Netwatch puts out call for US-bound companies

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1 September 2015 | 0

Irish risk management and security specialist Netwatch is establishing a co-working space at its Boston headquarters for Irish companies targeting the US market.

The Netwatch Launch Space will accommodate up to three Irish companies entering the market for the first time who will be given rent free office space for 12 months. The companies must be able to successfully demonstrate their capacity to build their businesses and win clients in the US.

In addition to providing office space, Netwatch’s internal Legal and HR specialists in the US will provide advice to the successful companies, while Netwatch CEO David Walsh will offer mentoring and networking support to them during their tenure in the Netwatch Launch Space.

“The Netwatch Launch Space is about creating a connected community of Irish companies who can support each other as they seek to build their business here,” said Walsh. “Netwatch made the move in 2011 and we can give other Irish companies a real insight into our experience of setting up a base in the US, introduce them to our own network of clients and contacts including legal, financial and marketing advisors to ease their entry into what is a huge and varied market.”

A key requirement for companies seeking to use the Launch Space is that they have a permanent staff member located in the market.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to present before an expert panel including entrepreneur Mr Jerry Kennelly, founder of Tweak; Michael Dawson Founder of One4all; Fergal Broder founder of Lotus Works; and Tom Brennan, Co-founder of Eirgen Pharma.

Companies will be offered accommodation by 31 October and selected firms must be in a position to take up the offer by June 2016.

Closing date for entries is 29 September. Full details on eligibility and how to apply are available at www.launchspace.ie.

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