19 Nov 2012

TaxiPal wins UN-based World Summit Award Mobile

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Global contest selects most outstanding mobile apps and services in 2012. Estonia’s TaxiPal among this year’s 40 winners

Apps that guide patients with Alzheimer diseases or turn your neighborhood into an augmented reality setting for mobile gaming are but a few examples of this year’s World Summit Award mobile (WSA-mobile) winners. On a biannual basis, the contest selects 40 of the most outstanding and useful apps from all over the world. This year, a product from Estonia stood the ground and made it among the 40 contest winners. TaxiPal settled the race in the category m-Tourism & Culture.

TaxiPal is an award-winning free and easy taxi-cab directory and ordering service with the widest coverage: EU, US and Canada – close to 3000 cities in total. A must have for any traveller. TaxiPal apps are available for Apple iOS, Android and Nokia phones in over 10 languages.

A World of mobile apps
This year’s 40 awardees demonstrate that in a world of six billion mobile connections, the future belongs to mobile apps. Due to the large number of nominating countries, most winners come from Europe (21). However, awardees from Asia (8), South America (4), North America (2) and the Arab countries (2) demonstrate that mobile innovation is a global phenomenon: “Our goal is to find apps that really make a difference for people around the globe”, WSA-mobile Chairman Peter A. Bruck stated, while pointing at the UN agenda of the global award. He continued, “This year’s awardees demonstrate the richness and diversity of mobile apps. And they clearly show that there is a lot going on outside Europe and the USA. If we want to make use of mobile technology’s full potential, these trends must not be ignored.”

More information about 2012 WSA-Mobile Winners.
WSA Mobile Winners' Seal

01 Jun 2012

2nd place at MOBIP Innovation Competition

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We are extremely happy to announce that TaxiPal won the 2nd place at the START-APP MOBIP Innovation Competition that took place in Thessaloniki, Greece, May 31 – June 1, 2012.
Out of over 70 applicants throughout Europe, 6 finalist companies were selected to present to the distinguished jury. Click here to read the press release about the event.

11 May 2011

TaxiPal is a Finalist for the 2011 Red Herring Top 100 Europe Award

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We are very pleased to announce that TaxiPal has been selected as a Finalist for Red Herring’s Top 100 Europe award, a prestigious list honoring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the European business region.

The Red Herring editorial team selected the most innovative companies from a pool of hundreds from across Europe. The nominees are evaluated on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, quality of management, execution of strategy, and integration into their respective industries.

This unique assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the actual track record and standing of a company, which allows Red Herring to see past the “buzz” and make the list an valuable instrument for discovering and advocating the greatest business opportunities in the industry.

“This year was very rewarding,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “The global economic situation has abated and there are many great companies producing really innovative and amazing products. We had a very difficult time narrowing the pool and selecting the finalists. TaxiPal shows great promise therefore deserves to be among the Finalists. Now we’re faced with the difficult task of selecting the Top 100 winners of Red Herring Europe. We know that the 2011 crop will grow into some amazing companies that are sure to make an impact.”

Finalists for the 2011 edition of the Red Herring 100 Europe award are selected based upon their technological innovation, management strength, market size, investor record, customer acquisition, and financial health. During the several months leading up to the announcement, hundreds of companies in the telecommunications, security, Web 2.0, software, hardware, biotech, mobile and other industries completed their submissions to qualify for the award.

Red Herring Europe Finalist

20 Dec 2010

TaxiPal wins the 2nd place in EEVC 2010

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TaxiPal is very happy to win the 2nd place in the final of the Eurecan European Venture Contest (EEVC) 2010 in Barcelona.

The 2010 edition of EEVC involved 15 locations across Europe in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Hungary, Spain and the UK. Total of 987 companies from 24 countries participated in the contest, out of which 449 ICT, Cleantech and Healthcare companies were selected by experts to present at one of our 15 qualifying events across Europe. TaxiPal participated in the Nordic Venture Forum event in Copenhagen in November and was selected to the top10 who proceeded to the semifinal at EVS European Venture Summit in Düsseldorf in December. From 150 companies at EVS, TaxiPal was selected to the top25 to participate in the final in Barcelona. More information about the structure of the contest can be found on the contest website.

The winners of EEVC 2010 are listed here.

16 Dec 2010

TaxiPal in the EEVC final – Barcelona

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TaxiPal has been honoured through its selection to the final of the Eurecan European Venture Contest (EEVC) from 987 applications from 24 countries throughout 2010.

449 ICT, Cleantech and Healthcare companies were selected by experts to present at one of our 15 qualifying events across Europe. From this number the Top 150 were selected. They were reviewed by over 120 European Experts online and face-to-face at the European Venture Summit representing funds such as Earlybird Venture Capital, Philips Healthcare Incubator and Veraventure Oy. The Final of the Contest is sponsored by Corporacción Can and Microsoft and supported by Barcelona Activa.

The 2010 edition involved 15 locations across Europe in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Hungary, Spain and the UK. The winner will receive recognition as one of the most innovative companies at an international level and a prize of 30,000 euro per stream. Many of the previous finalists have since successfully raised capital and expanded their business.

William Stevens, CEO of Europe Unlimited commented “The number of applications and active presenters across all 15 qualifier events of the 2010 Eurecan European Venture Contest and the quality, demonstrate the importance of innovative entrepreneurship in Europe.”

EEVC 2010 Top 25

22 Feb 2010

TaxiPal received the Mobile Premier Award in Innovation

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We are very happy to announce that TaxiPal received the Mobile Premier Award in Innovation to the Best Early Stage Startup from the MobileMonday Community. The event took place during the Mobile World Congress 2010 in Barcelona, in the Petit Palau of Palau de la Musica on February 15, 2010.

A big thank you to all of our supporters and fans and also to the hard-working team in Tallinn, Estonia!

25 Jan 2010

TaxiPal among 20 finalists to present at the Mobile Premier Awards

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More good news from Mobile Premier Awards organizers. TaxiPal has been selected as a finalist by by an international jury of the most recognized mobile industry experts to pitch at the Mobile Premier Awards event that takes place in Barcelona on February 15, 2010 in front of investors, operators, media companies, peer entrepreneurs, and press and influential bloggers.

We are extremely happy about this recognition and opportunity: TaxiPal made it to top 20 out of over 250 candidates from all over the world.

Mobile Premier Awards Finalist

16 Jan 2010

Nomination to the Mobile Premier Awards

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TaxiPal has been nominated to the Mobile Premier Awards in Innovation by Estonian chapter of MobileMonday.

50 nominees were chosen out of over 250 candidates from all over the world. From these nominees an international jury of the most recognized mobile industry experts will select 20 finalists to come and pitch at the event in Barcelona in front of investors, operators, media companies, peer entrepreneurs, press and influential bloggers during Mobile World Congress.