iKydz shortlisted for the National Startup Awards
By Maurice Garvey
BALLYFERMOT business iKydz have been selected for the regional shortlist for the National Startup Awards 2018.
iKydz created a smart device and app that gives parents the ability to block websites, filter content and get some internet control.
John Molloy, CEO of iKydz
The Kylemore firm has been shortlisted in the tech category, one of 109 companies shortlisted across 14 categories.
The competition, supported by Bank of Ireland and Enteprise Ireland, recognises Irish startups for their success in business.
A €15,000 prize fund is up for grabs, with the overall winner set to walk away with a prize of €10,000 and the best early stage startup set to receive €5,000 to further grow and develop their businesses.
National shortlist entrants will be invited to pitch their businesses live to a national judging panel in Dublin in early May, and the national awards will take place on May 17.
Stephen Dillon, Founder, Startups.ie added; “A big congratulations to all the companies that have made it to this stage of the competition. Starting a new business takes a huge amount of courage and hard work. The first few years can be really challenging and the National Startup Awards are here to support entrepreneurs who are investing so much of themselves to build businesses that will ultimately create employment and benefit the broader economy.”