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Two DCU Alumni Get Funded through Propeller Accelerator

Although the Propeller Accelerator is an open, global competition to see the best startups, it was interesting to see where all of our initial batch came from. Two of the companies have founders who are DCU alumni: Don Corbett (Business School) who is co-founder of Associate Mobile and Doctor Shane Linnane (Physics) who is co-founder of GreenEgg Technologies.

Dr Linnane originally came through the DCU Invent ‘Tech Venture’ commercialisation course that was run in conjunction with the Ryan Academy last year, and this in essence is a spin-out from the Sustainability Lab, run by Dr Stephen Daniels, in DCU. Shane’s co-founder, Rob Merriman, came out of the Sustainability Masters in DIT.

Associate Mobile: Associate Mobile is developing cloud-based mobile platforms for enterprise and consumer markets. MobileMinder – a parental supervision platform for mobiles is the company’s first commercial output.  www.associatemobile.com/mobileminder/

GreenEgg Technologies: GreenEgg Technologies are a research and development company focused on technological solutions for the clean technology and environmental sectors. They develop innovative eco-friendly products for a range of applications and their research focuses on the development of products that enable the smart and efficient operation of technology. www.greenegg.ie

Overall, the six startups chosen are five from Ireland and one from the UK. They cover key technologies such as mobile applications, cleantech, online gaming, informatics, Facebook ecommerce and social media.

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