wins Startup Weekend Dublin

5 Mar 2012

The team, after winning Startup Weekend Dublin on 4 March 2012, a new venture that’s aiming to bring the property management marketplace into the digital age, has emerged as the winner at Dublin’s Startup Weekend, which took place this past weekend at Google’s Barrow Street HQ.

Google’s European HQ in Dublin hosted more than 100 energetic self-starters at Dublin’s Startup Weekend, which ended last night.

The participating teams spent more than 50 hours shaping and fine tuning their ideas. Then a team of potential investors heard from a plethora of aspiring new start-ups as they presented their business cases and why they felt their ventures had market niches.

But the ultimate winner was, a new website that’s aiming to transform how house and apartment owners, as well as renters, interact with property management companies to report problems such as leaks, breakages, maintenance of the property and vandalism, and how such issues are dealt with, and, ultimately, sorted out.

The team behind just met on Friday night at the outset of Startup Weekend. The six people involved in the start-up are Heather James, a designer; Steen Gordon, who works in the software sector; Ciara Backwell, who works with Dublin City of Science; Paul O’Grady, a web developer; Paul Murray, who hails from the electronics sector; and David Walker, a computer programmer.

Startup Weekend Dublin March 2012 Image credit: Brian Daly

Participants and the judging panel (far right) at Startup Weekend Dublin, just before the winners were announced. Photo by Brian Daly

The runner-up at Startup Weekend Dublin was, while The Match App gleaned third place.

The other winners:

Google Volunteers Award: FavorsTree

Best Pitch: PrescienceAI

Best Pitch: Reckoned

Carmel Doyle was a long-time reporter with Silicon Republic