Seven new additions to The Digital Hub in Q1 2016

Business, Technology | Tue 5 Apr | Author – Business & Finance
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Seven digital businesses have now joined the technology cluster of 94 companies based at The Digital Hub since the start of 2016.

These new scaling companies comprise of four international and three indigenous Irish companies, collectively employing 23 people at present but with plans for further expansion and employment growth over the coming months.

Among the seven new companies is Irish tech start-up Bizimply, an online workforce management app.

The business currently employs 14 people and plans to double the team size in the next 12 months.

Gerard Forde, CEO and co-founder, Bizimply, said: “We started our journey at the NDRC, as part of their LaunchPad programme in 2013, so it really feels like coming home to be back in the Liberties area of Dublin. It is great to be surrounded by so many great tech companies and we believe The Digital Hub will give us the flexibility and support that will allow us to expand rapidly and double our head count in the next 12 months.”

Also among the new companies is Adaptive International, a data governance management business, which has expanded its geographic presence with the establishment of a Dublin base in The Digital Hub.

Brendan Cannon, COO, Adaptive International, commented: “We are excited to be now based in The Digital Hub, surrounded by a community of knowledge and expertise in all things digital. We chose The Digital Hub primarily because of its access to people and facilities but also because we want to tap into the wider ‘buzz’ of Dublin and Ireland as a centre for innovation in the areas of ‘data governance 2.0’.”

Gerry Macken, CEO, Digital Hub Development Agency, said: “We are delighted to welcome seven new and ambitious companies in the first quarter of this year. Each of the companies has an exciting business proposition and business plan for further growth. At The Digital Hub, we are looking forward to playing our part to support their growth stories by providing a vibrant, collaborative and flexible working environment that will enhance their productivity.”

There are now over 700 people working in companies based at The Digital Hub making it the largest cluster of digital media, technology and Internet businesses in Ireland.