Quarter three of 2015 saw a further four growing tech companies locate at The Digital Hub, joining close to 90 companies already operating at the technology cluster and bringing the total number of companies to join this year to 17. This quarter also saw the opening of a newly refurbished office space, The Grainstore, adding an additional 10,650 square feet of space to the cluster and bringing the number of buildings at The Digital Hub to nine.
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The latest companies to move to The Digital Hub, comprising two international and two indigenous businesses, are:
- Alien Technology Transfer, an independent public funding advisory specialising in project financing, project management, development of concepts and business models for innovative products. The Company’s HQ is in London and they also have an office in Rome.
- MinFarm, a global marketplace for connecting buyers and sellers of locally produced food. The Company’s HQ is in Stockholm.
- Odin Consultants, an Irish IT company specialising in cutting edge bespoke applications and integrated systems development, targeting primarily the Telecoms, Energy and Tourism industries.
- SWOT Digital, an Irish Digital Marketing Consultancy Company providing digital marketing solutions to companies of all sizes.
Alessandro Rufo, CEO and Founder, Alien Technology Transfer, said of their recent move to The Digital Hub: “We are growing our operation in Dublin to better address the Irish market but also with the objective of bringing our US clients to Dublin. This move represents an excellent environment and a perfect gateway to Europe for young US startups in terms of economy, taxation, language and culture. Our interest in The Digital Hub is also linked to our marketing activity in the US, since many of our clients operating in the IT field require an office in Dublin in order to operate. Our team in Dublin is comprised of 4 people currently; we plan to recruit two more crew members in The Digital Hub in November and 10 people during the first quarter of 2016.”
Commenting on their recent move, Henry Lynam, Engineering Manager, Minfarm said: “Our challenge was to find a shared office space that met a number of goals: comfortable to work in, fast broadband for Skype to connect to our HQ in Stockholm, and a location that allowed us meet similar start-up companies. The Digital Hub met and exceeded all these requirements in a modern office space with lots of natural light and a very friendly team. We believe The Digital Hub experience will help us grow in a positive environment and achieve our goals over the coming months.”
Commenting on the new companies to join The Digital Hub, Gerry Macken, Chief Executive Officer said: “This quarter has been a busy one for The Digital Hub, and we are delighted to welcome four new companies to our cluster. A total of 17 scaling companies have joined us so far this year from many different tech backgrounds, both home-grown and international. This growth, coupled with the opening of our ninth campus building – The Grainstore – means 2015 has been a busy and productive year so far, and we hope to continue growing as we head into Q4 and 2016.”