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The difference between a unicorn and a cockroach

Newtalk; Down To Business - 16th April 2016

Impact Investing a new way to invest

What is Impact Investing? Impact Investing is a particular type of investment made in organisations, companies and funds that have the purpose of creating social and environmental impact with a financial return on capital, responding to social needs not satisfied. The Third Sector needs of innovative model and of entrepreneurship to find new solutions for the distribution of existing services and also for the construction of new solutions of collective interest.

HBAN members webinar Dos & Donts of business angel investing

What is your risk apetite? HBAN plans to welcome its' newest members with an introductory webinar on Wednesday 13th April. During this short informative session John Phelan, National Manager HBAN, will be discussing the do's and don'ts of business angel investing, as well as how to get the most out of being part of the network.

€70,000 Prize Fund for Journey Re Global Entrepreneurship Competition

A competition announced today is offering entrepreneurs the chance to win a share of a prize fund of €70,000, as well as paid positions, office space, business coaching, and two all-expenses-paid trips to Germany.

Avoiding The Catch 22 Of Angel Investing

Becoming a new angel investor is a Catch-22. You need experience to be a good angel investor, but you can’t gain the experience until you actually invest.

Rising Tide Europe: 90 women from across 4 continents innovating cross border angel investing

For the first time in European history, a new generation of women investors and potential fund managers is being developed through the Rising Tide initiative. Historically women have been under-represented in early-stage investing. In Europe, the estimate number of women angel investors is only 7%. The Rising Tide Europe 1 (RTE1) programme is part of a global movement to increase women’s participation in angel investing as an asset class. It has been developed to provide an enriching investment experience; including an investment portfolio in start-ups, an education of the investment process and the development of a global angel community of successful business women across Europe, Middle East, Africa and the USA.

What Every Angel Should Know Before Writing The First Cheque

Consider the temptation. The young entrepreneur is charismatic and smart. The new product is very cool. And the technology behind it is ground breaking. With all that, investing in this company seems like a slam dunk.

NDRC Catalyser

NDRC Catalyser is an early stage investment programme aimed at startups and founder teams with deep know-how and technology that addresses a significant global unmet market need or problem.

HBAN’s West by North West Syndicate will invest €2M in Irish start ups in 2016

•    Looking to double number of angels in the syndicate from 12 to 24 this year •    WxNW looking to invest in companies based in the West and North-West of Ireland •    Target sectors include technology, manufacturing, education, tourism and med-tech

Taoiseach Enda Kenny Announces Cork will host the 2016 Startup Nations Summit

During his visit to Cork on Friday, Taoiseach Enda Kenny announced that Ireland had been selected to host the Startup Nations Summit in November 2016. The event, organized annually by the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), has never been held in Europe previously and is likely to draw startup-savvy policymakers, advisers and startup community leaders from around the world, who are interested in helping entrepreneurs start and scale new enterprises. Photo credit: Sean Rowe