SwiftComply, a hospitality compliance platform, has won the Startup World Cup Regional Qualifier, a global initiative offering start-ups the opportunity to win $1 million funding. The company will now travel to California in May 2018 to represent Ireland in the Global Startup World Cup event, which has been developed by Fenox Venture Capital.
Co-founder of SwiftComply, Lindsey Nguyen, went head-to-head with nine other start-ups in a pitch battle, to represent Ireland on the global stage. The expert judging panel for the Irish event included Joe Healy, Enterprise Ireland; Barry O’Brien, Silicon Valley Bank; Charlie Ardagh, Facebook; David Bowles, Delta Partners and Thomas Olszewski, Frontline Ventures.
Commenting on the competition, Joe Healy, Divisional Manager, High Potential Start-Ups, Enterprise Ireland and judging panel member said: “The pitches at the regional qualifier were all fantastic, however the grit, determination and ambition displayed by SwiftComply was of outstanding standard. Enterprise Ireland supports entrepreneurs with global ambition who lead Irish start-ups that have the potential to scale internationally, and we are delighted to be part of an initiative that has helped to catapult a deserving company onto the global stage.”
Pictured above: Joe Healy, Divisional Manager, High Potential Start-Ups, Enterprise Ireland and Lindsey Nguyen, Co-founder of SwiftComply