Funding & Scaling

May 10th 

Guinness Enterprise Centre 

Funding & Scaling

On May 9th Furthr hosted the first in person Funding & Scaling in 4 years!

The event assists Irish start-ups and scaling companies with securing funding by sharing the organization’s three decades of expertise. Since its inception in 2016, Funding & Scaling has supported hundreds of businesses.

If you’re an entrepreneur who’s struggling to obtain funding for your business idea or need help scaling your existing business, Furthr’s Funding & Scaling event series is an excellent resource for you. These events offer valuable insights such as exploring funding options, learning from successful founders, discussing funding opportunities, and receiving advice from investment experts and fellow entrepreneurs.

Our May 10th morning session was an excellent insight for founders who gained knowledge from investment experts and founders who are on the journey of scaling their businesses. 

Event Recap

Session 1: Meet the founder using the power of AI to combat the global issue of food waste – Aisling Kirwan, Co-Founder of Positive Carbon in conversation with Dr Rosalind Beere, Furthr Business Consultant.

Session 2: ‘Sales is the lifeblood of any business – how best to optimise the process’ with Ross Keating, Founder of The Lennox Academy and 2x VP of Sales in conversation with John Phelan of Furthr’s Investor Network. 

Session 3: Meet the founder driving the future of healthcare and patient communication – Sonia Neary, Founder & CEO of Wellola in conversation with Dr Rosalind Beere, Furthr Business Consultant.

All followed by networking and light refreshments. We hope to see you at the next Funding & Scaling, date to be announced. 



Following a strong volume of applications for this year’s competition our expert panel of judges here at Furthr have selected five companies that we think have the ambition, vision and opportunity to scale to become the Furthr Festival One2Watch 2022. 

Your application should clearly outline how the potential to scale can be realised.
5 finalists will get their opportunity to pitch their business idea on stage at Furthr Festival where 1,600 of those most involved in Ireland’s tech and start-up ecosystem converge to explore business and collaboration opportunities arising from emerging technologies. Finalists will also receive exhibition space at Furthr Festival.
Not only that but the winner takes away a prize fund worth €10,000 that includes:

A place on the Go Furthr Programme

Office space at Guinness Enterprise Centre

Access to free legal consultancy with OBH Partners

Access to the Furthr Investor network

€5,000 cash prize

How to Apply

Applicants can either record a video or complete a written application form. Videos should be no longer than 7 minutes and written applications should not be more than 200 words per question. All entries should cover the following:

*video upload capacity is 100MB 

Meet the Finalists

Data Science Institute 

Founder, Grainne Barry – The Data Science Institute’s mission is to provide education and certification for data science professionals to enable them to successfully contribute their skills and knowledge to business and society as a whole.


Founder, Gavin Duffy – We enable media businesses to stay on track and stay on budget. With our SaaS platform, media organisations can efficiently manage projects, budgets, and suppliers – deriving an ROI of up to 9% savings on annual budgets.


Founder, Fergal Brady – NoFrixion provides electronic money management and payment services, or colloquially, programmable money. The services are targeted at business customers and are delivered using a variety of Internet mechanisms including a web-based API. 

Pilot Path 

Founder, Craig Lancaster- is on a mission to make an impact on the aviation training industry and to help solve the future global pilot shortage. We are actively breaking down the barriers of exclusion often related to flight training through providing and managing our students path from zero to first officer.


Founders, David Walsh, Niall Kelly  & Dr. Johnny Walker. – HaloCare aims to support home carers and revolutionise the senior care sector. Core to the HaloCare offering is a range of unintrusive, contactless technologies installed in the home. The result is around the clock support system for older people, their carers, and their circle of care.

Past finalists have raised a staggering 69 million in under 5 years.

This includes:

Finalists will be announced by Sept 30th.

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