South-East Technological University student wins Enterprise Ireland’s third level Student Entrepreneur Awards 2022

South-East Technological University Student, Alannah Pardy, founder of RecaptureOne, has won the Grant Thornton High Achieving Merit Award and €5,000 at Enterprise Ireland’s 2022 Student Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.

The student was presented with the Award at a ceremony at Trinity College Dublin on June 10th. RecaptureOne is a cloud-based multimedia company specializing in the development of personalised bereavement memorials.

South-East Technological University student wins Enterprise Ireland’s third level Student Entrepreneur Awards 2022

Alannah Pardy of RecaptureOne wins the Grant Thornton High Achieving Merit Award and €5,000 at Enterprise Ireland’s 2022 Student Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. RecaptureOne is a cloud-based multimedia company specializing in the development of personalised bereavement memorials.

RecaptureOne was one of ten finalists at the awards. Responding to the increasing use of mobile technology and social media across all age groups, RecaptureOne’s customised products move bereavement memorials into the multimedia age. Alannah’s aim is to ensure that the memories of loved ones are easily accessible to family and friends through innovative solutions.

This is the 41st year of Enterprise Ireland’s Student Entrepreneur Awards, which are co-sponsored by Cruickshank, Grant Thornton and the Local Enterprise Offices. The awards are open to all third level institutions across the country.

Along with the prize money, the winners will also share in a €30,000 consultancy fund that will enable them to turn their ideas into a commercial reality.

Speaking at the awards ceremony at Trinity College Dublin, Minister of State for Trade Promotion, Digital and Company Regulation at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Robert Troy TD, said: “Congratulations to all the participants in this year’s Student Entrepreneur Awards. The calibre of the entries this year are a credit to the student entrepreneurs and their institutions. The projects presented today address a range of challenges facing Irish society from sustainability and the environment to health and wellness with innovative solutions to not only meet the needs of an Irish market but with potential global appeal also. Today’s Awards highlight a vibrant and thriving entrepreneurial spirit within Ireland’s universities and colleges across the country, and I look forward to following each of the entrants on their entrepreneurial journeys over the coming months and years.”

Richard Murphy, Manager LEO Support, Policy & Co-ordination Unit, Enterprise Ireland said: “It is great to be able to host this event in person once again. The Enterprise Ireland Student Entrepreneur Awards represent an important starting point for many as they embark on their entrepreneurial journey. The competition provides these students with a platform to explore their innovative business ideas and the opportunity to turn these ideas into thriving businesses. Fostering the next generation of Irish entrepreneurs is a priority for us at Enterprise Ireland and the Local Enterprise offices and it is great to be here on what is the 41st rendition of these awards. Congratulations to each student team and college that participated.”

More information on the Student Entrepreneur Awards can be found on www.studententrepreneurawards.com.

Winners – Enterprise Ireland’s Student Entrepreneur Awards 2022

  • Enterprise Ireland Student Entrepreneur of the Year Award: FenuHealth, University College Cork
  • Cruickshank High Achieving Merit Award: Rollagen, St. Angela’s College, Sligo
  • Grant Thornton High Achieving Merit Award: Recapture One, South East Technological University
  • Local Enterprise Office High Achieving Merit Award: NutrixBix, by Goodness Oats, St. Angela’s College, Sligo
  • Enterprise Ireland Academic Award: Ronan McArt and Roisin Lydon, St. Angela’s College, Sligo

RecaptureOne – Alannah Pardy – South East Technological University

The untimely death of her aunt showed Alannah that as time passes, the sense of loss always remains. Alannah recognised that when a loved one passes, the memories of them become precious. From the pain of bereavement came a novel multimedia solution to help keep the memories of the deceased alive.

 

RecaptureOne is a cloud-based multimedia company specializing in the development of personalised bereavement memorials. Responding to the increasing use of mobile technology and social media across all age groups, RecaptureOne’s customised products move bereavement memorials into the multimedia age. Alannah’s aim is to ensure that the memories of loved ones are easily accessible to family and friends through innovative solutions.

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