It’s been a busy couple of months for the team working on our client Whispr, a Dublin-based AI-based voice guidance startup for front-line workers.
First up, we helped announce that Whispr had been selected to participate in Hangar 51, a global accelerator programme from International Airlines Group (IAG) which aims to help new companies whose products and services can be used in aviation and travel.
Following 474 applications and a hugely competitive pitch day involving 36 tech start-ups from over 50 countries, Whispr was one of just 13 firms that made the final cut onto the programme.
Whispr was partnered with Iberia, using its AI voice technology to help increase the speed and efficiency of the airline's aircraft turnarounds and to help its MRO business (Iberia Maintenance) digitise the laborious aircraft inspection documentation process on its brand new fleet of Airbus 350s.
We targeted start-up, tech, travel trade, business and facilities management press across UK, International, Irish media with the news and achieved hits in the likes of Irish Times, Aviation Week, Travolution, Silicon Republic and Skift.
The announcement enabled us to reiterate how there is a lack of technology available to front-line workers and highlight the potential for Whispr to revolutionise the way front-line businesses work and to significantly increase efficiencies. This helped prepare the groundwork for the next phase of activity: announcing Whispr’s second round of funding.
Our outreach to target media not only gave an update on Hangar 51 but also provided more about their ongoing customer projects and future plans as well as details of the funding round. Interviews with Whispr’s founders were also offered.
Image: Hugh O'Flanaghan, CEO, Whispr