Square Root Solutions, Ireland’s app development company of the year, has partnered with Ireland’s on-demand creative studio, Factory44 to launch Ireland’s Start-App Competition, offering early-stage start-ups and entrepreneurs the chance to win a €20,000 prize package to bring creative apps or website concepts to fruition.
The Start-App Competition provides a platform for developers to bridge the gap between ideation and execution, helping them to deliver apps and websites that are intuitive, user-friendly, and customer-centric. The top 10 applicants will be invited to present their concept to a panel of judges comprising esteemed members of Ireland’s business community at Factory44’s brand new facility in the heart of Dublin city. In addition to assessing the bonafides of the participating individuals and teams, judges will grade submissions through the lens of scalability, product viability and market demand.
The €20,000 prize package includes mentorship from industry experts and the opportunity to work closely with Square Root Solutions’ leading developers to scope, design and develop an app/website prototype worth €15,000, featuring the essential functionalities needed to demonstrate the concept to prospective customers and investors. Additionally, the winning project will receive a one year membership to Factory44’s creative hub (worth €4,500), granting them unlimited, on-demand access to a dedicated team of experienced creatives, designers, and strategists, as well as invites to exclusive member-only events. As part of the prize package, a showcase article on the winning concept will also be published in Startups Magazine, a dedicated media outlet for tech startups and industry disruptors. Interested parties can apply here. The deadline to submit applications is 30th November.
Factory44 is a membership-based hub of creative solutions catering to the diverse and time-sensitive content needs of businesses at every stage of development. Powered by a state-of-the-art studio and equipment suite, the company’s full-scope of content creation services includes podcasting, videography and photography, with additional packages for copywriting, video editing, strategic digital consultancy, graphic and web design, as well as social media management.
Square Root Solutions is a multi award winning app development company with offices in Dublin, Cork and Kilkenny. Recently named App Development Company of the Year for the second consecutive year by the All-Ireland Business Foundation, Square Root Solutions provides comprehensive and cost-effective website and mobile app development services to startups and established brands worldwide.
Robbie Phelan, Co-Founder of Factory44 said: “We’re delighted to launch Ireland’s Start-App Competition, which will serve as an incubator for high-potential start-ups and innovative ideas. Through our partnership with Square Root Solutions, we are providing a unique springboard for entrepreneurs to fast-track development and growth. I believe fortune favours the brave, and we’re encouraging individuals and teams to think outside the box and explore novel concepts that will impress our panel of judges.”
Ciaran Stone, CEO of Square Root Solutions said: “With the Start-App Competition, we want to nurture Ireland’s entrepreneurial talent and help inspire a wave of creative app and website development. To date, Square Root Solutions has worked with over 300 startups, so we know exactly what it takes to help bring a concept from ideation to market. We’re really looking forward to receiving applications from a diverse pool of participants across Ireland’s vibrant startup community.”