New start-ups chosen for hot-housing

Sixteen new start-ups have been selected for LaunchPad and GamePad accelerator programmes, writes Philip Connolly.

14th September, 2013
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Anumber of Ireland's most promising young companies have clinched hundreds of thousands of euro in investment, after landing places at two of Ireland's top accelerator programmes.

The National Digital Research Centre (NDRC) LaunchPad programme and Wayra, backed by telecoms giant Telefonica, are pumping more than €600,000 in investment into close to 40 indigenous companies.

The NDRC has selected 11 companies for its LaunchPad, an accelerator programme that helps get start-up companies off the ground, and has...

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