Bespoke Choice, the interactive wedding venue booking sales platform, has won the prestigious One2Watch competition at FutureScope, Ireland’s only conference that promotes collaboration between the entrepreneurial community and multinationals.
In an exciting pitch on the Entrepreneurship Stage at FutureScope, Bespoke Choice saw off competition from CroíValve, Electrical Analytics and BuyMedia to claim the coveted One2Watch crown. The company was deemed to have best expressed the market need and scalability of its concept by a distinguished panel of judges, including Alison Cowzer, RTÉ Dragon’s Den investor.
Joe Healey, Divisional Manager, High Potential Start Up, Enterprise Ireland presented founder, Ronan Kelly with the award. Bespoke Choice will receive a €2,000 cash prize, space in Dublin BIC’s award winning Guinness Enterprise Centre and a range of consultancy services from Dublin BIC to support its growth.
Founded by Cavan brothers, Ronan, Niall and Cillian Kelly, Bespoke Choice is an innovative sales platform that helps venues to increase their annual number of wedding bookings and the average revenue per wedding. Designed and built by wedding planning professionals, the application enables couples to build a unique package via an interactive journey of the services the venue has to offer. Once booked the software uses AI to maximise upsell revenue for the venue while also ensuring couples have the best wedding they can afford.
Michael Culligan, CEO, Dublin BIC, said: “The One2Watch competition seeks to find Ireland’s most scalable business idea and award the winning company with supports to enable it to scale and grow. The calibre of entrants this year was extraordinarily high with each of the four finalists bringing to the stage a business concept with transformative potential for its sector. Bespoke Choice is a well-deserving victor and with support services from Dublin BIC, the sky is the limit in terms of business growth and development”.
Ronan Kelly, founder, Bespoke Choice, said “We’re absolutely thrilled to win the One2Watch competition, especially in a year with such strong competition. It’s a very exciting time in the Bespoke Choice journey, as we have just launched our service this week and are seeing a number of high-profile customers already signing up.”
“Securing a dedicated desk at The Guinness Enterprise Centre, along with the cash prize and the invaluable mentorship of Dublin BIC will go a long way in helping us expand into export markets and develop new products. One2Watch has been an amazing experience and we are brimming with excitement at the possibilities now awaiting us.”