Cavan Digital Hub trebles in 3 years

Cavan’s managed workspace for digital and tech firms Cavan Digital Hub is celebrating three years in operation. 

Since opening in 2019, Cavan Digital Hub has seen its client membership grow desk occupancy from 19 to 75.

Hub members include start-up companies, small-to-medium enterprises and IDA-backed US analytics and communications firm, PublicRelay.

“It augurs well for Cavan’s future that we have so many bright emerging entrepreneurs who are committed to growing their businesses in the county”

Since 2019, PublicRelay, one of the initial client members, has expanded its footprint from two to 24 staff.  It recently announced further expansion into the Hubs top floor suite.

In 2020, IT managed services provider Cinnte Technologies, another of the first members in the Hub, was acquired by Jersey-based Calligo.  Sport and social membership app company, ClubSpot, has expanded from one to six staff.

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Pictured rom left to right back row: Gerard Smith, Trave; John Hyland, Clubspot; Richard Stafford, Apridata; Sean Gallagher; Conor Madden, Cico Sports; Donal DePaor, Prodigy; Danny Barr, Calligo; Rod Sheils and Padraig Byrne, GAA Works. Front row: Padraig Cahill, Opus Web Design; Leanne Connell, Cavan Digital Hub Manager; Michael Hatton, Ooosch

“We have created a fantastic digital ecosystem, community and hotbed for fledging start-ups and entrepreneurs in Cavan and the region”, said Leanne Connell, manager, Cavan Digital Hub. 

“We are proud and privileged to have such great members and we watch with pride as they grow and go on this journey with us,” added Connell.

In addition to providing private office, dedicated and hot-desks, Cavan Digital Hub also provides professional meeting and offsite spaces for local industry. “Cavan Digital Hub is not just about supporting the members that we have here in the building, this digital ecosystem also has a positive knock-on effect on the local economy through supporting jobs, families, communities and enabling collaboration with local and regional suppliers, partners, and Cavan-based companies”, said Brendan Jennings, Chairperson, Cavan Digital Hub.

Cavan Digital Hub marked its three-year anniversary with a celebration for client members, partners, and supporters on Thursday 9June.

Special guest facilitator included business entrepreneur, Cavan native, author and former Dragon’s Den Investor, Sean Gallagher. 

“I was delighted to join the Members of Cavan Digital Hub in marking three years in business”, said Gallagher.  “To see first-hand the thriving businesses that are emerging as a direct result of this facility is truly inspiring. It augurs well for Cavan’s future that we have so many bright emerging entrepreneurs who are committed to growing their businesses in the county. As a Cavan native, I will watch with immense pride as we witness the next generation of Irish business builders,” added Gallagher.

Main image at top (from left): Leanne Connell, Cavan Digital Hub Manager; Brendan Jennings, Chairperson, Cavan Digital Hub & Director of Service, Cavan County Council; Sean Gallagher, Guest Speaker; John Hyland, Founder, Clubspot; Andrea Corrigan, Secretary, Cavan Digital Hub & Senior Enterprise Development Officer, Cavan Local Enterprise Office.

John Kennedy
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