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HBAN WXNW Business Angel Syndicate Launched

HBAN’s WXNW (West by North West), Irelands newest business angel syndicate, launched on Friday with 3 companies pitching to the new group at their first meeting in Castlebar.

HBAN hosting introduction to Business Angel Investing seminars

Are you interested in supporting and investing in some of Ireland’s most exciting software, medtech and food start-up companies?​

Boole Syndicate panel at business angel investing seminar in Cork

HBAN, the Halo Business Angel Network, has announced it will host an Introductory Business Angel Investing seminar at the Maryborough House Hotel, Douglas, Cork, Thursday 30th April from 6.30pm.

Seedcorn Competition launches with €280k cash prize up for grabs!

The InterTradeIreland Seedcorn competition mirrors the real life investment process and can greatly improve your ability to attract investment for your business by helping you and your business become investor ready. The competition is aimed at early and new start companies that have a new equity funding requirement and has a total cash prize fund of €280,000.

Crowdfunding set to explode in US

Crowdfunding is becoming an increasingly popular way for startups to raise funds across the globe, however, regulation has not yet caught up with this trend. David Drake’s following article published by the Huffington Post dissects the newly approved Regulation A+ in the U.S. and forecasts its positive impact on the Crowdfunding landscape for startups.

Competitive Start Fund Call Now Open

Enterprise Ireland today have launched two calls for applications to the Competitive Start Fund (Graduate Entrepreneurship &  All Sectors). Applications can be made through the Enterprise Ireland online application system until 3pm on 15th April, 2015.

Three Successful Exits In One Week How One Angel Did It

Can you imagine having three successful exits in a week? It happened to Dušan Stojanovic and this is a story worth dissecting.  He is founder and director of True Global Ventures and was named EBAN’s European Angel of the Year 2013, in part because of those exits in 2012. What can angels learn from Stojanovic’s strategies? One fact is without controversy: he adheres religiously to a strict investing plan.

UniWinks founder is youngest female entrepreneur to graduate from EIs HPSU 2014

The CEO and founder of Uniwink, Sarah Dineen (23), was the youngest female entrepreneur to graduate from Enterprise Irelands High Potential Start-Ups Class of 2014. As reported by the Irish Times, The Journal and Silicon Republic, a total of 43 new female-led start-ups were supported by Enterprise Ireland last year, the highest number yet. According to Enterprise Ireland, as many as 1,500 new jobs are expected to be created by start-ups over the next 3 years.

The Early bird catches the discount EBAN 2015 Eindhoven

Dear Innovation, Entrepreneurial and Early Stage Investment Community,

Startup gathering to launch Ireland forward

The Startup Gathering was launched this month by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, together with the Minister of State for Business and Employment, Ged Nash TD.