Fast Growth Food & Drink Entrepreneurs Head to
Dublin, 12 June 2017: The Thrive Project, a partnership between
The Thrive Project, now in its second year, will run from June to November. In addition to the visit to Atlanta, participants will also get the opportunity to visit
Commenting on the reason why
“Ireland is well known for the quality of the food and drink that is produced here and while
Orla Battersby, Head of Food Division, Enterprise Ireland said: “Enterprise Ireland’s strategy is to support Irish businesses to build scale and expand their reach into international markets. This is our 2nd year working in partnership with Coca Cola and we have received excellent feedback from the companies last year on how the programme encouraged them to have global ambition and look to new markets beyond Ireland and the UK. The programme combines Coca Cola’s market and consumer insights with Enterprise Ireland’s know how in business development, allowing the founders to gain invaluable knowledge on how to go about scaling businesses and operations. We wish all seven companies taking part in the programme the very best and look forward to learning more and supporting them on their business development plans upon their return.”
All companies selected are fast growing and are planning to expand internationally imminently. All are run by a founder (or group of founders) who are ambitious, have a strong brand and a unique proposition in the sector within which they are operating. Through participation in the programme it is anticipated that they will acquire new skills and ideas which will help propel them to the next stage of growth and success.
The companies are Nudest, a mini meal snack company; Dr Coy’s, a range of healthy chocolate bars, confectionary and ingredients; Cool Food Co. – a company bringing a modern twist to the traditional baked bean; Everest, a range of granola cups; Hiro, a range of healthy noodle based chilled ready meals; Wyldsson, a range of premium health foods and snacks; Foca, a range of gluten free, vegan and paleo single ingredient foods and high end products.