The digitisation of business processes is vital in enabling useful long term remote working. In a non-digitised workplace, an approval process requires printing, signing and carrying papers from one desk to another. With Kianda, these processes can easily be turned into digital processes – making it possible to access from anywhere, allowing companies to continue to work remotely and successfully into the future.
RYPT is an innovative software platform that connects fitness coaches to their clients via a smartphone app. Cormac O’Beirne started the company after he identified a commercial opportunity to digitise existing paper-based coaching processes, while playing rugby in the All-Ireland League.
RYPT simplifies the creation and delivery of workout programs so that coaches can provide a more personalised service to a higher number of clients. It improves the support coaches can offer their clients and takes the pain out of data collection so they can monitor progress, and optimise performance.
O’Beirne spoke to us about the impact of COVID–19 on his business:
“Our customers and potential customers have been hugely impacted. Gyms have been forced to close, and coaches have been forced to adapt to working with their clients and athletes remotely, so we have made changes in how we offer our product to support our customers who are trying to adapt to a new way of working.”
Since the outbreak, RYPT has seen an increase in demand for its services from all over the world. The company has already taken on customers from the UK, Spain, Sweden, and Turkey. It has also received a lot of interest from high-performance sports teams here in Ireland, who currently are unable to train in a team environment.
Local Enterprise Offices (LEO)
The LEO network is the first stop for anyone seeking information and support for starting a business in Dublin. There are four dedicated LEO teams, one based in each of the region’s four local authority areas: Dublin City, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, South Dublin & Fingal.
LEO provides easy access to quality supports including training, networking events and mentoring. Eligible start-ups can apply for co-funding for feasibility research, salaries and other costs, as well as help in accessing other sources of finance, including Microfinance Ireland.