Meath native wins €10,000 at Enterprise Ireland Student Entrepreneur Awards

ByMabel R. Acton

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Annie Madden launched FenuHealth with her sister when they have been in secondary faculty. Today, the company employs 11 folks and exports to 15 countries.

Annie Madden has scooped the leading prize at this year’s Organization Ireland 3rd-level University student Entrepreneur Awards.

The university student of College Higher education Cork was one of 10 finalists. She been given €10,000 as section of her prize, which she was awarded at a special ceremony held in Dublin currently (10 June).

Future Human

Together with her sister Kate, Madden is co-founder of Meath-centered FenuHealth. The pair laid the groundwork for the business although taking aspect in the 2020 BT Young Scientist and Technologies Exhibition when they ended up in changeover 12 months. Kate Madden spoke about the sisters’ founding journey at a Foreseeable future Human pop-up celebration all through the exhibition.

Currently, FenuHealth makes powdered nutritional supplements for horses and ponies. The nutritional supplements are added to the animals’ feed to enable avert and resolve stomach difficulties.

The company has a variety of nine products and exports to 15 countries. It counts five royal people amongst its prospects.

As effectively as the prize income, the Maddens will be mentored by Business Eire. FenuHealth employs 11 people. Annie Madden runs the company though completing her scientific tests in Cork.

The Grant Thornton Large-Obtaining Advantage Award and €5,000 went to Alannah Pardy. The South-East Technological University pupil is founder of Recapture One, a cloud-based mostly multimedia enterprise specialising in the development of personalised bereavement memorials.

Ronan McArt and Roisin Lydon, lecturers at St Angela’s University scooped the Enterprise Ireland Academic Award.

Alongside with the prize funds, the winners will also share in a €30,000 consultancy fund that will help them to convert their strategies into a business actuality. This 12 months marked the 41st year the awards have been held.

Richard Murphy, manager of the LEO support, coverage and co-ordination unit at Business Ireland, said the awards represented “an important setting up place for several as they embark on their entrepreneurial journey.”

Minister of Condition for Trade Marketing, Electronic and Enterprise Regulation Robert Troy, TD, extra his congratulations to the winners and finalists. “The calibre of the entries this calendar year are a credit rating to the university student entrepreneurs and their establishments. The assignments offered now tackle a vary of issues facing Irish modern society from sustainability and the ecosystem to health and fitness and wellness with ground breaking alternatives to not only satisfy the wants of an Irish marketplace but with probable world-wide attractiveness also.”

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