Helen Treacy is the
founder and CEO of Cognitive Science Partners. CSP was formed in
November 2009 to bring science to life. CSP have engaged with a leading
psychology researcher and president of the European ABA Association to
develop an evidence based, online teaching application for children and
adults with autism. Since incorporation, CSP have secured first round
investment and are currently working with their DA in EI HPSU to
maximise funding opportunities.
employs 5 full-time and one part-time employee and are busy recruiting
two more full-time developers to ensure our September 1st product
Partners’ mission is to launch three evidence based products
successfully in the market in five years with an estimated turnover of
10 million by 2015.
Rob is the co
owner and director of LadyUmbrella ladies t-shirts (http://www.ladyumbrella.com) which launched in
January 2010. He has been involved in every aspect of the business and
is an advocate for social media as a marketing tool. Using social media
Rob has been able to get the word out about LadyUmbrella and has
resulted in LadyUmbrella being mentioned in national papers both here
and abroad. Outside of his work with LadyUmbrella he blogs about social
media and is also a member of an international podcasting group which
discusses effective use of social media.
is the 26 year old owner of O’Leary Analytics, an online media and
social media monitoring and analysis company. Having gained a degree in
Journalism and Media Communications from Griffith College Dublin,
Stephen spent a year working with The Irish Examiner in Cork, before
returning to Dublin to take up a role with Meltwater News, a
Scandinavian Media company. He worked in London and Amsterdam, and
returned to Dublin to join Green 17, as a sports agent. In November 2009
he set up O’Leary Analytics, an online media and social media
monitoring and analysis company. Using a range of monitoring and
analytical tools, they track and report on coverage from over 120,000
online news-producing sources, and over 220 million social media sources
– including Blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, and Message Forums.
John O’Dea is
manager in the Start-up Division of Enterprise Ireland, with
responsibility for early stage projects in various industrial sectors.
Enterprise Ireland promotes entrepreneurship provides advisory and
financial support to High Potential Start-Up (HPSU) businesses. EI has
supported and invested in a wide range of new businesses and we believe
Ireland has huge further potential to generate significant numbers of
new, world class, start-ups. As an engineer with an MBA, John has worked
in a wide range of sectors, mainly in early stage companies.