Mykidstime.com, a free resource for families with content on a wide variety of topics from things to do to recipes to technology as well as a listings Directory for services and events for children and families, has won the Best Social Media Award for the 2nd year in a row at the Online Marketing in Galway awards which took place on 8th April in the Town Hall Theatre Galway. The 5 finalists in the Best Social Media category included Kinlay Hostel, Mykidstime.com, Pat Divilly Fitness, Revive Active Products and The Dough Bros.
A national programme called 'New Frontiers' to develop entrepreneurs will commence in Spring 2015. Funded by Enterprise Ireland, the programme will be delivered locally by GMIT in the Innovation Hubs, Galway and Mayo. If you believe that you are capable of building a new company, creating employment and generating revenue in your locality, act now and apply for a place on Ireland's largest entrepreneur development programme!
Two new start-up companies from NUI Galway have been announced as winners of funding from Enterprise Ireland via its Competitive Feasibility Fund. Westway Health Ltd. is developing antimicrobial products for the dairy sector, while Aquila Bioscience Ltd. is developing its own therapeutic products in the human and veterinary space. Funding of €25,000 for each company will help develop their ideas into sustainable businesses focused on export.
Galway-based sales management software company, OnePageCRM, has announced that it will create 12 new jobs, as part of a €575,000 investment programme supported by Enterprise Ireland and other investors. The new hires will be in engineering roles for web and mobile technology, digital marketing and customer support. OnePageCRM is a cloud-based sales management application for SMEs with a worldwide proven method to greatly boost sales.
Supporting Women Entrepreneurs Mentoring and Business Seminar is now open for registration. The event, launched by Hildegard Naughton, will take place In the Salthill Hotel on the 14th September 2012 from 11.30pm to 5.00pm. This is a new initiative between the Galway Chamber of Commerce and BPW Galway (Business and Professional Women of Galway).