20 Irish tech start-ups to pitch at ITLG event in Silicon Valley

9 Feb 2012

ITLG chairman and co-founder John Hartnett

Twenty young Irish technology companies traversing the worlds of social media, clean tech and hardware will vie for the top place at the fifth annual ITLG/Irish Times Innovation Awards in Silicon Valley in March.

At an ITLG event in California on 12-13 March, sponsored by HP, the companies will pitch to a panel of seasoned executives and experts.

The companies were selected following an extensive review of 100 companies at a series of pitch sessions at DCU and the University of Ulster in October and November.

“As a leading technology company and employer in Ireland and the US, whose commitment to innovation has made it one of Silicon Valley’s founding fathers, HP is delighted to support the ITLG in fostering vital links for Irish start-ups and giving them a platform to grow,” said managing director of HP Ireland Martin Murphy.

Enterprise Ireland and Invest Northern Ireland have advised that supports are available to their eligible client companies who are travelling to Silicon Valley to attend and participate at the Innovation Summit.

“We are delighted that we have the support of such an excellent panel of individuals who are willing to devote their time to help our entrepreneurs scale their companies from start-up to success”, said John Hartnett, president and founder, ITLG.

Biotech/Clean tech

  • AER Sustainable Energy
  • Elimbac
  • Radisens Diagnostics
  • Redt

Entertainment and gaming

  • ClearTone Technologies
  • Digital Jet
  • OmniMotion Technology
  • VenueOne


  • IKON Semiconductor Ltd.
  • Rapt Touch Limited
  • Smyth Research

Mobile/Social media/Web

  • Aepona
  • Phlok
  • RepKnight
  • Storyful
  • Betapond

Software and services/Cloud

  • DataHug
  • Foxframe
  • SaveMe4LAter
  • SensorMind

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years