Startup Europe and Welcome Roadshow Companies to attend Uprise Festival, Dublin


Startup Europe and Welcome Roadshow Companies to attend Uprise Festival, Dublin

Nine top early stage startups taking part in the Startup Europe and Welcome EU Roadshow will travel to Dublin this week to attend Uprise Festival on Thursday 20th October.

These companies will travel to Dublin for 2 days to meet with investors, corporates, potential partners and experience all that Dublin’s unique startup ecosystem has to offer.

These startups are part of Welcome’s  EU Roadshow, where selected startups attend various events across Europe and spend 3 weeks in Silicon Valley.

The Roadshow startups attending Uprise are finishing their programme in Dublin after visiting to Silicon Valley, Berlin & Milan earlier in the year and South Summit in Madrid earlier this month.



The startups are:

  • Aria Wearables (Milan) an active thermal shoe sole that heats and cools down the feet
  • GirlCrew (Dublin) a global community for women
  • Link.Fish (Berlin) a bookmark manager that allows people to work with the information behind URLs
  • Replex (Berlin) a service for IT teams that enables them collecting critical information on all infrastructure assets both physical and virtual
  • Replit (Madrid) a social discussion platform based on short videos
  • Solo (Milan) a virtual POS that lets merchants accept credit and debit card payments
  • SwiftComply (Dublin)a platform solution for Fat, Oil and Grease compliance in the food service industry
  • TourSnapp (Berlin)a service that applies the concept of Smart cities to cultural tourism
  • Up to Seven(Madrid) a social network that enables foodies to share recipes and suggestions

These 9 startups will begin their trip at Startup Grind, a popular fixture in the Dublin startup calendar taking place in Dublin’s historic City Hall the evening before Uprise Festival. Startup Grind is run by Google for Entrepreneurs and the main speaker for this edition is Sean Blanchfield, founder of the very successful startup Pagefair.

The journey continues next morning at Uprise which takes place in the RDS in Dublin, the same venue as Web Summit. Startups will attend workshops about various aspects of their businesses and network with local and international startups, corporates and investors.

Aria Wearables has been selected as one of only 12 startups pitching at Uprise for the chance to win prizes sponsored by f6s and SendGrid and the title of “Conqueror of the Pitch Battle”.

Local partners DCU Ryan Academy have organised a networking event after the Uprise Festival to finish the EU Roadshow startups’ trip to Dublin.



WELCOME is a project under the Startup Europe initiative that aims to build a pan-European tech startup ecosystem. To that end, Welcome links startups from five vibrant EU ecosystems — Berlin, Dublin, Madrid, Milan and Salamanca, to customers, VCs, business angels, corporates, mentors and other startups. The project targets aspiring entrepreneurs as well as early and late stage startups with activities enabling them to grow across borders and access the right combination of finance while helping corporates identify the best talents.


This competition is part of Welcome’s Europass Programme



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