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Patrick & John Collison

Co-Founders, Auctomatic, www.auctomatic.com

The Collison brothers, Patrick and John, from Limerick have shown entrepreneurial traits from a very early age. In 2005 Patrick won the Young Scientist of the Year award and came second in the European Union contest. Patrick now works at the cutting edge of programming, but still finds time for reading and cycling. Together they founded Auctomatic in early 2007 while John was still in Transition Year and Patrick had just started college at MIT.Ten months later, the company was acquired by Live Current Media for circa $5 million.

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