Invizbox, the maker of a revolutionary VPN hardware device, is the winner of this year’s Jumpstart award for promising start-ups. The start-up company was announced as the winner of this year’s 10,000 Euros prize with other goodies at the end of a long selection process earlier today.
Speaking at the event, Assumpta Harvey, one of the judges who select the winner of the award, said that Invizbox demonstrated an amazing level of innovativeness and appeal to the market with its flagship product.
The Jumpstart award is managed by a conglomerate of big-time institutions including the Learning and Innovation Centre (LINK), Fingal Local Enterprise Office, AIB and Alexion Pharmaceuticals. LINC operates under the auspices of the Institute of Technology of Blanchardstown.
Invizbox makes a revolutionary hardware product that helps clients access their secure internet connection from anywhere. The highly personalised VPN device helps to change the manner in which people access their VPN services when they are travelling from place to place.
This year’s competition attracted a record 20 different companies. One of the companies that made it to the top 5 list is Kickabout. This company has created an app that soccer players can use to hypothesise a soccer match on their devices. Another company that made it to the final list is Chinnery Spirits. This Ireland-based company manufactures a new type of alcoholic spirit. The new spirit combines traditional gin and a new and revolutionary product.
Another contestant, Sproose, seeks to revolutionise the traditional laundry cleaning business by introducing on-demand services.
Speaking about the other contestants, Bobby Kerr, a seasoned entrepreneur, said that all the leaders of the companies that made it to the final list are highly professional individuals. He added that all the businesses that made it to the final list have a future, considering the innovative nature of their products and the professional approach that their leaders are taking.
Apart from the cash prize, Invizbox won other goodies. The company won office space at LINC. Getting hosted at the LINC facility means that Invizbox will get access to cutting-edge technology and research. Moreover, the company will receive technical and business expertise throughout the time it gets hosted at LINC.
Similarly, PhysioLinked, the company that develops systems to help physiotherapists, will get hosted at the LINC facility for six months. PhysioLinked came second in this year’s competition. Interestingly, Invizbox was the second in last year’s contest.