Mitchelstown man's Gigsaw vies for Arthur Guinness bursary
Gigsaw is the name of a Mitchelstown project that its creator is hoping will capture the imagination of the judges in the Arthur Guinness Projects competition. Success could mean anything up to €50,000 of a bursary plus invaluable advice and mentoring.
The brainchild of John Finn, the aim with Gigsaw is to introduce cloud computing techniques and practices to administer heavy aspects of the music industry. The chances of securing a bursary will depend on votes from the public, so John is hoping that Avondhu readers can help him in his quest.
"There seems to be a lot of interest in the project even though it came late to the race. It has built up a head of steam but needs a final push before the August 7th deadline.
John, who lives in Corracunna, Mitchelstown has been working in the IT industry for over 10 years. He has an MSc in Cloud Computing from Cork Institute of Technology and is a director of INDIEPENDENCE Music & Arts festival.
"Gigsaw is an extension of both fields," John explains, adding that he is keen to introduce cloud computing principles to everyday practice at INDIEPENDENCE.
2013 is a busy year for John with the festival, completing a Masters, running the Stockholm marathon and hoping to establish Gigsaw.
"I hope people get a chance to vote for me and would like to take the opportunity to thank those who already have. You can vote once per day so keep clicking on the link below."
Whether the bursary is successful or not, John said the aim is to develop the product regardless. "However, while I am determined to continue with the project, the financial aid and advice from the mentors would make the start up process undoubtedly smoother."
All over the country people are trying new things, coming up with new ideas and finding new ways to do business. The Arthur Guinness Projects exists to celebrate and reward the next chapter of Irish talent and creativity. They are looking for extraordinary people with innovative, inspiring, brilliant ideas, and the passion and drive to make them happen with a bursary of up to €50,000, as well as invaluable advice and mentoring. The most popular ideas will be shortlisted by the public, so make sure to encourage your friends and family to vote by sharing your project on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, etc.
Avondhu readers can vote for Gigsaw at the following link: https://www.arthurguinnessprojects.com/music/gigsaw-1 , join the Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/gigsaw.ie or follow @gigsaw_ireland on Twitter.
Thursday 25th July 7:48pm