[UK] By the end of this year, nine start-ups based at the LIT Hartnett Enterprise Acceleration Centre expect to employ 200 people between them.
The nine companies, which have collectively raised €2m in funding so far, have a potential value of €20m to the Irish economy.
“Entrepreneurship is key to the long-term growth and sustainability of the Irish economy,” Gillian Barry, LIT Enterprise Development manager, said.
The overall New Frontiers Entrepreneur of the Year Award was won by Wild Irish Seaweed, based at LIT’s Hartnett Business Centre and with processing facilities in Quilty, Co Clare. Evan Talty, who leads Wild Irish Seaweed, received his award from Jerry Moloney, Enterprise Ireland regional director.
Wild Irish Seaweed currently employs 22 people and has food and cosmetic products in stores nationally and internationally.
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