The Rebel County reaffirmed its claim as a leader of change on Monday with the announcement that 11 of the 20 new Irish start-up companies, chosen to progress to the next round of the prestigious Cork County Council’s Bridge to MassChallenge Cork competition, are based in Cork.

Bridge to MassChallenge Cork will connect ambitious, early stage entrepreneurs across Ireland, in the life sciences, medical technology and digital health areas, to a global business network and facilitate the creation of high-quality jobs through a series of mentoring events and boot camps, including an all-expenses paid boot camp in Boston.

Having impressed expert industry judges during round one of the competition, 20 of the top scoring applicants have been chosen for this unique opportunity to receive mentoring from and exposure to international sector specific experts, and connection to a global market, during a three-day Cork boot camp, commencing in February.

Companies focused in the areas of medical devices, therapeutics, diagnostics, education, healthcare IT and healthcare delivery, chosen to progress to the boot camp, investigate and aim to solve common problems in the Healthcare and Medical Technology industries.

The companies from Cork are, Alcass Health Solutions Limited, CyCa OncoSolutions Ltd., EviView Ltd., Galactica Biotech, Gasgon Medical, ImmuPatch, Irish Holiday Dialysis LTD, Khonsu Therapeutics, Marion Surgical, and Pinpoint Technologies.

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