There have been lots of tech entrepreneurs in the working for the title this year, with the founders of medtech start-up OneProjects recognised in the emerging category.
Texthelp CEO Martin McKay has been named EY Entrepreneur of the 12 months 2022.
McKay was just one of the founding associates of the Antrim-dependent small business, which was set up in 1996 to aid persons with communication difficulties. Now its assistive tech and edtech application helps people today all-around the entire world to study, create and communicate.
McKay has led an enlargement of Texthelp in current years, including the acquisitions of Sweden’s Oribi, the education and learning technology division of Don Johnston and Danish firm Wizkids. The company now employs 350 folks and has doubled its turnover given that 2020.
McKay received the title at an EY event very last night (30 November). The yearly Entrepreneur of the Year awards recognise founders and leaders from throughout the island of Ireland who are creating a mark at house and overseas.
This 12 months, 29 people today representing 25 organizations ended up shortlisted across three groups – for rising, established and international enterprises.
The 2022 finalists collectively have revenues in excess of €1bn, and there ended up lots of Irish tech players in the operating.
McKay was named winner in the global classification as nicely acquiring the general top rated award.
Fionn Lahart and Christoph Hennersperger of OneProjects were being the winners in the rising entrepreneur classification.
The duo established the medtech start off-up in 2017 and it now has bases in Dublin and Munich. OneProjects is creating 4D cardiac imaging technological know-how to enable with the cure of heart problems, and raised $17m past calendar year for its operate.
Meanwhile, Tom O’Connor and Kieran Cusack, co-founders of Limerick’s Conack Building, were named Established Entrepreneur of the Year.
A new special Sustainability Award was also specified to Stephen Nolan of Nutritics, recognising the company’s carbon footprint scoring, show and reporting technique for food stuff corporations.
Roger Wallace, partner guide for the EY Entrepreneur of the Calendar year programme, explained each and every of the winners have demonstrated “cutting-edge, progressive considering and new techniques of working” in their industries.
“It’s also noteworthy that lots of of this year’s finalists and two of our winners are from Ireland’s indigenous know-how sector – a true testament to the resilience, diversity, and ongoing power in this sector.”
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