The finalists for the ESB Spark of Genius Award at the 2013 Dublin Web Summit have been announced.
The winner of which will be announced at the Dublin Web Summit on October 31st with a cash prize of €25,000 plus a fund of services.
The competition, now in its fourth year, gives start-ups the opportunity to present live on stage at the Dublin Web Summit to the 1,500 developers, entrepreneurs and investors in attendance.
Entrants will be judged on “the uniqueness of their idea, their level of development thus far, and their potential for future growth”.
Previous winners have included Datahug, which raised €6 million from Salesforce, DFJ and others since winning the prize in 2010, and Smartthings which raised €3 million since its win in 2012.
30 shortlisted companies
LiveDual is a betting app for friends who can connect via their interest in betting.
FoodCloud aims to reduce food poverty and food waste by simplify the process of donating surplus food to charities.
Senddr instantly transfers invoices between accounting systems. Suppliers get paid quicker and customers save on data-entry costs.
Allogen Biotech is developing a portable food contamination and allergen-testing device.
Game Spark Technologies Limited
GameSparks is a new cloud-based platform for games developers to help them build and then run their games.
SparkPage is a new mobile messaging platform.
InverCloud makes it as easy to develop a SaaS application as developing a mobile app.
LearnUpon is a new learning management system (LMS) designed specifically to meet the needs of professional training companies.
Temptster allows hospitality venues sell their excess capacity to local spontaneous customers at the last minute.
An easy way to monitor and control everything IT securely from any smartphone or tablet.
A cloud-based software that drives standards of patient safety across the pharmacy profession worldwide.
Bizimply is a platform for multi unit operators (restaurant and retails chains).
FabAllThings is an interactive design platform & marketplace that puts the power of making the hands of designers and consumers.
Solid State Disks in enterprises – they wear out too quickly. We make them last ten times longer.
AdMe Apps Ltd
This is a community management platform to facilitate the connection between club organisers and members.
Imagine getting paid every time your phone rings?
Popdeem is a social marketing platform that connects local businesses to their most influential customers.
We want to build a communication platform for healthcare workers using the doctor’s existing smartphones and replace the pager.
We are SoundCloud for event video. We fan-source event videos from phones and cameras and use audio matching to organise them into engaging brandable video content.
TruePivot is the worlds first structural engineering knowledge management & collaboration software – GitHub for structural engineers.
Zinc Software Limited
We have developed the world’s first wearable sensor for both mind and body health.
Hiri is an email client built from the ground up for enterprise customers only.
We are a developer of the Butterfly electroencephalogram (EEG) electrode for brain monitoring in the neonatal intensive care unit.
BragBet is a brand new social betting concept. It brings groups of males together in a private online space where they can stay in touch and place bets together as a team.
Tempity is a cloud based platform which integrates with an ATS and allows recruitment agencies to easily source temps, monitor availability in real-time and match temps with clients, based on location and skills match.
You have an app, and lots of users but you don’t know who they are? How cool would it be to create real-time context based conversations with your App users?
Viddyad lets you create video ads online in minutes.
Scurri is a delivery management platform for eCommerce merchants that automates manual processes, reducing costs, increasing choice and giving control of deliveries to our customers regardless of who their chosen delivery partners are.
Sedicii is a new authentication service that eliminates passwords.
We’re up early, in bed late and in between it’s go go go. Throw a couple of kids into the equation and where is the time for healthy food? Sian’s Plan solves this.
Full list of Spark of Genius judges:
• Conor Murphy –Datahug
• Martin Kelly – IBM
• Melissa Perri – Techpeaks
• Paul Quigley – NewsWhip
• John O’ Dwyer – AIB
• Gene Murphy – Redeem & Get
• Sean Blanchfield
• Will McQuillan – Frontline Ventures
• Conor Lynch – Socialmedia.ie
• John Whelan – Launchbox
• Donal Cahalane – Trustev
• John O’Rourke – Dublin Beta
• Eoin Costello – Hothouse
• Eimear McCormack – B*Different
• Jason Roe – ParkYa
• Daniel Ramamoorthy – Government Tech Advisor
• Darren Mulvihill – StartupGrind
• Stu Fergus – Google
• Russell Banks – Conkor /Liffey Trust
• John Kennedy – Silicon Republic
• Conor Stanley – Bloom Equity
• Donal Flynn – ESB
• David – MHC.ie
• Noel Ruane – Polaris
• Gary Leyden – NDRC
• Barry O’Dowd – IDA
• David Scanlon – EI
• Noel Toolan
• Joan Mulvihill – IIA
• Sean Blanchfield
• John O’Sullivan – ACT Venture Capital
• Liz Fleming
• Mark Brennan – SAP
• Clare Dillon – Microsoft
• John McInernan – ESB
Process at DWS
· 10 judges for Spark of Genius pitches (VC’s, media, incubator representatives, influencers in Ireland, partners)
· 4 min pitch, 2 min Q&A from judges
· Top 3 progress to final on the main stage at DWS