Archive for June, 2006

Five Tips For Working With European Entrepreneurs

admin 23rd of June 2006 by admin

An article from Danny Rimer, General Partner at Index Ventures, one of Europe’s top VC firms.

Why Startups Condense in America

admin 23rd of June 2006 by admin

An essay from Paul Graham on Startup cultures worldwide – a must read for anyone involved in the ecosystem.

However, not sure about this comment

“but if present trends continue, French and German will eventually go the way of Irish and Luxembourgish: they’ll be spoken in homes and by eccentric nationalists.”

Web 2.0 startups in the UK questions to consider | Internet Marketing News and Blog |

admin 23rd of June 2006 by admin

from e-consultancyquestions for web2.0 companies.

Web2.0 – Enterprise meets Consumer

admin 22nd of June 2006 by admin

Jeff Nolan (of SAP) comments on a recent startup – Abgenial Systems.

The VC who invested, Peter Rip, has a great articulation around how they went from “seed” of idea, through to plan.

Its a great story is how a smart VC can add real value to the entrepreneur…..

Ready to Start your Own Business?

admin 22nd of June 2006 by admin

Vitamin is a great resource for anyone in the startup space.

Check out this article by the CEO of Crowdstorm, Philip Wilkinson

BarCamp for Ireland

admin 22nd of June 2006 by admin

Anyone up for a BarCamp in Ireland (Dublin most likely)

Let us know – check out BarCampIreland

Newbay, Irish Mobile 2.0 company buys UK company

admin 22nd of June 2006 by admin

Newbay have just bought a UK company Inamobile

Given the x-section in photo sharing, mobility and social networking – its an interesting development.

PXN8 / Sxoop at Under The Radar

admin 20th of June 2006 by admin

Walter flew the Irish web2.0 flag at a recent Under the Radar event in the Valley

Startup – UK Perspective

admin 20th of June 2006 by admin

Some startup inisghts from Peter Nixey, a UK based entrepreneur, working on a web2.0 startup.

“I’ve worked for a long time to learn enough to be able to create something of real value. Only time will tell whether it’s as useful to others as it is to me but as much as I’d love to be rich, it’s fixing pains that drives me.”

Kleiner Perkins 7 rules for software start-ups

admin 19th of June 2006 by admin

KP’s 7 rules for start-ups (from Don Dodge at Microsoft)

* Instant Value to customers – solve a problem or create value with the first use
* Viral adoption – Pull, not push. No direct sales force required
* Minimum IT footprint, preferably none. Hosted SaaS is best.
* Simple, intuitive user experience – no training required.
* Personalized user experience – customizable
* Easy configuration based on application or usage templates
* Context aware – adjust to location, groups, preferences, devices, etc.