The PICNIC festival in Amsterdam is tres coolThe Irish, social web-search start-up HeyStaks will represent Ireland at the Vodafone Mobile Clicks 2011 Final.
Vodafone Mobile Clicks 2011 is an international contest to identify and develop the best, most innovative, mobile internet start-up companies. This year the competition was open to start-up companies in Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal, Ireland, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom that have a mobile site, service or application. The competition has a €225,000 prize fund.
HeyStaks will now represent Ireland in the finals, which includes the winners from the six other participating countries, at the PICNIC festival in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on 15 and 16 September.
HeyStaks, a social web search service launched earlier this year, enables users to collaborate anonymously with friends and people of like-minded interests [as they search the web]. The idea is they will get better, more relevant results recommended by people they trust around topics that matter to them.
“This is great timing for us as we are seeing very positive consumer reaction to our iPhone and Android phone apps, and will be releasing our new apps for iPads and Android tablets in September,” says Jonathan Dillon, CEO, HeyStaks.
HeyStaks is headquartered at NovaUCD. NovaUCD is an Innovation and Technology Transfer Centre at University College Dublin. This purpose-built centre offers a supportive environment and incubation facilities to assist innovators and entrepreneurs in taking their ideas from proof of principle to full commercial success.