Posts Tagged ‘enterprise ireland’

Deadline for iGAP 3 Fast Approaching

conor 31st of August 2011 by conor

I’ve never heard a negative word said about iGAP (The Internet Growth Acceleration Programme). If you are an internet start-up and you have €3,000, it may be the best investment you could make in the future of your company.

The deadline is Friday 9th so get your skates on. Great post over on the EI blog with quotes from those who took part in the previous two.

 

Digital Mines lands a €750,000 Diamond

conor 25th of March 2011 by conor

Digital Mines, a new Irish Cloud Computing provider, has just announced a funding round of €750,000. This includes Delta Partners first investment from their Bank of Ireland start-up and Emerging Sectors equity fund. Enterprise Ireland and existing investors were also part of the round.

The company is run by Ed Byrne is who well known to everyone in the web space in Ireland. Ed was General Manager of Hosting 365, which was sold last year to SunGard AS.

The whole idea behind Digital Mines is to take the power and usefulness of cloud services such as Amazon AWS and make them accessible to business users. Currently most cloud offerings required far too much technical knowledge. Digital Mines takes all of that and turns it into a set of one-click operations.

The Delta investment is not just important for Digital Mines, it is also sends a strong message that the Seed Funds in Ireland are out there investing in new and exciting companies despite all the doom and gloom. You can expect to see many more announcements from Shay and the team in Delta in the coming months.

Le Web 2010 (Part 8) – Paddy Cosgrave & Daire Hickey

admin 31st of January 2011 by admin

Le Web 2010 – what it meant for Ireland (part8)
This is 8th in a series of audio interviews about Le Web 2010

The aim is to examine the experience & value of Le Web 2010 from the point of view of those who went from Ireland.

Paul O’Mahony interviewed many of those who went to Le Web from Ireland with Enterprise Ireland . He also interviewed

Paddy Cosgrave & Daire Hickey

Paddy Cosgrave is

Previously

Daire Hickey is

  • Guests and Press at F.ounders
  • Guests and Press at Dublin Web Summit
  • Freelance Journalist

Previously:

Daire Hickey & Paddy Cosgrave give their view of Le Web 2010, Dublin Web Summit @ F.ounders – and highlight some future plans…

Listen!

You can listen to the interview with Karen Hallez, Enterprise Ireland, here

You can hear Sam Kidd, TeamworkPM, here…

You can tune into to Philip Meagher, Gruupy, here…

Listen to Aiden Callaly, MXSweep, here…

Paul Barry, Temetra, here…

Conor O’Neill, LouderVoice, here…

Ronan Skehill, Cauwill Technologies, here …

Le Web 2010 (part 7) – Ronan Skehill, Cauwill Technologies

admin 20th of January 2011 by admin

Le Web 2010 – what it meant for Ireland (part 7)

This is 7th in a series of audio interviews about Le Web 2010

The aim is to examine the experience & value of Le Web 2010 from the point of view of those who went from Ireland.

Paul O’Mahony interviewed those who went to Le Web with Enterprise Ireland. The seventh person he interviewed was Ronan Skehill (who went with Ian Rice to Paris)

Ronan Skehill is Co-Founder of Cauwill Technoligies – first release “Pinpoints”

Previously

  • Senior Research Officer at University of Limerick [his publications here…]
  • Visiting Researcher at Orange Labs (FT)
  • Visiting Researcher at UPC
  • Ronan Skehill talks about his experience of LeWeb 2010 …

    You can listen to the interview with Karen Hallez, Enterprise Ireland, here

    You can hear Sam Kidd, TeamworkPM, here…

    You can tune into to Philip Meagher, Gruupy, here…

    Listen to Aiden Callaly, MXSweep, here…

    Paul Barry, Temetra, here…

    Conor O’Neill, LouderVoice, here…

    Next interview: Paddy Cosgrave & Daire Hickey

    Le Web 2010 (Part 6) – Conor O’Neill, LouderVoice

    admin 17th of January 2011 by admin

    Le Web 2010 – what it meant for Ireland (part 6)

    This is 6th in a series of audio interviews about Le Web 2010

    The aim is to examine the experience & value of Le Web 2010 from the point of view of those who went from Ireland.

    Paul O’Mahony interviewed those who went to Le Web with Enterprise Ireland. The sixth person he interviewed was Conor O’Neill

    Conor O’Neill is CEO of LouderVoice Customer Reviews

    Previously

    During Le Web in December, Conor O’Neill was interviewed. [You can see him interviewed by John Peavoy here …]

    Afterward, Conor O’Neill talks about his experience of LeWeb 2010 …

    You can listen to the interview with Karen Hallez, Enterprise Ireland, here

    You can hear Sam Kidd, TeamworkPM, here…

    You can tune into to Philip Meagher, Gruupy, here…

    Listen to Aiden Callaly, MXSweep, here…

    Paul Barry, Temetra, here…

    Next interview: Ronan Skehill, Cauwill Technologies & Pinpoints

    Le Web 2010 (Part 5) – Paul Barry, Temetra

    admin 14th of January 2011 by admin

    Le Web 2010 – what it meant for Ireland (part 5)

    This is 5th in a series of audio interviews about LeWeb 2010

    The aim is to examine the experience & value of Le Web 2010 from the point of view of those who went from Ireland.

    Paul O’Mahony interviewed those who went to Le Web with Enterprise Ireland. The fifth person he interviewed was Paul Barry

    Paul Barry is Founder of Temetra

    Previously

    • Engineer at Apple Computer
    • Engineer at Agfa

    During Le Web in December, Paul Barry was interviewed. [You can see him interviewed by John Peavoy here…]

    Afterward, from Clonmel, John Barry talks about his experience of Le Web 2010 …

    You can listen to the interview with Karen Hallez, Enterprise Ireland, here

    You can hear Sam Kidd, TeamworkPM, here…

    You can tune into to Philip Meagher, Gruupy, here…

    Listen to Aiden Callaly, MXSweep, here…

    Next interview: Conor O’Neill, LouderVoice

    Le Web 2010 (Part 4) – Aiden Callaly, MXSweep

    admin 13th of January 2011 by admin

    Le Web 2010 – what it meant for Ireland (part 4)

    This is 4th in a series of audio interviews about Le Web 2010

    The aim is to examine the experience & value of Le Web 2010 from the point of view of those who went from Ireland.

    Paul O’Mahony interviewed those who went to Le Web with Enterprise Ireland. The fourth person he interviewed was Aiden Callaly

    Aiden Callaly is VP Sales at MXSweep

    Previously

    Aiden Callaly talks about his experience of Le Web 2010 in two parts…

    and

    You can listen to the interview with Karen Hallez, Enterprise Ireland, here

    You can hear Sam Kidd, TeamworkPM, here…

    You can tune into to Philip Meagher, Gruupy, here…

    Next interview: Paul Barry, Temetra

    Le Web 2010 (Part 3) – Philip Meagher, Gruupy

    admin 12th of January 2011 by admin

    Le Web 2010 – what it meant for Ireland (part 3)
    This is 3rd in a series of audio interviews about LeWeb 2010…

    The aim is to examine the experience & value of Le Web 2010 from the point of view of those who went from Ireland.

    Paul O’Mahony interviewed those who went to Le Web with Enterprise Ireland. The third person he interviewed was Philip Meagher, Gruupy.com.

    Philip Meagher is CEO of Gruupy.com

    Previously…

    • Director at Artbex
    • Analyst at Coeus Investments

    Philip Meagher talks about the experience and value of Le Web 2010

    You can listen to the interview with Karen Hallez, Enterprise Ireland, here

    You can hear Sam Kidd, TeamworkPM, here…

    Le Web 2010 – Second Audio Interview

    admin 11th of January 2011 by admin

    Le Web 2010 – what it meant for Ireland (part 2)
    This is the second in a series of audio interviews.

    The purpose is to examine the experience & value of Le Web 2010 from the point of view of those who went from Ireland.

    Paul O’Mahony interviewed those who went to Le Web with Enterprise Ireland. The second person he interviewed was Sam Kidd, TeamworkPM.

    Sam Kidd is head of marketing & sales. And also …

    • Director/Business development Manager at Digital Crew
    • Director at Zingtech Ltd

    Previously…

    • Director at Akari Software
    • Owner at AREA51
    • Company Director at Scorch Productions

    Sam Kidd reflects on the experience and value of Le Web 2010

    You can listen to the interview with Karen Hallez, Enterprise Ireland, here

    Le Web 2010 – what it meant for Ireland

    admin 10th of January 2011 by admin

    This is the first in a series of audio interviews, reflecting on the experience & value of Le Web 2010 from the point of view of those who went.

    December 2010 was the first time Ireland went to Le Web in Paris. Not only was it the first year Ireland had a stand and national presence at the event in Paris – but Ireland was the first country ever to have its own stand there. Until Le Web 2010, a few Irish companies and individuals attended Le Web as separate entities.

    This time is was different.

    But was it worth it? What benefit was Le Web to Ireland & Irish business? Was it simply a lot of hype & buzz?

    The time & money invested in Le Web – was it worth it?

    Paul O’Mahony interviewed those who went to Le Web with Enterprise Ireland. The first person he interviewed was Karen Hallez, Enterprise Ireland, Paris

    Business Development Manager – Market Adviser, Software, Services and Consumer Retail Markets Sectors – LinkedIn profile

    Previously

    • Commercial Manager at Cable & Wireless France
    • Commercial Development at C&W UK
    • Marketing Manager at Cable & Wireless UK

    Link to an article “Ireland at Le Web 2010 written by Karen Hallez before the event here

    Video interview (published on Web2Ireland) by John Peavoy with Karen Hallez during Le Web 2010 here

    Karen Hallez reflects on Le Web 2010…

    Listen!