Irish Independent list DIT Graduate as Business Star under 30
20 September 2017
The Irish Independent recently profiled some of the most exciting Irish business stars under 30, including DIT College of Business graduate Daryl O'Regan.
Daryl O'Regan who is the founder of Paybolt, a wearable payment method that can be used at all sorts of large events from business conferences to music festivals.
Galway-born software developer Daryl O’Regan’s early-stage company Paybolt began as a final-year project for her DIT College of Business Business and Computing degree, but the idea was always too good an idea to die with the college term. The concept for a wearable payment method — for example, a wristband — is flexible and can be used at all sorts of large events from business conferences to music festivals such as Electric Picnic, which first sparked the idea.
“It’s a cashless platform that event organisers can use to improve the experience and it provides them with analytics of who is spending what and where. Depending on the type of event I can add different types of features,” says O’Reagan. NDRC has invested €30,000, with Enterprise Ireland adding a further €50,000, helping O’Regan turn Paybolt from idea to business: “It is really early-stage but I guess they see the potential. I am not building this just for the Irish market but for the international market,” she says.