Pitch Jam

Guinness Enterprise Centre 

Pitch Jam

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. Previous start-ups that have pitched have included Skippio, OneBill, REClosure, Pilot Path, Omuu Petfood, Tap Retail, Bynaric, Gemell, Meta-Flux, Hestio and FlexiDrive.

Furthr’s expansive network allows us to showcase our start-ups to active investors in the eco-system. Some of our previous judging panels have included Enterprise Ireland, Gianni Matera of Growing Capital, Dermot Berkery and Amy Neale & Dermot Berkery of Delta Partners, Saurabh Kumar of Sure Valley Ventures, Weili Wang of Atlantic Bridge, Faye Drouillard Walsh of WakeUp Capital, Drew O’ Sullivan of InterTradeIreland, Jeremy Debono of Elkstone and Rowan Devereux of HBAN

Anyone interested in connecting with the pitching companies or investors can drop a message to hello@furthr.ie


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.

Finalists will be announced by Sept 30th.

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