KPMG in Ireland is seeking Ireland’s next leading technology innovator. The Irish winner of the Global Tech Innovator final will get the opportunity to compete against 22 other countries and jurisdictions across the world including Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, Germany, Gibraltar, Israel, India, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Taiwan, the UK and the US.

The competition, now in its second year, is open to Irish tech entrepreneurs and start-up businesses which are pure technology, tech-enabled, tech-led or tech-driven.

The overall Irish winner will progress to the Global Tech Innovator final held, which will be held in November during Web Summit 2022 in Lisbon. The prize also includes travel and accommodation to Lisbon, tickets to Web Summit as part of KPMG’s delegation, an exhibition stand for one day, and access to exclusive networking events and mentoring opportunities.

Last year’s Irish winner was CattleEye, a Belfast-founded company which harnesses the capabilities of advanced AI in video analytics to deliver the world’s first academically verified autonomous livestock monitoring platform. Other Irish companies shortlisted in the 2021 competition included ApisProtect, CitySwift, Dataships, Equal1, ID-Pal, Singularity Alpha and Wrkit.

Anna Scally, KPMG Partner and Head of Technology & Media, and Fintech Lead, said: “Following the huge success of our inaugural competition last year, we’re back on the hunt for the next ‘big thing’ in tech. We have a thriving tech ecosystem here in Ireland and we’re looking to find emerging tech start-ups, with potential to be Ireland’s next unicorns. If your company is tech-enabled, tech-led or tech-driven, this is really an opportunity not to be missed.”

Applications to enter the competition have been extended to May 16. The competition is open to firms that have operated for five years or less, have generated revenue between $1 million and $10 million or have raised $500,000 or more in equity. Entrants must be registered and based in Ireland or Northern Irish and have developed innovative, proven technologies with a robust business model that is gaining traction and has the ability to scale. To enter click here:

The Currency is a supporter of KPMG in Ireland’s Global Tech Innovator competition.