Posts Tagged ‘web2ireland’

Vigill. Next generation customer relationship management.

admin 28th of October 2011 by admin

With two very smart founders at the helm, Barry Nolan and Oisin Hurley, Vigill is a new startup that could disrupt customer relationship management in the mobile world.

Vigill allows enterprise systems and humans to converse and self-serve in mobile applications. Vigill is a cloud platform that enables companies to connect, interact and self-service their customers through their mobile applications. At its core Vigill’s proposition involves presenting concise, time sensitive information, allowing the user to respond and/or perform a task quickly, efficiently and conveniently – leveraging the power of smartphones (alerting, authenticating, interacting, locating, and interacting).

To crack the market, Vigill will make it easy for developers to white-label integrate ‘conversation engines’ into their mobile apps – similar to the likes of Twilio or UrbanAirship.

Web2Ireland now running on Digital Mines

conor 22nd of January 2011 by conor

We have moved this blog over to Digital Mines and it is now running beautifully (and quickly!) on an Irish AWS instance. Getting setup on Digital Mines was a doddle.

Digital Mines

The process to get WordPress going was extremely straightforward and I’d recommend it to anyone looking for more welly than a shared host can provide.

Full deployment instructions over on my geek blog. When I get a chance I’ll do it as a script so it becomes a single-ish click install.

Dogpatch Labs coming to Ireland

admin 16th of December 2010 by admin

With the news that the Innovation Fund Ireland, the Government initiative managed by the National Pension Reserve Fund (NPRF) and Enterprise Ireland to attract leading venture capital fund managers to Ireland, have invested $50m in Polaris Ventures.

Polaris Ventures are probably best known as an investor in Automattic (who are behind WordPress, and also the company which acquired Polldaddy).

Polaris Ventures are also behind the Dogpatch Labs initiative. Its goal is connect entrepreneurs and help founders conceive and launch startups. Check out this video from Robert Scoble

Interview with Ronan and Ian from PinPoints at #leweb

admin 8th of December 2010 by admin

Pinpoints just after their presentation at the start-up competition at Le Web.


Web2Ireland Drinks and Food for #leweb on Tuesday 7th

conor 6th of December 2010 by conor

In a bid to avoid the usual conference fragmentation tomorrow (Tuesday) night in Paris, we’d like to suggest the following places where we have been and enjoyed before.

Drinks from 6pm at: Brasserie Select Haussmann, 28 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris. PinPoints location here.

Food from 8ish (an Irish 8pm) at: Au Petit Riche, 25, Rue Le Peletier. (about 250m away). PinPoints location here.

Nearest Metros are Station Chaussée d’Antin-La Fayette (Line 9), Boulevard Haussmann and Station Richelieu-Drouot (Lines 8 and 9), Boulevard des Italiens.

The restaurant is obviously subject to numbers, availability and booking which we’ll sort tomorrow. Failing that, the brasserie itself does decent standard fare. Leave a comment below, @conoro on Twitter or text me on 087-9790297 if you think you’ll be coming.

To aid with finding each other, any chance we can all use Foursquare? Follow me here.

Web2Ireland at Le Web

conor 4th of December 2010 by conor

Next week will see the largest ever number of Irish people at Le Web which began as Les Blogs back in 2004. It’s building up to be a stonkingly good few days.

Your old reliables, Messrs Burns and O’Neill, will of course be there but mainly wearing our start-up hats this time. So we’re chuffed that there will be a new Web2Ireland blogger/vlogger on the ground. A huge thanks to John Peavoy for agreeing to be the eyes and ears of the Irish web community over the two days. As anyone who knows John will tell you, he’s not just a Super-Connector, he is also deeply interested in the web and Irish start-ups.

If you spot him with his flipcam, please share all your thoughts about the event. We’ll be posting as often as possible here during and after Le Web.

Since nothing official seems to be in place for Tuesday night, let’s try and arrange dinner and a few drinks for the Irish contingent. I’m on @conoro,  Fergus is on @fergusb and John is on @johnpeavoy. We’ll all be on @web2ireland. I’ll also be on +353-87-9790297

Live Twitter Coverage of Demobar

conor 23rd of November 2010 by conor

Make sure to use the hashtag #demobar

(More Than) Full House for Web2Ireland DemoBar

conor 21st of November 2010 by conor

I recommend that everyone who is signed up for Tuesday’s DemoBar stop eating now. It’s gonna be jammed! The interest level has been incredible. The following fab startups will be demoing on the night:

See you all on Tuesday from 6:30 PM 9:30 PM at the Ely Gastro Pub, Dublin. Don’t forget that the Guardian Tech Weekly team will be there too.

Thanks again to Enterprise Ireland who will be sponsoring the evening.

Web2Ireland Startup DemoBar & Guardian Tech Weekly in Dublin

admin 21st of October 2010 by admin

We are hosting the second Web2Ireland Startup DemoBar, which brings together entrepreneurs, techies & investors dedicated to showcasing, educating and helping the next generation of internet startups. Signup Here for event on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 from 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM (GMT) at the Ely Gastro Pub, Dublin.

For the November event, we’re also delighted to have the Guardian Tech Weekly team in Dublin.

They have been to Edinburgh, Manchester, Newcastle and Bristol – and now they are bringing the Guardian’s Tech Weekly podcast to glorious Dublin.

They want to meet techies, gamers, developers and entrepreneurs of all shapes and sizes. They want to hear all your ideas and your thoughts about the local scene – the rising stars and ones to watch, as well as the problems holding the tech community back.

Jemima Kiss, Charles Arthur and Scott Cawley from Guardian Tech Weekly podcast will be attending.

Thanks to Enterprise Ireland who will be sponsoring the evening

Ideal Binary’s eBook Apps spreading like wildfire

admin 21st of October 2010 by admin

Ideal Binary is a hot Irish startup, creating interactive entertainment content for mobile platforms. They have their own proprietary PopIris enhanced ebook engine which powers their recent ebook /Grimm’s Rumpelstiltskin for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

From their blog

After one week on the App Store, Apple decided to feature it in New and Noteworthy and Staff Favorites in several countries. But the following week, things began to heat up. Fourteen days after release, we appeared front and centre on iTunes as iPad App of the Week in 19 countries, including the UK, France and Germany. We also appeared as a main feature in three countries, including the US and Canada.

A company to watch in the mobile entertainment space.