Archive for April, 2010

App Economy in Ireland

admin 30th of April 2010 by admin

We would love to know what’s happening @ Apps within the Irish ecosystem. (iphone, android, facebook, etc – any type of app. )

Please complete this short survey, so we can profile some cool applications, companies and developers.

Music related startups in Ireland

admin 16th of April 2010 by admin

We asked for some input via twitter – and we would only end up with Amp & Crogall (Thanks Ross & Peter)


AMP – online marketing service for Music Industry

Crogall – online music store for small bands/labels to connect with their fans

Abaltat – compose royalty free music

BalconyTV is a leading daily online viral music show that features bands, musicians and other variety acts on balconies around the world.

i-tab – the i-Tab straps on to the end of a guitar and scrolls through the lyrics and chords of a song (see recent Irish Times Coverage)

dbTwang – a social network for people who love guitars!

Echodio – platform for syncing, protecting and sharing your digital media collection. (Y Combinator Alumni)

Rocudo – online music community in which Fans discover and remix music in an innovative interactive format – Independent Irish Music Chart – Pay for music by text

Muzu – Watch, Create and Share Music video playlists

Tapadoo – Firepit – creating apps for bands on tour.

RSR/Tunetrak – audio fingerprint technology – NRDC launchpad company

Sonic Academy – learn to make music online.

Trezur – they make apps that “turbo-charge” your digital music collection

Grab Radio is here to revolutionise the way you listen to radio on your iPhone.

diddlyi – social network around Irish Dancing & Music Community


Any more that can be added to the list ?

FOWA Dublin 2010 Startup Pass

admin 15th of April 2010 by admin

FOWA Dublin
Carsonified have just announced a StartUp Pass for FOWA Dublin 2010 – May 14th 2010

The Startup Pass includes
3 tickets for the price of 2 – All 3 tickets must be booked at the same time
Free FOWA Dublin micro sponsorship (worth €100)
Your link + 140 characters, emailed to all attendees one week before the conference
Automatic entry into the Start Up Pitch panel
5 lucky winners will get to pitch their web app to the panel of speakers and audience
Your company name and url displayed throughout the breaks on the main screen
A great way to get your web app known and talked about

There are only 20 packages available – book now to avoid disappointment

Irish Startup, Plink acquired by Google

admin 13th of April 2010 by admin

Congratulations to Irish startup Plink who were recently acquired by Google.

We’ve covered Plink in the past, and well done to the founder team of Mark Cummins and James Philbin, who are both Phd Candidates at Oxford University.

Despite some other media coverage, Plink is very much Irish (registered company in Ireland), and is a past finalist in IQPrize. Colin Farrell has suffered from same confusion as Plink :-)

Hopefully its the first of many acquisitions by Google in Ireland/Europe.

Web2Ireland Q1 Acquisitions

admin 6th of April 2010 by admin

Some positive news for Web2Ireland community from Q1

Donegal based Iontas acquired by Verint Systems for $14.8m

Contrast production, Qwitter acquired by Agora Technology

Long time Web2Ireland sponsor, Hosting365 was acquired by SunGard

Congratulations to all the entrepreneurs and no doubt we will continue to see healthy M&A activity in the Web2Ireland community over the rest of the year.