Recent EMBA graduate, Ian Nolan (2013), has won the NDRC’s LaunchPad 9 with his start-up, Legalshine. Legalshine was one of 10 start-ups selected to take part last February. It concluded last week at the pitching event called Lift-Off. Ian’s pitch beat off all other contenders on the evening to win the overall prize of €30,000 in follow-on investment for future growth and development.
Legalshine has developed software for large organisations to control their legal costs. It takes data from legal bills around the organisation, understands the text, and uses benchmarking and analytics to eliminate waste. Governments, Banks, Insurance Companies and Multinationals are the target market and Legalshine has already won new business.
Ian is the second major entrepreneurial winner this year joining current EMBA participant, Ciara O’Brien, who won the inaugural UCD Student Innovation Fund for 2014.