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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 for 2018. HBAN is forecasting a 17% increase in angel investing in Irish start-ups as the economy grows in 2018, and it will reach €25 million per year by 2020.
HBAN, a joint initiative of Enterprise […]

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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 the new concepts to be further developed as part of Food Works, Ireland’s leading accelerator programme for food and drink start-ups. Run by Bord Bia, Enterprise Ireland and Teagasc, over the last five years the […]

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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 Start-Up’ Business award at the 2017 awards. Since applying in September 2017, Jane was shortlisted to attend a two-day Bootcamp and pitch the company plans to a panel of Judges who saw “confidence, ambition and […]

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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 Point Square beside the 3Arena.   Handprint Coffee is a joint partnership between Bell Lane, a leading craft specialist coffee roastery, and Freshii Ireland’s Master Franchise owners Dave O’Donoghue and Cormac Manning.
From the very first bean […]

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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 produced food and drink products to the more than 2.3 million passengers who pass through the Irish airport each year. The food and drink section at The Loop at Cork Airport is being rebranded by […]

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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 for Life Sciences, Medical Technology and Digital Health Companies. This a huge opportunity for ambitious, early stage entrepreneurs across Ireland, as MassChallenge is set to connect them to a Global Network and facilitate the creation […]

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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 by the Local Enterprise Offices, IBYE is supported by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation and Enterprise Ireland. Now in its 4th year, this year attracted almost 1,500 applications nationwide.
Greg Swift, Head of Enterprise in […]

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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 the amount invested in Irish start-ups by HBAN angels to €25 million per year by 2020. This will see HBAN increasing angel investment by 17% per year for the next four years.
A key focus will […]

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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 and Cully & Sully have set about finding Ireland’s brightest young food entrepreneurs. ‘GROW 2 CEO’ combines food growing and entrepreneurship to inspire students to grow their own food, create a soup recipe using what […]

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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 city challenges and improve city life, and Enterprise Ireland are serious about supporting entrepreneurs to solve city challenges and are delivering one of the largest smart city innovation programmes globally. Solutions will be tested to […]

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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 Iveagh Court, situated near Iveagh Gardens in the city centre, surrounded by local services, shops, and transport.
WeWork’s Iveagh Court location is the 40th WeWork to be announced in Europe, where the company already has 23 […]

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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 20th annual awards ceremony held in Dublin recently. Over 1,500 business leaders from across the island of Ireland were in attendance at the awards gala, alongside guest of honour, Tánaiste, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, […]

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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. The ISBE Conference has become one of the major events in the entrepreneurial calendar; bringing together over 400 highly-acclaimed academics, speakers and business leaders from over 40 countries, to inform, engage and debate the issues […]

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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 National Women’s Enterprise Day (NWED), which is being organised by the Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) on Thursday, 12 October 2017.
All 31 LEOs, which jointly supported over 14,000 female entrepreneurs in 2016, are behind the initiative. […]

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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 Monitor (GEM) 2016 Survey of Entrepreneurship in Ireland which was published today. These figures are similar to the US and high compared to European countries.
Enterprise Ireland, supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, […]

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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 in Budget 2018 to encourage entrepreneurship and business formation.
Linda Barry, SFA Acting Director, stated: “We need entrepreneurs and owner-managers to create jobs, drive innovation and boost the vibrancy of our regions. Yet government policy continues […]

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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 will see more than €330,000 in funding, provided by the Department of Justice and Equality and the European Social Fund, allocated to promote entrepreneurial skills amongst women in these regions, through a tailored and focused […]

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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 Entrepreneur of the Year Award and have been named ‘College Entrepreneur of the Year 2017’. The winning entrants beat off stiff competition with their project ‘Coachbook’, an online platform for riding coaches to train horse riders […]

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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 campus following €5 million funding approval from Enterprise Ireland. Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation Mary Mitchell O’ Connor announced the funding details during a visit to GMIT today (Thursday 18 May), welcomed by GMIT […]

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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 €50,000 in equity funding is available to a maximum of 15 successful female applicants with early stage start-up companies. Last year, one in three companies who received CSF investment from Enterprise Ireland were female-led.
As well […]

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