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Laois Entrepreneur wins coveted Digital Award
By: Twiznight Ltd
Founded by Mountmellick man, Rory McEvoy, Twiznight is the Twitter equivalent of the sponsored TV show. Their scheduled fun and interactive Twitter quizzes allow sponsoring brands a unique opportunity to engage with consumers in real-time on Twitter and reach a huge audience of up to 500,000. 90% of the brands featured have attained that coveted and valuable spot of “Trending on Twitter”.
With almost 200 quizzes under their belt, €55,000 in prizes, hundreds playing each week and almost 20,000 followers, Twiznight is a huge hit on Twitter with players and brands alike.
McEvoy tweeted “This still feels so surreal, but such an incredible boost of confidence :)”
In the words of MC for the night, comedian Oliver Callan, ‘this is a highly competitive category’, but it was Twiznight which impressed the judges the most to win the coveted trophy!
McEvoy said “I am so thrilled by this win, this is vindication that someone can have a great idea and actually create a business from it. I was looking for a change of lifestyle after years of that daily commute to Dublin, working as an accountant. It has been really hard work but worth every minute and the future is very exciting”
“I reckoned I had a good concept in Twiznight and luckily Enterprise Ireland did too. They have been supporting me now for over a year. I have received mentorship from them, used Innovation Vouchers to help build my technology solution, though IT Carlow. I am also part of the New Frontiers program in IT Carlow, which helps start-ups with a good idea become investor ready. A long way to go, but this DMA Award really helps.”
With a planned launch into the UK next month and some very novel new products launching later in the year, it’s going to be a busy year for the award winning Twiznight!
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