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Four New Companies Join The Digital Hub


Four New Companies Join The Digital Hub

The Digital Hub is now home to four new companies who has joined the nearly 90 other companies in the technology based cluster. This year only saw 13 other companies join the team at Digital Hub and The Grainstore has also opened its newly refurbished doors. The four companies who have joined the cluster are both national and international. They are Alien Technology Transfer, MinFarm, Odin Consultants and SWOT Digital.

Alien Technology Transfer is an established company with offices in London and Rome and was founded in October 2013. Chief Executive Officer, Alessandro Rufo, is the founder of Alien Technology Transfer who created a company that specialises in the SME Instrument. What this means in a nutshell is that they support new or disruptive technology businesses and support them with grants and advice in order to help them achieve the profit margins they can be making.

“We are growing our operation in Dublin to better address the Irish market but also with the objective of bringing our US clients to Dublin. This move represents an excellent environment and a perfect gateway to Europe for young US start-ups in terms of economy, taxation, language and culture,” said Alessandro Rufo in response to joining the Hub.

“Our interest in the Digital Hub is also linked to our marketing activity in the US, since many of clients operating in the IT filed require an office in Dublin in order to operate. Our team in Dublin is comprised of 4 people currently; we plan to recruit two more crew members in The Digital Hub in November and 10 people during the first quarter of 2016.”

The Digital Hub is located on the north and south side of St James’ Street and comprises of nine buildings including the new Grainstore. Gerry Macken who is CEO of The Digital Hub said: “This quarter has been a busy one for the Digital hub, and we are delighted to welcome four new companies to our cluster. A total of 17 scaling companies have joined us so far this year from many different tech backgrounds, both home-grown and international. This growth, coupled with the opening of our ninth campus building, The Grainstore, means 2015 has been a busy and productive year so far, and we hope to continue growing as we head into Q4 and 2016.”

MinFarm is an online farmers market that connects you the consumer directly with the farmer you choose to purchase produce from. It allows you to choose your products straight of the farmer’s shelf with no middleman. You order directly through MinFarm and it is the farmer who makes the price; 80% of what you pay goes to the farmer and 20% to MinFarm.

“Our challenge was to find a shared office space that met a number of goals: comfortable to work in, fast broadcast for Skype to connect to our HQ in Stockholm, and a location that allows us to meet similar start-up companies. The Digital Hub met and exceeded all these requirements in a modern office space with lots of natural light and a very friendly team. We believe The Digital Hub experience will help us grow in a positive environment and achieve our goals over the coming months,” Henry Lynam, engineering Manager of MinFarm said about their recent move.

The other two companies Odin Consultants and SWOT Digital are focused on IT, software and web development, and digital marketing for companies with IT needs as well as tourist driven industries. The Digital hub Development Agency is the Irish state agency that manages The Digital Hub.

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