The IIBN was proud to support the launch of Bank of Ireland’s StartLab NYC at the Irish Consulate, on Wednesday March 15th. The technology incubator space is designed to support scaling Irish technology companies entering the US market, with office space, mentorship and access to the Bank of Ireland Innovation team. Three innovative Irish tech startups — Deposify, Pulsate and Axonista — have joined the StartLab NYC and an application process for the remaining four places is now open.

Despite Storm Stella’s snowfall, a fired up crowd of high calibre executives and Irish business leaders came to the morning event which was hosted by Barbara Jones, Consul General. The Minister of State for Diaspora, Joe McHugh launched the event and was accompanied by Tony Dunne, US County Manager, Bank of Ireland. This was followed by a ‘fireside chat’ with Bank of Ireland’s own Entrepreneur in Residence, Gene Murphy, who did a Q&A with Axonista CEO, Claire McHugh and Pulsate CEO, Patrick Leddy