€239,900 awarded in funding to 14 start-ups and small business by LEO for Dublin City

The Local Enterprise Office for Dublin City has awarded €239,900 in funding to 14 Dublin City-based small businesses and start-ups, supporting 25 jobs.

Commenting on the funding, Greg Swift, Head of Enterprise and Economic Development, at Local Enterprise Office for Dublin City, said: “We’re delighted to award almost €240,000 to 14 small companies and start-ups across Dublin City, bringing 2018 to an end on a positive note.

“The funding amounts awarded range from €1,000 to €35,000 and will support companies by helping them build their staff teams; expand into new markets; and move from early-growth stage to high-potential start-ups.

“The companies we’re supporting range from a design studio developing an augmented reality children’s book and app highlighting farm dangers, a pizza company making sourdough bases and authentic Italian pizza sauces, to a training school for cosmetic procedures.”

Also speaking at the event was Paul Courtney of Symmetry Solutions: “Receiving this funding is a big milestone in the development of my company – it has given me the security and confidence to continue to grow my business.

I would encourage all businesses similar to mine to reach out to their local enterprise office, not only is it hugely rewarding to receive the funding, the staff have been invaluable for offering advice, as well as providing networking opportunities which are vital for a growing business.”

The companies supported include:

Symmetry Solutions: privacy and data protection management software company
Xtract360: online insurance claims platform
Fifty-Three Six Media: sports marketing agency
Change Donations: online fundraising platform for charities and non-profits
Emerald Green Baby:  E-commerce platform for online retail sales in China
Sorrento Pizza: food producer making pizza bases and sauces
Gigable: mobile platform matching available workers to available jobs
Dragonflick: online platform for multimedia asset management;
Olytic: social media monitoring and analysis agency
Wunderfloor: residential and commercial heating solutions company
Flutter Tree: handcrafted gifts company
Estivus: digital platform enabling SMEs to promote and manage their online presence
Little Red Design Studio: design studio focused on teaching children
Kieron Men: working on developing a medical training device
Cosmed Aesthetic Training Academy: training school for cosmetic procedures

Further information on the Local Enterprise Office for Dublin City can be found here: https://www.localenterprise.ie/DublinCity/.

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