Archive for June, 2010

Jerry Kennelly’s new startup

admin 30th of June 2010 by admin

Stockbyte founder, Jerry Kennelly has just announced his new startup –

Tweak is an online self-service design library which makes tweakable press advertising and marketing collateral available to users at the touch of a button. Simply change colour, copy, photos, logos and Calls to Action, to create a compelling piece of advertising and marketing.

Check this video out (25 mins in)

CEPIC: Jerry Kennelly: Secrets of His Dramatic Exit from REELDEALHD on Vimeo.

tip: James Corbett and Learnpipe

Brian Caulfield Top angel investor in Ireland

admin 18th of June 2010 by admin

We ran an online poll for a few weeks to find Ireland’s top angel investor – looking for the “Ron Conway” in Ireland. HBan also had a little competition to find the Top Angel

Brian Caulfield is the Top Angel investor in both the Web2Ireland poll, and also by HBAN (coincidence !!)

Bill Liao to bring TechStars to Ireland?

conor 11th of June 2010 by conor

Bill Liao, serial entrepreneur, co-founder of Xing and philantropist has just indicated that he wants to bring TechStars to Ireland!

If you don’t know what TechStars is, in their own words:

Get your startup funded and off the ground while learning from the best. Get up to $18,000 in seed funding for your new company, plus the chance to pitch to angel investors and venture capitalists at the end of the program. At the end of the three month program, it’s your company. TechStars is the best way to get your new company off and running and on a path to success. TechStars companies get 40+ educational opportunities during the program. Learn from over 50 highly accomplished mentors.

I’ve only met Bill briefly and have his book Stone Soup on my desk waiting to be read. His energy and positivity is infectious. Given what he has achieved both in business and through his work in Neo/WeForest, I have no doubt TechStars is going to happen and deliver results for the startup community here.