Akara Robotics Makes Final in Seedcorn Competition

21 September 2021

Trinity College Dublin spinout, Akara Robotics, has reached the regional final in the Inter Trade Ireland Seedcorn competition.  Akara Robotics, headed up by Dr Conor McGinn, a research collaborator at the ADAPT Centre, is a robotics and AI company focused on delivering innovative robotic solutions in the healthcare space. The Seedcorn competition is the largest business competition for earlystage / high growth companies and comes with a prize fund of €280k. 

The objectives of the Competition are to assist start up companies in raising new equity; enhance awareness of the various sources of private equity or venture investment finance; stimulate activity/development of investor ready projects; create a flow of quality business proposals/ deal flow; accelerate the development of winning projects; and to create new venture role models.

The eight regional winners (four in each category) will be invited back to make their investment pitch to a final panel of judges on 25 November 2021.