Applicant Profile –

Founder Names: Fiachra McCloskey, Flemming Hansen
Startup Name: Easy Social Solutions

History of your startup, a Dublin-based online venture, is using the social networking technology popularised by websites such as Bebo and Facebook to allow anglers to get together online and share information.

The free website connects anglers who fish the same coarse fishing venues. At present, boasts more than 2500 different fishing venues with new venues added daily by joining members.

In its year of existance it has aquired over 6500 registered members 20k unique vistors a month. We been shortlisted for two golden spiderweb awards. We also sponsered Ireland in the World Fishing Championships in Holland this year.

With the success of the concept we have redeveloped the whole site and added a retail store. This redevelopment allows us to clone the concept to fit to any niche community. This is where ESS was born a collection of niche social networks.

Latest verisons still in development:

Why do you deserve to win?

We have spent every waking hours on this site over the past 2 years and know we are on to a good thing winning this would give us the encouragemnt and money to drive us forward over the last few hurdles. We are an Irish business creating free resources for worldwide communities.
We have created this whole site personally funded and built in house.

What will you do with the money?

The money would go towards the final development of the prebait and begin the next ESS site. This would be spent on some specialist development and website promotion.

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