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Female founders set to LINEUP for all-Ireland startup pitch comp

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Irish-based female founding tech startups get set to pitch at LINEUP 2020, the one day NI-based event, featuring an all-Ireland women in tech startup pitching competition, keynote speakers, discussions and learnings, focused on tech inclusion, and the future of education and business.

Taking place in Derry on 5th March, shortlisted startups will take part in ‘The 20’, and be in with a chance to win the accolade of ‘The 20’ title, as well as a £2020 cash prize, and post-event mentoring from (as the ‘The 20’ name might suggest) 20 leading business and startup advocates who have offered to help the winning startup LINEUP 2020team build connections, knowledge, and to grow and scale over the coming months.  Book your free ticket to attend LINEUP 2020 here

Last week we announced that Daisy Onubogu, Head of Networks at Backed VC, a Venture Capital firm that back unashamedly ambitious founders, building tech companies that give people greater freedom, would be flying over to be a Judge at the event.

We are also delighted to confirm that leading startup advocate and innovation champion Colin Keogh will be the MC for the startup pitching part of the event. 

We previously announced the first star 'The 20' advocates and we can now reveal the other top advocates include:

Naomi Timperly, Head of Growth Programmes at rrdar 

Mary McKenna, Irish tech entrepreneur and Angel Investor 

Dave Graham - Director of Global Messaging for Emerging Tech at Dell Technologies 

Ellie Torlot, Program Manager, Barclays accelerator powered by Techstars.

Gabriela MaticProgramme Director of the ATI Boeing Accelerator. Previously she has been supporting founders in different stages and from different industries in the Ignite Accelerator.

Steven Hess, founder WhiteCap, Trustee of The Startup Leadership Program.

Marina Traversari, global programme manager role for the Telecom Infrastructure Projects (TIP) Ecosystem Acceleration Centers (TEAC), an initiative by Facebook & major industry leaders.

Kate Jackson, Founder at TableCrowd & TableCrowd Talent, co-founder at SilkFred, owns

And we are also equally delighted to now reveal the all-Ireland female founding startups that will be pitching, include: 


LOOLYN, an e-commerce site where you can easily compare and buy eco friendly products online, think Etsy or Amazon with ethics! They bring together talented makers of plastic free, sustainable products from across the UK and Ireland whilst promoting shopping in a more environmentally friendly way.

Kubera, an AI Core RPA SAS Platform for enhancing and enriching the music metadata. It has unparalleled monitoring, insight, tracking, reporting and also forecasting while also comparing with the competitors catalogues, and it aims to help resolve the royalty issues related to missing music identifiers thus saving millions lost through lawsuits for the music industry. 

Proton helps tackle social & environmental issues by promoting responsible business, and rewarding sustainable living and charitable giving. Empowering people to be a force for good!

Journey Protector believes in a future where vulnerable people are no longer at risk of dying from being trafficked in the rear of trucks/containers. They develop and supply IoT software/hardware combination security solutions for logistics companies, which provide continuous remote real-time monitoring of the conditions in their trailers, and using machine learning generate will an alert should any anomaly (which indicates an intrusion) occur.

SustainIQ, a web based app helping companies to make sense of Sustainability. The software monitors, measures and reports on an organisations impacts on the Economy, the Environment and the Community. It provides a previously unseen level of business intelligence.

ITUS aims to disrupt the cyber insurance space by providing the cyber (re)insurance industry with quantitative insights into cyber risk management among SMEs. ‘Cybrisc – the equivalent of telematics in cyber’.

My Gut Solution - they put a dietitian in your pocket and empower you to resolve your irritable bowel syndrome issues. Centred around tailored video programmes for your IBS type, you can track food and symptoms and learn to eat the diet best suited to your unique gut symptoms.

ESTHER provides a Fintech solution to large non-profits, so they can drive their own peer-2-peer giving campaigns to support the most vulnerable people in society, making charitable giving more direct, more transparent and more effective. 

ALUNAAnne Orr founded ALUNA to increase Board of Director diversity and inclusivity. ALUNA software guides new trustees and new organisations through their roles and responsibilities and builds good governance into board meetings. 

Book your free ticket to attend LINEUP 2020 here. Full agenda here AND good luck to all the pitching startups! 


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Published on: 3rd March 2020

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