Bizimply has been announced as the overall winner of the 2015 ESB Spark of Genius Award at this year’s Web Summit.
The ESB Spark of Genius Award, now in its sixth year, is recognised as Ireland’s most prominent start-up competition.
Bizimply pitched up against Ayda and Soapbox Labs on stage to a panel of judges including Mary Collins, Greencoat Capital; Tony Zappala, Highland Europe; Shay Walsh, BT Ireland; and Stephen Rae, Irish Independent.
Bizimply battled for the cash prize of €25,000 against a range of start-ups that included healthcare and beauty apps, marketing and gaming development services, people management solutions, and job marketplace services.
Led by Gerard Forde, Bizimply is an all-in-one people and shift management solution for the service industry including restaurants, retail stores, bars, hospitality, salons and healthcare industries.
Mary Collins, ESB judge and partner in Greencoat Capital, said: “It was an honour to judge the ESB Spark of Genius Award and I’m delighted to present the award to Gerard and the Bizimply team. The passion, enthusiasm, business acumen and creativity that all finalists all brought to the final pitch was extremely professional.”
Past winners of the ESB Spark of Genius include SmartThings, Viddyad and Love & Robots.