Online queue management system WeQ4U took top prize at the EU-XCEL challenge final in UCC at the end of a four-month accelerator for young tech entrepreneurs.
From a shortlist of 12, WeQ4U landed the EU-XCEL gong for its platform that replaces physical queues with virtual ones.
The start-up has members from Italy, Greece and Denmark, with its product already being implemented in theme parks, negating the depressingly monotonous turn-offs that queues are.
Runners-up were DataMine (which streamlines data services for scientists) and CRAW.ly (SaaS platform for wholesale businesses), coming from an original pile of 50 EU-XCEL entrants.
“The international start-up teams shortlisted for the final demonstrate the power of diverse multinational ICT-skilled European teams and there is a key lesson for Europe,” said Dr Brian O’Flaherty, EU-XCEL programme director.
“This must become the norm and mechanisms that allow multinational company formation, incubation mobility and European-wide entrepreneurship pathways will accelerate this.”