News

HBAN backed Sportlomo will add 25 jobs following €270k angel investment

Funding round led by WxNW, HBAN’s newest angel syndicate 900,000 players and supporters of 52 sports in Europe, America and Asia benefit from Mayo-based Sportlomo’s service Marks first investment from WxNW, which aims to double its number of angels from 12 to 24 Investment is part of a targeted push by HBAN to encourage investment in start-ups from West and Northwest of Ireland HBAN, the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, today announces the first-ever investment from its newest angel syndicate, WxNW (West by Northwest). The syndicate has backed innovative Mayo-based sports technology start-up, Sportlomo. The €270,000 investment is co-funded by Enterprise Ireland and will see the creation of 25 jobs in the company.

HBAN backed Soopa Pets to add 10 jobs following €400K investment

Funding round led by the Halo Business Angel Network (HBAN) Food Syndicate with support from Enterprise Ireland Investment will support 10 jobs in Soopa Pets over the next three years Announcement reflects HBAN’s ‘smart money’ approach; combining investment with strategic support Soopa Pets, which makes healthy dog treats, is expanding into international markets HBAN, the all-island group responsible for promoting business angel investment, today announces an investment in Soopa Pets, the maker of healthy and nutritious dog treats. The €400,000 funding was led by business angels from the HBAN Food Syndicate, with support from Enterprise Ireland, and will see the creation of 10 jobs in Soopa Pets.

€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.

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.

Entrepreneur Experience® now open for applications

Startups & Entrepreneurs Apply today and be part of one of the best Entrepreneurship events in the world.

Tell Them To Go It Alone: Tag Team Pitches are Terrible

As a mentor and startup advisor, one of the most common fund-raising questions founders ask you is: can my co-founder and I pitch the company together? I suggest you tell them to strongly resist the temptation. It is a very bad idea. Tell them that some roads are better walked alone. Single person pitching, by the CEO, is always the preferred approach. In the Q&A they can find a role for others, but tell them they should not make a role in the pitch itself.

Spirit of Entrepreneurship Evening for Mayo Entrepreneurial Community

Prominent guest speakers for Mayo Entrepreneurial Event including Colm Lyon & John McGuire

Advanced Pitching Skills Avoiding The 9 Worst Pitching Thin Spots

If you want to help an entrepreneur get through a demo day or pick up a few seed investors, you can do it by covering the basics...

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.

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
Page 5 of 6