Superstar Startups Set For Tech Scene Competition At ICONS Festival

Icons Festival founders Jim Fitzpatrick and Aaron Taylor

FROM Italy to Ireland, and from the US to the Ukraine, up to 100 of the most innovative and forward-thinking startup companies that the tech scene has to offer will be on display as part of the ICONS Festival later this month.

ICONS CEO Aaron Taylor

ICONS CEO Aaron Taylor

Finalists are set to pitch live at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast on Friday September 25, with the winner getting the chance to go forward for final interview to join the prestigious 500 Startups accelerator programme based in Mountain View HQ, Silicon Valley.

The judging panel, which includes 500 Startups associate partner Marvin Liao, will also be filled by leading VCs, investors and mentors.

ICONS CEO Aaron Taylor said: “ICONS has attracted some of the world’s best and brightest startup companies, with a particularly strong showing in areas such as fintech, biotech, digital, software and robotics.

“It’s great to see such an eclectic mix of startup companies and we’re extremely excited by the calibre of applicants coming forward.”

Attending ICONS Festival will be the very best of startups from a range of areas which include:

Robotics – such as US startup Admetsys who are revolutionising the healthcare sector by producing high-tech robotics to real-time measure, model and treat patients

Fintech – representing the fintech industry all the way from France, are MoneyTis who aim to provide the fastest way to transfer money abroad

Wearables – MedExo Robotics from the UK have created an exoskeleton which is set to transform the healthcare industry

SaaS – Glistrr is the complete guest-listing solution for venues and event promoters, giving comprehensive knowledge on the influence level of each customer.

There will also be startups specialising in IoT, Adtech, Hardware, VR and e-commerce. ICONS will also feature a dedicated Startup Alley within the Titanic Exhibition Centre, showcasing the best emerging talent. To view the full list of startups attending ICONS Festival click HERE

ICONS Festival runs from September 24-27 in Titanic Quarter, Belfast. For tickets and more information log on to and follow @iconsfestival