FutureScope, Ireland’s only conference that promotes collaboration between the entrepreneurial community and multinationals, today announces the four finalists for One2Watch 2018. The competition seeks to find Ireland’s most scalable business idea and award the winning company with €2,000 and a platform to support its growth.
Ireland’s first Security Accelerator welcomed Investors, VCs and Seasoned Entrepreneurs to Cork for Demo Day where the Accelerator Teams pitched for investment. The Accelerator teams are looking to employ up to 40 people before the end of this year and raise over €5 million in investment. The Accelerator is supported by key funding partners Kernel Capital and Trend Micro.
Kite Medical raises funding to develop a pain-free test to detect kidney reflux in children. Investors include the HBAN MedTech Syndicate.
Entrepreneurs could get a huge cash boost for their business, thanks to a total prize fund of €280,000 on offer from InterTradeIreland’s 16th Seedcorn Business Competition 2018.
The American Angel, a new comprehensive national study released today, provides a detailed picture of angel investors, who they are, where they live, and how they make investment decisions. Key findings include:
Start-up companies across the island are being offered the opportunity to learn more about how to cash in on a €280,000 prize fund in the InterTradeIreland All-island Seedcorn Investor Readiness Competition 2018.
Who is the American Angel? What makes an angel investor successful? How do they make investment decisions? What are the best strategies and best practices to reap positive returns?
Even with a right-sized approach, every time I get into a project, I am always reminded that diligence is still a fair amount of work. At Launchpad we estimate that we spend around 40 person hours on a typical diligence process by the time the project is completed. If you are dealing with busy investors who are volunteering to do this work, burnout is a real risk.
We were delighted to be joined by UK Super Angel Peter Cowley at the HBAN All-Island Conference on February 8th at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin. You can view Peter's full keynote speech below.
Below is an excerpt from an announcement issued by TechIreland. You can read the original announcement here or by clicking the image below.
HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, and a joint initiative of Enterprise Ireland and InterTradeIreland, today announces the fastest deal done in its history. An individual HBAN angel investor transferred €50,000 to Incereb, a neonatal monitoring sensors company, just 48 hours after hearing the Irish company’s presentation.
Global Payroll Software company, Payslip, today announced a €1 million investment, led by Frontline Ventures and AIB, and leading Technology Investors, Tribal, HBAN Bloom Equity, WxNW Syndicates & Enterprise Ireland.
Hexafly’s ambition is to tackle the fish feed crisis head-on with their innovative method of converting waste products into high-value feeds, fertilizers and bioplastics.Hexafly offers solutions to three broad industries with their newly developed insect-derived products range.
HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, and joint initiative of Enterprise Ireland and InterTradeIreland, saw a record-breaking almost 300 current and prospective business angels attend its All-Island Conference 2018, sponsored by Elkstone and Flynn O’Driscoll, making it the largest gathering of business angels ever in Ireland.