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IMAGE Businesswoman of the Year 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

    IMAGE Businesswoman of the Year 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Linda Kiely (pictured), co-founder of Voxpro, is to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2019 IMAGE Businesswoman of the Year Awards ceremony, taking place on Monday, November 25, 2019

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Major OECD SME and Entrepreneurship Policy Review

    Major OECD SME and Entrepreneurship Policy Review

The Government has launched an OECD Review of SME and Entrepreneurship Policy in Ireland and an accompanying roadmap with priority areas for implementation. The OECD was commissioned in March 2018

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Ambitious Female Entrepreneurs Sought For New Cycle of Development Programme

    Ambitious Female Entrepreneurs Sought For New Cycle of Development Programme

The call is now open for ambitious female entrepreneurs who are looking to scale their businesses to join the latest cycle of Going for Growth, the award-winning business development programme.

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Output Sports’ CEO Wins Best Business Idea Award at Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur 2019 National Final

    Output Sports’ CEO Wins Best Business Idea Award at Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur 2019 National Final

Dr Martin O’Reilly (pictured), the co-founder and CEO of Output Sports, a University College Dublin (UCD) spin-out company, has won the Best Business Idea Award at the national final of

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Early Stage Entrepreneurs in Ireland Have High Growth Ambitions, Ranking First Against Comparator Countries

    Early Stage Entrepreneurs in Ireland Have High Growth Ambitions, Ranking First Against Comparator Countries

According to the 2018 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Survey of Entrepreneurship in Ireland, Ireland now ranks 5th highest among European countries for rates of early stage entrepreneurship. The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor

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Food & Drink Start-ups Encouraged to Enter Food Works Accelerator Programme Supports Valued at Over €50,000

    Food & Drink Start-ups Encouraged to Enter Food Works Accelerator Programme Supports Valued at Over €50,000

Food Works, an initiative of Bord Bia, Enterprise Ireland and Teagasc, is calling on food and drink entrepreneurs throughout the country to apply for its 2020 programme. The supports offered

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Major New SME Policy

    Major New SME Policy

The Government is developing a major new policy on SMEs and entrepreneurship under Future Jobs Ireland, the new plan to prepare the economy, businesses and workers for the future. A draft roadmap

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Two Irish Women Amongst Sky’s New Cohort of Women in Technology Scholars

    Two Irish Women Amongst Sky’s New Cohort of Women in Technology Scholars

Sky has announced its second cohort of Women in Technology Scholars, awarding five talented women a total of £125,000 (€140,000) to accelerate a business idea which harnesses technology innovation. Amongst the

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Students Developing Carpooling Solution Win UCD’s 2019 Start-Up Programme For Young Entrepreneurs

    Students Developing Carpooling Solution Win UCD’s 2019 Start-Up Programme For Young Entrepreneurs

MLN (pronounced ‘Melon’), an early-stage University College Dublin (UCD) student venture, has been declared overall winner of the 2019 UCD Start-up Stars Programme and has won a €3,000 cash prize.

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Start-up Programme For Young Entrepreneurs Kicks-off at NovaUCD

    Start-up Programme For Young Entrepreneurs Kicks-off at NovaUCD

An intensive 4-week mentoring programme, as part of University College Dublin’s (UCD) 2019 Start-Up Stars Programme, has kicked-off at NovaUCD with seven (7) early-stage ventures and a total of 18

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Call Open For Start-ups to Join Latest NDRC at ArcLabs Accelerator Programme

    Call Open For Start-ups to Join Latest NDRC at ArcLabs Accelerator Programme

NDRC at ArcLabs is once again on the lookout for start-ups to join the South East accelerator programme. Applications are open until 30 June 2019, with NDRC at ArcLabs’ second

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€760 Million Raised by NovaUCD Supported Companies Over the Last 15 Years

    €760 Million Raised by NovaUCD Supported Companies Over the Last 15 Years

University College Dublin (UCD) has announced the results of its latest survey of companies supported through NovaUCD, the University’s Centre for New Ventures and Entrepreneurs, since it opened 15 years

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€750,000 Competitive Start Fund For Start-ups in All Sectors

    €750,000 Competitive Start Fund For Start-ups in All Sectors

The 2019 Competitive Start Fund (CSF) will open to all sectors for applications on Tuesday 29th January, 2019. The €750,000 fund will provide up to €50,000 in equity funding for

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Pioneering Proteomics Researcher and Entrepreneur Receives the NovaUCD 2018 Innovation Award

    Pioneering Proteomics Researcher and Entrepreneur Receives the NovaUCD 2018 Innovation Award

The NovaUCD 2018 Innovation Award has been presented to University College Dublin’s (UCD) Professor Stephen Pennington (pictured), a global leader in proteomics (the study of proteins) research and innovation. The

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Talent Garden Opens Digital Innovation School

    Talent Garden Opens Digital Innovation School

Talent Garden, Europe’s largest digital innovation and co-working hub operator, has opened its Dublin Innovation School with details of two significant Masterclass events taking place this month. The company’s highly

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Carrick Therapeutics Co-founder Wins 2018 EY Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year Award

    Carrick Therapeutics Co-founder Wins 2018 EY Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Dr Elaine Sullivan (pictured), co-founder and CEO of Carrick Therapeutics, is the winner of the 2018 EY Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year TM (EOY) Award. Carrick Therapeutics was established in 2016 with

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High-profile Business Women Urge Others to Join Development Programme For Ambitious Female Entrepreneurs

    High-profile Business Women Urge Others to Join Development Programme For Ambitious Female Entrepreneurs

The call is open for ambitious female entrepreneurs who are looking to scale their businesses to join the latest cycle of Going for Growth, the award-winning business development programme. Going for

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DCU to Represent Ireland on Global Stage at Enactus World Cup

    DCU to Represent Ireland on Global Stage at Enactus World Cup

Student social entrepreneurs, business leaders, academics and Enactus alumni from across the country gathered recently in Bank of Ireland, Grand Canal Square to celebrate the official Enactus Team Ireland Launch ahead of

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GMIT IHUB Extension Work Commences

    GMIT IHUB Extension Work Commences

The first sod has been turned on the site of the new extension to GMIT’s Innovation Hub (iHub) at the GMIT Galway campus. The extension will double the size of

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Enterprise Ireland Launches €500,000 Competitive Start Fund For Entrepreneurs in Marine Technology and Agritech Sectors

    Enterprise Ireland Launches €500,000 Competitive Start Fund For Entrepreneurs in Marine Technology and Agritech Sectors

Enterprise Ireland has announced a new Competitive Start Fund (CSF) totalling up to €500,000 to support start-ups in the marine technology and agritech sectors. The fund was launched by Minister

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Students from Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) Scoop Top Prize at Enterprise Ireland Student Entrepreneur Awards 2018

    Students from Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) Scoop Top Prize at Enterprise Ireland Student Entrepreneur Awards 2018

Elaine Leahy, David O’Donovan, Daniel Crowley, Ryan Breen, Michael Ahern, Brian Fitzpatrick and Colm Nicholl, students from Cork Institute of Technology, have won the overall Enterprise Ireland Student Entrepreneur of

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Three Early-Stage Start-ups Spin-in to NovaUCD

    Three Early-Stage Start-ups Spin-in to NovaUCD

Three early-stage start-ups have become the latest companies to spin-in to NovaUCD and join the community of entrepreneurs at University College Dublin’s (UCD) Centre for New Ventures and Entrepreneurs. Over

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Gluten Free Baker Wins Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2018

    Gluten Free Baker Wins Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2018

Rachel McPartlin (pictured) has won the Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2018, organised by Foróige, the leading youth development organisation in Ireland. Rachel took the title with her business Rachel’s

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What are the Pillars of SME Success? Diversity, Leadership, Strategy and The Team

    What are the Pillars of SME Success? Diversity, Leadership, Strategy and The Team

The second annual Skillnet Ireland SME Research Conference took place recently in Dublin. Hosted by Skillnet Ireland in partnership with

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Conor O’Loughlin of Glofox is Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur For 2018

    Conor O’Loughlin of Glofox is Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur For 2018

A 35 year old former Connacht Rugby star from Athlone was named Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) for 2018 at the recent

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Dublin Docklands Makes Space For a New Way to Work

    Dublin Docklands Makes Space For a New Way to Work

International creative workspace provider Spaces has announced its first Irish centre at Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, in Dublin’s Docklands. Spaces takes over 77SJRQ, a six-storey

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Entrepreneurs See Opportunities Amongst the Risks One Year Out From Brexit

    Entrepreneurs See Opportunities Amongst the Risks One Year Out From Brexit

With one year to go until Brexit, 62% of Irish entrepreneurs see business opportunities among the risks, according to research

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Enterprise Ireland Announces Graduate Entrepreneurship €500,000 Competitive Start Fund to Accelerate Growth of Start-ups

    Enterprise Ireland Announces Graduate Entrepreneurship €500,000 Competitive Start Fund to Accelerate Growth of Start-ups

Enterprise Ireland’s Competitive Start Fund (CSF) for recent graduates will open for applications on Tuesday 10th April 2018. The €500,000

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The Search Begins For Ireland’s Most Scalable Business Idea

    The Search Begins For Ireland’s Most Scalable Business Idea

FutureScope, Ireland’s only conference that promotes collaboration between the entrepreneurial community and multinationals, is taking applications for One2Watch 2018. The

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Sustainabilty and Innovation in Seafood Production is Driving Employment in a Rural Coastal Community

    Sustainabilty and Innovation in Seafood Production is Driving Employment in a Rural Coastal Community

Swedish native Birgitta Curtin (pictured), who founded and runs the Burren Smokehouse in Co. Clare, has won the overall prize

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FutureScope 2018 to Explore How Technology Will Change Our World

    FutureScope 2018 to Explore How Technology Will Change Our World

FutureScope, Ireland’s only conference that promotes collaboration between the entrepreneurial community and multinationals, will take place in the Convention Centre

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Additional €30 Million Commitment From EU For Micro-enterprises in Ireland

    Additional €30 Million Commitment From EU For Micro-enterprises in Ireland

The European Investment Fund (EIF) has signed a second agreement with Microfinance Ireland (MFI) to support 2,100 micro-entrepreneurs under the

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3,700 New Jobs Created in 2017 by Local Enterprise Office-supported Companies

    3,700 New Jobs Created in 2017 by Local Enterprise Office-supported Companies

A net total of 3,700 new jobs were delivered in 2017 by start-ups and small businesses from across the country

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HBAN Syndicate Invests €300,000 in HamstringSolo

    HBAN Syndicate Invests €300,000 in HamstringSolo

HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, and a joint initiative

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Three-quarters of SMEs Expect to be Impacted by Brexit in Next 18 Months

    Three-quarters of SMEs Expect to be Impacted by Brexit in Next 18 Months

The Department for Business, Enterprise and Innovation’s second survey of SMEs about the impacts of Brexit on their businesses found

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Increased Angel Investment in Medtech, Virtual and Augmented Reality in 2018

    Increased Angel Investment in Medtech, Virtual and Augmented Reality in 2018

HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, has announced its predictions

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New Products Selected For Food Works 2018

    New Products Selected For Food Works 2018

Cold-pressed vegetable ice-pops, a nutrient-rich postnatal drink for new mothers and a range of innovative sheep milk products are among

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Irish Brand, Emma By Jane Wins South Dublin Enterprise Best Start Up Award

    Irish Brand, Emma By Jane Wins South Dublin Enterprise Best Start Up Award

Irish fashion buyer turned jewellery designer, Jane Asple of Emma by Jane has won the South Dublin Enterprise Ireland, ‘Best

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New Irish Coffee Brand

    New Irish Coffee Brand

Handprint Coffee, a new Irish environmentally friendly coffee brand and café, has launched in Dublin at Freshii’s new outlet in

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It’s Take Off For Cork’s Food and Drink Producers

    It’s Take Off For Cork’s Food and Drink Producers

Taste Cork is teaming up with The Loop at Cork Airport to showcase the very best of Cork’s outstanding, locally

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Applications Now Open for Cork County Council’s International Start-Up Accelerator Competition for Life Sciences, Medical Technology and Digital Health Companies

    Applications Now Open for Cork County Council’s International Start-Up Accelerator Competition for Life Sciences, Medical Technology and Digital Health Companies

Applications are now open for entrepreneurs all across Ireland to take part in Cork County Council’s International Start-Up Accelerator Competition

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Dublin City’s Best Young Entrepreneurs Announced

    Dublin City’s Best Young Entrepreneurs Announced

Dublin City’s best young entrepreneurs have been announced at the County Final of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) competition. Run

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HBAN to Boost Angel Investment to €25 Million Per Year By 2020

    HBAN to Boost Angel Investment to €25 Million Per Year By 2020

HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island group responsible for the promotion of business angel investment in Ireland, plans to increase

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Search For Ireland’s Best Young Food Entrepreneurs

    Search For Ireland’s Best Young Food Entrepreneurs

Secondary school students across Ireland are now invited to take part in the new ‘GROW 2 CEO’ competition as GIY

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€200k Investment in Innovative Smart City Solutions Across the Dublin Region

    €200k Investment in Innovative Smart City Solutions Across the Dublin Region

Smart Dublin, an initiative of the four Dublin Local Authorities to engage with smart technology providers, researchers and citizens to solve

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WeWork Announces First Location in Ireland

    WeWork Announces First Location in Ireland

Global space, community, and services company WeWork has announced its first location in Ireland. WeWork is leasing space in Dublin’s

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Jack Teeling Named EY Entrepreneur of The Year™ 2017 in the Emerging Category

    Jack Teeling Named EY Entrepreneur of The Year™ 2017 in the Emerging Category

Jack Teeling (pictured), of Teeling Whiskey, has been named the Emerging EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ for 2017 at the

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International Conference Breaks Down ‘Borders’ Affecting Global Entrepreneurs

    International Conference Breaks Down ‘Borders’ Affecting Global Entrepreneurs

Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the internationally renowned, Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) Conference, comes to Belfast, Northern Ireland, from 8th–9th November 2017.

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National Women’s Enterprise Day 2017 to take place on 12th October

    National Women’s Enterprise Day 2017 to take place on 12th October

An Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Frances Fitzgerald has launched the biggest-ever programme of events to mark

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Entrepreneurship in Ireland at pre-recession levels with 35,000 new business owners in 2016

    Entrepreneurship in Ireland at pre-recession levels with 35,000 new business owners in 2016

One in every 23 people in Ireland (aged 18-64 years) is a new business owner, according to the Global Entrepreneurship

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Entrepreneurs need level playing field to generate jobs, innovation and regional growth

    Entrepreneurs need level playing field to generate jobs, innovation and regional growth

At the National Economic Dialogue in Dublin Castle, the Small Firms Association has (SFA) called on Government to introduce measures

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€330,000 funding announced for ‘Women’s Rural Entrepreneurial Network’

    €330,000 funding announced for ‘Women’s Rural Entrepreneurial Network’

New funding has been announced for female entrepreneurs living in Cork and Limerick. The Women’s Rural Entrepreneurial Network (WREN) project

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Students from NUIG scoop top prize at Student Entrepreneur Awards 2017

    Students from NUIG scoop top prize at Student Entrepreneur Awards 2017

Paddy MacDonagh and Chris Bogues, students from National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG), have won the overall Enterprise Ireland Student

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GMIT to double its Innovation Hub space

    GMIT to double its Innovation Hub space

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) is set to double the size of its Innovation Hub (iHub) building at the Galway

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€750,000 announced in start-up funding for female entrepreneurs

    €750,000 announced in start-up funding for female entrepreneurs

Enterprise Ireland’s €750,000 Competitive Start Fund (CSF) for Female Entrepreneurs will open for applications on Wednesday 3 May. Up to

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