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  • New Ideas | Digital Times - Part 7
    online By Stephen Conmy July 8 2014 23 million to encourage 40 young researchers to stay in Ireland New Ideas By Stephen Conmy July 8 2014 Need a cleaner in 60 seconds Hassle com launches in Dublin New Ideas Raise Money By Stephen Conmy July 7 2014 The discovery at Trinity College that could transform the Digital Age New Ideas By Stephen Conmy July 7 2014 Irish digital firm Mykidstime plans international expansion Growing your business New Ideas By Stephen Conmy July 4 2014 Google s DevArt exhibition revealed New Ideas By Stephen Conmy July 4 2014 The 45 HummingBoard computer Build a site New Ideas By Gerard July 3 2014 Dropr a great place to find creative people New Ideas By Stephen Conmy July 2 2014 TEDxUCD 2014 videos now available to watch online New Ideas By Emma July 2 2014 Storyland is searching for top TV talent New Ideas Selling online By Stephen Conmy July 1 2014 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 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

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/category/innovation-dt/page/7/ (2016-02-11)
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  • New Ideas | Digital Times - Part 15
    New Ideas By Stephen Conmy September 2 2013 Bill Melinda Gates Foundation to sponsor Irish mobile health conference New Ideas By Stephen Conmy August 30 2013 1 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 to ThinkBusiness ie

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/category/innovation-dt/page/15/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Irish startups Pointy, Cesanta and Xpreso win 'Go Global' | Digital Times
    service that enables retailers to easily scan their products directly to a website using only an ordinary barcode scanner The company secured investment of 1 1m in 2015 and is currently established in Dublin Xpreso Founded by Ireland s Best Young Entrepreneur 2014 winner Eamon Keane and Cyclone Couriers CEO Simon Pleass the Xpreso solution eliminates the Sorry we missed you card that online shoppers receive when they are not at home to accept their delivery Xpreso raised US 1m in seed funding recently Cesanta Anatoly Lebedev and Sergey Lyubka founded Cesanta in 2014 and aim to become leaders in the Internet of Things space They have developed software designed to enable network communication between devices or appliances using secure connectivity and data intelligence A great example of entrepreneurial potential The three winners are a great example of the entrepreneurial potential in Ireland and we re delighted to support them We ll be providing them with assistance through our network of investors media and other major tech entrepreneurs says Paddy Cosgrave CEO and founder of Web Summit All three winners will be flown to the Web Summit s sister conference RISE in Hong Kong There they will have the opportunity to seek advice and investment through one to one meetings with investors and other technology entrepreneurs They will also compete in front of thousands over the series of conferences with other startups as part of a pitch competition The winners of Go Global will also have a starring role in Web Summit Related posts Startup Xpreso wins 30k NDRC Lift Off competition Dell will help start ups at Web Summit 2014 Silicon Valley Global Technology Summit 2015 coming to Dublin The Surf Summit in Mayo Go Global startups Web Summit Stephen Conmy Editor writer content specialist digital consultant and event

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/pointy-cesanta-and-xpreso-go-global/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Irish tech firms raised €120m in first quarter of 2015 | Digital Times
    funding for Irish SMEs both through direct investment and as the local lead investor for international syndicate investors who invested 63 million in this period The figures reflect an encouraging international appetite for investment in Irish tech firms who continue to punch above their weight says Flynn who heads up ACT Venture Capital Growth expansion funding represented 90 of total funds raised which demonstrates that the positive seed funding activity over the past few years is starting to pay dividends and produce high quality expansion opportunities he said Seed funds close to being fully invested However Regina Breheny director general IVCA said that first round seed funding at 10 of funds raised is below the 17 achieved last year The seed funds supported by the banking sector and Enterprise Ireland s Seed Venture Capital Programme of 2006 2012 are close to being fully invested she said These need to be renewed if entrepreneurs are to be supported as actively as in the last five years but we are hopeful that new funds will come on stream in the second half of 2015 The IVCA VenturePulse survey finds that since the onset of the credit crunch in 2008 over 1 000 Irish SMEs raised venture capital of 2 billion These funds were raised almost exclusively by Irish VC fund managers The IVCA estimates that this has supported the creation of up to 20 000 jobs attracted over 825 million of capital into Ireland and geared up the State s investment through the Seed Venture Capital programme by almost seven times Related posts Should Irish pension funds invest in tech start ups Irish SMEs see significant increase in VC funding Irish tech firms poised for expansion Fountain Healthcare has over 100m to invest in life science firms funds Irish VC funds IVCA

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/irish-tech-firms-vc-funding/ (2016-02-11)
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  • How can Ireland get more money into SME funding? | Digital Times
    of the main problems in Ireland that need to be addressed are Prices for fixed broadband in Ireland are almost double the EU average as a of income and are on their way up 54 of Irish households have fast broadband next generation access coverage as opposed to the EU average of 62 For rural coverage that drops dramatically to only 6 of Irish households compared to EU average of 18 rural below 100 people per km2 At present less than a quarter of Irish SMEs are trading online and only 14 are invoicing online Of the SMEs who are selling online only 11 are doing business cross border More progress is needed on increasing digital skills in Ireland people able to send emails use editing tools install new devices etc Ireland performs at 53 which is below the EU average of 59 51 of enterprises in Ireland are reporting it hard to fill vacancies for jobs requiring ICT specialist skills compared to EU average of 38 The event format This public event organised by the European Commission Representation in Ireland will look at how the EU s new 315 billion Investment Plan will work and discuss what s in it for Ireland 11 45 am Visit to Science Gallery and AMBER bio engineering Research Centre both Trinity College 3 00 pm Arrival at National Convention Centre for a free public event Investing in Europe s Future Digital Opportunities for Ireland 3 30 to 5 00 pm Open debate moderated by Miriam O Callaghan with VP Katainen Lord David Puttnam Paddy Cosgrave Web Summit and Nicola Byrne 11890 and about 300 audience members from across the digital sector Format A few words from the panel members will be followed by a Q A with the audience The discussion will be

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/sme-funding-ireland/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Start-ups in Ireland told it’s better to seek support in the UK | Digital Times
    Despite the Irish government s assertion that Ireland is a major tech hub in Europe the less flexible Irish taxation system has done damage to the early stage start up ecosystem in Ireland since 2011 The changes made to the Irish tax system since 2011 are scandalous they re killing start ups and start up funding says Lucey Since the introduction of the Employment and Investment Incentive Scheme EII in place of the Business Expansion Scheme BES the amount claimed by start ups has dropped by two thirds from 41m in 2011 to 16m in 2013 How to get better start up funding in the UK 100 early stage start ups that attended the conference heard how they could avail of UK seed funding schemes in preference to Irish schemes Paul Jenkinson managing partner at Jenson Seed Fund gave a presentation on how to hack the UK system and the advantages of the UK system in comparison to the Irish one The conference also heard that while the Irish government introduced the counterproductive EII in the UK the British government changed its equivalent of EII called the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme SEIS This change led to a jump that almost tripled the investment in start ups overnight If lean agile Irish start ups have to move to Silicon Roundabout in the UK to survive they might as well know the facts suggests Lucey Related posts Wayra Ireland calls for start ups looking for investment Over half of Seedcamp s 20 finalists are Irish start ups UCD start ups benefit from early stage funding Investment in NDRC start ups doubled to 40 million funding start ups Tax Wayra Stephen Conmy Editor writer content specialist digital consultant and event organiser Read more by Stephen Conmy Follow Stephen Conmy on Follow Stephen Conmy

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/grants-for-startups-in-ireland/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Start-up Playertek raises one million euro investment | Digital Times
    technology system for players of multiple team sports like football rugby GAA and hockey The company was founded by Ronan Mac Ruairi and Kevin McDaid who have worked with top football and rugby clubs around the world Playertek gives amateur players the ability to optimise their training and their matches something only professional players can do at the moment The system is based on GPS and measures runs and workloads across training and matches giving each player their own personal stats It s like having a very interested and very knowledgeable coach with you at all times It gives players the main numbers up front and provides simple charts that show where improvements can be made At its simplest it measures the distance a player covers his or her speed and the power they generate says Kevin McDaid Players using the system can also compare their physical performance with each other with their team mates and even directly with the professionals Investment into Playertek has come from Danu Investment Partners and entrepreneur Brendan Gilmore The system is quite expensive to buy however and retails at 249 Related posts Investment in NDRC start ups doubled to 40 million Wayra Ireland calls for start ups looking for investment Over 51 million programmes viewed on RTÉ Player in 2014 RTÉ Player app downloaded one million times Apps fitness health sports wellness 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 our feed Search DT Articles Stephen Conmy editor of Digital Times is now editor of ThinkBusiness ie Go to ThinkBusiness ie for

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/playertek/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Students invited to enter business ideas to win €10,000 | Digital Times
    to submit their business ideas for a chance to win up to 10 000 Winners will also get mentoring and other supports for their business ideas Applicants have until May 1 2015 to apply online Existing startups are eligible to enter as long as the applicants themselves meet the above criteria Up to 10 individuals or teams will then be selected and given the chance to bring their business ideas from concept to pitch receiving mentoring and detailed feedback on their business ideas throughout the training process At the final on Wednesday June 17 2015 a judging panel of entrepreneurs executives and venture capitalists from Ireland and the United States will review the finalists business plans and select the winners with the winner receiving 10 000 and two runners up receiving 5 000 and 1 000 respectively What type of applications is the judging panel looking for We are looking for smart new business ideas amongst Ireland s early stage entrepreneurs Convince us that your business idea is the next big thing and you will receive training and support to help you develop your business idea from concept to pitch said Jordan Campbell programmes manager at The Ireland Funds Last year s winner Alexandra Milne created Little Deli an app that saves time and hassle for workday lunches in Belfast Applications can be submitted online here by May 1 2015 Related posts BT Young Scientist Business Bootcamp begins Aspiring entrepreneurs invited to NDRC LaunchPad open day 2 500 Irish students answer Google s Call to Code Microsoft the only limitations in app development are the ideas business ideas funding startups students 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

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/business-plan-competition-2015/ (2016-02-11)
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