Dublin Web Summit searches for Ireland’s hottest start-up

13 Feb 2012

The Dublin Web Summit is searching for Ireland hottest start-up and almost 40 start-ups are competing for the title that will be awarded at the Dublin Web Summit Start Summit this Wednesday.

According to the Dublin Web Summit, hundreds of votes have already been cast and the three leaders are Race Caller, a horse-racing tips website; CoderDojo, which teaches young people how to code; and Redeem and Get, last year’s winner of the Spark of Genius award, which helps businesses manage online group offers.

The finalists will be invited to pitch to more than 400 investors, entrepreneurs and professionals. A further three runners-up will get the chance to exhibit at the event for free.

“This is a great opportunity to reward some of the emerging entrepreneurs in Ireland,” said Paddy Cosgrave, organiser of the Dublin Web Summit.

“There’s so much happening in Dublin’s start-up scene so it’s always good to get an opportunity to catch up with some of the newer companies. We can’t wait to hear from our three finalists at the Start Summit on Wednesday,” he said.

The Start Summit emerged from the Dublin Web Summit, which takes place in October, to help unite Ireland’s start-up sector. Oren Michels, CEO and co-founder of Mashery is the keynote speaker at the event.

There are still tickets available for the event and people can still vote for their favourite start-ups.