The third edition of 30 under 30

The third edition of 30 under 30
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From youtubers to social entrepreneurs, from digital strategists to company founders, a growing number of young Irish entrepreneurs are making waves in the technology.

The third edition of 30 under 30 is published this weekend, and is filled with aspiring tycoons, executives and investors.

Take Paul Sheridan. At 19, the founder of Reflex Gaming is the youngest on the list. But that has not prevented him from launching the business and landing a e100,000 investment from serial investor Ray Nolan.

Paul Sheridan 17 year old founder of Reflex Gaming. Picture by Fergal Phillips

Anna Krys moved to Dublin from Ukraine in 2015, and is now developing her own education tech product – an online public speaking platform and working on community development projects in Co Kerry. Valerie Heatley, 26, recently launched her own online health and beauty business Salubrious, while Jake McGuire, 24, founded Evopass, a face value ticket exchange where fans can buy and sell tickets at face value.

Valerie Heatley of Salubrious

Rhona Togher and Eimear O’Carroll, both 27, developed Sound Bunce, an insert for a standard pair of headphones that protects a wearer from sudden loud noises.

Rhona Togher and Eimear O’Carroll of Sound Bunce

Conall Laverty founded Wia cloud platform for software developers building internet of things applications, while Jane Roynane leads Talivest, which employs 25 staff and has raised $1.5 million from backers.

Jayne Ronayne, of Konnect Again. Picture Fergal Phillips

The list features a number of youtubers including Melanie Murphy and Sean McLoughlin, a 28 year old with 20 million subscriber.

There are also a number of entries who are climbing the corporate ladder such as Celine Heemskerk, who has lived in three continents and five countries and is now corporate communications chief for Indeed. James Allen, 26, is global programme manager for Google. Declan Kelly is head of investors at Web Summit.

For full list see this months edition of Connected

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