Prep4Seed participants pitch for €15m in investment

16 May, 2023

Photo: Clodagh Ryan, Craoi; Shane O'Connor & Richard Sharp Seriously Sound Food; Dan Murphy, CorkBIC; Kieran Coffey & Fiona Kelleher MyGug; Jim Robinson & Mark Kenny Great Island Productions & Fionnuala Wall CorkBIC


Tuesday May 16th - The Prep4Seed 12-week programme finished today at the 'investor pitch day' when 13 companies pitched to an audience of Angel Investors & VCs at Enterprise Ireland's headquarters.

CorkBIC was delighted to work with 4 amazing clients for the Prep4Seed Programme, they were:

  • MyGug
  • Great Island Productions
  • Seriously Sound Food
  • Craoi

The programme delivered by the four Irish Business Innovation Centres (BICs), in collaboration with Enterprise Ireland, prepares start-up clients for seed investment bringing participants through the investor readiness process.

Companies from across Ireland and a variety of industry sectors including AI, MedTech, Pharma, Management Solutions, AgTech, Film Production, HealthTech, Cyber Security, Film production, Wellbeing Solutions, and Green Energy, pitched for total investment of €15 million.

"Start-ups are a powerful driver of economic growth, new talent and innovation," said Leo McAdams, Divisional Manager at Enterprise Ireland.

"At Enterprise Ireland we are committed to helping founders to start and grow their business internationally.

"The Prep4Seed programme, in collaboration with the four BICs is an effective building platform to nurture our future enterprise leaders and their businesses," he added.

The Prep4Seed programme includes four Masterclasses run by the Irish BICS and six one-to-one meetings on tailored client-led bespoke activity with experienced BIC consultants.

Participants were also brought through intensive investor pitch preparation sessions and trial pitches which prepared them for the investor day.

The Companies who participated are: Octiga, Elevre Medical, Size Wise, Genicity, Dogdry, CRAOI, Trigr, Great Island, Seriously Sound Food, My Gug, Babogue, Fair Select and Binarii Labs.

The Next Prep4Seed Programme will begin in Q3 so if you are interested in participating please email

Contact CorkBIC today to talk about starting your business and turn your ideas into reality! CorkBIC will supply you with a step by step guide on starting a business.

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