Connor Murphy, DataHug
"Endeavour was pivotal in the strategy, growth and success of DataHug. The access to top quality mentors, coaches and business networks was world class. Endeavour has opened many doors for us and helped us secure our first few clients and partners."
DataHug has developed technology that indexes corporate email systems and generates actionable insight about the everyday connections between people. The technology is in trial with a number of customers. DataHug won the Technology Start Up of the Year (2010 Irish Software Awards) and was Spark of Genius Winners (2010 Dublin Web Summit)
“The network that this program opens up to those willing to take the opportunity is phenomenal. Endeavour gives you both the solid foundation and
the fuel to build that successful global business – to build a dream!”
Active Mind Technology is developing technology that captures real time sports data and then displays that data in an analytical and social platform. We intend to be the Nielsen of real time sports analytical data and the facebook of social sport. Our first market is golf and the platform is imeeGOLF.com
“Participation in the endeavour programme was one of the best moves we made in developing our business. For young start-up businesses to be able to access people of the calibre of the mentors Endeavour offers and the first hand business experience that the collective mentoring panel brings to the table was immense.”
HKPB Scientific is an innovative R&D company with a number of patented technology platforms that service the medical device industry. HKPB completed its first funding in 2010 and established a manufacturing operation in Ireland to manufacture and sell advanced biomaterials to the international market.
Philip McNamara, TapMap
"The Endeavour Program was the best way for my company to move forward. It gave me the contacts, the motivation and the courage to put all of my plans into place to move the business forward....the team in the Endeavour Program have put a world class entrepreneurship program in place, that is unmatched in Ireland"
TapMap empowers retailers, by publishing their inventory data on mobile devices. The company has over 250,000 products live and partnerships with ShopSavvy, IBM and Ebay.
Michael Sheehy, Gael Force Wind Energy
“Endeavour proved to be an essential platform in accelerating our business in the right direction. A combination of experienced mentors, high profile workshops and constant business stress tests injected energy right into the core of the company. The result? New clients, a leaner business model and focussed vision for the company.”
Gael Force Wind Energy is an operations management company for maximising portfolio revenues in the renewable energy sector. Gael Force secured its first client at the end of 2009, and it's second client in June of 2010.
David McAvinue, Tender3D.com
"Endeavour was a great experience. It was fantastic to meet and get advice from so many successful people, and there were people from some great companies on the programme who we are still in touch with. Going on Endeavour has been a very positive thing for us and I would recommend it highly"
Tender3D.com is online software for finding and managing the right 3D animation and CG artists. The company has a signed up customer base in over 100 countries.
Declan O'Sullivan, Bet-Tec
"You learn from the some of the most successful business people in the country. The mentoring process is invaluable"
Bet-Tec delivers innovative solutions to betting industry partners. It launched TotelFootball, a fantasy football betting service, in advance of the 2010 World Cup. The service is being promoted by several betting and affiliate partners and by TotelFootball as a B2C service.