“In the Shark Tank” – Pitching against the clock

In the Shark Tank Pitching Competition, The LINC March 6th 2018.

What happens when you put six start-up entrepreneurs In the Shark Tank, in front of a panel, an audience & a clock counting down 2 minutes? They hold their nerve, that’s what happens. Though we did think not to include the ‘shark music’ – that would be pressure.

As part of Local Enterprise Week Fingal at the LINC today, 6 start up entrepreneurs faced up to the panel of business experts, the audience of entrepreneurs & the clock. They delivered impressive pitches & fielded a range of searching questions. This was followed by a Q&A session with the audience.

The seasoned entrepreneurs advised the key aspects to a good pitch are know your business, know your audience and prepare well – at least the night before!

The entrepreneurs were


Noel McKEOWN – TeaZe, Colm Ó Maolmhuire – The LINC, Osvaldo SOUSA – Kianda Technologies

  • Osvaldo SOUSA, Kianda Technologies – overall winner
  • Noel McKEOWN, TeaZe – best pitch

Ciaran BRENNAN, Paidade ; Cormac O’BEIRNE, RYPT ; Chantel KANGOWA, Lucca Pads, Morgan THUNDER, Bubblbook.

Winners received cash prizes sponsored by the LINC & Bank of Ireland. All entrepreneurs will be supported by mentoring sessions from LEO Fingal, Bank of Ireland (www.thinkbusiness.ie) & Delaney Financial Consultancy.

Panel members & prize sponsorship were from

  • LEO Fingal, represented by Bryan COUGHLAN
  • Bank of Ireland, represented Gary HOLLIGAN
  • Delaney Financial Consultancy, represented by Gerry DELANEY
  • ITB, represented by Siobhan KILLION

Our Judging Panel L-R: Bryan COUGHLAN – LEO Fingal, Siobhan KILLION – ITB, Gerry DELANEY – Delaney Financial Consultancy, Gary HOLLIGAN – Bank of Ireland


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