From medtech workers along the Shannon to exporters in China, some of Ireland’s most exciting business talents under the age of 30 convened at the new Devlin Hotel in Ranelagh, Dublin to meet Fearghal O’Connor, Michael Cogley and Adrian Weckler.
Paul Moore (26)
Four years into the creation of his own chilli business, Paul Moore now has his eyes on the UK and ultimately the US. The Cork-based Rebel Chilli is now stocked nationally in Tesco, Dunnes Stores, and a number of SuperValu and independent outlets. The product is also available from healthy fast food chain Chopped.
“Ultimately, I want a bottle of Rebel Chilli in every fridge in Ireland,” Moore says. “I want it to become a household name, and a product that everyone uses. We are planning to expand into the UK in 2019, and then focus on getting our products over to the USA.”
Moore graduated from UCC with a degree in business information systems in 2014. During his time there he travelled to various food festivals across the country with his chilli, where he found an appetite for high-quality sauces. The UCC graduate has also plans to open his own restaurant that would focus on simple food that was “big on flavour”.