Bolton Trust Innovation Awards 2018

Since 2003, the Trust has run an annual competition for start-ups seeking investment to support the growth of their venture. This year, four founders who have recently graduated from the DIT/IADT New Frontiers Programme, will compete for a cash prize of €10,000 at our awards evening on 18 April, kindly supported by PWC. Our four contenders are:

  • Aimée Madden of Clinishift – Connecting clinical staff and hospital in real-time
  • Brendan Looney of Horus – Sensor technology for the early detection of machine faults
  • Paul Hennessy of Outbound – Advanced Business Intelligence, custom-built for all industries
  • Pierce Dargan of Equine MediRecord – Medical record software for the racehorse industry

Our four judges, tasked with selecting the winning company, will be:

If you’d like to know more, drop us a line.



Jacob Clafin, Founder & CEO,, Winner 2017

(L to R) :
Brendan Looney, Horus
John Lauder, Chairman, Bolton Trust
Paul Hennessy, Outbound
Feargal O’Rourke, Managing Partner, PwC Ireland
Pierce Dargan, Equine MediRecord
Aimée Madden, Clinishift