The Propel Programme 2012 came to close yesterday with the conclusion being marked with an awards dinner event, held at the Ramada Hotel in Belfast.
Guest speaker Alastair Hamilton, CEO Invest NI, addressed the audience and made particular remark to the achievements of past participants of the programme, and the central role export focused innovative businesses have in the Northern Ireland economy.
The awards event was held to acknowledge the efforts and progress of all of the participating companies on the programme, with a number of special awards given to five of the startup businesses.
Propel 2012 Award Winners:
Propel Company of the Year – Okotech, Janette O’Hagan
Best Final Investor Pitch – GripZone, Fergus Wallace
Business Which Made Most Progress - School Apps Kit, Richard Johnston
Best Go To Market Strategy – NoSho, Collette McCrarren
John Butler Best Networker - Adoreboard, Chris Johnston
The winner of the Propel Company of the Year Award was Okotech. Janette O’Hagan of Okotech is pictured with Invest NI Chief Executive Alastair Hamilton at the Propel awards ceremony.