Clinishift Winner 2018 Upstart
Seedr sponsor presenting Aimee Madden the award for Upstart competition 2018

Congratulations to CliniShift for Winning Upstart 2018

3 Minutes. 2 Rounds. 1 upSTART Winner

upSTART, the startup pitch competition that brings together a whole host of top UK, Irish and European tech startups, Investors, judges is BACK for 2018. Now in its third year, upSTART once again returns to Ireland’s annual leading business and tech two-day conference, Digital DNA which hosts​ over 3,000 delegates from across the world in Belfast City, Northern Ireland.

Hosted by Startacus, the one-day competition will play out in 2 rounds, starting with approx 25 disruptive startups and culminating with 1 eventual winner.

The startups will also be given the opportunity to exhibit their startup for the whole two days of the event, take part in a post-event investor and judges networking social, as well as pre-arranged 1-2-1 investor meetings.

There will be a £5k cash prize to the winning startup, plus a whole host of prizes.

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AI

From machine learning, deep learning, through to forecasting and bots, we are looking for disruptive startups that have the potential to transform industry sectors and marketplaces using AI.

Cyber Security

From security, blockchain, data protection, compliance, privacy, through to big data analytics, we welcome applications from startups from various industry disciplines who have the potential to make the world a safer and more secure place.

Fintech

From alternative finance, blockchain, financial inclusion, Insurance through to lending and the customer experience we are looking for startups that investors could bank on being the next big thing.

Data

From client relationship management, data management and visualisation through to compliance and governance we are looking for innovative data startups across all industry sectors that have the potential to scale.

SaaS

From business applications, gamification, accounting, collaboration, customer relationship management, messaging software, through to talent acquisition and HR services, we are looking for startups who have clearly identified a clear software enterprise industry gap and route to market.

VR/AR

From gaming, entertainment, education, training through to art, design and conceptualisation we are keen to gain applications from startups who are aiming to make their VR or AR focused business a reality.

IoT / Wearables

From wearable technology, VR, connected hardware, connected cities, through to the use of AI, we are looking for applications from innovative startups that can demonstrate market potential.

Wildcard

From healthTech, lawtech, martech through to tech-for-good we are interested in hearing from innovative startups who don’t necessarily fall into one or more of the above specific verticals.

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PAST JUDGES

ANGELA DUFFY

ANGELA DUFFY

Venture Investment Lead | NDRF

JESS MCGAHAN

JESS MCGAHAN

Head of Brand | L Marks

MARKO SRSAN

MARKO SRSAN

Program Manager | Techstars

Jeremy Biggerstaff

Jeremy Biggerstaff

Managing Director | Flint Studios

MIKE BURKE

MIKE BURKE

Partner in the Washington, DC office | Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

MARY MCKENNA

MARY MCKENNA

Tech Entrepreneur & Angel Investor

CIARA LAGAN

CIARA LAGAN

Partner |Tughans Solicitors

Hugo de Stacpoole

Hugo de Stacpoole

Campaigns Associate | Seedrs

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