30 of the best – It’s the ESB Spark of Genius Shortlist

These are just some of the companies featuring at this year’s Web Summit – apply to exhibit now


Returning again this year with a focus on Irish companies, ESB Spark of Genius provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity for startups to put themselves front and centre at Web Summit and possibly win an amazing cash injection of €25,000. After much deliberation from the judging panel, the following 30 companies have made it onto the shortlist for the competition and they will all go head-to-head at a dedicated event on September 17th, with the top 3 moving on to the final at Web Summit 2014.

With such a heavy investor presence and with the eyes of the media watching at Web Summit, there is genuine potential for these companies to take their business to the next level. Previous ESB Spark of Genius winner SmartThings were recently acquired by Samsung for upwards of $200m. Let’s hope this year’s competition can foster similar success for one of these exciting Startups, and we can further confirm Ireland’s status as a tech hub and a hive of innovation.

Adoreboard Adoreboard predicts and monitors how people feel about brands online, helping executives make smarter business decisions.
Bizimply BIZIMPLY is the platform for managing the daily life of your business.
BullorBear BullorBear has developed an App for iOS and Android called BetYou which enables friends to bet with each other about anything for real cash!
Clinch Technology Clinch helps you embed the talent acquisition process into your company at an early stage to make hiring easier, faster and cheaper.
CloudDock CloudDock makes cloud storage services compatible, enabling, for example, Dropbox users to collaborate seamlessly with Google Drive users.
Fab All Things FabAllThings is an interactive design platform that connects customers with unique, customizable, 3d printed products.
FoneSense We work with brands to help them to amplify their message through audio and visual engagement and reward brand ambassadors.
Fund Recs Fund Recs develops cloud based reconciliation software for the Funds Industry, replacing prehistoric enterprise software with SaaS.
Haskoin We build open-source software to make Bitcoin accessible to developers and enterprises.
I’ve Read That I’veReadThat is an industry-backed book discussion and discovery platform which harnesses the most sophisticated recommendation engine: you.
Indigo 60% of all flights are followed by a paid airport-to-city transfer service. These are hard to buy in advance online. We make it possible.
journie Analysing online conversations for brand owners, filtering out the most relevant, high quality content. Helping to build strong reputations.
KonnectAgain KonnectAgain is reinventing alumni relations for colleges and companies to help them unlock the true potential of their alumni.
Legalshine Legalshine is a tool for large organisations to control their legal costs. It analyses legal bills and uses the data to eliminate waste.
Locatible Indoor positioning accurate to within 3 feet, with turn by turn directions, voice integration, enormous analytics in real time.
LogoGrab Unleashing the power of your Brand. Harnessing the potential contained within the logo to Engage, Measure and Profile customers.
Medxnote Medxnote is a secure mobile messaging app for hospitals. Some people describe it as “WhatsApp for Healthcare”
OPSH Opsh is shopping made simple. Shop across all of your favourite online fashion stores with just one checkout.
iCostume Innovation in the Film and TV industry. Introducing digital platforms that make life easier for industry professionals.
Prospr Prospr is the glue that connects coaches with their clients, and helps them communicate with each other more effectively
Restored Hearing Restored Hearing provides scientific solutions to problems with hearing. Our mission is to protect people from tinnitus and promote healthy hearing.
RunLastMan.com RunLastMan.com allows you to run live sports prediction games on our website to raise funds for a club or charity, or for fun with friends.
Sedicii Sedicii is used to identify and authenticate people without exposing their private information
Simteractive Simteractive is a highly ambitious Dublin-based game development startup with a vision to revamp the lucrative mobile sim game market.
SocialArcade Social Arcade is an online, drag & drop template service for launching multi platform, branded Apps, Quizzes and Games – aimed at Creative Agencies and SME’s as a tool for competition and engagement.
Tender Scout TenderScout SaaS increases your likelihood of success when competing for public sector contracts
TracknStop The end of the road for car theft. Life saving technology combining software and hardware to track, disable & stop vehicles remotely.
Vconnecta Vconnecta’s technology provides field driven insights that transform how organisations manage community engagement.
WhatSalon A mobile application that allows you to browse and instantly book hair & beauty appointments through our integration with salon software.
Xpreso Xpreso solves the last mile problem by connecting couriers and consumers in real time, putting online customers in control of their parcels.

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