CORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY: ‘Rubicon Centre’ continues to mark 10th anniversary

3 October 2017
By Mary Bermingham

News in brief

The Rubicon Centre, which celebrated its 10th anniversary earlier this year, has been part of the Cork ecosystem supporting entrepreneurs since 2006. Cork Institute of Technology has been supporting entrepreneurs in the region since 1998 through its entrepreneurship development programmes.
Since 2012 more than 60 entrepreneurs have completed phase 2 of the prestigious New Frontiers programme. Of these fledgling companies, sixteen have qualified for competitive start funding from Enterprise Ireland, 35 have been grant aided by their Local Enterprise Office and almost 120 jobs have been created to date. In just 5 years these companies have raised over Û6.5 million in public and private investment, with this year’s fourteen expected to follow in their predecessors footsteps and create further employment for the region.

David Casey, Lumin House, Vincent Forde, Gasgon, Martin O’Flynn, Systemic Mind Ltd, James Gale, Stamp Owl, Aaron Collins, Evan Collins, MySitter, Maria Horgan, Rubicon Centre, Conor O’Sullivan, ARQ, Joe Freyne,, Kieran Gleeson, Freight Station, Liam Fitzgerald, New Frontiers Programme Manager and Kevin Corr, ILine Software Solutions who are setting out to complete Phase 2 of the CIT/Rubicon New Frontiers programme for high potential start-ups.
Picture Darragh Kane

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