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.