Anticipation building - Ignite Class of 2017 (NYC Daily Blog No.1)


Not your typical to Dublin airport, con call en route,....clear security, another call.....US pre clearance...phew, now it's time to find the Ignite class of 2017 and prepare for all that New York is going to throw at us over the next few days!

The schedule is busy for each of our four companies and the free time is reducing by the hour as more and more contacts come through to maximise the time in the Big Apple. We hope the next four days will be a success for everyone involved but the reality of successfully juggling a growing business and time out for a trip of this nature is easily apparent as the laptops are quickly opened as we all settle into our seats for EI0101 to Newark.

PwC NI's Ignite, now in it's second year, is a mentor programme for Northern Ireland's up and coming technology start ups. The programmes seeks to provide 4 companies with access to PwC's network and expertise, with the objective of accelerating their individual growth aspirations. As well as getting a dedicated mentor for 12 months, the programme also incorporates a trip to the US to tap into the start up ecosystem on the other side of the Atlantic. New York is the inspirational location for this years visit as we seek to visit @Techstars, @PwCUS, UK Embassy, various VC's and corporate targets.

The calibre of this years programme is yet again phenomenally strong, with a great mix of companies spanning fintech to IoT with @Cyberlytic @FundsAxis @Seesense @Yedup

You will get a chance to hear a bit more about each of the companies throughout the week as well as our exploits Stateside on the NYC Daily Blog.

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Noel Culbert
Associate Partner, PwC United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 28 9041 5828

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