Irish company to battle it out next week at World Start-up Competition

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Patrick Leddy, founder of Pulsate

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With voting closing at midnight, now is your last chance to back Pulsate founder Patrick Leddy, who is heading to Korea next week for the World Start-up Competition and to inform the world about Irish start-ups.

Pulsate, which focuses on helping retailers capitalise on new internet of things technologies, such as Apple’s iBeacon, won the Irish leg of a competition to find the country’s best start-up to represent Ireland at the competition on 24 November in Seoul.

The company fought off 34 other Irish start-ups for the honour of representing Ireland in the global contest.

“We hope to build on the growing momentum in the Irish start-up sector to send a message out to the world that Ireland is the land of opportunity for start-ups that want to take on the world,” Leddy said.

Leddy will compete against 40 of the world’s best tech start-ups for a prize fund of US$100,000 at the international final.

Online voting – including votes for Leddy – will account for 20pc of the semi-final scores.

The World Start-up Competition is being run by Korea’s Dream Bank Foundation for young entrepreneurs in conjunction with the Start-up Nations Summit in November.

Leddy will join #StartupIreland CEO Eoin Costello on the journey to Korea. Costello will be addressing the Start-up Nations Summit on the topic of the rapidly emerging start-up ecosystem in Ireland.

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Editor John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist.

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