Here are the 5 hottest startups in Ireland

The Next Web

percent) and laxer regulations, almost every major tech company has chosen Ireland as the site for their European headquarters. Ireland’s new Dubliners have transformed the city into a mini tech metropolis, attracting tech talent, investors and an entrepreneurial drive, creating the perfect conditions for a vibrant startup scene to flourish. With one of the lowest corporate taxes in Europe (only 12.5 percent compared to Britain’s 23 percent and France’s 33.3

Wellness & Meditation Retreats in Ireland – Retreats for Relaxation

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Ireland House, the First Irish Consulate in Texas, Opens in Austin


Austin’s booming tech sector is prompting Ireland to open a consulate and trade office in Austin, its first in Texas and only the seventh in the U.S. The office, dubbed Ireland House, will be housed in the Bank of America building on Congress Ave. It will contain a new consulate, offices for the Investment Development […] The post Ireland House, the First Irish Consulate in Texas, Opens in Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin IDA Ireland Irish Consulate Austi

WP Engine Expands to Limerick, Ireland


There once was a startup in Austin WP Engine grew lickety-split like Boston It set out to expand to Ireland’s land of opportunity Its website hosting business grew with such unity And now it’s part of a bigger European economic community – Anonymous The big news for WP Engine Monday is it has expanded to […] The post WP Engine Expands to Limerick, Ireland appeared first on SiliconHills.

Indeed to Add 500 Jobs in Ireland


Austin-based Indeed plans to hire 500 employees in Ireland during the next two years as part of an expansion plan for its Dublin-based headquarters for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Indeed is hiring sales, client services, human resource, business development, marketing, finance, strategy and operations employees, according to a news release from Ireland IDA. […] The post Indeed to Add 500 Jobs in Ireland appeared first on SiliconHills.

Ireland’s Prime Minister at SXSW: A Country Leading Change


Ireland’s youngest, and the first LGBT prime minister is leading a country that will soon be the only English-language country of the […]. The post Ireland’s Prime Minister at SXSW: A Country Leading Change appeared first on SiliconHills. By Susan Lahey Reporter with Silicon Hills News For the second time, an Irish Prime Minister will be coming to SXSW; only Leo Varadkar is a very new brand of Irish Prime Minister.

Can Ireland Offer Startups Something Silicon Valley Can’t?


Our startups get tons of hands-on support – much more than they’d get almost anywhere else in the world,” says Lorcan O’Sullivan, manager of Enterprise Ireland , one of the latest of the many campaigns by governments around the globe to attract startups to their shores and inject new life into their local economies. Enterprise Ireland has a fund of €10 million to dole out. Startups that relocate to Ireland can get between €100,000 and €500,000 each.

Ireland Venture Capital/Startup Events

Jason Ball

Continuing with the Startup Events theme , I thought I’d start posting what I’m seeing around Europe. Conor over at Argolon gave me the low-down on what’s happening on the green isle: Dublin has traditionally been the mobile dev centre here (Movidia, Newbay, Xiam, Puca, S3, Rococo etc etc) and I think that is still the case. Scattered around the country you have start-ups like Cubic Telecom and YouGetItBack in Cork, VoiceSage in Limerick, Nubiq in Waterford.

TEDxStormont – creativity and community collide in Belfast

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

For Northern Ireland, I think the lasting value of the event is not the content delivered, the fun experienced, or even the many videos that will eventually be posted. The community that came together might be a new one for Northern Ireland. I wonder if there has ever been, in one place in Northern Ireland, a meeting with as many intersecting Irish Venn Diagrams. The time is now for this new community of creatives to lead the charge in reinventing Northern Ireland.

UK and Ireland venture investment: slooooow

Fred Destin

Busiest investors: Enterprise Ireland, Scottish Enterprise, Accel and Delta Partners. Stuart at Ascendant has sent me his regular data update which is worth a look: Q2 : 42 deals (over £0.5M) for £129m invested by 61 investors. Q1-Q2: 90 transactions and £244m. compared to 129 companies receiving £557m in Q1-Q2-2009. The 10 biggest deals received 61% of funds invested.

Dublin’s attracting more tech events and startups from abroad than ever before

The Next Web

Let’s take a look at Dublin and the Republic of Ireland as a whole, which is rightfully perceived by many entrepreneurs as a link between Europe and Silicon Valley. Entrepreneur Europe Events Insider Dublin Ireland startup TechIn the discussions regarding European startup landscape, people usually mention cities like London and Berlin as the main hubs powering the ecosystem of the region.

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Flat world creativity

deal architect

Innovation from around the globe Immarsat’s Satellites - UK EV Car dispensing machine – China Chef robots – Portugal Powering agriculture – Uganda The pot at the end of the rainbow – Ireland Google “Climate Change” View – Canada Precision. Globalization and Technology

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Different Views from Opposite Sides

Up and Running

John Dennehy is a serial entrepreneur based in Cork, Ireland. Despite the difficult economic conditions in Ireland, entrepreneurship is buoyant. It is also a function of both attitude (Irish people are generally very entrepreneurial in outlook) and culture, i.e. the geographic context of being a small island with limited resources has meant that Ireland has always relied on overseas trade. Starting a Business Alan Gleeson Ireland Palo Alto Software UK

The Qualities of a Leader - Startups and angels: Along the way to.

Tim Keane

They're an impressive group, kind of an association of all of the angel groups in Ireland who work together to achieve results. They're an impressive group, kind of an association of all of the angel groups in Ireland who work together to achieve results. Startups and angels: Along the way to success. By Tim Keane, Angel Investor, Golden Angels Investors, LLC. Archives. Profile. Subscribe. « Choosing the right corporate form for your enterprise | Main.

All Growth Strategy is Quantitative. You can’t grow what you can’t predict.

Tim Keane

I was in Ireland not too long ago in a meeting of a company board of which I''m a member. The company had a very good year - a great one, really - based on a executing a good strategy

Immigration policy and the future of work

deal architect

But I have been thinking even more about it, with a recent trip to Ireland and the GigaOm event last week on the. It is tough to ignore immigration talk given all the noise coming out of Arizona and Washington.

More on the future of work

deal architect

In my book trip to Europe last week, there was plenty of discussion on the future of work and what it means to countries like Ireland, immigration etc. This week at a GigaOm event the focus was much more on.

The Never Ending Bowl

deal architect

This breezy weekend, my born-in-Ireland wife, Margaret went “It’s coming in like Auld Segosha”. After 22 years of marriage, I thought I had heard every Irish expression there is. Fortunately, she keeps a Hiberno-English dictionary at home. I am always. Industry Commentary

Some day soon

deal architect

…we can dream of international roaming included in a fixed monthly plan, like my wife’s calls this weekend to the UK and Ireland. Included in my monthly office Vonage charge. So, are calls from my cell phone from US to. Globalization and Technology Telecommunications

Start-ups are all Naked in the Mirror

Both Sides of the Table

We also had facilities in Dublin, Ireland where our company was initially founded. This is part of my ongoing series Startup Lessons Building companies is hard work. I started my first company in 1999 in London at the height of the dot com craze. We went through the euphoria of massive exposure at the time of our [.].

Are You Ready to be Quantitative? - Startups and angels: Along the.

Tim Keane

Im in Ireland today in a meeting of a company board of which Im a member. Im in Ireland today in a meeting of a company board of which Im a member. Startups and angels: Along the way to success. By Tim Keane, Angel Investor, Golden Angels Investors, LLC. Archives. Profile. Subscribe. « The Secondhand Physician - or Just Go To The Meeting | Main. Trust but Verify.or Always Make New Mistakes » April 14, 2008. Are You Ready to be Quantitative?

These Are The 3 Best European Countries To Invest Your Money In


Ireland. Unlike landlocked Switzerland, the Republic of Ireland is very much an island nation. Its conflict with Great Britain, which stretches back over centuries, resulted in the creation of a separate Northern Ireland in the early 1920s. Known as the Emerald Isle, the Republic of Ireland is home to large sways of untouched grasslands. The United Kingdom (UK) of England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland is located in the northwest corner of Europe.

The Magic of the Irish – Dublin’s Resurgence on the Global Tech Scene

Both Sides of the Table

I wrote this on my flight home from f.ounders & web summit in Dublin, Ireland late last year. I recently returned from a 5-day visit to Ireland, my first time back in 10 years and the start of what I hope will be a more regular travel schedule there. It can’t be underestimated just how influential hosting such an event can be on the future tech economy and jobs in Ireland. Why Does it Matter for Ireland? In Ireland right now – that person is Paddy Cosgrave.

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List Of The Best SEO Chrome Extensions In 2020


Supported countries are Brazil, India, Japan, Great Britain, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, the Netherlands, South Africa, Ireland, Russia, China, Poland, Hungary, Salvador, Australia, and Canada, as well as the com.

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Irish Prime Minister Meets with VCs at SXSW


By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News As Hugh Forrest tweeted recently, “It’s not your mother’s SXSW any more” when the sitting head of a nation comes to SXSW as Ireland’s Prime Minister Enda Kenny spent time with venture capitalists at SXSW and spoke briefly with reporters Sunday, the day Ireland officially opening the […] The post Irish Prime Minister Meets with VCs at SXSW appeared first on SiliconHills.

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Fostering Austin’s Global Connections During Austin Startup Week


Representatives from Australia, Colombia, Mexico, Pakistan, Ireland and the European Union made presentations at Capital Factory on Thursday. By LAURA LOREK Publisher of Silicon Hills News Austin made a major push to cultivate relationships with other countries during the first International sessions at Austin Startup Week. Capital Factory has had 20 international startups set up […].

Ideas and Innovation Exchange Between the EU and US at SXSW


The EU has 28 member states and various ones like the United Kingdom and Ireland have been at SXSW for years in different capacities, said James Barbour, spokesman […] The post Ideas and Innovation Exchange Between the EU and US at SXSW appeared first on SiliconHills. By LAURA LOREK Publisher and Reporter with Silicon Hills News For the first time, the European Union is showcasing its technology and innovation at South by Southwest.

Food, Drink and Brexit

The Startup Magazine

We must also remember that the movement of food and drink is not solely confined to the Dover Straits, as the Republic of Ireland sees significant volumes of produce cross its borders each year. million tonnes of food products enter Ireland on an annual basis, with the Emerald Isle critical to the current trade flows that exist between the UK and the EU.

More Than Half of Employees Would Resign From Companies That Neglect Their Company Culture

The Startup Magazine

To find out the truth about how employees feel about company culture and what the current state is across the UK and Ireland, HRIS software provider Cezanne HR surveyed 1,000 employees covering a diverse range of company sizes, industries, age demographics, and job roles to get answers.

U.K. Officials Seek to Attract Austin Gaming & Animation Companies


Officials with the United Kingdom, which is comprised of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, showcased some of the opportunities U.S. By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News During Austin Startup Week, Austin Mayor Steve Adler declared Oct. 7th as “UK Day in Austin.” companies, and in particular Austin-based companies, have in expanding their operations […] The post U.K. Officials Seek to Attract Austin Gaming & Animation Companies appeared first on SiliconHills. Austi

Techstars Cloud Selects 11 Companies to Participate in “Cloud 2016”


startups from Spain, Taiwan and Ireland are […] The post Techstars Cloud Selects 11 Companies to Participate in “Cloud 2016” appeared first on SiliconHills. Techstars Cloud in San Antonio announced its latest class of 11 companies participating in its second program this year. “We We have a group of amazing founders from all over the world,” Blake Yeager, managing director of Techstars Cloud wrote in a blog post. In addition to the U.S.,

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11 Fundraising Secrets from 1600 Startups - my SaaStr talk


As an aside, the other SaaS conference you should attend is called SaaStock in Ireland.) My talk was focused on walking entrepreneurs through how investors think about their portfolios and how founders can use this information to his/her advantage to raise money. Photo credit: SaaStr Last week, I had a great time at SaaStr, a conference dedicated to all things SaaS. Thanks to Jason Lemkin for inviting me to speak on fundraising there.

Brewbot Raises $1.5 Million in a Seed Round of Funding


The company raised the money from Brad Feld, Bebo Founder and CEO Michael Birch and Federico Pirzio-Biroli, an angel investor in London, Boulder VC Bullet Time Ventures, Hallett Capital and a new fund in Northern Ireland, TechStart NI and SparkLabs Global. Brewbot, a Techstars Austin startup, just landed $1.5 million in seed stage funding.

Main Street Hub Lands $14 Million in Venture Capital


Ireland and Hong Kong. Main Street Hub announced today that it has closed on $14 million in venture capital led by Bessemer Venture Partners. The Austin-based company manages social media communications for small to medium-sized businesses in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Main Street Hub plans to use the funding to further develop its products and […] The post Main Street Hub Lands $14 Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills.

Tuck shop 2.0: How to promote positive entrepreneurship skills for teens

The Next Web

Young European entrepreneurs are making waves too, like Jordan Casey from Ireland, who announced his third business last week and is still only 14. Joe Mathewson is cofounder of learning platform Firefly, working with nearly 300 schools around the world. The movie “The Social Network” introduced the general public to how many entrepreneurs start young – building multi-billion-dollar businesses while still at university.

So How Did YOU Get Picked for Accelerator?


This year, for example, contestants came from Ireland and Slovenia, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, London, Tel Aviv and all over […] The post So How Did YOU Get Picked for Accelerator? By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News So how out of 500 applicants for Accelerator, does Chris Valentine of SXSW choose the 48 companies (and their alternates) who will have the chance to pitch?

Book: Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World

Feld Thoughts

The book starts in Dallas, takes us to Iceland, to Greece, to Ireland, to Germany, and finally back to the California. If you want to understand what is going on in Europe, especially Greece, Ireland, and Germany, how it happened, why it matters, and where it might go, read this book. I’ve generally ignored the mainstream media during the original US financial crisis and the more recent European financial crisis.

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Can You Spy On Your Employees At Work?


Alan Price is senior director for employment law consultancy firm Peninsula ; managing director of Peninsula Ireland and Elected Director & Trustee for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development – CIPD. Alan Price also sat for four years as a board director at The Chambers of Commerce Ireland and on their audit committee. by Alan Price, senior director for employment law consultancy firm Peninsula. As an employer, do you ever think about monitoring your employees?

SXSW Pitch Finalist: Milis Bio

Austin Startup

Milis Bio CEO and Founder Mike Sheehan winning the 2018 Bank of Ireland/IGNITE Business of Year prize. Ireland-based Milis Bio is hoping to be at least a small part of the solution. Tell us your favorite thing about being based in Cork, Ireland.

Take Pressure Off Your Company Finances with a Debt Relief Order

The Startup Magazine

The people who are eligible for the DRO are those who are living in England, Northern Ireland and Wales for the last three years. These individuals have to owe less than 20,000 pounds if they live in England and less than 15,000 pounds if they live in Northern Ireland. The debt Relief Order is the kind of reprieve that one gets when they are not able to pay their debts especially the people who are earning very little money.

6 Practical Ways To Save Money


For example, people in Northern Ireland can use Moneygains to compare electricity prices NI. Whether you’ve been working for a few months, years, or decades, it can be hard to save money.

Inspiring stuff: Meet two talented tech entrepreneurs aged just 13

The Next Web

In this video he talks us through the business he’s created from his home in Ireland. One of the most talked about parts of The Next Web Conference Europe 2013 was when two 13-year-olds took to the stage. Jordan Casey and Puck Meerburg show that age doesn’t have to be a factor when it comes to being a tech entrepreneur. Jordan is the CEO of Casey Games , a mobile games company founded in January 2012.

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