A number of technology start-ups will battle it out in this year’s Institute of Technology Blanchardstown iFactor contest.
LINK is part of Innovation Dublin 2010 and allows companies to make their pitches to a panel of investors with a cash prize of €4,000 to be won.
Each of these companies will have two minutes to make its pitch and then field questions from the judging panel before the panel makes its decision on a winner.
The contest is funded by the four Dublin County Enterprise Boards, Fingal County Enterprise Board, Dublin City, South Dublin and Dun Laoghaire Rathdown.
Assumpta Harvey, manager, the LINC, ITB, said: “Should a start-up company walk into an elevator and meet with a possible investor – they have two minutes to engage that investor to ensure they tune into or out of your idea. The iFactor gives these start-up companies a chance to test their elevator pitch in front of a friendly panel of investors while competing still for a cash prize of €4,000.”
The competition takes place Wednesday, 17 November, at 6pm in the Lecture Hall of The LINC at ITB.
The Incubation Centres involved in iFactor 2010 are:
· Synergy Centre, IT Tallaght
· Media Cube, IADT Dun Laoghaire
· ICELT NCI
· Invent, DCU
· The LINC, ITB