Galway sisters Ailbhe and Izzy Keane, Dublin teen Shane Curran, and Hometree founder Simon Phelan were among those initiated into the Forbes 30 Under 30 list.
Forbes' annual 30 under 30 list profiles up-and-comers in the creative, business, consumer, and healthcare industries.
The business publication's most recent compilation of young heavyweights includes several Irish innovators in their respective categories.
Ailbhe and Izzy Keane of Galway were commended for their venture Izzy Wheels, which provides colorful wheelchair wheel covers.
National College of Art and Design graduate Ailbhe (26) was inspired by her sister Izzy (20) who suffers from spina bifida to launch Izzy Wheels, a range of stylish spoke accessories. While wheelchairs can cost up to $10,000, there is nothing on the market that could instantly personalize the look of a generic, yet expensive, chair.
The company – whose motto states "If you can’t stand up, stand out" – launched in 2016 and donates a portion of its proceeds to Irish disability charities.
To date, the startup has been profiled in TechCrunch, Silicon Republic, and many Irish publications.
Covers by artists Maser, Fuchsia MacAree and others can be purchased online here starting from $179.
Dublin teen Shane Curran was recognized in the Technology and Industry category.
The 17-year-old student won the BT Young Scientist 2017 accolade for his business qCrypt which offers encryption services for computers.
I’m honored to be a part of the Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe Technology list. Congrats to the other list members — onwards and upwards! I’m starting to feel old now... https://t.co/4Al7QFvViV— Shane Curran (@arcurn) January 22, 2018
According to his blurb on the Forbes list – the youngster states he will make $5million in revenue this year – all while managing his school work.
As the founder and CEO of Hometree, Trinity College Dublin graduate Simon Phelan was also added to the list.
The 28-year-old former banker founded the company in 2016. Hometree, based in London, provides its customer base with a digitally led boiler to heat their properties.
Congrats to our CEO Simon Phelan on his selection as one of Forbes 30 Under 30 today! https://t.co/FAOROjdaWR— Hometree UK (@hometree_uk) January 22, 2018
According to Hometree, its ground-breaking technology is on average 35-50% cheaper than British Gas.