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Be the Disruptor, Not the Disrupted

Industry disruption will mean 50% of the current Fortune 500 Companies will have disappeared in 10 years. A conference to be held in Dublin on this Friday promises to show businesses how to be a disruptor rather than the disrupted. The recent arrival on these shores of billion dollar valued startups such as Uber and airbnb from […]

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Patrick Collison

Patrick Collisson joins Y Combinator as a Partner

Y Combinator, the startup accelerator programme based in Silicon Valley, has announced the addition of four partners, including Limerickman Patrick Collision, CEO of Stripe, who will join as a part-time partner. Patrick is a Y Combinator veteran, having brought two companies through the accelerator programme. A former winner of the Young Scientists Exhibition, in 2007 […]

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Barry O'Sullivan, CEO Altocloud

Altocloud’s Barry O’Sullivan wants to make Customer Service better [Video]

He’s been a global business leader in a successful career with Silicon Valley multinationals, and he’s well known to many in Ireland as an investor on Dragon’s Den. Now Barry O’Sullivan has got out of the leather chair and is going to work as CEO of his new startup based in Galway city: Altocloud.[youtube]http://youtu.be/3mjJg3vyZVE[/youtube] Altocloud […]

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Interview with Ingrid Vanderveldt, Dell Entrepreneur in Residence [Video]

In the second of our Dell interviews recorded at the ITLG Silicon Valley Global Forum in Limerick, we spoke to Dell Entrepreneur in Residence, Ingrid Vanderveldt. [youtube]http://youtu.be/CI6_BOkNMG4[/youtube]   Ingrid talked about the newly opened Dell Centre for Entrepreneurship in Ireland and explained the four pillars of the company’s startup support strategy: knowledge, expert advice, technology, […]

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Sean O’Sullivan launches €20k Mathletes Challenge for Schools [Video]

Dragon’s Den investor  Sean O’Sullivan has launched a competition for Irish schools which he is funding to the tune of €20,000 to develop competitive mathematics skills in Irish youth.  The programme will use material from the Khan Academy, and further details are available at mathletes.ie. I caught up with Sean on Tuesday evening as the […]

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"The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few"

President Higgins Quotes Spock, Calls for a Republic of Creativity

President Michael D Higgins has called for a Republic of Creativity built on invention and original thinking.  He was speaking at the opening of the Silicon Valley Global Forum organised by the Irish Technology Leadership Group in Limerick this morning. Entrepreneurs and technologists from Ireland and Silicon Valley gathered at the University Concert Hall for […]

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Ireland is the Startup Star of Europe

Why can’t Ireland be more like Silicon Valley, is something we often hear.  Well it turns out we’re the closest thing in Europe when it comes to VC investment, according to research published by the Wall Street Journal, which reveals that “high entrepreneurial activity” is most evident in the northwest of the continent, with Ireland […]

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