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  • Irish tech firms poised for expansion - Digital Times | Digital Times
    up is now no longer regarded as something people do with their redundancy or delve into while in between jobs Start ups over 700 of them are now a sector in themselves There are 27 accelerator incubators in Ireland says John O Dwyer head of technology media and telecommunications at AIB However what our research shows is that there are not enough spaces available for Irish start ups Just 21 of start ups get accepted to an accelerator programme in Dublin while that figure is 42 for the rest of the country The top tier accelerator programmes accept just 10 of the start ups applying for space mentoring and funding So while start ups may be cool getting support for your start up is a different job entirely I do think Ireland especially in the larger urban areas needs more general office space for start ups suggests O Dwyer just general work sharing spaces where start ups can go to receive affordable rent and share the same building as others with the same outlook The cash pitch Starting a tech firm is difficult and getting funding for your idea is even more difficult While AIB claims to be the largest tech investor in Ireland through its AIB Seed Capital Fund only those start ups that can prove demonstrable returns will be considered by investors AIB s head of business banking Ken Burke says that while start ups and SMEs in the technology sector are poised for major expansion and job creation and the banking industry must respond positively to support our indigenous companies the same banking rules apply to any loan or investment In other words you must show the potential to create sustainable cash flow The report also profiles a few Irish start up success stories like Trustev Storyful

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/irish-tech-firms-positive-but-start-ups-struggle-with-reality/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Funds Archives - Digital Times | Digital Times
    By Stephen Conmy June 14 2015 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 to ThinkBusiness ie for your business needs News feed Top stories in your inbox Top trending stories A list of Ireland s start up funds and business supports New film about the

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/tag/funds/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Irish VC Funds Archives - Digital Times | Digital Times
    Money By Stephen Conmy June 14 2015 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 to ThinkBusiness ie for your business needs News feed Top stories in your inbox Top trending stories A list of Ireland s start up funds and business supports New film about

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/tag/irish-vc-funds/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Raising Money Archives - Digital Times | Digital Times
    Money By Stephen Conmy June 14 2015 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 to ThinkBusiness ie for your business needs News feed Top stories in your inbox Top trending stories A list of Ireland s start up funds and business supports New film about

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/tag/raising-money/ (2016-02-11)
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  • SMEs Archives - Digital Times | Digital Times
    SME Awards 2015 the winners News By Guest Writer April 28 2015 The case for SME print marketing combined with digital marketing Growing your business By Stephen Conmy April 9 2015 Lack of digital skills is damaging the Irish economy New Ideas Selling online By Stephen Conmy September 4 2014 Time is precious for SME owners Growing your business By Guest Writer September 3 2014 A new tool to get Irish businesses online Build a site By Gerard July 20 2014 Irish tech firms poised for expansion Raise Money By Stephen Conmy March 28 2014 Should Irish pension funds invest in tech start ups News By Stephen Conmy February 25 2014 The top three latest mobile phone technologies for SMEs Build a site By Guest Writer January 23 2014 Twitter opens up self serve ads for Irish SMEs Growing your business By Stephen Conmy November 14 2013 Irish SMEs see significant increase in VC funding News By Stephen Conmy October 23 2013 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 to ThinkBusiness ie for your business

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/tag/smes/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Irish bloggers and the art of making money and building influence - Digital Times | Digital Times
    money from blogging although this is significantly lower than the European average of 45 Most agree the biggest benefit is to simply enjoy the experience 76 and build personal profile 69 The importance of bloggers for brands 91 of those researched say they are contacted by companies for marketing and PR purposes This level far exceeds the EU average of 68 but is similar to countries like the UK and Finland where contact between bloggers and companies is 93 The majority of bloggers 96 are happy to be contacted with 42 saying that press releases and product samples are actually a source of topics for their blogs However 40 stress the need to remain independent The benefits of blogging While blogging is still a passion it has long moved out of the hobby sphere and is a strategic and sustained activity that provides a number of benefits for the online author both personal and professional says Caroline Heywood managing director Walsh Public Relations 20 of Irish blogs have been on the go for over five years and continue to maintain and grow their followings This makes bloggers impossible for marketers to ignore as a key influencer group The vital use of social media for bloggers Social media is a key tool for bloggers in marketing and promoting their blog All bloggers researched use one or more social media platforms with Twitter taking the top spot at 94 followed by Facebook 87 Instagram 59 Pinterest 56 YouTube and Vimeo 28 and LinkedIn at 23 Related posts Twitter and the art of making money The Irish generation lost to the power of advertising Irish business leaders more digitally engaged than rest of population Time spent on social media by employees is falling blogging brands Growing your business Ireland publishing writing Stephen Conmy

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/irish-bloggers-and-the-art-of-making-money-and-building-influence/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Ireland's digital economy could be worth €22 billion by 2020 - Digital Times | Digital Times
    says Ternsjö Ireland off line Ternsjö correctly points out that a huge amount needs to be done by both the business community and the governing bodies to get more Irish firms trading online The Trading Online Voucher Scheme requires greater awareness and promotion Tax reliefs would possibly make an impact with a fixed deadline for Irish businesses to urgently increase digital presence says Ternsjö The Digital Future key findings of the UPC report The digital economy in Ireland directly employed the full time equivalent of 49 000 people in 2012 79 000 extra new jobs will be directly employed through the internet economy by 2020 As many as 150 000 direct and indirect new jobs are predicted from continuing digitisation by 2020 Life online In just two years since the first UPC Report 30 of Irish adults are now subscribing to broadband speeds of 30 Mbps or higher compared to just 10 in 2012 which places Ireland ahead of the EU 28 average of 18 2 for these higher speeds 44 of Irish homes can access speeds of up to 200 Mbps Consumer spending online which currently stands at just under 6bn a year in 2014 is set to rise to almost 13bn by 2020 People said that if their Internet connection was to disappear tomorrow they would want 130 a month or up to 1 500 a year to replace this loss for them an indication of the consumer surplus and value that people place on their Internet service 60 of parents have installed parental control software which blocks or filters certain website types Enterprise innovation Irish businesses anticipate higher levels of growth through digital productivity and expect 21 of their sales to be online in 2014 Ireland is far ahead of the EU average for business social media

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/irelands-digital-economy-could-be-worth-e20-billion-2020/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Digital Economy Archives - Digital Times | Digital Times
    Money Selling online By Stephen Conmy May 19 2015 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 to ThinkBusiness ie for your business needs News feed Top stories in your inbox Top trending stories A list of Ireland s start up funds and business supports New

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