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Irish Technology start-ups face funding hurdles

admin 24th of October 2008 by admin

John Collins has an excellent piece on the Technology funding landscape in today’s Irish Times.

Still don’t know where all the Irish VC monies goes to – please help us by updating your company profile on Crunchbase.

The Irish Times also has an article on Business Expansion Schemes – and gives a mention to Loudervoice – we should see quite a few Irish technology companies availing of BES schemes this year.

Related to funding matter – Saul Klein presented at web2europe this week – an excellent presentation which you should check out.

Thoughts on European Start Ups
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Three Weeks left to apply to SeedCamp

conor 18th of July 2008 by conor

Are you in a small startup? Thinking of doing one? No access to capital? Possibly lacking some business experience? But dammit you want to build something!

Or maybe your employer, the bank, hedge fund or insurance company is going through meltdown and you think – time to move.

Then have a look a SeedCamp:

As their site says:

Seedcamp is where Europe’s top young founders can come together in one place. From securing funding to developing the right network, young entrepreneurs in Europe face challenges in building globally competitive technology businesses. Through the provision of seed capital and a world class network of mentors, we want to provide a catalyst for Europe’s next generation of entrepreneurs.

The process is simple; you apply here, those shortlisted go to London for Seedcamp Week and then the best of the best are then picked to be part of Seedcamp.

I don’t know how many Irish companies applied last year but your continental European peers are jumping all over this. At the very least it is worth a look. Some great thoughts on the topic from Saul Klein.