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Eoin Costello puts Ireland on the global startup stage in Korea

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.

€280,000 snapped up by Irelands best startups at Seedcorn Awards

Seedcorn is the island’s biggest business competition for new start and early stage companies in any sector, from any part of the island.  The InterTradeIreland competition, aimed at companies with a new funding requirement, has an overall cash prize fund of €280,000 with no equity stake taken.

Business Angel Week launched in Helsinki

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).

IIA post Budget briefing highlight impacts on ICT sector, startups & investors

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.

HBAN is hosting an "Introduction to Business Angel Investing" event near you in October!

Are you interested in supporting and investing in some of Ireland’s most exciting software, medtech and food start-up companies?​ Have you ever thought about business angel investing but don’t know where to start? HBAN, the Halo Business Angel Network, is hosting an “Introduction to Business Angel Investing” a series of informal talks taking place across the country for all new and potential Business Angels on the week commencing the 13th of Oct. The seminars will actually be short breakfast briefings lasting approx 1hr, during which attendees will hear insights from leading Irish business angels on their experiences,  the benefits of investing in a syndicate, the risks and rewards of business angel investing and finally they will have the opportunity to network with like minded individuals from the region.

NDRC’s Female Founders find a winner

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. 

AgriTech Syndicate goes ploughing

HBAN, in partnership with the Agricultural Trust, publishers of the Irish Farmers Journal, will be launching their newest AgriTech syndicate at this year’s National Ploughing Championships.

Mingoa sale a successful exit for Boole investors

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.​

Boole saddles up with Equilume

Co Kildare firm Equilume aims to revolutionise horsebreeding across the globe with an innovative new light mask for horses which brings the breeding season of mares forward to meet industry timelines, and even has the ability to reduce jetlag.