Business support; Wayra

From now on, every week we will feature an enterprise support organisation on Smallbusinesscan. There are over 400 of them across the island of Ireland, so we will have a while to go (8 years).

The first one we are featuring is Wayra. It was only launched in Ireland in 2012, but has had a huge impact on start up landscape in Dublin and Ireland. Wayra is an interesting exampe of a combination of an innovation eco-system, entrepreneurship and a top notch accelerator. it combines the best of all worlds. Start up capital (€ 40,000), access to the value chain of Telefonica and increasingly other large corporations, access to a global network, 9 months of quality workspace and, expert mentors and favourable commercial terms with leading technology suppliers including Amazon, Google, Paypal and Microsoft

The best way to illustrate the quality of Wayra is through their stable of start ups.

Bragbet: BragBet is a betting and social networking product.

CipherApps: Real time privacy for cloud collaboration

CityHook: CityHook finds and books the best way between airport and city.

Conker: Optimising game revenue using predictive behavioural analytics.

FoneSense: Imagine getting paid every time your phone rings! FoneSense is a mobile advertising platform that allows advertisers to reward mobile phone owners for selecting their jingle as an SMS or Ringtone.

Frockadvisor: Frockadvisor is an omni-channel fashion platform, that connects consumers with retailers, brands, digital and print media to provide a complete social commerce solution.

Glass Robot Studio: Glass Robot Studio is developing a mobile social gaming platform driven by social networking and user generated content for iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone.

Gotcha Ninjas: Gotcha Ninjas is cloud based social learning and rewards platform that encourages positive behaviour, motivates students, and engages parents.

Hiri: Software that allows you to free up more time for working and less time managing email.

OptiWi-fi: OptiWi-fi delivers next-generation Wi-Fi monitoring and self-optimising solutions to Wi-Fi service providers, Mobile Carriers and Wi-Fi equipment manufacturers.

Paymins: PayMins provides an easy way to accept mobile phone payments.

Popdeem: Popdeem helps businesses earn social recommendations from their most influential customers.

PropelAd: Digital advertising for SMB e-commerce merchants made as easy as sending a picture from your phone; We track ads all the way to the check out so that you can count your Sales as well as your "Likes".

SeeSearch: A visual search experience. One query, one screen, all the answers.

Storpal: Storpal delivers an integrated supply chain and eCommerce platform to retailers and wholesalers regardless of their size, cost or technology restrictions. The Storpal platform increases revenue while decreasing costs to improve cash flow for all parties involved in the retail supply chain.

Superbly: We discover what people truly care about in their career, then use this data to identify if they will fit your company culture, and be passionate about your job.

Thoughtbox: ThoughtBox is an educational software provider delivering learning experiences in specific subject areas centered on Gameful Learning.

Trustev: With just a few lines of code, Trustev adds a new social verification layer to the ecommerce checkout process that pre-qualifies potential customers to help eliminate online fraud.

Vbot: Mobile video platform for the enterprise, VBOT records, manages,and plays back mobile videos the smart way.

Voucherlink: - from Voucherlink - generates enhanced marketing data using social platforms to facilitate purchase and promotion transactions for the drinks sector.

Woopie" Woopie lets you create beautiful publications that look great on any device. Woopie is a content-first digital publishing platform

My favourite is OptiWifi. What is yours?

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