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DCU ICT HUB

Change your business forever Innovation has always been our passion. Everyone underestimates how much universities can add innovation to SMEs and make them more competitive and future proof. As a result we have been asked  by the Dublin Universities (DCU, Trinity and the Innovation Academy in UCD). to look at how they […]

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DCU sustainability hub

Universities can make you more future proof SME engagement with universities has always been a passion. We think it is underestimated how much universities could add to small business and make them more competitive and future proof. 3 universities in a day As a result, we have been asked  by […]

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Dublin Campus Bus Tour

Connecting business with universities: I spend some very enjoyable years on DCU campus. Part of my job was to connect small business with the interesting things that happen on campus. Lots of reasons why not It was always very difficult to get small businesses and Universities to engage. Different language, […]

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Help Immersive VR send a student to Mars

Immersive VR education Immersive VR Education is a start-up company who are focused on educating students through the medium of virtual reality using Oculus technology. Learn through experience Students typically remember 10% of what they read and only 30% of what they hear after a 2 week period. However students […]

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Offaly Gearbox: A Mobile Garage Concept

Every week we feature companies that have been successful in accessing funding from Microfinance Ireland. Microfinance Ireland gives loans to small businesses and start ups in every sector up to 25,000 Euro. If you are interested in funding, check out the http://microfinanceireland.ie/how-to-apply/ Offaly Gearbox Offaly Gearbox is mobile garage concept, from, […]

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Partners in Export, Growth and Support

Ulster Bank is sponsoring the British Irish Chamber conference for the next 3 years. Eddie Cullen explains that Ulster Bank has deep roots with the UK, going back to 1917. Ulster Bank was started in 1836 as a bank for and by exporters and to promote trade between Ireland and […]

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Microfinance Ireland Aims to Double their Numbers

MicroFinance Ireland has supported 1,000 jobs in the small business sector since its inception in October 2012 by providing finance to micro-enterprises who have been unable to secure funding elsewhere. This year it aims to double that figure by supporting an additional 1,000 jobs. MicroFinance Ireland lends to businesses who have […]

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Terraclean Ireland

Every week we feature companies that have been successful in accessing funding from Microfinance Ireland. Microfinance Ireland provides loans to small businesses and start ups in every sector up to 25,000 Euro. If you are interested in funding, check out the website www.microfinanceireland.ie Terraclean Ireland Terraclean is a unique decarbonising […]

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Happy Feet, Happy Customers

Happy Feet Every week we feature companies that have been successful in accessing funding from Microfinance Ireland. Microfinance Ireland gives loans to small businesses and start ups in every sector up to 25,000 Euro. If you are interested in funding, check out the website www.microfinanceireland.ie It takes real courage to […]

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SME Speed Dating: Want to Pitch to the Big Boys?

The SME speed dating networking breakfast has been a huge success at previous conferences, and will be available at the “Shoulder to Shoulder” conference on the 27th of February This service is only available to the SME members of the British Irish Chamber of Commerce, who once registered for the […]

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Irish Institute of Brilliant Failure?

Enda Kenny The Taoiseach Enda Kenny said it last week : ‘We don’t adequately prepare our young people for failure’ http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/taoiseach-enda-kenny-we-dont-adequately-prepare-our-young-people-for-failure-30894552.html You don’t want to stay a fish Failure is an issue. The policy report on entrepreneurship 2014 by the Irish government shows we have an issue with failure and […]

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BMS Accountants

Every week we feature companies that have been successful in accessing funding from Micro- finance Ireland. Microfinance Ireland provides loans to small businesses and startups in every sector up to 25,000 Euro. If you are interested in funding, check out www.microfinanceireland.ie BMS Accountants Ltd Raymond Gibbons has spent his working […]

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Want to create a new App or idea that could form the ‘next big service’ for banking?

A ‘hackathon’ is a creative marathon of brainstorming and software creation in which the prototypes of mobile and web applications are quickly ‘hacked’ together by small teams of software engineers, designers and other innovators. Ulster Bank together with the Open Bank Project invites you to the 8th edition of Hack […]

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Cabana cafe, 47 years of hospitality

Cabana Café Every week we feature companies that have been successful in accessing funding from Microfinance Ireland. Microfinance Ireland provides loans to small businesses and startups in every sector up to 25,000 Euro. If you are interested in funding, check out the website www.microfinanceireland.ie 47 years of hospitality Cabana Café […]

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Insanely Good blog

Passionate about food Dunmanway in West Cork – Tom Kearney and Denis O’ Driscoll – who were hungry to bring their creations to food lovers nationwide. With great ingredients and recipes, and most importantly great passion, they were excited about bringing their sauces and dips to the Irish market. Since launching […]

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