Nine new, exciting startups in Ireland’s sunny South East recently began the first ever NDRC at ArcLabs accelerator programme, supported by Enterprise Ireland.

The programme is the second regional accelerator undertaken by NDRC, following the successful delivery of NDRC at PorterShed, in Galway, last year.

Once a company joins NDRC, the team works intensively with each, over a short time frame, to help them understand what value their company can offer customers, their strategy for growth and getting them ready to meet the demands of both investors and customers.

The short time span and the intensity of this commercialisation work is the acceleration process. It is this offering of capital investment and development support that makes NDRC effective.

Ben Hurley, NDRC CEO, said: “It is wonderful to welcome such exciting new businesses into NDRC’s portfolio. With the help of our regional partners, NDRC at ArcLabs is further proof of the entrepreneurial talent that is spread throughout Ireland.”

“World leading companies are already emerging from the South East and with industries such as retail, property and recruitment primed for digital disruption, the potential for more growth is clear.”

“We look forward to working closely with each company so that they can go on and secure next stage investment and build their digital enterprises into Ireland’s next generation of global operators.”

The investors and supporters of NDRC at ArcLabs, in addition to Enterprise Ireland, include Suir Valley Ventures, Bank of Ireland Seed and Early Stage Equity Fund, South East BIC, and Local Authorities of Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford, Local Enterprise Offices and Enterprise Centres.

The Accelerator programme is part of Enterprise Ireland’s overall strategy to increase the number and quality of start-ups that have the potential to employ more than 10 persons and achieve €1 million in export sales within three years.

Julie Sinnamon, CEO, Enterprise Ireland said, “Enterprise Ireland works closely with the start-up eco-system to support and encourage Irish companies with global ambition to scale internationally.

“Mentorship is fundamental for these early-stage companies and a key pillar of the support system that allows start-ups to become valuable contributors to the regional and national economies. The NDRC at ArcLabs further solidifies the support infrastructure for start-ups in the South-East region and I look forward to seeing the growth of the participating start-ups.”

The nine companies NDRC has invested in comprise:

Property Bridges

Property Bridges is an online marketplace for property finance. We help construction professionals raise finance fast and investors access to secured property loans.


Herdsy is a disruptive Agritech tracking company, that can be used on any animal. Herdsy is built for farmers of all sizes who care about increasing the profitability of their herds.


MatchDay is a live sports game that lets fans compete against each other in real time as they watch live sport.


Sipario re-defines how a concert venue books talent. Sipario alleviates the mundane tasks, allows staff focus on higher value work saving time and money. Sipario leverages data to increase revenue via multiple commercialisation opportunities.


PaidAde keeps small trade business owners in business by enabling them to get paid and operate their business on the go.

Kraken Analytics

With an evergrowing number of integrations and a powerful brain, KRAKEN ANALYTICS allows e-Commerce Digital Agencies to be effortlessly data driven and keep clients happier for longer by delivering maximum results.


Referral.Works is a recruitment platform that helps recruiting management get high quality, skilled talent 23% faster, that are retained up to 50% longer through crowd-sourced, data driven referrals.


BluCoup is a marketing platform that enables retailers to engage with consumers in real time as they shop. Our technology then tracks the consumer’s behaviour from offer engagement through to redemption. This allows the platform to deliver bespoke offers to the individual in the future.


TurnedSee is a log in only, modern platform allowing hotels and venues to showcase their MICE offering in 360o technology for the better presentation of their spaces. The pre-qualified planners can view the facilities and instantly connect to the right person at the venue. No commission model and direct relationship building allows better cooperation between the end client and the venue/hotel.

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