PowerThru Golf: Tech start-up giving innovation a sporting chance

Anyone who has ever been frustrated by the slow pace of play on a golf course will be pleased to learn that tech start-up PowerThru Golf has a solution

Aidan Power, creator of Power Thru, a software start-up specialising in technology solutions for golf clubs

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Anyone who has ever been frustrated by the slow pace of play on a golf course will be pleased to learn that tech start-up PowerThru Golf is working with the CIT Nimbus Technology Gateway on a software solution that allows golf clubs to manage and improve the pace of play on their course whilst also allowing players to input scores electronically. 

PowerThru Golf is a Cork-based start-up, founded by Aidan Power in January 2020 while he was a participant of the IGNITE enterprise development programme in UCC.  PowerThru Golf, like many start-ups had a great idea, but little technology expertise. Their concept of providing a platform to golf clubs and golfers has the potential to transform the game of golf on a global scale. This platform would allow clubs to track golfers and monitor the speed of play for each group of players and couple it with a digital scorecard system. PowerThru Golf required a full technology development roadmap and design of the platform to bring this business idea forward.  

Aidan worked closely with the Nimbus Technology Gateway at CIT to design, roadmap and develop the beta platform for the product. This consisted of multiple core features including the integration of Google GPS for slow play tracking. As the development progressed, Nimbus was able to assist in integrating the platform with leading third-party systems. This integration not only enhances the offering to golf clubs and players, but also puts PowerThru Golf in a very strong position to gain market traction.  Multiple new features are now in the pipeline to be added to the platform and these will ensure a continued relationship between Power Thru Golf Ltd and Nimbus. 

Nimbus have allowed PowerThru Golf to accelerate their development process. Their development of a beta application has put the company in a position to trial their software with paying customers. The development expertise within Nimbus has made the integration process with leading third-party platforms seamless and straightforward. 

Aidan, founder of PowerThru Golf, speaks about the impact working with Nimbus has had for his start-up: “Nimbus have been very instrumental in developing an MVP for PowerThru Golf.  Senior Researcher, Stephen Collins, has been extremely helpful, combining his skills in software development and commercial expertise with his love and knowledge of golf, to put us in a position to release a product that our clients will benefit from.” 

Nimbus is part of the Technology Gateway network and is funded by Enterprise Ireland in partnership with 11 Institutes of Technologies nationwide. It provides close-to-market technology solutions that allow companies to develop new products, processes and services by leveraging the research expertise available within each Institute of Technology.