Innovate – Empowering Female Entrepreneurs

Innovate is an accelerator programme designed to empower female entrepreneurs, aimed at start-ups with a female founder at the helm. Running over twelve weeks from September to December 2017, Dublin BIC will provide the tools and resources to ensure eleven companies become investor ready.

Dublin BIC provides the most comprehensive range of supports to early stage and scaling companies. Over 85% of companies who participate on the Dublin BIC Investor Ready programme receive funding and survive the critical first 5 years in business.
As part of the Enterprise Ireland, female entrepreneur CSF call launched in May 2017, over 160 applications were received from early-stage innovative companies with a female entrepreneur in a senior role within the company. Following an intense application process and pitch demo day, Dublin BIC and Enterprise Ireland have selected 11 companies to participate in the Innovate accelerator.

Each company will be incubated within the Guinness Enterprise Centre (GEC) for the duration of the Innovate. The GEC has over 150 innovative companies, participants are sure to benefit from networking events and world-class incubation facilities.

Look below to see the companies who have been selected;

Apisprotect
Apisprotect uses unique, innovative technology to help beekeepers prevent losses and increase productivity in their hives.

Bioprobe Diagnostics
BioProbe Diagnostics (BPD) is a spin-out company from NUI Galway (NUIG) established in 2017. It has been established to commercialise novel Nucleic Acid Diagnostics (NAD) proprietary technologies for the detection and identification of microbial contaminants associated with the environmental and industrial sectors.

Blendi
Using freeze-dried fruits, Blendi has created a range of smoothie blends that meet your needs throughout the day. Portable and easy to prepare.

BeeInstant  Increase your Digital journey with BeeInstants cloud-based tracking service. BeeInstant has developed a world-class metric monitoring platform.

Budding
Where recruitment marries career coaching. Budding has developed an automated system which saves graduate employers money by quickly and cost-effectively finding them candidates that are a match for the job demands and culture of the company.

Connect the Dots
Event architects, building unique events from the ground up, with insights at the core.

Habitus
A provider of innovative devices and software in the area of preventative and rehabilitative medicine.

Izzy Wheel
Creating unique and stylish wheel covers for wheelchairs created by top artists and designers.

Maikology
Maikology is a product design company established by Patricia Mangan and Declan Kinahan in January 2016 to develop a range of innovative products for a global market.

PayBolt
Payvolt is a mobile platform designed for music festivals with integrated payment and social features. The platform offers social features that will enrich the festival experience while providing organisers and sponsors with valuable real-time analytics.

Schedulie
Schedulie is an online application designed to simplify your everyday scheduling and roster needs.

Topper
Topper is the ideal platform for small to medium-sized business. The topper app can carry out a range of services for sole traders, small business operator, and service providers.