Dublin, April 26th, 2017
BookingHawk.com has successfully applied for funding from Enterprise Ireland. This is the first outside investment in the project and comes as part of The New Frontiers Phase 2 Programme which is facilitated by Enterprise Ireland. Participation in the programme entails full-time participation in workshops, mentoring and regular reviews. Financial support comes in the form of €15,000 in equity free funding.
Development on BookingHawk.com started in 2015 and since then, it has emerged from an early access phase where the number and variety of businesses on the site have gradually increased. Through secure integration with online payments gateway Stripe, BookingHawk.com has experienced steady growth. Included in the growing number of organisations and businesses using the software is a third level Institute of Technology.
Businesses in South Africa, Germany and The United States have all registered on the system to increase their efficiency and expand their customer base. The focus of the next six months for BookingHawk.com will be further additions to the software capabilities of the booking system. Allied to this, the continuation of the first class customer support model is seen as key to the growth of the software platform.
“I am delighted that the application to Phase 2 has been successful.” said company founder Niall Smith. “The financial investment is a boost and I believe that there is a great deal of value to be gained by participating in the programme workshops, networking sessions and mentoring. BookingHawk.com is operating in a highly competitive market so for us, customer support is of paramount importance. We believe that a system such as this should take up as little of the business owners time as possible. The feedback we’re getting to date reflects the value we are adding to organisations of all types and sizes.”
BookingHawk.com is an Irish solution for online bookings and diary management. The start-up software company facilitates businesses of all types to take commission free online bookings as well as allowing them to access their diary from anywhere with an internet connection. The online booking system is competitively priced at a flat, no contract rate of €11.14 per month. The goal of BookingHawk.com is to increase efficiency, improve brand perception and grow the customer base of the businesses using it. As a result, it will make procuring there services a much improved experience for the customers of these businesses. To date, it has proven to be a useful client acquisition and efficiency improvement tool for physiotherapists, chiropodists, sports facilities, nutritionists, B&B’s and holistic centers.
Hi, my name is Niall Smith and I am the Founder and CEO of BookingHawk.com. I am an experienced software engineer and have worked with companies like AOL, Guidewire, Deloitte and SAP. I am a graduate of The New Frontiers entrepreneur development programme. I live in Dublin, Ireland with my wife. I love to meet other founders and learn from as many people as possible.