Kianda is the winner of the NTMA Entrepreneur in Residence Programme 2020

Derya Sousa, NTMA Entrepreneur in Residence 2020

Early in 2020, the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) announced Kianda Technologies as the winner of Female Entrepreneur in Residence 2020. Derya Sousa proudly represents Kianda as the COO and co-founder in NTMA’s Entrepreneur in Residence programme.

What is NTMA Female Entrepreneur in Residence programme?

The NTMA launched the Female Entrepreneur in Residence programme in 2020. Simply put, the scheme was set up in response to the gap between male and female entrepreneurs in Ireland. 

Moreover, the programme established by the NTMA shines a light on females. Particularly females who are successfully positioned at a high level in business. Additionally, it aims to encourage more ambitious females to follow their career in entrepreneurship. 

Candidate businesses were required to have at least one female founder. Selecting the winning candidate was based on an array of determining factors for the competitive process. Kianda’s business candidate, among others were critically assessed. Particularly, based on the strength and ambition of their business plan including. And their anticipated use of the award as a catalyst to transform their business.

Kianda’s COO wins NTMA Entrepreneur in Residence 2020

Our COO Derya Sousa was successfully titled the NTMA’s Female Entrepreneur in Residence 2020. As a result of winning the NTMA initiative, Kianda business process automation company received dedicated office space at Treasury Dock, North Wall Quay. In addition, Kianda received exceptional guidance and support from highly skilled investment professionals. In which was kindly provided by the NTMA.

Derya says:

“I am thrilled to announce that we are the winners of the NTMA Entrepreneur in Residence 2020. We started our residence in the Treasury Dock building and were warmly welcomed! Thank you to the NTMA (National Treasury Management Agency) and everyone involved in this programme…”


About Kianda

Kianda is a no-code business process automation platform aiming to make digitalisation easier for people. Moreover, it empowers business users to create enterprise applications. And, without the need for coding.

Winning NTMA Entrepreneur in Residence is a fantastic achievement and milestone reached by Kianda. On another note, we at Kianda encourage all female entrepreneurs to be ambitious and courageous. 

Furthermore, Derya was one of the leading lights for National Women’s Enterprise Day (NWED) 2020. In short, NWED is an initiative set up by Local Enterprise Office, Ireland, bringing together female entrepreneurs across Ireland.

In the view of Local Enterprise Office Fingal, Derya has demonstrated outstanding leadership, resilience and innovation throughout 2020.

Related article: “Kianda founder on being a woman in a male-dominated sector” featuring Derya Sousa in Silicon Republic – one of Ireland’s leading tech sources.

Derya says:

“We are stronger together. So that we can be our best and brightest and inspire to look beyond the uncertainty”.

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