Archive for June, 2007

OpenDrinks Cork and Web 2.0 Expo

admin 29th of June 2007 by admin

web2expo berlin

The folks from Web2Expo [O’Reilly and CMP] are ramping up for Web2Expo in Berlin – 5th – 8th November, 2007.

Quite a few Irish folks are alumni of the Web2Summit/Expo events – Infacta, Polldaddy, nooked, Deri, EI, Tablane, MySay, Ammado, rocudo – and I expect to see plenty of Web2Ireland companies sign-up for this event in Berlin.

Jennifer Pahlka
from CMP will be in Cork on July 14th.

has organized a OpenDrinks Cork event

Should be fun…..

Seedcamp – Europe gets its own ycombinator bootcamp

admin 28th of June 2007 by admin


Saul Klein announced s e e d c a m p at yesterday’s Library House event in London.

Do check out the slides – and if you’re an entrepreneur with an itch – apply.

Great initiative and one that’s needed in Europe

PollDaddy a winner in Webware Top 100

conor 19th of June 2007 by conor

Big congratulations to all the PollDaddy and Infacta crew for the win.

5000 apps were nominated and PollDaddy is now in the Top 100 on the web.

That’s a huge achievement for a small Irish company.

Their category was publishing and they are now listed along with Adobe Flash, Blogger, Google Analytics, Typepad, Vox, WordPress, FeedBurner, Microsoft Silverlight and Drupal.

Pitch a waiter at Curry 2.0

conor 18th of June 2007 by conor

The irrepressible Paul Walsh is having a fun-serious night in Jaipur in Dublin on July 2nd. He wants startups and investor-types to come along and see the brave do one minute pitches of their business ideas to a waiter. The winner gets a trip to London Open Coffee Club. More info at Segala. Sign up in the comments over there or on Facebook.

MoMoDublin – Mobile Monday Dublin

fergus 18th of June 2007 by fergus

Mobile Monday Dublin is on tonight – looks like a great event.

The venue for the evening is Market Bar on Fade Street (, the sponsors for the evening are ChangingWorlds and it kicks off at at 6.30pm

Essential Web 2007 – Irish in attendance

fergus 14th of June 2007 by fergus

Essential Web 2007 promises to be one of the best European events for startups.

Loudervoice was selected as one of the startups to demonstrate, whilst Paul Walsh of Segala is on one of the panels

Limited tickets still available

Medical Tourism Search Engine – Reva Health Network

fergus 14th of June 2007 by fergus

James has details on a newmedical tourism search engine called Reva Health Network

Founded by former Newbay and Baltimore Tech executice Caelen King – initially funding came from Mianach – a new fund formed by Paddy Holohan [newbay] and Paul McKeon [propylon]

Enterprise Ireland hosts SaaS Summit 2007

admin 11th of June 2007 by admin

Enterprise Ireland will host a full-day summit on how to design, develop, deploy, scale, as well as market and sell on-demand software. The day will focus real-life case studies and learnings from Irish companies interspersed with keynotes from US representatives, analysts and journalists. More information on Hope to see you there.

TouristR launches open Beta

admin 6th of June 2007 by admin

TouristR launched their open Beta on Friday at Copenhagen.
With Tom, Jan was the 2nd Web2Ireland person to give a presentation at Reboot 9.0.
“I’m now a new Reboot fan. It was informal, relaxed and the ideal scene to launch our public beta.” Read more insider Reboot stories on Jan’s blog and also an article by Marie Boran from Silicon Republic on the recent launch.

Galway Business Angel Network Session

admin 6th of June 2007 by admin

The Halo Business Angel Partnership is holding an information evening on private equity investment at Galway Technology Centre on Tuesday 19th June starting at 6.30pm.

The Halo Business Angel Partnership is a joint initiative between Enterprise Ireland, InterTrade Ireland and the Irish Business and Innovation Centres. It was established to match private investors with good quality early stage businesses, the emphasis being on technology oriented businesses with good export led growth potential.

Speaking with the West region co-ordinator Gerry Mackey today, he was very optimistic about the role of private equity in funding early stage companies. He stated that private equity is “the hot topic in international investment circles” and that “with uncertainty in other investment areas such as property, investment in high potential start-ups offers successful business people with excellent opportunities to diversify their portfolios.” He is hoping to attract potential investors as well as entrepreneurs.

Gerry certainly knows his stuff. He spent many years as a commercial banker in the west of Ireland and was involved in providing services to many companies which are now very successful in the traditional sectors. The format for the evening combines talks around the fundamentals of private equity investment with refreshments and the opportunity to schmooze.

For more information or indeed to book your place you can call Gerry on (091) 730850 or mail him at gmackeyATwestbicDOTie