A stalwart of the digital technology community, the IIA Net Visionary Awards, has long been shining a light on Ireland’s emerging digital technology scene for many years. The fact that it is called ‘net’ harks back to just how long these awards have been going for.
This year, RTÉ was proud to sponsor the ‘Best Start-Up – the one to watch for 2017’ category. The competition was stiff with the NDRC-based Internet of Things start-up, Wia emerged as the overall winner on the night.
Here is an overview of the six startups which were shortlisted for the award.
Wia provides developers with cloud infrastructure for building real-time sensor and location applications. Targeting both consumers and businesses, Wia’s SDK provides an interface between a hardware device and its real-time service so developers can create a production-ready product, as well as a complimentary mobile app with just a few lines of code.
An Enterprise Ireland backed Start-Up based in Dublin, Buymie is a mobile app for On-Demand Groceries where the user can order goods from a selection of local stores and have them delivered by a personal shopper in as little as 1 hour.
The safest way to pay and hold rental deposits, Deposify brings trust to the landlord and tenant relationship by letting landlords and tenants manage and control how and when deposits are paid. Features include a built in dispute resolution process and a banking partner that holds the rental deposit on behalf of the landlord and tenant.
House My Dog allows the dog owner to find the perfect sitter for their pet while they are out of town. The service lets the client search, read reviews and look at pictures of the home their dog will stay in. It also provides a messaging system, free emergency vet care and 24/7 customer support. For peace of mind, dog owners can schedule a ‘meet and greet’ with their sitter before boarding begins and enjoy regular texts and updates while they are away with the comfort of being covered by the House My Dog Guarantee.
Developed at Harvard, QStream combines mobile, science and software to engage high-performance sales teams in fun, challenging competitions and delivers predictive, real-time insights that sales managers and coaches can depend on to build smarter, more confident sales teams at scale.
Available on iOS for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, Rubicoin is a mobile first maker of financial investment tools designed to transform anyone into an informed and confident investor. Rubicoin makes it simple to start investing by giving straightforward instructions on how to buy shares and clear choices on what shares to buy.