Today Bank of Ireland announced the National Shortlist for the BOI Startup Awards 2015 and we’re delighted to be a finalist in the ‘Digital/Online Startup of the Year’. First we made to onto the Regional Finalist list and now we’re delighted to go even further and make the National shortlist.
There are 11 awards categories which recognise and reward Irish startups for their success in business across a range of sectors including digital, food and drink, retail and technology. The awards also include a Grand Prix award for the startup of the year and a Startup Hero award. Last year over 750 companies entered the awards, the winner of the Grand Prix award was Agile Networks and the Irish Biz Party won the Startup Hero Award, highlighting the many different companies across all sectors that enter the awards. This year a new category has been added to the awards to recognise the significant contribution made by those who come to Ireland to set up their business – the Overseas Startup Setting Up in Ireland Award.