Digital Hub adds 7 companies to bring number at tech cluster close to 100

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New office space at the renovated Grainstore Building in The Digital Hub. Image via Digital Hub Development Agency

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The Digital Hub in Dublin has revealed that it has added seven companies to the tech cluster in the first quarter of 2016, bringing close to 100 the number of companies based there.

The Digital Hub remains one of Ireland’s largest tech clusters and is home to a number of major companies, including Slack and Living Social, and it was recently included in Siliconrepublic.com’s 15 sci-tech hotspots you have to visit when you’re in the capital.

Now, it has announced that seven start-ups have joined the technology cluster since the start of 2016, bringing to 94 the number of companies based at The Digital Hub.

Of the seven companies, three are indigenous to Ireland, hiring a total of 23 people, but with plans for further expansion and employment growth over the coming months.

Perhaps the largest company of the seven is Bizimply, an Irish tech start-up that has grown considerably in the past few years having been announced as the 2015 winner of the ESB’s Spark of Genius Award at Web Summit, while also being included in our list of 21 start-ups to follow this year.

Plans for further growth of companies

The company has developed an online workforce management application that supports the way restaurants and retail businesses manage and engage with their employees and it is used by a number of Irish and international businesses.

Commenting on the new companies moving into The Digital Hub, Gerry Macken, CEO of the Digital Hub Development Agency, said: “Each of the companies have an exciting business proposition and business plan for further growth. At The Digital Hub, we are looking forward to playing our part to support their growth stories by providing a vibrant, collaborative and flexible working environment that will enhance their productivity.”

The six other companies moving into the cluster are:

Adaptive International

A software and professional services firm providing a data governance platform that enables users to always see where their data is stored, what that data means, how their data flows around their organisation, and the impact of intended or unintended transformations on it.

Site Analytics

An Irish company that provides a specialist software solution that identifies warm online sales leads by tracking all business visitors to a company’s website. Its software portal identifies the business name, full contact details of the business, contact details of the key decision makers and the products and services that interested them while on the particular website.

CoinaPhoto

Launched in 2014, CoinaPhoto provides a platform for users to showcase and market their photography to potential buyers (marketing agencies/publishing houses/creative).  With an existing global community of more than 18,000 (growing at 50pc each quarter), CoinaPhoto has started to make a difference by connecting, nurturing and sustaining aspiring talent from around the world.

Zoozh

A start-up business established this year building platforms in the mobile applications sector with a focus on delivering a high degree of originality and captivating content.

ChildDiary

An Irish company launched in 2014 as a social media platform for schools to embrace engagement with parents, staff and their community.  The platform provides users with the tools to increase parental engagement, support planning and streamline processes between educators and parents, in particular.

Pentagon 2000 Software

A developer of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software system used primarily in the aerospace and defense industries. Customers of its flagship Pentagon 2000 SQL software include aircraft operators, maintenance centres, component repair and overhaul shops, manufacturers, distributors and parts traders.

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Colm Gorey is a journalist with Siliconrepublic.com

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