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Dr Heinrich Anhold (31), Epona Biotech
Dr Heinrich Anhold is a former international show jumper from Co Sligo. After hitting on an idea for a portable blood analyser for the equine industry, Anhold sold one of his best horses for seed capital and spent a year scouting out the market to assess financial and technical feasibility.
Epona was founded in 2008 and the company hopes to bring its portable blood analyser, complete with advanced lab-on-chip technology, to market later this year. If the product can live up to its ambitions, it would be a world first and should sell well in the multi-million euro equine industry.”