Speaking at the Startup Nations Summit in Seoul, Korea, Startup Ireland CoFounder Eoin Costello shared the lessons he learnt in growing the Startup Ireland initiative with an audience that included leaders from national entrepreneur development initiatives such as Startup Chile, Startup Australia, Startup Canada and Startup Korea.
DIT Hothouse and IADT have kindly extended an invitation to all HBAN members and friends to a showcase event featuring start-ups emerging from their joint New Frontiers Programme.
An invitation to women entrepreneurs who are serious about growing their business
EBAN last week officially launched Business Angels Week (BAW) 17-23 November 2014, the world’s largest cross-border angel investment awareness initiative featuring Business Angels and Entrepreneurs from Europe, the Middle East (MBAN) and Africa (ABAN).
The Irish Internet Association (IIA) held its third annual post-Budget briefing session to review the Irish Budget 2015 in the specific context of the ICT sector this week. Michael McGivern, tax partner at RSM Farrell Grant Sparks, kicked off the morning with an in-depth overview of the key points in yesterday’s Budget speech, before joining Dublin’s Commissioner for Start-ups Niamh Bushnell, and Michael Culligan of the Halo Business Angel Network (HBAN) for a panel discussion mediated by Silicon Republic CEO Ann O’Dea.
NDRC’s Female Founders, a pre-accelerator for new technology startups with gender diversity in their founding teams in partnership with AIB and Enterprise Ireland have announced a winner. The event which took place on 22nd August saw pitches from 9 companies but it was Tara Van Zyl that came out on top and RTE have released this great video explaining why.
Microsemi Corporation, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions, has announced it has acquired Cork based Mingoa, a leading provider of semiconductor IP for hardware accelerated Ethernet OAM and embedded tests. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed but this was a successful exit for investors including members of the HBAN Boole Syndicate.
Rather than going back to the banks, a Cork-based wine company has secured a loan of €30,000 from its customers’ pockets.
What does Ohio and Northern Ireland have in common? On first thought, probably not a lot. However, according to John Huston, founder and manager of the Ohio Tech Angels Fund, there are a lot more similarities than you think. Often seen as a ‘flyover state’ and ‘a backwater’, Ohio has only 4% of the US population but has over 700 angels across 7 angel groups and this is all without the tax benefits that investors enjoy in Northern Ireland.
The EBAN Congress was, as well as many other things, the stage for the launch of the Startup Investors Manifesto which called up for the early stage investment community to support a series of actions and policies aimed at increasing European early stage investment to 15 billion Euros and creating 1,5 million new jobs by 2017.
The 9th annual EBAN awards ceremony took place in evening of the first day and recognised European business angel federations, networks and investors who have demonstrated excellence and commitment to driving business angel investment over the last year. The distinguished "winners" include:
The 14th annual European Business Angel Congress commenced in Dublin Castle yesterday. The conference is hosted by HBAN, the all-island umbrella group responsible for stimulating angel investment. This is the first time the congress has come to Ireland and it has brought more than 350 elite business angels and investors from across Europe and the US to Dublin. The congress was opened by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD.
EBAN held a General Assembly during its annual Congress in Dublin and elected a new President and Board. The organisation is from today led by the following members and respective representatives:
HBAN, the all-island umbrella group responsible for stimulating angel investment, is today announcing that it will be the official host for the 14th EBAN Congress in 2014, bringing the European business angel community to Dublin. It is Europe’s largest angel event and the second biggest in the world.
Ireland is probably the leading country when it comes to Angel Syndication. HBAN has extensive knowledge and experience in this topic and during this webinar Michael Culligan shares with us how angel syndicates:
a) stimulates angel investment,
b) empowers angel investors to build and maintain a portfolio of investments, and
c) streamlines the funding process for the entrepreneur.