20 Irish SMEs to avail of IEDR’s €150k e-commerce fund

29 May 2013

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IEDR chief executive David Curtin launches the Optimise competition earlier this year along with Adam Dunne, Isaac Gunnip and Lauren Heary

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Twenty Irish companies are set to benefit from professional consultancy and support to upgrade their online presence under the IE Domain Registry’s (IEDR) €150,000 Optimise fund.

Earlier this year, the IEDR had put a call out to Irish SMEs and micro-businesses to apply for the fund to help them boost their online presence.

Announcing the winners today, the IEDR said they include family-run businesses and emerging and established companies from the food, travel and tourism, media and publishing, retail and technology sectors.

Via the fund, these 20 companies will avail of a combined €150,000 worth of professional consultancy and support to help them develop their websites and learn more about e-commerce.

The winning companies were selected from more than 350 entries by an independent panel of judges.

They are:

  • Food producer and retailer The Butler’s Pantry
  • Online news publisher Business World
  • Kilowen Farm, the family-run producer of yogurts and dairy products
  • Limerick photography company Press22
  • Coffee roasting company Java Republic
  • Organic farm and ecotourism destination Rock Farm Slane
  • Wholesale Directory, a Limerick-based company to help Irish retailers connect online with wholesalers
  • Galway-based Seavite Bodycare, creator of organic seaweed-based skincare
  • Dublin retailer Viking Marine
  • Colmac Robotics, a new start-up offering summer camps to teach kids about robotics
  • Bicycle retailer Eurocycles
  • Dublin clay pigeon shooting facility Courtlough Shooting Grounds
  • PuddleDucks, Cork-based retailer of outdoor clothing for children
  • TV production company Motive Television
  • Travel agency Manasik Tours
  • Dublin-based family garage Square Fit
  • Anchor Safety, supplier of personal safety and protective equipment
  • Tipperary company Air Impact, a wholesaler and distributor of air tools, air compressors and garage equipment
  • Datascope, a Wexford-based newspaper and magazine printer
  • Family-run retailer RA Kee & Sons
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Carmel was a long-time reporter with Siliconrepublic.com

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