By @SimonCocking

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After an entertaining pitch competition at the NDRC the winner for the Start Tel Aviv (TLV): Ireland competition www.startirelandtlv.com) was announced.  After being selected from over 20 entrants, the overall winner was LogoGrab, (www.logograb.com) Dublin based firm using augmented reality for major brands advertising campaigns to improve their customer experience and bringing their digital marketing into real life in 3 minutes.

In a tight run race, Evercam (www.evercam.io), which technology makes it easy to integrate cameras into any project received a golden ticket invite to Tel Aviv.

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UsherU (www.usheru.com), an app which revolutionises your cinema experience took away the video seehttps://youtu.be/AfgWad3xXU0

The judging panel included Brian Caulfield (DFJ Esprit), Colette Sexton (SundayBusiness Post), Darren Daly (Byrne Wallace) and Sharon Asnin-Weissblech (CitiBank) and the awards were presented by the Israeli Ambassador and Deputy Ambassador Boaz Modai and Nurit TinariModai

Start TLV is an international startup competition, which the top innovative startups companies from 20 different countries are selected for the opportunity to attend a 5 day intense startup experience to learn from the startup ecosystem in Tel Aviv and meet with leading investors and multinationals.  The Irish team will be joined by teams from Colombia, Chile, Norway, New Zealand, South Korea, Sweden, Italy, Denmark, Germany, Spain, UK, Hungary, France, South Africa, India, Japan, China, Japan, Holland, Serbia. The winners and Evercam will also be given the opportunity to attend Israel’s leading tech conference DLD Tel Aviv (www.dldtelaviv.com) and present at the Irish Innovation Showcase as part of Tel Aviv Entrepreneur Week.  Finally, Logograb will also be provided with up to €2,500 of free legal services by Byrne Wallace

The local competition to find the most innovative Irish startup was initiated/coordinated by the Ireland Israel Business Network (www.iibn.org) supported by leading technology law firm Byrne Wallace (www.byrnewallace.com) and the NDRC, (www.ndrc.ie).

The 9 Irish finalists were:

Artomatix http://artomatix.com/  a deep learning artificial intelligence startup with tools for game and entertainment companies

Evercam http://www.evercam.io/ making it easy to integrate cameras into any project

GymrApp http://getgymr.com/  Gym classes reviewed & booked by your phone

Hub Control http://thehubcontroller.com/  Smart smarter thermostat

LogoGrab https://www.logograb.com/ augmented reality  

Pucker http://lovepucker.com/  bringing beauty to your door

Silooette http://www.silooette.com/  targeted social network

Standard Access http://standardaccess.co/ hardware, software and lock combination that facilitates building access by a smartphone or tablet and Internet connection

UsherU http://www.usheru.com/ revolutionises your cinema experience

Tel Aviv is a leading innovation hub with world class tech talents, dozens of leading multinationals and hundreds of tech star startups. The city was named Europe’s leading tech hub by the Wall Street Journal and ranked by Startup Genome as the 2nd best place in the world to open a startup!  Israel has largest venture capital industry and number of startups per capita and tech exits totalling $6.94 billion in 2014 alone.

The local competition to find the most innovative Irish startup was initiated/coordinated by the Ireland Israel Business Network (www.iibn.org) supported by leading technology law firm Byrne Wallace (www.byrnewallace.com) and NDRC (www.ndrc.ie

About START TLV

Please see www.startirelandtlv.com and http://startupmfa.wix.com/start-tel-aviv

About Ireland Israel Business Network

The network will organise regular events focusing on common shared interests in ICT, mobile communications, cleantech/renewables and medical technology. The Network will also organise ad hoc events and roundtables in both Ireland and Israel to facilitate visiting professionals and encourage links.

For more information, visit www.iibn.org< For media enquires please contact: Clyde Hutchinson, E:[email protected] T:+353 862033553

Photos : Luca Boschin from Logograb, Catherine Downes from UsherU and Ambassador Modai

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