Salon Online Booking website comes 3rd in Google Adopt a Start-up Competition

Salon Online Booking website comes 3rd in Google Adopt a Start-up Competition

Adopt a Start-up

Google Adopt a Start up Competition

Salon online booking website comes 3rd in Google Adopt a Start-up competition

150 companies applied to take part in the Google Adopt a Start-up program and competition back in March this year, with the best 30 selected. After a tense round of Semi-Final presentations, 8 were selected to progress to the Finals, held in The Foundry at Google’s EMEA Headquarters and we are delighted to say was one of them!

The Event

The 8 finalists pitched in a dragons den style event to a panel of judges including Patrick Walsh from Dogpatch Labs and David Grunwald, EMEA head of Global Partnerships for Google for Entrepreneurs.

We are so happy to say that came 3rd. Not bad from 150 companies who started out eh?!

For this we won €3,000 in Google Adwords Credit. The great companies who came first and second were Arklu, creators of the Lotttie Doll, and TruckScience.

Speaking at the final, Paddy Flynn, Head of Google Ireland’s Startup programme said, “Now in its fourth year our Adopt a Startup programme is unique to Ireland and it allows us to support the local startup community in a significant way. Over 150 Startups applied for one of the 30 places on offer on the Spring programme and over 90 Googlers from across all functions at Google Ireland shared their expertise with them to develop a holistic business strategy to scale their business and enjoy further success.”

We were delighted to have been selected for this program. We have worked so hard to build what is now Ireland’s largest  Online Salon Discovery and Booking website and have also launched in the UK, so to have an amazing company like Google endorse us and what we are doing is a real boost. Thanks so much to everyone for their continued support!

Founder & CEO Richie Spence with the Cheque!!

Founder & CEO Richie Spence with the Cheque!!

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