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  • Startup Hiking - taking the pitch to new levels - Digital Times | Digital Times
    Wade and Tracy Keogh set up Startup Hiking a few weeks ago We re going up Cruagh and Tibradden Saturday August 23 and finishing off in the Merry Ploughboy bar for food and drinks says Aisling The demand for the event was huge and sold out in less than a week There are founders VCs entrepreneurs and representatives of financial services firms and many more attending You can follow Aisling Andreea brandalisms Tracy Tracy Keogh and of course startuphiking Read more here on the Bullet HQ blog This is a unique event we plan for this to be the beginning of much bigger things to come we want to create an inclusive atmosphere for new tech networking outside the traditional pub meet up scene says Aisling Related posts Kite surfing tech entrepreneurs and investors converge on Achill Student Startup Weekend uncovers young tech gems FinTech new programme for financial services startups Student Summit 2014 descends on Dublin Castle founders and VCs new ideas start ups Stephen Conmy Editor writer content specialist digital consultant and event organiser Read more by Stephen Conmy Follow Stephen Conmy on Follow Stephen Conmy on twitter Follow Stephen Conmy on facebook Follow Stephen Conmy on linkedin

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/startup-hiking-taking-the-pitch-to-new-levels/ (2016-02-11)
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  • 'Print the Legend' - how 3D printing is changing the world - Digital Times | Digital Times
    film aims to portray the start of the next Industrial Revolution The film s core story in the rise and challenges of 3D print start ups MakerBot and Formlabs It also asks questions about what it takes to live the American Dream and about the creative drive to enable consumers to produce anything from trinkets to handguns The filmmakers were there for example when Cody Wilson uploads his printable gun files to the internet setting off a worldwide media firestorm Print the Legend premiered this year at SXSW where it was the was the recipient of the Special Jury Recognition Award for Editing Storytelling in the Documentary Feature Competition Related posts The bargain hunting sites changing the way we shop Trustev on top of the world at SXSW World s largest marine foods ingredients firm for Donegal Film Limerick competition announces 30 000 in prize money 3D printing Print the Legend SXSW Stephen Conmy Editor writer content specialist digital consultant and event organiser Read more by Stephen Conmy Follow Stephen Conmy on Follow Stephen Conmy on twitter Follow Stephen Conmy on facebook Follow Stephen Conmy on linkedin Partners Follow us on twitter Follow us on facebook Follow us on linkedin

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/print-the-legend-how-3d-printing-is-changing-the-world/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Twitter's director of public policy to speak at 'Women in Tech' - Digital Times | Digital Times
    takes place on September 10 at the KBC Boardroom on Lapps Quay McSweeney will discuss her current role at Twitter as well as her career to date including her role as director of communications for An Garda Síochána and the Police Service of Northern Ireland Highlighting the success of our colleagues in roles in IT Science and Engineering is vital to empower women in business and to ensure a pipeline of female graduates in STEM to meet the opportunity to create successful careers in these sectors says Ruth Buckley head of ICT and business services at Cork City Council The event is free to attend and you can register here Related posts Women in tech aims to highlight leading women in ICT DCU Ryan Academy launches women only accelerator programme Earn as you learn a new way to find tech graduates SAP to create 60 Predictive Analytics jobs in Dublin Stephen Conmy Editor writer content specialist digital consultant and event organiser Read more by Stephen Conmy Follow Stephen Conmy on Follow Stephen Conmy on twitter Follow Stephen Conmy on facebook Follow Stephen Conmy on linkedin Partners Follow us on twitter Follow us on facebook Follow us on linkedin Subscribe to

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/twitters-director-of-public-policy-to-speak-at-women-in-tech/ (2016-02-11)
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  • HouseMyDog wants to transform the dog minding industry - Digital Times | Digital Times
    can say goodbye to kennels and cages and travel with peace of mind knowing their dog will be cared for by a loving minder in a real home Since launching in January 2014 the community has grown to over 2 000 members in Ireland and the UK HouseMyDog has also been selected as one of 500 start ups for the Dublin Web Summit Alpha program out of 9 000 applicants and has recently advanced to the second round of Ireland s Best Young Entrepreneur competition So how did the two brothers come up with the idea Is it in other markets We weren t happy with the available dog boarding solutions for our own dog Holly and found that over 65 of dog owners we spoke to also wanted a cage free alternative In our research we came across comparable services in the US and we felt that European dog owners were being left behind says James The two brothers took the leap and founded the platform and the community First they had to recruit dog minders and put in place a system that made sure the right kind of people became minders HouseMyDog takes the safety of our community very seriously All of our minders must complete mandatory verifications including email verification address verification and a full minder profile that includes photos qualifications and a description of who they are the care and services they will offer guest dogs says Timothy HouseMyDog takes a three percent commission on every booking and James says the plan is to fine tune the business in Ireland before expanding it across Europe If we can someday offer a viable alternative to kennels with loving minders in real homes for all European dogs than we would consider that mission accomplished says James Related posts

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/18829/ (2016-02-11)
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  • 15 year old establishes Ireland's Digital Youth Council - Digital Times | Digital Times
    McCann has set up The Digital Youth Council With the help of Ciaran Cannon TD and the director of Galway Education Centre Bernard Kirk McCann wants the new council to give a voice to young people involved in technology in Ireland and provide them with a platform to influence the National Digital Strategy and the future of technology in education I see this as a huge opportunity to tap into the ideas of every child and young person with a passion for technology and feed them directly back to the people who can elicit change says McCann There are currently twelve members of the Youth Council listed here They will form the main body of the movement Related posts Interview Harry McCann 15 year old founder of Kid Tech Over 30 of visits to youth websites come from mobile devices New year new ideas new feather in your cap Profile 15 year old Irish game developer Jonathan White digital youth council Harry McCann Kid Tech Stephen Conmy Editor writer content specialist digital consultant and event organiser Read more by Stephen Conmy Follow Stephen Conmy on Follow Stephen Conmy on twitter Follow Stephen Conmy on facebook Follow Stephen Conmy on linkedin

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/15-year-old-established-irelands-digital-youth-council/ (2016-02-11)
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  • New Ideas | Digital Times - Part 8
    Mark June 23 2014 Encrypt your site and make Google happy New Ideas By Emma June 16 2014 To hell with video games it s all about cloud gaming now Build a site New Ideas By Emma June 8 2014 Kite surfing tech entrepreneurs and investors converge on Achill New Ideas By Stephen Conmy June 6 2014 DCU students new ideas for real world problems New Ideas By Guest Writer June 5 2014 Coder ninjas compete to be the coolest New Ideas By Guest Writer June 3 2014 NCAD students rock prestigious UK design competition New Ideas By Guest Writer May 30 2014 Turning research into viable businesses in UCD New Ideas By Stephen Conmy May 30 2014 Microsoft demonstrates revolutionary Skype translation app Build a site New Ideas By Stephen Conmy May 28 2014 Would you travel in a Google car with no driver Build a site New Ideas By Guest Writer May 28 2014 1 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Follow us on twitter Follow us on facebook Follow us on linkedin Subscribe to our feed Search DT Articles Stephen Conmy editor of Digital Times is now editor of ThinkBusiness ie Go

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/category/innovation-dt/page/8/ (2016-02-11)
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  • ‘What else can you get at the touch of a button?’ - Digital Times | Digital Times
    still a lot cheaper than traditional limos UberX is the budget taxi option provided by individual taxi owners It is typically 10 30 cheaper than a cab you may pick up at a rank or order through a traditional cab firm Uber uses real time feedback to ensure quality for passengers says Bertram and feedback by drivers on their customers also helps other drivers identify the good and the bad There is also a fare split function so when people are sharing a cab they can easily split the fare by using the Uber app The on demand touch of a button model appeals to consumers and anyone who grew up in Dublin in the 90s during the chronic days of taxi regulation and shortages will rejoice that services like Uber and Hailo are now available So what does the future for Uber hold Expansion says Bertram and we are always looking at other applications for the Uber model Our CEO Travis Kalanick asks What else can you get at the tough of a button and this is where we have experimented before in different cities Uber has experimented with Uber Chopper in New York a helicopter service and Uber Jet a private jet hire service but these are just PR stunts The likely application of Uber into other areas lies in the small business sector For example Uber Rush in New York is a touch of a button bike courier service Could an Uber delivery service be rolled out for fast food restaurants in the future Any thing is possible says Bertram Now in 162 cities worldwide Uber is one of a number of start ups that are not just disrupting the way people travel but they way goods and services are delivered all at the touch of a

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/what-else-can-you-get-at-the-touch-of-a-button/ (2016-02-11)
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  • The 2014 ESB Spark of Genius Award announced - Digital Times | Digital Times
    has received less than a million euro in funding so far Winning the award is a great opportunity for start ups and past winners are a great illustration of the road to success such an award can pave says Paddy Cosgrave CEO The Web Summit How to apply to Applications are open until Friday August 29 A shortlist of 30 finalists will be announced on September 3 with all contestants pitching their business plans to the panel of judges at Base Camp on September 17 where the three finalists will be picked at the end of the day The winner of the ESB Spark of Genius will be announced at The Web Summit on November 4 in the RDS Related posts The ESB Spark of Genius Award shortlist OMiG award winners 2014 Paypal co founder Max Levchin to speak at The Summit Online education service ALISON wins international award ESB Spark of Genius Award paddy cosgrave The Summit Stephen Conmy Editor writer content specialist digital consultant and event organiser Read more by Stephen Conmy Follow Stephen Conmy on Follow Stephen Conmy on twitter Follow Stephen Conmy on facebook Follow Stephen Conmy on linkedin Partners Follow us on twitter Follow us

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/18798/ (2016-02-11)
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