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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
If you‘re a high potential Start Up that has a new innovative product or service ready for commercialisation and/or have achieved some early traction and are raising finance to scale internationally please contact us.