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  • SaaS incubator programme at Republic of Work gives participants an opportunity to develop and grow business ideas

Breaking down international barriers within multinational organisations and transforming workplace wellbeing through a personalised content platform are just some of the ideas that will be pitched by founders to investors at an event in Cork this month.

The Teamwork Catalyst Demo Day on March 23rd showcases the ideas developed during the start-up programme, which has been running at Republic of Work on the South Mall in the city since 2020.

Originally founded by Peter Coppinger and Dan Mackey, Teamwork Catalyst is a SaaS incubator that guides businesses as they develop their concepts and identify the best route to market. Programme members can enjoy the benefits of the dynamic environment at Republic of Work, which includes desk space, Wi-Fi, peer support, and state-of-the-art facilities. 

The latest group of participants on the programme have been developing products such as nTernz, a professional social network for college students; Everywhere English, breaking down international barriers within multinational organisations; and Workwall, transforming workplace wellbeing through a personalised content platform.  An overall winner of Teamwork Catalyst Cohort 4 will be announced on Demo Day, with much-coveted tickets to the Web Summit in Rio in May as a prize, along with the accolade of ‘Best Pitch’.

Patrick O’Toole is Founder at nTernz, and says taking part in Teamwork Catalyst has been pivotal:

It has been incredibly beneficial to the development of nTernz.  The programme provided us with a dedicated space to work and collaborate on our project. The office space and resources provided by the program allowed us to focus on developing our platform without the distractions of working from home or from a coffee shop. Teamwork Catalyst also offered access to a wide range of resources and support from experienced entrepreneurs and industry experts. This included mentorship and coaching sessions, as well as networking opportunities.

Programme Manager at Republic of Work Eshna Gogia says the work created through Teamwork Catalyst is inspiring:

The fact that the fourth cohort of Teamwork Catalyst is now coming to a close, and other past Alumni have gone on to raise millions in funding, is testament to the strength of the programme and the vision of its founders Peter and Dan. We’ve been absolutely delighted to facilitate the participants here at Republic of Work and Demo Day is always an exciting event on site. We’re already looking for people to participate in Cohort 5 of Teamwork Catalyst and I’d encourage budding entrepreneurs in the SaaS space to consider applying, it’s an extremely worthwhile programme with fantastic results.

Demo Day at Republic of Work is a free event but booking is essential. For more information, or to book at place, visit