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10,000 Net Increase in Jobs in Enterprise Ireland Supported Companies

Enterprise Ireland, the Government agency responsible for developing Irish business globally, has reported the creation of 21,118 new jobs by client companies in 2015. This translates into a net increase of 10,169 jobs for 2015 (taking account of job losses) in Enterprise Ireland supported businesses, and brings total employment in these companies to 192,223 – […]

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Bank of Ireland Lays Down a Trackway for Startups [Video]

Bank of Ireland’s Innovation Team was out in force at Web Summit last week, promoting their new StartLab incubation programme. We spoke to their Entrepreneur-in-Residence Gene Murphy. [youtube]https://youtu.be/DiJrxQiBAvA[/youtube]   StartLab is an intensive six-month boot camp; the first one starts in Galway in January, and applications close on 27 November. Before that, however, there are a number […]

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The Beans-on-Toast Way to Build Startups in Galway [Video]

It’s Startup Gathering all over Ireland this week, and Technology.ie went to Galway Startup Weekend. We spoke to Paul Killoran, founder of bootstrapped success story Ex Ordo (more about them next week). He was there to mentor others, and spoke about the Galway City Innovation District which is ambitiously targeting “20,000 jobs and Galway’s first billion dollar company!” Galway has unique […]

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Galway is Startup City: Podcast with Tracy Keogh [Audio]

Tracy Keogh is our guest on today’s podcast. She’s been involved in startup events for many years and recently joined Bank of Ireland as Startup Community Manager for Galway. Click on the player above to listen to the show, or download it here: 07:18; 4MB; MP3. There’s more going on in Galway than we generally hear about, she […]

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Outbox Incubator for Startups Led by Girls – An Interview with Anne-Marie Imafidon [Audio]

Click on the player above to listen to the show, or download it here: 17:49; 10MB; MP3. A ground-breaking approach for young women who want to create Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) based companies launched in London on Tuesday. Run by the award-winning social enterprise, Stemettes, the ‘Outbox Incubator’ program will give teenage girls the […]

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Finalists Announced for Blacknight SME Awards

The final shortlists have been announced for the first ever Blacknight SME Awards, which will be held on April 25 at the Radisson Hotel in Cork. Check out the full list below. Sponsored by Ireland’s leading hosting company Blacknight, and hosted by RTÉ’s Rick O’Shea, the SME Awards are organised by Mulley Communications. Tickets for the event are on sale […]

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Wayra Ireland Accelerator Programme to Shut Down

Wayra, Telefónica’s startup accelerator, has announced that it will close its academy in Dublin this June, once the current cohort of nine startups has completed the programme. The decision was confirmed by the Managing Director of Wayra Ireland, Karl Aherne, in an email to the organisation’s email subscribers this morning. Telefónica has today confirmed that Wayra Ireland will close on May […]

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Fund Recs wins Google Award for Online Business Promotion

Padraig O’ Scanaill, a young Waterford entrepreneur and finalist in Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) competition, picked up the award for the ‘Best Online Promotion of Business’ and won €1,000 worth of Google Adwords for his company, Fund Recs. Of the 24 finalists from 17 counties competing in the inaugural national competition, the special award […]

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Web Summit tickets Go on Sale at 2pm – but only the First 1000 get the Discount

Last week, Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave revealed that over 24,000 people had registered for the 2-for-1 discount price on tickets for Web Summit 2015. Faced with with a potentially huge surge in demand for the first 1000 tickets, they decided to postpone the sale to allow for further load testing. Now they’ve confirmed that 1000 discount tickets […]

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Gene Murphy on Irish Startup Weekends [Audio]

It’s Global Entrepreneurship Week, and four Irish cities are taking part in the Global Startup Battle. Galway Startup Weekend was on last weekend, and Dublin, Cork and Limerick are repeating the exercise next weekend. Gene Murphy is one of the organisers of Startup Weekend Dublin, and he’s my guest on today’s podcast. Click on the player above to […]

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