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Tag for Thursday

admin 26th of April 2006 by admin

To all the bloggers attending on Thursday, it would be great if you could tag your posts (technorati) and photos (flickr) with Web2Ireland

Web2Ireland Event – Agenda

admin 25th of April 2006 by admin

Agenda

9.30am Registration – Coffee & Networking

10am Introduction Kevin Sherry, Manager EI High Potential Start up Division

10.15am Web 2.0: What does it mean? Judy Gibbons, Accel

11am Irish Web 2.0 Showcase #1 – Nooked, Infacta, PXN8, Tablane
[Moderated by John Collins, Technology Journalist]

11.30am Web 2.0 Technologies and why they making an impact – Marc Canter

12.15 noon Lunch & Networking

12.45 Technology Roundtable moderated by Adam Green

1.30pm Web 2.0 – What makes companies successful? Jeff Clavier

2.15pm Irish Web 2.0 Showcase #2 – Alatto, Inner Workings, Herbert Street Technologies

2.45pm The Investor’s Perspective Daniel Waterhouse, 3i

3.30pm Coffee & Networking

4pm Web 2.0: The M&A Perspective Nasser Batley, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein

4.45pm Wrap-up & Q&A moderated by Marc Canter

5.15pm Close

Tags:

Full House !!

admin 24th of April 2006 by admin

Web2Ireland event is now fully booked.

If you wish to be listed on the waiting list, please email maryDOTboyleATenterprise-irelandDOTcom ASAP.

Technology Roundtable at Web2Ireland

admin 20th of April 2006 by admin

Adam Green will facilitate a technology roundtable at the Web2Ireland event

Topics up for picking
OPML
RSS/ATOM/GData
Microformats
Ajax
c#/Python/ROR/Java
JSON
Mashups
Mobile2.0
and a host of other Web2.0 related topics….

If interested in giving a 2 minute spiel on a topic then feel free to leave a comment…

The complete list of topics will be published at the Web2Ireland event

Geek Dinner – Wednesday April 26th – 7pm – MarketBar, Fade Street

admin 20th of April 2006 by admin

A Geek/Blogger dinner (in advance of Web2Ireland event) will take place

Guest of honour: Marc Canter

Market Bar
Fade Street
Dublin 2

All welcome.

Secantus – Digital Lifestyle Management

admin 15th of April 2006 by admin

Secantus – Digital Lifestyle Management

Another Irish web2.0 company….

Nakatomi: your portal to community-based social aggregation

admin 15th of April 2006 by admin

Nakatomi: your portal to community-based social aggregation

Another Irish Web2.0 company – looks interesting

FT.com / Business life – The new internet independents

admin 14th of April 2006 by admin

FT.com / Business life – The new internet independents

FIVE FORCES BEHIND THE RISE OF A NEW KIND OF INTERNET ENTREPRENEUR

Lessons of Web 1.0

Entrepreneurs whose paper fortunes turned to dust following the dotcom boom and bust have adopted a more hard-nosed approach to business and a healthy scepticism towards outside investment.

Low-cost web tools

Free open-source web development tools, such as MySQL and PHP, have lowered barriers to entry for aspiring web entrepreneurs.

The ascent of blogs and aggregators

With the rise of blogs or online diaries, the internet has become a highly efficient system for the dissemination of ??ocool??? ideas – an effect that start-ups can use to create a buzz around their sites or services. One rave review from a prominent blogger is sometimes all it takes for an idea to explode into the mainstream. Popular community blogs include Slashdot and Metafilter. Link aggregators such as Digg, a technology news website, and del.icio.us, a social web tagging site, are combed by users searching for the next big thing.

New exit routes

Fall-out from Enron and other corporate scandals has made initial public offerings less appealing to founding teams. Meanwhile, recent buying sprees by companies such as Google, Yahoo and News Corp have put pressure on competitors to keep up. As a result, the latest generation of internet entrepreneurs have plenty of exit options available.

Falling hardware prices

Plummeting hardware prices, particularly for servers and storage, mean that start-ups do not need to break the bank to create an IT infrastructure. Low-end servers capable of servicing a modest start-up’s need can fit into a shoestring budget. Web design and programming can be outsourced to developers in India or eastern Europe.

Don Dodge – Next Big Thing: SaaS – new software model, new challenges

admin 14th of April 2006 by admin

Don Dodge – Next Big Thing: SaaS – new software model, new challenges

Interesting commentary on Software as a service model

Taking Web Services To The Office | Union Square Ventures: A New York Venture Capital Fund Focused on Early Stage & Startup Investing

admin 14th of April 2006 by admin

Taking Web Services To The Office

This is a subject that will be discussed at the fortcoming Web2Ireland event in Dublin