30 Irish Tech Start-Ups To Watch In 2017


The Irish start-up ecosystem is gaining pace and more and more start-ups are entering the fray. Here is our selection of 30 to keep an eye on in 2017.

Ireland has a thriving start-up community that is getting stronger every year.

We selected this year’s crop of ones to watch on the basis of recent achievements such as funding as well as industry recognition and most importantly, technological relevance.

The 30 start-ups that follow straddle the whole gamut of technology including wearables, internet of things (IoT), mobility, robotics, e-commerce, cleantech, apps, hardware and data management, to name just a few.



Recognised at this year’s prestigious Startup Europe Awards, energy services company UrbanVolt is spearheading what it describes as ‘light as a service’.

Headed by CEO Kevin Maughan, the company in just one year of being in business has become the biggest lighting company in Ireland. Its premise is that it can truly delivery on carbon footprint reduction by being business friendly.

The company, which was also named Bank of Ireland Start-up of the Year, signed a €30m funding arrangement with SUSI Energy Efficiency Fund earlier this year.

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By John Kennedy

Anne James