Irishwoman Ciara Clancy named Cartier Awards Laureate for Europe 2015

15 Oct 2015

Ciara Clancy from Beats Medical speaking at Inspirefest 2015

Ireland’s Ciara Clancy from Beats Medical has been named Laureate for Europe at the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards 2015.

Ciara Clancy worked for several years with sufferers of Parkinson’s in Ireland, both as a physiotherapist and volunteer. Upon graduation from Trinity College, Dublin, she launched Beats Medical in 2012, at the age of 22.

Clancy’s business created a smartphone app that provides ‘specialised cueing treatment’ for Parkinson’s patients, which is basically sound-wave treatment that enables people to regain mobility.

Clancy was a speaker at Inspirefest 2015 in June, where she gave an insight into what it took to create a viable start-up today.

Now in its 10th year, the Cartier Women’s Initiative celebrates and supports innovative projects by women entrepreneurs, with applicants falling down six geographical lines.

Winners take home a prize of US$20,000, one year of coaching, extensive networking opportunities and international media exposure.

Last year, Yvonne Brady’s EVB Sports Shorts saw her through to the finals, while 2013 saw Leonora O’Brien’s software company Pharmapod come out on top, overall, in Europe.

Video: Ciara Clancy speaking at Inspirefest 2015:

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