Final year Ulster University Interactive Design student Emma Corbett has used the Belfast Business Idea Awards 2022 in the process.
A competition based in Belfast.
Five winners pitched their idea to an independent judging panel, with the overall winner being decided on the night via audience vote. The overall winner secured a cash injection of £ 2,500 to help their business grow. Each of the five winners also received a support package worth over £ 3,000.
The 2022 Belfast Business Idea Award Winners were:
Emma Corbett – Insurin – Overall winner
Eimear O’Rourke – Allergy Act
Harry Mc Anulty – The Plant Alchemist
Orla McKeating – Still I Rise Diversity Storytelling
Conleth Mallon – Injuiced
Emma Corbett from Insurin, said: “From my own experience as a type 1 diabetic, I understand that the newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes could be physically, mentally and emotionally.
“Insurin started out as my final year project at Ulster University while studying Interaction Design. Then I had a lot of commercial potential, but needed to build both the product and business – which is why we entered the Belfast Business Idea Award.
“I want to say thank you to Belfast City Council, Danske Bank, Pacem, Innovation Factory and Enterprise Northern Ireland for their support. There’s so much talent and innovation here, so I’m honored to grow Insurin with the help of the generous support package. ”
David Johnston and Lynsey Bennett, founders of Belfast businesses OutsideIn and Lusso Tan .
Councilor Ryan Murphy, chair of Belfast’s City Growth and Regeneration Committee, said: “The beauty of the Belfast Business Idea Awards is that it is the strength of the idea that is assessed, rather than the achievements of the venture. So people who have already started to trade successfully.
“Belfast City Council is passionate about supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses at each stage of their journey so we can help create jobs and attract further investment. It’s been really exciting to see the wealth of talent and innovation right across the city, ready to be developed. ”