Now in it’s second year, The No.1 Draft Pick is the only sportstech competition which provides early stage startups with cold hard cash, €5,000 provided by Journey Partners. Plus a consultancy and co-working package.

The top 3 companies have been decided and will go forward to the #1 Draft Pick Startup Final which is partnered by Sportstech Ireland and supported by Iconic Offices , pitching at the halftime show at this year’s One-Zero Conference.

Equine MediRecord develops, sells and maintains a mobile application and website to allow proper recording of medicines administered to racehorses and other bloodstock. This is the first application of its type. We aim to provide this digital service throughout Ireland before expanding into Europe and worldwide.

Founded in 2015, VoxGolf is an Irish-based software company. Our business develops and distributes web and mobile applications to golfers and the golf industry worldwide. The VoxGolf platform enables users to run competitions over any number of holes; a quick game of four or six holes, or a full 18. The free mobile app acts as a digital scorecard for players, with a live leaderboard and results after the round. The service creates new, incremental revenue for professionals and organisers, and adds to the fun for competitors.

KYMIRA Sport are the world’s leading producers of infrared performance and recovery clothing. Having been founded in 2013 following 5 years of academic research and development, KYMIRA Sport products are now used on every continent around the world. Customers range from Olympic gold medallists, to general every day athletes, through to members of the British Special Forces and explorer’s setting world records for traversing the world’s largest islands under human (and KYMIRA) power alone. Supported by 10 published independent clinical trials (to date), medical device status in the EU, Australasia and US. The benefits that KYMIRA’s products can impart will stand up to scrutiny from even the biggest of sceptics. With a product range that now includes everything from ankle and compression socks, base layers and cyclewear; KYMIRA’s growing range has something for everybody.


Journey Partners works at the cross section of people and innovation. The company works with entrepreneurs to develop successful companies, as well as larger companies to develop internal innovation programmes. For further information, please contact Clyde Hutchinson, Partner. Clyde@journey.partners, or +353 86 2033 553.


SportsTech Ireland was set up to promote Ireland as a world-leading destination for Sports Innovation & Technology. The organisation achieves this through the creation of dedicated programs for companies at all stages of development, providing education, research, mentoring and a network of contacts nationally and internationally to help them to incubate, commercialise and grow. Find out more at www.sportstechireland.com.


Iconic Offices is Ireland’s leading flexible workspace provider, operating 16 locations in Dublin, with spaces ranging from 1 to 500 desks and prices to suit starts ups right through to billion dollar companies. The company was founded in 2013 with a vision to create high quality, inspirational, affordable workspace for SMEs. Iconic Offices is the number one flexible workspace provider in Ireland, offering members; private offices, hotdesks, dedicated desks and meeting rooms in collaborative environments. Find out more at www.iconicoffices.ie

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