Digital Hub says 35 new companies established in 2014
Thirty-five new companies based at Dublin’s Digital Hub created a total of 150 new jobs in 2014, according to an end-of-year report.
Some notable companies to join The Digital Hub this year were international organisations Eventbrite, KeyedIn Solutions and PriceSpy, with Creative Nation, VSWare and beActive erpresenting the best of Irish.
Athena Media, a multi-award winning transmedia production and consultancy company, also returned in 2014 to The Digital Hub after a brief hiatus during which it became the first Irish production company to join MediaCity UK – the international media hub in Manchester.
Companies previously established and operating within The Digital Hub have also been expanding. Xwerx, a user experience design agency, and eMaint EMEA, a developer of computerised maintenance management software (CMMS) solutions, both moved to new office spaces, while application and platform development company Software Design grew its headcount to 17.
The Digital Hub also announced plans for the refurbishment of a 19th Century Grainstore building, adding an additional 10,650 square feet of space to the cluster. This development is set to be completed by the second half of 2015 and will provide additional office space to meet the demand from scaling existing and new businesses looking to locate in The Digital Hub.
Additionally, the restoration and refurbishment of a number of historic buildings at 1 Crane Street and 7 & 8 Thomas Street is due to be completed by the end of 2015.
Gerry Macken, CEO, The Digital Hub (pictured), explained: “We are now looking forward to 2015 and what our expansion will mean for Ireland’s digital economy as our companies continue to grow. We also greatly anticipate the completion of our Grainstore building development in the second half of 2015 and the opportunities the additional 10,650 square feet of office space will create. We hope and plan to grow further in 2015, staying at the forefront of digital technology in Ireland.”