Jul 12, 2017

The Digital Hub welcomes ten new creative and tech companies to the digital cluster

The Digital Hub, Ireland’s largest cluster of digital media, technology and internet businesses, has welcomed ten new creative and tech businesses to its enterprise cluster in 2017. These latest scaling businesses comprise a mix of international and indigenous based companies.

Of particular note is the increase of specialist creative businesses now establishing a presence in The Digital Hub. Included among the new companies to join The Digital Hub campus in Dublin 8 are businesses providing services covering animation, film and production, business training, public relations, interactive entertainment and film industry events.

 

Commenting on the new companies to join The Digital Hub, Fiach Mac Conghail, Chief Executive Officer at The Digital Hub said: “2017 has been a busy year for The Digital Hub so far, and we are delighted to welcome ten new companies to our campus. Our enterprise community continues to grow and we are particularly thrilled to have a wider mix of creative companies established at the hub that can support and complement each other. The introduction of ten new companies now brings the current number of companies located at The Digital Hub to ninety-five and employing over 700 people.”

Some of the new companies announcing their move to The Digital Hub include:

  • Gingerbread Animation, a brand new independent and creator-driven animation house specializing in high quality trad-digital 2D animation content for kids.
  • Planet Korda Pictures, a small but dedicated Irish film and television production company. The company was established in 2005, focussing primarily on feature-length, creative documentary films with an international appeal.
  • Kubicle, founded in 2014 with the goal of improving Excel training in the workplace. Kubicle initially focused its efforts on contextualized, high quality content delivered through an easy-to-use platform.
  • Wachsman PR, is an international PR agency founded in December 2015 and headquartered in New York. Wachsman PR specializes in financial technology with over 40 clients around the globe
  • Giraffe Games, is an interactive entertainment company based in Dublin primarily known for establishing very successful sports games for mobile, phones and tablets.
  • Audi Dublin International Film Festival, is Ireland’s premier film event taking place in February each year. The company has built a formidable reputation for delivering to audiences the very best in Irish and international film talent.

 

Speaking about the move to The Digital Hub, Lindsey Adams, Supervising Producer, Gingerbread Animation, said: ‘’The Digital Hub has supported hundreds of young companies in their early stages of development. We are proud to base ourselves in this dynamic campus for digital content and technology companies and we know that the support we receive here will enable us to thrive.”

Grainne Humphreys, Festival Director, Audi Dublin International Film Festival also discussed the company’s recent move to The Digital Hub, saying:The Digital Hub is an ideal site for ADIFF as it provides access to a vibrant, innovative creative community. Emerging technology is changing the way film makers tell stories and sitting alongside so many digital companies is hugely beneficial. On a practical note, it’s very close to many of the film distribution companies, many cinemas and all transport hubs, not to mention some of the best coffee in the city!

For a complete list of the companies located in The Digital Hub please see: http://www.thedigitalhub.com/companydirectory

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Frans Van Cauwelaert / Kristin Kenny, Wilson Hartnell

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Email: frans.vancauwelaert@ogilvy.com / Kristin.kenny@ogilvy.com

Notes to Editors

The Digital Hub

Based in the historic Liberties area of Dublin city centre, The Digital Hub is an enterprise cluster for growing technology companies. Almost 100 established businesses operate in The Digital Hub. Together these businesses employ just over 700 people. The Digital Hub is the largest cluster of digital media, technology and internet businesses in Ireland, providing a space for indigenous enterprises such as Adaptive International, Bizimply, Good Travel Software, Software Design, Sonru, VSware and Xwerx to scale and grow. Major global companies like Eventbrite, Lonely Planet, Software AG and TIBCO are also based in The Digital Hub along with industry organisations such as the Irish Internet Association, NDRC, Silicon Republic and Tyndall National Institute.

Since the project’s inception, over 200 companies have progressed through the enterprise cluster at The Digital Hub, generating thousands of skilled jobs. Some well-established alumni include Amazon, Athena Media, Boomerang Pharmaceutical Communications, Distilled Media Group (Daft.ie), eMaint, Etsy, Havok, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Riverdeep), Kavaleer, Lincor, MTT, Slack and Stripe.

The Digital Hub Development Agency is the Irish state agency that manages The Digital Hub. The Agency was established by the Irish Government under the Department of Communications, Climate Change and Environment and plays a key part in supporting the implementation of the National Digital Strategy.

Further information is available at: www.thedigitalhub.com or on Twitter: @TheDigitalHub.