The February issue of Traveller, the inflight magazine of easyJet, carried a story about Tallinn “City of the future” (page 84-88) and how Tallinn is an ideal home for some of the world’s most exciting tech companies, TaxiPal being one of them. The online version of the whole magazine can be found here and only the article itself here.
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.
Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet featured an article about Estonia, how it has coped with the economic crisis of the last few years, its upcoming Euro-currency and its enthusiastic entrepreneurs and startup companies. One of the companies mentioned is also TaxiPal: Link to the article
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.”
Will you be visiting any Taxi fairs this fall?
You can come and see us a the following fairs:
EUROPÄISCHE TAXIMESSE 2010 in Cologne, Germany on November 5 and 6, 2010
You will find TaxiPal in stand B35.
TAXI EXPO 2010 in Houten, Netherlands on November 19 and 20, 2010
You will find TaxiPal in stand 1.134.
If you would like to arrange a time for a meeting during the expos, please get in contact with us via the Contact us form. See you soon!
We are very happy to announce that TaxiPal mobile apps for iPhone and Android now also support German language, in addition to English, French and Italian languages.
We also released a new and improved version of the TaxiPal for Android app, version 1.5, that includes many performance and functionality improvements, in addition to several bug fixes.
Please visit the Download page to download the latest versions of our mobile apps.
Following the move of TaxiPal for iPhone mobile app to our own App Store account, which resulted in the situation when the app was unavailable in the App Store, we are happy to announce that TaxiPal for iPhone is now available for download again.
Due to the specifics of Apple iTunes, the automatic update of the old TaxiPal app no longer works. We therefore kindly ask you to uninstall the old TaxiPal app and download and install the new one. We apologize for the inconvenience this might cause you.
We are currently in the process of moving TaxiPal for iPhone mobile app to our own App Store account. Unfortunately due to Apple iTunes restrictions the app must be removed from sale before it can be moved between accounts. We apologize for the inconvenience this might cause you. Hopefully it does not take longer than a few days. If you would like to be notified when the TaxiPal app for iPhone is available in the App Store again, please submit your e-mail address below.
UPDATE: We are now available in the App Store again. You can download it by clicking here.
If you’ve upgraded to today’s release of iOS 4.0 you may have noticed that TaxiPal crashes on startup. We’ve already submitted an update to fix this and a few other compatibility issues to Apple and hope to have it approved soon. Stay tuned.
Edit: and the update is live on the AppStore. Welcome back iOS 4 users.
TaxiPal currently covers 1400 European cities with its Local Taxis directory service. As of today, TaxiPal has helped people in 24 countries to reach local taxi companies and get a ride home, to a hotel or to a business meeting. We work hard to add more cities to our coverage so that travellers won’t be stranded without a taxi anywhere.