Jerry Kennelly says graduates from Irish institutions ‘not job ready’ and has his say on Dublin-based tech giants

Serial entrepreneur Jerry Kennelly was the speaker as 50 entrepreneurs from the West Cork area attended the inaugural Ludgate First Tuesdays event, an exclusive networking event for entrepreneurs on the 4th of July at the Ludgate Hub, Skibbereen. It was the first in a series of events to be held at the Hub. Kennelly, who […]

Up to €500,000 available in the Ludgate Seed Capital Fund for Start Ups

The summer deadline for the Ludgate Seed Fund applications is fast approaching. Up to €500,000 is available in the Ludgate Seed Capital Fund. Start Ups are encouraged to apply for the seed fund to develop and scale their business, attract new talent, or develop their product or service. The initiative, which has already received applications […]

AIB Start-Up Academy Applications closing Friday 24th of October

Applications for the AIB Start-Up Academy in association with The Irish Times will close this Friday the 24th of October. Anybody wishing to apply can submit the online application form which can be found at http://www.irishtimes.com/business/aib-start-up-academy The Academy will be hosted over eight weeks in The Irish Times building and will see 10 to 12 successful individuals […]

Taking Care of Business:25 State offices and agencies come togetherto help small businesses

On Monday 3rd February, the Minister for Small Business, John Perry TD, launched aseries ofeventsforexistingand potential entrepreneurs called ‘Taking Care of Business’. These free eventsare specifically targeted at people thinking of starting a business as well as existing small business owners and managers. Areas covered will include: Supports from enterprise agencies and Local Authorities; Access […]

Cash for local business start ups – in places you wouldn’t believe!

With banks reluctant to lend, and local economies struggling, this may not appear the ideal time to set-up a new business, but a recent study and start-up guide for SME’s just published by Sli Nios Fearr (A Better Way) may help pave the way – especially as it’s available as a free download as of […]

€200k fund to stimulate new start-up activity in South East

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mr Richard Bruton TD, today has announced the establishment by Enterprise Ireland of a €200K Pilot Competitive Feasibility Fund aimed at stimulating start ups and creating jobs in the South East. The Fund was previously signalled as part of the South East Employment Action Plan, published by the […]

Venture Programme 2010 / 2011 University of Limerick is Seeking the Next Big Bright Idea !!!

The University of Limerick has commenced the search for a batch of start-up businesses to enroll in the 2010 / 2011 ‘Venture Programme’.  The programme has been developed to assist businesses and entrepreneurs get started and grow to become the economic drivers of the future. Speaking at the Programme Launch Professor Brian Fitzgerald said “we […]