15 start-ups make the NDRC Launchpad

By: October 1, 2012
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Fifteen high potential digital start-ups, from a field of almost 100 applicants, have been chosen for this year’s NDRC Launchpad acceleration programme.

Each start-up will get €20,000 in micro-seed investment for each business, plus a structured programme of hands-on mentoring during the 12 weeks from the NDRC which includes executives with experience in start-ups, multinational companies, venture capital investment and research.

“Our job is to help them to refine their product offering, research and identify their target markets, check their commercial and business projections and answer the requirements of the investment community who they will ultimately pitch to for funding,” says NDRC Launchpad director Gary Leyden.

Participating start-ups:

1. Prescience AI
Prescience AI increases game purchases for freemium game developers by tracking and analysing the behaviour of successful players who have purchased items and using that information to influence the behaviour of other players.
www.prescienceai.com // @prescience_ai // https://www.facebook.com/PrescienceAi

2. Stockenvy
Stockenvy aims to disrupt conventional B2B Buying models by enabling small businesses to obtain the same high volume discounts as larger businesses, while only buying the quantities they require. By facilitating buying groups, Stockenvy will help small businesses collectively meet higher MOQ levels & significantly reduce their overall inventory costs.
www.stockenvy.com // @stockenvy // https://www.facebook.com/stockenvy

3. ZenDoc
ZenDoc is transforming compliance for businesses in regulated industries. It is a web-based tool that simplifies the management of policies, procedures and compliance.
It reduces costs through automating workflow and compliance data recording, in addition to improving compliance visibility and staff buy-in. www.getzendoc.com – twitter @zendhochq.

4. Voucher Link
Voucher Link enables Facebook users to give gift vouchers from local businesses
to their friends.
www.thevoucherlink.com // @thevoucherlink // https://www.facebook.com/TheVoucherLink

5. VideoScamp
VideoScamp will be online retailers’ number one destination to harness the power of video. Its web-based B2B video review management system delivers massive SEO gains and drives customer loyalty and conversions through user-generated content. Through a better shopping experience and educating consumers with product information, retailers experience fewer cart abandons and returns.
www.videoscamp.com // @VideoScamp

6. Tempity
Tempity directly connects businesses with available temps. Our platform allows employers to instantly see all of the available temps in their vicinity, sorted by skills match and location. Tempity also creates a more flexible work environment; temps can work when they want, how they want. Tempity is your flexible workforce.
www.tempity.com // lynne@tempity.com // ciaran@tempity.com // @TempityTweets // http://www.facebook.com/Tempity // http://www.pinterest.com/tempity

7. BusyMoos
BusyMoos is all about the girls! We all use social networks to connect with our friends. BusyMoos is a booking network, allowing busy ladies to connect with their most frequently used businesses. It is quicker, cheaper and allows “always on” access to products, services and available times.
www.BusyMoos.com // @BusyMoos // @Abusymoo // facebook.com/pages/BusyMoos/

8. Prowlster
What Will I Wear Today is a fashion and lifestyle site based in Ireland. We are developing this static site into a lifestyle-focused social network that provides an innovative platform for young people and brands to engage more effectively online. What? is a social-media marketplace.
http://www.whatwilliweartoday.ie/ // @WWIWT // @GraceWWIWT // @SarahWWIWT //

9. Buzzoo
Buzzoo is an innovative social music solution and the digital hub that connects people to music and others at social venues.
buzzoo.fm // @buzzoofm // http://facebook.com/buzzoofm

10. Reverbeo
Reverbeo is a real time, rapid, multilingual communication platform set to revolutionise global marketing. Canjingo enables organisations to effectively manage their marketing translation and localisation globally, taking the pain out of antiquated translation workflows by organising and leveraging localisation professionals in a real time, rapid collaboration environment.
Reverbeo.com // @robshocks // @eddiemcguinness

11. Sendrr
Senddr is an online invoice exchange where businesses can send and receive sales and purchase invoices. Using Senddr, businesses no longer have to manually key in invoices as they are received, they are instead posted directly into their accounting software.
www.senddr.com // twitter.com/senddirect // www.facebook.com/senddr

12. balls.net
Balls.net is an up-to-the-second social media-driven sportswire that provides fans with an enhanced experience of the online conversation taking place around every relevant sporting event while equipping sports media organizations with the tools they need to stay ahead of the latest news breaking online.

13. PowWow
Powwow is a Digital Entertainment and Transmedia Production company that develops, produces and delivers multi-platform entertainment content to broadcasters and also direct to the consumer. We recognise that audiences are becoming increasingly fragmented across a range of devices and so aim to create entertainment that bridges this fragmented landscape.
Our first ‘Flagship’ project is ‘The World of ShipAntics’ a mad-cap, sea-faring, animated comedy adventure, which will be launched as an episodic Point and Click Adventure game on PC/MAC and iOS and as a supporting animated web-series. We aim to create a deeper and richer entertainment experience by encouraging audience participation and ‘story cross-pollination’ across our platforms.

14. Mobstats
From the stadium spectators report activity using their smartfone to record events from a game, producing data available for statistical analysis and syndication. It attributes each action (pass, shot, booking) to a player in real-time as fans engage with our game-like app while building up a rich map of each match throughout a season.
@sextonireland // @alanmrice // @tetsujin1979

15. IGeoComms
iGeoComms Ltd are the providers of an online location-based communications system. Through our secure platform, clients can send alerts, notifications and/ or advisories to geographically targeted audiences facilitating the immediate and timely dissemination of key, up-to-date information. Our platform can be used at any time, in any setting, by anyone