and that can create €1m in sales and ten jobs within 3-4 years. The Innovate Showcase Finale Winner 2018 will walk away with a 3k cash prize, kindly contributed by OBH Partners, Dublin-based law firm led by female founders.

The Innovate Programme, now in its second year, offers female-led start-ups an opportunity to develop an investor-ready business plan and reach key commercial and technical milestones over 12-weeks.

Best of luck to all our 2018 Innovate participants; Beekon Batches, Culturepro, Combimark, Finca Skin Organics, Hidramed Solutions, HubSku, Hidden Heroes, My Name is Ted and Wellola.

If you would like to attend the 2018 Innovate Finale Showcase on November 29th in the GEC, simply register here.