Guinness Enterprise Centre
Pitch Jam October 12th, 2023
Pitch Jam is a monthly event that provides budding start-ups with a platform to showcase their pitching skills in front of industry experts and entrepreneurs.
The start-ups, selected by Furthr, will have the opportunity to pitch their business idea in a low-pressure environment to a panel of investors and industry experts. The audience will also have the chance to vote for the best pitch at the end of the event.
The pitching companies are Furthr clients and have a go-to-market proposition with a compelling pitch deck. The recent event included Pilot Path, Omuu Petfood, Tap Retail and eAltra. The audience unanimously voted in favour of Pilot Path, but each founder delivered exceptional pitches, so it was a close call.
Furthr’s expansive network allows us to showcase our start-ups to active investors in the eco-system and this month we were joined by Evelyn Smith of Enterprise Ireland, Colm O’Sullivan of Furthr VC and Rowan Devereux, Chairman of the HBAN Bloom Equity Syndicate.
Anyone interested in connecting with the pitching companies or investors can drop a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
• 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, 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.
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.