2008 Docklands Innovation Park Enterprise Awards
Dublin-based computer gaming concepts company last night beat off stiff competition to win the 2008 Docklands Innovation Park Enterprise Awards, scooping €10,000 prize fund for best new investment proposal. Andrew Deegan (22) and Brian Quigley (28) from Breakout Gaming Concepts had 15 minutes to present their business plans to the panel of judges comprising Owen Murphy from ACT Venture Capital; Cyril Maguire, from Trintech; author and former American VC, Diane Mulcahy and Roger Hatfield, Director, the Bolton Trust.
Breakout Gaming Concepts designs, develops and produces innovative and exciting computer games and peripheral devices (game controllers) for the computer games industry. The judges remarked how Breaking Gaming Concepts' patented gaming controller technology presented massive global business opportunities for the company through licensing and partnership agreements with specific game publishers, game developers and console vendors.
The other finalists, Niall Harbison from iFoods.tv and David Carpenter from Q-Validus, were each awarded €1,500 presented by Cyprian Brady TD. Now in its sixth year, the Docklands Innovation Park Enterprise Awards programme is the initiative of the Bolton Trust and DIT Hothouse. Bolton Trust Ltd is set up by a group of academic staff of the DIT to assist in developing a synergic and supportive environment in which young entrepreneurs cluster together.For more information visit http://www.boltontrust.com/