€30,000 in prizes for start-ups at Dublin Web Summit

12 May 2010

Three selected start-ups who are chosen to present at the upcoming Dublin Web Summit could be in the running to win up to €30,000 as part of the Maples and Calder Spark of Genius Competition.

Three companies will be selected as part of the competition to pitch at the Dublin Web Summit, which will be attended by notable web personalities like Michael Birch, founder of Bebo, Mike Butcher, editor of TechCrunch Europe and Ray Nolan, founder of Web Reservations International.

The Dublin Web Summit will take place on 24 June from 4pm to 11pm at the recently opened Chartered Accountants House, located 50 metres from Trinity’s Science Gallery on Pearse Street.

Maples and Calder will sign a €10,000 cheque for legal fees, providing the top start-up on the night with their expert services.

Companies interested in taking part must be less than three years old, must not have received more than €1m in venture or have generated more than €1m in the last year. Company products must be at least in Beta format so there’s something to demonstrate at the summit.

The closing date for entries is Thursday 3 June at 6pm.

By John Kennedy

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years