Three finalists selected for PwC-backed enterprise awards

Prize of €10,000 to be awarded after companies pitch investment proposals to judges

From left: PwC managing partner Feargal O’Rourke with awards finalists Blake Newman of Cambrist; Jonathan Eves of Eco-nomic Innovations, and Lucinda Kelly of Popertee. Photograph: Maxwell’s

From left: PwC managing partner Feargal O’Rourke with awards finalists Blake Newman of Cambrist; Jonathan Eves of Eco-nomic Innovations, and Lucinda Kelly of Popertee. Photograph: Maxwell’s

 

Three companies have been selected for the final of the PwC Docklands Innovation Enterprise Awards, run by DIT Hothouse and the Bolton Trust, supported by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

The three companies will compete for a prize of €10,000 in expansion funding on March 8th, when they will pitch their investment proposals and face a panel of judges.

The companies chosen include Cambrist, founded by Jacob Clafrin, which operates a cloud-based system to help banks manage foreign currency exchange on card payments.

Also among the finalists is Eco-nomic Innovations, founded by Jonathan and Helen Eves, which owns technology that it says aids mineral recovery in the mining process.

The third finalist is online marketing platform Popertee, founded by Lucinda Kelly, which is developing an artificial intelligence solution to help to help agencies and brands find retail and marketing space.