We decided to mark the first 6 months of StartLocal with an infographic to show what our teams are up to and also to wish everyone a Happy Christmas from all of us here!
In one corner, there are the ordinary people who look for a hair, nail or salon appointment, only to be frustrated to find no one available. In the other corner are the many freelance make-up and beauty specialists in Ireland who would like to get the word out about what they have to offer. Bringing them all together is a service by the name of Pucker.
If there’s one company that can certainly appreciate the benefits of the StartLocal incubator program that is designed to support tech startups, it is surely Acteavo. Describing itself as “a highly flexible reservation and management tool”, Acteavo is simply the easiest way for tour and activity companies to take bookings.
Today, the Dublin-based Popdeem is going from strength to strength, enabling brands to reward users who share experiences, either through a sweepstakes or an instant redemption. CEO and co-founder of Popdeem, Richard Whelan, said that the idea of Popdeem arose from feeling “sick of Facebook advertising” and the “really disruptive” way brands connected to users online.
StartLocal is a new initiative at FCR Media (publishers of goldenpages.ie) which has been setup to support tech Startup companies in Ireland who are creating new innovative solutions to help local merchants.
StartLocal will be housed at the offices of FCR Media based in Fumbally Square, Dublin 8 and is aimed at providing a collaborative space for up and coming innovative Irish Tech Startups to grow their companies over a period of 6 months.
FCR Media Ireland are part of the FCR Media Group which is present in 12 countries through out Europe and is a leader in local search and advertising. As one of the largest digital marketing agencies for local merchants and SME’s in Ireland we are very proud to be supporting StartLocal.
Over the coming weeks we will be selecting teams to join StartLocal. The first team to join us is PopDeem, they have recently been invested in by Delta Partners and Enterprise Ireland. PopDeem provide a social marketing platform for brands and local merchants to drive online engagement on social networks.
Richard Whelan CEO of PopDeem said, “We’re delighted to be part of the StartLocal launch! Aside from the central location and the state of the art office space – we will be able to leverage off the depth of expertise and industry knowledge of FCR Media who are a well established in our industry”
Successful teams will have access to:
– 6 months high quality office space located in Baggot Street, Dublin 4
– We can arrange for direct feedback from our experienced FCR Media sales leaders from one of the largest local search advertising companies in Ireland
– Opportunity to pitch to our group spanning 12 countries
– Meetings rooms
What we ask of you is that you share your vision for innovation with our teams at monthly meetups over lunch!
If this sounds like the type of space you can grow your tech Startup at then remember to apply using our F6S page here: https://www.f6s.com/startlocal#/apply
If you would like more information please email Declan.Clancy@goldenpages.ie
We look forward to meeting you.