Two Tallaght firms on State visit to Australia
By Mary Dennehy
TWO companies that started out on a Tallaght-based entrepreneur development programme are among 50 Irish companies promoting their businesses on a State visit to Australia led by President Michael D Higgins.
The founders of both Superdisty, a distributor of IT infrastructure products, and Fijowave, which creates secure connectivity for communication networks, started out as participants on the Synergy Centre’s Entrepreneur Development Programme and took up office space with the IT Tallaght-based business incubation hub.
As both companies expanded they moved to Synergy Global, an additional incubation facility acquired in 2011 by IT Tallaght in Citywest – which has larger offices and boardroom facilities to accommodate the further growth and expansion of businesses.
Elaine Ralph, co-founder of Superdisty, and Michael O’Keeffe, co-founder of Fijowave, are this week promoting their business connections and business development in Australia as part of a team of 50 Irish businesses.
The last time a similar trip took place was 1998, with the Government represented on this visit by Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Frances Fitzgerald, and executives from Enterprise Ireland and the IDA – who together with the 50 businesses are focused on strengthening economic, tourism, cultural and historical ties between the countries.