Web Summit
Dublin, 03-05 November 2015

Invest Northern Ireland showcased a number of the region’s top young tech firms at this year’s Web Summit, one of the world’s most influential international tech events.

Northern Ireland has the second fastest growing knowledge economy in the UK. With a vibrant tech sector, Northern Ireland’s indigenous companies and international investors are developing innovative products and services. The region’s research centres of excellence and technology incubators nurture clusters including telecoms, cybersecurity, data analytics, mobile and cloud computing. Northern Ireland’s two universities are not only providing skilled graduates, but are commercialising academic research output. They have fostered scores of successful spinout technology companies and assisted businesses to secure venture capital investments.

Testament to the strength of the start-up scene in Northern Ireland is the acquisition of local tech companies by blue-chip firms including Intel & HP. US-based ShopKeep and Rapid7 as well as UK firm Chelsea Apps Factory are among the companies that have located operations here, discovering the region offers them a compelling package of talent, cost, location and government support to help them develop their businesses.

Find out more information about the ICT and Electronics sector in Northern Ireland.



Who attended

Founded in 2008 from the world leading ECIT Institute at Queen’s University Belfast, Analytics Engines specialises in high performance Big Data & Analytics. We develop powerful, scalable, click-to-deploy open source analytics platforms that can be optimally tuned to the customer’s specific data, software tools and business needs.

AppAttic started as an app production company, before focusing on health, wellness and incentivization. Our flagship product is Chipin, an online platform for people with personal goals. Chipin supports and rewards users for progressing towards their goal.

First generation external biometrics including fingerprint, voice and Iris are now commonplace. B-Secur represents the next generation of internal biometrics. Our technology uses medical grade ECG technology to authenticate an individual, with a wide variety of applications for consumers and enterprises including added protection for personal information, mobile banking and even cars and building access control.

CyberLytic provides the Cyber Threat Profiler (CTP) which triages security alerts and enables security teams to respond immediately to the most dangerous attacks. The CTP connects to existing security detection systems and accurately determines the relative risk of each attack. The CTP reduces response times from days to seconds.

Digishare360 is an all in one digital marketing and analytics platform which comprises 50+ Digital Tools, 100+ Metrics, 24 Channels all from one single dashboard. With a single integrated digital audience dashboard users can centrally manage all their digital marketing and analytic needs in one place – across owned, earned and paid media.



glistrr is a platform for event organisers that maximises revenues by leveraging data. Streamlining marketing and guest management processes with a suite of tools for ticketing and data analysis, glistrr helps organisers to better understand their customers. With its innovative InfluenceEngine™, glistrr provides comprehensive knowledge on the influence level of each customer.



LANDED is the first fully mobile talent acquisition solution enabling companies to make smarter hiring decisions faster. Publish hiring campaigns; screen, shortlist & select; video interview; onboard new employees – from one smart dashboard; for one monthly license. LANDED *hiring made easy.

Modern Democracy Ltd provides consultancy services and mobile applications for the electoral services sector. The company exploits opportunities for new technology to improve democratic service delivery, voter engagement and communication in the electoral services sector.  Our vision is to transform the dissemination of electoral process information and candidate/election information utilising modern technologies and innovative techniques.

A social commerce platform, Publishd enables small businesses to convert their digital audiences into customers. Using Publishd, businesses can easily build and sell branded deals, gifts and vouchers to their network via social media, email and web. A simple SaaS solution, enabling big business for small businesses.

Shopkeep turns iPads into cash registers by providing point of sale hardware and cloud-based software to more than 18,000 independent businesses across the United States, Canada and the UK. We provide cloud-based, mobile point of sale solutions to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), giving them access to tools and capabilities they could not access alone. At ShopKeep, everything we do is about helping small businesses succeed.

Start Planet NI is an accelerator programme that will maximise the potential for growth and economic development from very early stage businesses that have exceptionally high growth potential and can move straight to selling in global markets.