Archive for May, 2007

Vote for Polldaddy in webware awards…

fergus 28th of May 2007 by fergus

Polldaddy has been nominated for one of the top 100 web apps in the world.

Check Webware 100

Congratulations to the Polldaddy team – but lets help them make the top 100 – vote early and vote often !!

Web2Ireland – wild geese – nextweb and reboot

fergus 28th of May 2007 by fergus

Web2Ireland folks are on the move. Some for – Amsterdam, June 1, 2007 and some for Reboot in Copenhagen

Who’s going where ? Conor, Lenny, Joe and Fergus for Amsterdam – Jan and Tom for Reboot.

Irish in Amsterdam are organizing some drinks for Thursday night – Mulligans

Any others for Amsterdam and Copenhagen ? leave some comments

PutPlace to demo at TheNextWeb

conor 28th of May 2007 by conor

PutPlace have secured one of the demo booths at TheNextWeb this coming Friday. Well done Joe, looking forward to finally seeing it in action.

I think this will be “Elevator Pitch Week” for several of us as LouderVoice preps too.

Curry 2.0 night in Dublin

fergus 25th of May 2007 by fergus

Paul Walsh from Segala has the details of the Curry 2.0 night.

Venue, date and time
41 South Great George's St, Dublin 2
tel: 01 677 0999

28th May 2007 at 7pm.

Seedcorn – €280k for the best startup on the island

admin 21st of May 2007 by admin

Seedcorn competition is putting up €280,000 for the best seedcorn businesses on the island of Ireland.
Building on the success of previous years competitions EquityNetwork, a major initiative of InterTradeIreland, is delighted to announce the 2007 All-Island Seedcorn Business Competition.

€100,000 for the best emerging International Company on the island, €50,000 for the best Emerging Company, six regional prizes of €20,000 and a prize of €10,000 for the best venture stemming from university spinouts and platform programmes.

EI and Northern Ireland setup business incubation programme for 40 startups

admin 21st of May 2007 by admin

Enterprise Ireland and its Northern counterpart, Invest NI, have launched a business incubation programme that offers budding entrepreneurs help to establish companies that can trade globally.

See RTE business section coverage

The state development agencies say the programme will provide export-oriented entrepreneurs in Northern Ireland and the six border counties with financial support, skills, expertise, and contacts.

The ‘Transform – Ideas into Businesses‘ programme starts in September, and offers 40 participants financial support of up to €38,000 towards their first year’s salary as they develop their new business.

Brendan Flood of Enterprise Ireland said: ‘Entrepreneurs will be assisted and challenged to develop strong start-up companies, with robust investor ready business plans’.

Ian Murphy, of Invest NI said: ‘This new programme offers entrepreneurs the support they need to establish knowledge-intensive businesses that have a high potential for growth’.

PutPlace goes into private beta

conor 21st of May 2007 by conor

Joe Drumgoole has just announced the private beta of PutPlace. The more Joe has told me about it, the more I like it.

As they say themselves:

Whether it’s Flickr, YouTube or, PutPlace is software that will find, organize and publish your digital life to the Web so that you can share it with friends.

Touristr Beta – travel2.0 done right

fergus 18th of May 2007 by fergus

Touristr has taken the wraps of its service – this is travel2.0 done right – really cool. Well done Jan.

Check out the beta

Conor has some more details – Touristr Beta Seriously Impressive – and James has a brillant post on the launch as well.

Loudervoice coverage on Mashable!

fergus 18th of May 2007 by fergus

Mashable reviews Loudervoice – check the article – Loudervoice Launches Review Blog Network

Zinadoo gets a makeover

fergus 18th of May 2007 by fergus

James has the details on the recent
Zinadoo makeover

Check out the Zinadoo site for more details