Providing hands-on mentoring, a workspace, AND pre-seed investment, LaunchPad is Ireland’s first digital accelerator, supporting the next generation of digital entrepreneurs to accelerate good ideas to sound startups.
LaunchPad VII began on the 25th of February 2013, with 14 of the most promising startups coming through NDRC’s doors to begin the 12 week accelerator programme. You can see a summary of each startup below.
We will have another call for LaunchPad in the summer of 2013, follow us on twitter to keep up to date with all our news.
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For details of all the startups and projects that NDRC has worked with visit our portfolio pages. The startups taking part in the current LaunchPad programme are listed below.
Our Present Startups
3funnel is a disruptive tool for digital agencies and data analysts. Most websites can be viewed as a funnel. Web visitors enter at the top and transition though the website on the way to making an online purchases or booking an appointment or requesting a call back. Funnel Analysis is the business of looking at this journey, and it produces great returns for businesses that get it right. 3Funnel is designed to distill the all the digital marketing and website performance data down to key bits of information for decision making. 3Funnel is the bridge between the mountain of data, the digital marketer and the decision maker.
CityHook powers search and reservations for airport transfers – the “last mile” of travel. With a team of researchers from across Europe and a core of developers in Ireland, we have built a single information and reservation engine for what can be the most difficult portion of the trip — getting between the airport and the final destination. CityHook simplifies the relationship between online travel agents and transport operators with a goal of making travel more “user friendly” for passengers everywhere.
CiviQ provides new methods and software for public consultations that identifies shared perspectives in large opinion streams. Visualisation of opinion change over time supports an innovative conflict management process.
Eventmama is an online marketplace for event organisers to source and book venues and event suppliers for corporate events. Eventmama gives you direct access to a ‘black book’ of suppliers, rated and reviewed by the community, helping you plan your event in half the time.
|Fair and Square is a computer aided process for online dispute resolution.Negotiations over personal effects after a separation or after someone has passed away can be fraught and time consuming. Fair and square facilitates a process that gives each person as much as possible. This process speeds up these negotiations in a way that is easily understood, transparent and fair.|
FRED is a learning environment that will define the relationship between students and teachers for the next generation. FRED allows students to have an educational experience tailored to their needs and makes it easier for educators to create and publish content. We are determined to lead the way in delivering online education to young students for free.
FrockAdvisor is a social commerce platform that connects existing communities that share an avid interest in fashion.
Gigstarter lets Musicians and their management go direct to their fans and ask them where they should play. Fans pledge to buy tickets, with this info we plan and fund the tour. This reduces the guesswork and middlemen, so more money from the ticket goes to the Artist.
Gotcha Ninjas is a cloud based social learning and rewards platform to encourage positive behaviour, motivate students & engage with parents. Gotcha Ninjas make it easy for teachers in the classroom by utilising the elements of gamification to reward positive behaviour. The platform gives instant feedback to children, real time notifications to parents throughout the day, data analysis capabilities for schools, allowing more time for teachers to simply teach.
ParkYa is a customer intelligence and analytics platform for parking payment apps. Our service geo location tags payments and offers customer intelligence to operators. We mine such information to empower virtual sign posting of parking, dynamic pricing and trigger targeted events such as promotions based on real time payment trends.
Propertygate is a business intelligence and analytics platform for property asset managers who require instant transparency over their portfolio.
A web based tool, Propertygate brings together portfolio stakeholders (financiers, property managers, property owners, tenants etc.), helping to provide visibility and control through structured collaboration. Unlike traditional software solutions Propertygate offers its user’s permission based access to financial performance dashboards, analytics and reporting.
ShotClip: Storybuilding smartphone app and collaborative cloud based video editor that enables skilled movie-making of the popular events that are shared on social networks. ShotClip currently has 12,000 users with 4000 new users signing up each month.
StockStreams helps investors, traders, researchers and journalists exploit the disruptive potential of social (media) finance.
We provide a range of customized applications that enable our users to focus on everything they need to know, when they need to know it.
Way2pay from Schoolspace is an income collection tool which enables schools to become cashless over time. Schools can logon and create invoices and send them to parents/gaurdians via SMS and email. Way2pay makes it easy for parents to manage their childrens’ school bills offering them simple 24/7 one click solution