GSK App-cademy 2013

App-cademy is about discovering talented student app developers and rewarding their ideas.

GlaxoSmithKline HQ Dublin was the venue for 2013’s App-cademy on June 20th.

From all the entries that were received from colleges 11 were shortlisted for inclusion in the App-Cademy final in Dublin.  At this event, the finalists pitched their prototype or app to a select group of mentors from the software, technology, digital media, telecommunications and healthcare industry.  They were quizzed on the solutions the app presented and their commercial potential, as well as their ease of use, and innovation.  The mentors votes were then collated to select the two overall winners.

The prizes on offer for the winners of the competition included cash prizes of €1,000 and  an internship with Tapadoo worth €6,000 to complete and publish their app.

Some of the amazing mentors providing the benefit of their experience at App-cademy included Patrick Leddy (CEO, Furious Tribe), Ken Nugent (Business Development Manager, RTE Digital), and Eoin Clarke (USwitch.ie).

For more information please check out the website HERE

 

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