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 This blog post was originally published on Tech Ireland and has this excerpt has been reprinted with permission by the author. To read the rest of the post please click on the image below. 

Four finalists battle for One2Watch Title

FutureScope, Ireland’s only conference that promotes collaboration between the entrepreneurial community and multinationals, today announces the four finalists for One2Watch 2018. The competition seeks to find Ireland’s most scalable business idea and award the winning company with €2,000 and a platform to support its growth.

Transformational Change in 13 weeks – Accelerator Teams raising €5million & creating 40 jobs this year

Ireland’s first Security Accelerator welcomed Investors, VCs and Seasoned Entrepreneurs to Cork for Demo Day where the Accelerator Teams pitched for investment. The Accelerator teams are looking to employ up to 40 people before the end of this year and raise over €5 million in investment. The Accelerator is supported by key funding partners Kernel Capital and Trend Micro.

Galway start up Kite Medical secures €1.5m in funding

Kite Medical raises funding to develop a pain-free test to detect kidney reflux in children. Investors include the HBAN MedTech Syndicate.

The search is on to find the best new start and early stage company across the island

Entrepreneurs could get a huge cash boost for their business, thanks to a total prize fund of €280,000 on offer from InterTradeIreland’s 16th Seedcorn Business Competition 2018.

Who are American Angels? Wharton and Angel Capital Association Study Changes Perceptions About the Investors Behind U.S. Startup Economy

The American Angel, a new comprehensive national study released today, provides a detailed picture of angel investors, who they are, where they live, and how they make investment decisions. Key findings include: 

Seedcorn Investor Readiness Programme

Start-up companies across the island are being offered the opportunity to learn more about how to cash in on a €280,000 prize fund in the InterTradeIreland All-island Seedcorn Investor Readiness Competition 2018.

In Depth Angel Investor Survey Sheds Light On Angel Success

Who is the American Angel? What makes an angel investor successful?  How do they make investment decisions?  What are the best strategies and best practices to reap positive returns?

“Places, Please!” Organising A Deal Team

Even with a right-sized approach, every time I get into a project, I am always reminded that diligence is still a fair amount of work. At Launchpad we estimate that we spend around 40 person hours on a typical diligence process by the time the project is completed. If you are dealing with busy investors who are volunteering to do this work, burnout is a real risk.  

Peter Cowleys Key Note Speech from the HBAN All Island Conference

We were delighted to be joined by UK Super Angel Peter Cowley at the HBAN All-Island Conference on February 8th at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin. You can view Peter's full keynote speech below. 
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