Tuesday, 6 October 2015

CaterWings launches in London

CaterWings is the next generation marketplace for catering services, tapping into a €36bn global market and capitalising on the global trends of on-demand, convenience and flexibility. CaterWings is building out a network of caterers to offer time-saving, high quality solutions for B2B catering needs.

“The catering market is ripe for disruption after thirty years of no innovation and low focus on customer experience and satisfaction. With CaterWings, quality catering ordering will be as easy as listening to music and surfing the Web. We will facilitate the corporate food ordering process end-to-end. While CaterWings ensures on-time delivery and quality, the customer can focus on their actual work. Once registered, submitting an order will only take a few seconds. CaterWings handles the rest” says Alexander Brunst, one of the Co-Founders and Managing Directors.

Together with Sebastian Kloss, CaterWings has a well experienced managing team looking back at multiple years of experience in B2B sales, entrepreneurship and process efficiency. “We are ready to build an industry changing marketplace experience with strong focus on facilitating and streamlining the entire process from ordering to delivering and expense reporting. Our strong and highly motivated team based in Berlin and London is ready to deliver an unparalleled platform with full focus on the demands of our corporate clients” says Sebastian.

CaterWings’ revenue model will be commission fee based at no additional cost for the customer. Prices will remain the same compared to ordering with the catering service directly. CaterWings agrees on a commission with the Catering partners for taking over tasks not directly linked with what they do best: preparing the best food for our customers.

CaterWings is picking up a proven concept from the US, where the recent success stories of and investments in B2B catering portals have been substantial. Together with the existing food delivery models in the Rocket Internet universe, CaterWings is the missing puzzle piece in the corporate world. Leveraging the knowledge and assets within Rocket Internet, CaterWings is thriving on strong synergies with other ventures.

London will be the first market for CaterWings’ industry changing service, with some of the market-leading caterers already signed. The go-live on October 5th,www.caterwings.co.uk will introduce a new standard for corpoate food ordering in Europe.

Monday, 5 October 2015

International film and technology forum Digital Biscuit 2016 to take place in Dublin

Ireland’s global international film and technology forum Digital Biscuit, an initiative of the Screen Director’s Guild of Ireland, will take place in March 2016, it was announced today (24.09.15). The three day event aims to foster innovation and collaboration in film and television production.

Now in its fourth year, Digital Biscuit will be held in Dublin from the 2nd to the 4th of March 2016 and is quickly becoming a global networking hub for filmmakers, technologists, creatives and the wider industry.

Speaking today Birch Hamilton Founder of Digital Biscuit said: “Digital Biscuit is a unique event that aims to bring together the leading lights of the film and technology industry to foster collaboration and we have welcomed some of the most extraordinary minds in the industry to Dublin in recent years.

“With the Web Summit’s recent announcement of its move, Digital Biscuit is well placed to attract an international audience to Dublin, contribute to building the Irish film industry and Ireland’s smart economy and to help maintain Ireland’s position as a leader in the tech and film industry globally. We’re really looking forward to hosting a global dialogue about the future innovation of the technology and entertainment industry here in Dublin in 2016.”

The Irish film and animation sector is growing and in this year alone, Ireland has co-produced eight international TV series. According to PwC’s Irish Entertainment & Media Outlook 2014-2018, the industry is forecast to grow by 2.3% (to €4.25 billion) by 2018. Additionally, the report indicates that the digital market will be boosted from 33% to 45% (€1.9 billion) by 2018. At this rate, the digital market is on track to outgrow the non-digital market by 2020.

With over 4,000 people engaged in Digital Biscuit last year, the forum has attracted international leaders and talent from the entertainment industry to Dublin.

Previous speakers have included: David Yates (Director of the Harry Potter series); Alan Taylor (Director of Thor: The Dark World); David Chase (Creator of The Sopranos); Michel Gondry (Director of Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind); Bruno Delbonnel (Cinematographer of Amelie); and Franklin Leonard (Founder of The Black List), amongst many others.

For more information, visit www.digitalbiscuit.ie.

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Meet the makes event - October 2015

What: A “Meet the Makers” speed-dating session as part of the IAPI 10% Academy.

“Meet the Makers”?

An IAPI (Institute of Advertising Practitioners of Ireland) initiative that aims to increase engagement and collaboration between the advertising industry, both agencies and brands, with tech start-ups and ad-tech companies.

A short-list of fifteen of Ireland’s most innovative tech start-ups will be selected to take part in the tech “speed dating” session. This is a major opportunity for consumer facing start-ups seeking to work with major brands. Decision makers from Ireland’s top advertising agencies will be in attendance.


IAPI is calling on tech start-ups to apply for “Meet the Makers” by filling out a simple Q&A.

The deadline for applications is Thursday October 8th.

To apply email info@iapi.com, to find out more on the application process visit www.iapi.com

The “Meet the Makers” networking event will take place Wednesday October 28th from 6.30pm.


Led by the chair of the IAPI Digital Committee Patrick McConville and IAPI CEO Tania Banotti

About: The “Meet the Makers” speed dating networking session is part of the IAPI 10% Academy which aims to bring agencies and tech innovators together in a more meaningful, genuine way. The academy will see a programme of events and training masterclasses, over three consecutive weeks in October. The invitation only programme, is aimed at senior decision makers in Ireland’s advertising agencies.

Where: The Gibson Hotel