Twelve startups will represent Ireland in the Final of StartUp Europe Awards

More than 25 startups from four geographical regions all over Ireland were competing for a prestigious StartUp Europe Awards in the Bank of Ireland Startup Awards.

The organizer received more than 30 applications from Dublin to Munster or Ulster. All the category winners will receive a package of advertising space with Independent Newspaper valued at 8.000 euros in a legal service package valued at 7.000 euros.

EnergyElephant, Energy categories winner, has thevision to help people make better energy decisions by helping them understand their energy data. Deciding on investing in renewable energy or energy efficiency technology is hard, so they solve this problem by allowing anyone on the planet simply uploand their energy bills to our platform to discover savings.

For the Cyber securitycategory, the winner is Corrata, specialized in providing an enterprise mobility solutions to organizations globally by providing them with technology which protects their organization from the risk associated with their employees use the mobile devices without compromising their employee’s user experience.

Glissed, the biggest online platform for freelance beauty profesionals wins the Fashion category. They allow freelance hair stylists and makeup artists to give the customers the ability to book beauty appointments to their home, hotel or office outside of salon hours. Their vision is to take the freelance beauty industry online.

For the Green category, Swiftcomply, with the vision to simplify environmental compliance for more sustainable communities. They help restaurant and chef producing good food and protecting the environment at the same time.

At Gastronomy category, the winner is The Irish Biltong. This startup produces high protein sliced beef snack food, for the on-the-go individuals. These snacks contain a high concentration of healthy nutrients, are low in sugar and low in fat. It is made from their own grass fed Irish beef.

Popertee is Creative category winners. They build artificial intelligence that matches the perfect audience with the perfect location, enabling brands to discover and book spaces for their marketing and retail campaigns.

In Smarth Cities, SmartTrace win this category. The startup wants to remove world “WASTE” from dictionary – Waste is just a resource that we are not harvesting because of lack of understanding and ignorance of its value. We want to change perception of waste from nuisance to valuable feedstock, delivering triple bottom line to manufacturing companies, financial gains, compliance and huge environmental impact. SmartTrace is a new standard delivering circular economy.

Yedup, the winner of Fintech, develop ultra-fast mathematical algorithms to power the next generation in AI technology.

Medimee is going to represent Ireland in e-Health category.  Their objective is to help save lives and enhance health & safety in the workplace, knowing your vital emergency medical information can be communicated even if you cannot, through the simple use of technology.

Aidtech is the winner in Social category. This startup wants to leverage blockchain technology to increase the transparency & efficiency of the delivery of funds, resources & social services.

In the Legal category, the winner is Courtsdesk, with a breaking news service and research database for case details across all UK and Ireland court levels, and in future, the world. With a research tool, the platform allows users to monitor companies and people for involvement in litigation, for example.

To finish, Studybundles wins Edtech category. They sell a software as a service solution to universities, colleges, and schools globally.

StartUp Europe Awards is promoted by the European Commission and supported by the President of the Committee of the Regions, several members of the European Parliament as Ambassadors and it is implemented by Finnova Foundation in collaboration with Startup Europe.




Box at Work is launching a new brand called Boxie24 Storage

On-demand Self Storage leader, Box at Work,reports it is set to launch a new brand called Boxie24 Storage. The new brand will complete the company’s full-service storage concept.

Boxie24 Storage, https://www.boxie24.com/, will be a “modern-day” storage solution for families and businesses. With the full-service storage of Box at Work, and the one-stop shop for all storage demands at Boxie24, both individuals and businesses can now use the service. It’s a strategic move for the brand as extensive market research continues to report that consumers in Europe and the U.S. want the full-service storage solution instead of traditional self storage.

Box at Work is the storage by-the-box and item solution. Innovative barcode scanning and software makes this solution perfect to catalogcollections such as books, DVDs, albums and comics. Businesses use this full-service solution for hassle-free archive storage.

Boxie24 is the storage per m2 with full-service. If saving time and money is of value, this pickup and delivery service is the perfect solution. Boxie24 picks up, securely stores and returnsstored items on demand, so the customer never has to go to a self storagefacility again.

Boxie24 Storage will simultaneously launch 28 cities in Germany, France, Switzerland and the Netherlands. The new brand is operated by Box at Work and her franchises and partners. Boxie24 Storage will be priced slightly lower than that of the group’s core Box at Work brand. Pricing starts at 10€ per m2 for storage units.

Quote from Founder and CEO Gerrit Reinders: 

“We are getting great feedback on our service and are looking into more cities with our main focus being the U.S.”

With Boxie24 Storage, the company believes it covers the exact needs of a modern storage customer and is ready for the next step in convenient storage solutions at highly affordable pricing. Being a first mover on the market, they live up to their reputation as industry innovators and continue to find ways to elevate the brand above the competition.

After raising more than 7 million Euro’s, global expansion is the goal with New York being the next stop.  Multiple new locations are being planned in Europe and the U.S. with franchises and partners.

For more information on Boxie24 Storage, click here.