GECKO Governance is extremely proud and delighted to announce that it has won a highly prestigious all-Ireland competition.

GECKO Governance has won the Best Early Stage Company Category award and a cash prize of €50,000, at the 14th annual InterTradeIreland Seedcorn competition,  which is the island’s biggest business competition for new start and early stage companies. The winners were announced at the grand final of the competition which was attended by over 200 guests at the Waterfont Hall in Belfast on Wednesday night last.


Speaking after the event, Shane Brett, Founder and CEO of Gecko Governance, said; “We are delighted to win best Early Stage company category and the €50,000 cash prize. We will use the prize money to accelerate our expansion plans – specifically in rolling out our London office later this year. The Seedcorn process helped us build our business plan which was a lot of work but very rewarding in terms of ending with an investor ready business plan in great shape. The level of detailed business plan feedback really helped us bring the plan to the next level. We have learned the importance of providing investors with a properly structured and articulated business plan with clear credible goals and realistic assumptions of our future business strategy. We will use the prize money to accelerate our expansion plans.”