Belfast Telegraph

Start-ups to bid for £50k support in Newry

Emma Deighan

By Emma Deighan

Early-stage start-ups could walk away with £50,000-worth of cash and business support at the Innovation Nation 2018 Ascend Start-up Competition this month.

The first tech and innovation conference taking place in Newry on September 27 has teamed up with start-up platform Startacus to deliver the all-island pitch competition.

The event will see up to 12 early-stage start-ups being given a platform to showcase their latest innovations.

The winning start-up, to be announced at the Innovation Nation 2018 on the same day, will receive a cash prize of £3,000, as part of a wider £50,000 package of high value corporate and professional services.

The Ascend judging panel is made up of Kevin McGivern of Kx, Ashleen Feeney of KPMG in Northern Ireland, Fiona McElroy of Ulster University and Garrett O'Hare from Flexi Work Space.

Belfast Telegraph