We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Dublin for Uprise Festival last week. Although it was a whistle-stop tour, we packed in as much as we could from getting to know the team behind and exhibiting at the event to Guinness tasting. Here are a few of the brilliant start-ups and brands that we saw. These are our handpicked companies that we think are going to make a splash in their marketplaces as they begin to expand in Europe and then the rest of the world.
We had a great chat with Gianni from FillIt. Their start-up company sponsored the after party and had a beautiful pink stand and neon sign, that was very eye-catching! These guys have a brilliant new idea of a community marketplace software that provides a platform for rental spaces of any size to be listed, viewed and purchased. The ingenious idea behind FillIt is that a property doesn’t need to be a house or even a room. You can list anything from a shelf in your retail shop to a whole factory or warehouse space. This is the new wave of rental marketplace for a population that is always expanding. Interested? So are we! Find out more on their website: https://www.fillit.ie/
We chatted to the guys at Octopull at the day time event and then saw them later at the Fillit and Uprise after party at Oscar’s. They are a brilliant team and boast a great bit of software! We can’t wait to get this implemented into our daily routines to streamline all of our tasks and manage our team. We will keep in touch for sure! Don’t be a silly squid – go and find out about Octopull today: https://octopull.us/
We were interested in NU straight away due to their striking stand that the team had put together. The idea is incredibly simple but effective. They have come up with a way to reduce the wastage caused by clothes and accessories being thrown away by encouraging owners to swap and borrow items with others in the NU community. They are keen to organise swap-shop events and we think this would be a brilliant way to show users the best way to use NU! We are planning to keep our eyes out for them when they come to London. Website right here: http://www.nuethical.com/
Muddy Music App.
The first start-up we talked to at Uprise Festival was Muddy App. This is a free music app that is a bit like Shazam meets Twitter with location features and profiles so you can search for bands playing near you. This is the sort of app technology we love. It is clearly revolutionary and we can’t wait to hear more from them! Find out more: http://www.muddyapp.com/
Another great chat with an interesting social media content software provider! Warbble allows users to manage and analyse their social media whilst also making a clear dashboard of all their social integration and content. We love the idea and want to look into it further to find out how they differ and compete with other social media organization, automation, or analysis tools out there. Have a look at the portal here: https://www.warbble.com/
Extra Tip : Where to dine with your colleagues.
Girl and the Goose.
Over the road, a mere skip from the RDS venue where Uprise Festival was being hosted, is Girl and the Goose. This is a gorgeous little restaurant with great food, delicious drinks and a setting that is perched on the first floor above Merrion Road in Ballsbridge. It is quaintly decorated with book shelves and framed posters. We had a light lunch and a bottle of wine that set us up nicely for round two of networking as we got to know the new start-up brands that were exhibiting.
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