Meet some of the women-led start-ups that pitched at NDRC Investor Day

19 Jan 2017

We spoke to three of the female-led enterprises that pitched at the recent NDRC Investor Day. Image: Connor McKenna

We interviewed a few of the female-led start-ups that participated in the NDRC Investor Day, which took place in December.

More than 20 companies pitched at this year’s NDRC Investor Day, with the winning investments of €30,000 and €20,000 going to Vizlegal and Glissed respectively.

They also include start-ups emerging from NDRC’s pilot Female Founders programme, run in conjunction with Enterprise Ireland and Bank of Ireland, which sponsored the event.

We spoke to three of the companies that pitched including Audisense, and Outfitable.

The entrepreneurs we talked to included Maryrose Maguire from Audisense, Diane Hodnett from and Dima Kfouri from Outfitable.

Rising to the start-up challenge

The Investor Day (14 December) was judged by Ben Hurley, CEO of the NDRC, as well as Deirdre Terrins from Crescent Capital, Kathy Kelly from Atlantic Bridge and Stephen McIntyre of Frontline Ventures.

“Investor Day is a true test for each of the emerging companies, where they have gone through a process of commercialisation, developed their marketing approach and refined their business plans and projections,” said Hurley.

Start-ups who pitched on the day included: Audisense, Biome,, Clubify, EnteraSense, Local, Luvguru, Outfitable, Vizlegal, Yap, ChildDiary, Contomply, EuroComply, Glissed, Mobility Mojo, Oathello,, Seamless, Tandem HR and Tosca.

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