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Over €30m invested in start-ups by Enterprise Ireland in 2017
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Over €30m invested in start-ups by Enterprise Ireland in 2017

Over half of supported start-ups based in regions outside Dublin Minister Humphreys stresses crucial role of indigenous business and the regional economy Regional €500K Competitive Start Fund announced at Start-Up Showcase 2018 Enterprise Ireland, the state agency responsible for the development and growth of Irish companies in global markets, invested €31 million in Irish start-ups in 2017 and supported a total of 181 highly promising...

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Want to get back into the Workforce after a career break?
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Want to get back into the Workforce after a career break?

LinkedIn Aims To Reconnect Carers & Stay-At-Home Parents With Their Careers February 1st, 2018 – LinkedIn, the world’s largest online professional network, has chosen their EMEA HQ in Dublin to launch a new pilot programme – Returnin – aimed at helping people back into work after taking a career break to look after children or care for family members. Returnin will initially see the creation of...

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Members Spotlight: Mark Fenton, MASF Consulting
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Members Spotlight: Mark Fenton, MASF Consulting

Give us a brief description of yourself? I am the CEO and Founder of MASF Consulting Limited, a specialised advisor on Inclusion & Diversity. I have over 20 years’ experience in global financial organisations, with a proven track record in finance, audit and business strategy. So yes, I’m a “finance guy”. However, more recently, I’ve run global diversity and inclusion programmes for the world’s most...

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Members Spotlight: Elaine English, Brandon Global IT
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Members Spotlight: Elaine English, Brandon Global IT

This month’s member spotlight is on Tipperary native, Elaine English. Elaine works as Service Delivery Manager for Brandon Global IT. Brandon delivers enterprise-level IT planning, security and support to businesses of all sizes. Elaine has held a number of positions in IT over the years, ranging from technical engineer, project manager and technical consultant. She moved to New York two years ago to assist in...

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Filing for an H-1B Visa? Here’s a few deadlines you should remember – McEntee Law Group
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Filing for an H-1B Visa? Here’s a few deadlines you should remember – McEntee Law Group

info@mcenteelaw.com   + 1-773-828-9544  www.mcenteelaw.com H-1B Visa FAQs: Deadline Fast Approaching   As you may know, the H-1B “cap” filing period is rapidly approaching. The H-1B visa is an extremely sought-after option for professional-level foreign national employees. If you are considering filing an H-1B case this year, there are some crucial deadlines to keep in mind. Below, we have answered some frequently asked questions relating to...

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SFI: Dairymaster, IT Tralee and Lero agree major R&D programme to develop intelligent autonomous systems and Internet of Things technology down on the farm
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SFI: Dairymaster, IT Tralee and Lero agree major R&D programme to develop intelligent autonomous systems and Internet of Things technology down on the farm

€2m R&D project to utilise latest technology to boost farm productivity, milk quality and animal health Limerick and Causeway, Co Kerry; Monday, 29th January 2018: Farmers could soon be able to avail of Artificial Intelligence to assist in managing their farm as a result of a new €2m Research & Development partnership announced today by Irish dairy equipment manufacturer Dairymaster, IT Tralee and the SFI Research Centre Lero. The programme...

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Business in the Fast Lane: 2017 IIBN Annual Conference in Dublin – Susan HayesCulleton
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Business in the Fast Lane: 2017 IIBN Annual Conference in Dublin – Susan HayesCulleton

“The IIBN Annual Conference is the highlight of the year and it works in great synergy with the IIBN membership. After London and New York, this year’s conference was in Dublin. I say it is the highlight of the year because a lot of care goes into preparing for it. I’m a member of the Dublin board, and the experience reminded me of being a...

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Supporting SME’s – Niall De Buitlear
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Supporting SME’s – Niall De Buitlear

The Online Tool at SupportingSMEs.ie is a cross-governmental initiative to help Irish small and medium businesses to navigate the range of Government supports. The Online Tool brings together information on the broad range of supports that the state offers into one easy to use website. By answering 8 quick questions, a small business can use the online tool to identify the over 170 business supports...

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“Urbo looks to raise €5m for its QR code bike unlocking schemes”
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“Urbo looks to raise €5m for its QR code bike unlocking schemes”

Urbo offers a dock-less bike sharing service to fulfil the needs of people’s short distance travel. We co-operate with cities in planning and implementing the Urbo bike sharing system into their community. The company featured in the Irish Times as they are looking to raise €5 million as it seeks to roll out its dockless-bike schemes across major European cities, including Dublin. Currently located in Walthamstow,...

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“Fancy Having a Go at Public Speaking? Give us just 300 Seconds …” – Mary McKenna
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“Fancy Having a Go at Public Speaking? Give us just 300 Seconds …” – Mary McKenna

A fantastic article by IIBN Member Mary McKenna, Director of Elemental Software on her experience with public speaking – A great read!   “A few weeks ago I read Martin Gilchrist’s article “Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway” on Linked In about the benefits of public speaking & I posted up a comment admitting my own terror about public speaking. A few people came back...

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