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€500,000 in new funding to attract international start ups to locate to Ireland

Enterprise Ireland launches new Competitive Start Fund aimed at overseas entrepreneurs and Irish diaspora

How to Bag Yourself a Business Angel

DesignMyNight.com was 12 months old, business was definitely on an upward curve, we had a tiny office on Oxford Street and one member of staff.

Inaugural International Womens Business Conference as part of The Rose of Tralee Festival 2015

Rose of Tralee International Women’s Business Conference takes place at the Brandon Conference Centre, Tralee on Monday 17th August 2015.

Build An Angel Portfolio Like the Experts

If angel investing is your passion, you’re in it long term; and getting a good rate of return ensures you can continue investing for years. That’s why developing a strong angel portfolio is so important. Finding the right companies, figuring out how many to invest in and which types of deals to focus on is the magic formula angels are after.

HBAN record 2014 €30M funding to create an estimated 700 jobs

Jobs to be filled by 2017 across 48 HBAN-supported companies Galway-based medical devices company Embo Medical raised over €1.5M from business angel funding creating 13 jobs Northern-Ireland based Treze raised €150,000 from angels creating 20 jobs Dublin-based Lumafit raised €175,000 from angels creating 15 jobs HBAN looking to recruit new angel investors  Halo Business Angel Network (HBAN) today announces record business angel investment supporting significant job growth across the island of Ireland during 2014. An estimated 700 jobs will be created by 2017 by HBAN-supported companies, following a number of successful funding rounds during 2014 totalling €30 million.

The Advantages Of Belonging To An Angel Group

Angel investing as an asset class is continuing to grow and many accredited investors want to learn how they can best get involved. When I’m asked that question I have one simple answer—start with a local angel group. There is no better way to simplify the complexities of angel investing than by working alongside like-minded angels. There are many good choices for investing, from investing on their own or informally with friends, to using on-line platforms for accredited investors and working with local startup accelerators.

When will Ireland become a true startup star? 12 Irish movers and shakers weigh in

Geektime decided to speak with some of the most influential leaders in the Irish startup ecosystem. Read their insights if you want to understand what makes the Emerald Island unique, what challenges it faces and why it will explode in the coming years

European Space Agency Business Innovation Centre planned for Ireland

EBAN & ESA Join Forces to Make Entrepreneurship & Investment in Space a New Asset Class for Europe

Dublin ranked 7 in Top 15: Europe’s biggest startup cities

In 2011 & 2012 Dublin ranked #9 in an EU-Startups.com blog, this year we're glad to see a move to #7 on the return of the list. There have been significant changes to Dublins startup ecosystem with increasing supports including (but not exhausting!) the following:

Competitive Start Fund ICT & Industrial Sectors for start ups based outside County Dublin

A call for applications for start-ups based outside of County Dublin for those active in the Manufacturing & Internationally Traded Services sectors including the following subsectors: Internet, Games, Apps, Mobile, SaaS, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Software, Lifesciences, Food, Cleantech and Industrial Products has opened today and will close at 3pm on Wednesday 17th June 2015. Late applications will not be accepted. This fund is open to applications from early stage companies who meet the eligibility criteria outlined below. All applications to the fund must be made via the Enterprise Ireland Online Application System.