Entrepreneurship


Members Spotlight: Fiona Flood

Members Spotlight: Fiona Flood

Fiona Flood, Business Owner of PA 4 a Day. Give us a brief description of yourself? I am the owner of PA 4 a Day. PA 4 a Day provides professional, confidential personal assistant services for visiting executives. Services we provide for our clients include Airport meet and greet, chauffer transport, facilitation of client meetings, venue bookings, personal errands, hotel and restaurant recommendations and reservations....

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10 Irish Inventions that changed the world

10 Irish Inventions that changed the world

When it comes to world-changing inventions, the little island of Ireland has created its fair share. Here are ten amazing Irish inventions that had a global impact. 1: Colour photography, invented by John Joly in 1894 Modern day photographers owe a debt of gratitude to a man from the Irish midlands. John Joly was born near the village of Bracknagh in Co. Offaly and was...

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The $3.5 Million Pinewood-Backed Startup Used For Star Wars And Wonder Woman Films

The $3.5 Million Pinewood-Backed Startup Used For Star Wars And Wonder Woman Films

Dressed in iconic red, blue and gold, Wonder Woman stares out from one of the posters that line the walls of We Got Pop’s London office. But it’s the startup’s founder who’s the real hero for tens of thousands of people who work in film. “What everyone expects is what they see on screen—cutting-edge technology,” says Kate McLaughlin, who spent nearly two decades working for...

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Experiencing the power of connection in Hong Kong

Experiencing the power of connection in Hong Kong

Connecting Irish entrepreneurs around the world is the core of IIBN’s mission. IIBN members know that, wherever they are in the world, they can tap the network to share in the deep knowledge and experience of its members. The camaraderie, the support and the wealth of insights are what makes IIBN such an incredibly valuable ally. Connection, context and knowledge: Susan HayesCulleton, board member of...

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Members Spotlight: Jasper Walshe

Members Spotlight: Jasper Walshe

Give us a brief description of yourself?  I run a business that partners agile organisations in developing leaders fit for purpose in today (and tomorrow’s) fast changing world of business. We have a specific focus on helping existing leaders better connect with and empower their highly skilled and qualified client-facing millennial talent. Our approach enables our client companies to attract, grow and retain the best...

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‘Kilbeggan’s Paddy Dunican shortlisted for major business award’ – IIBN Member Paddy Dunican

‘Kilbeggan’s Paddy Dunican shortlisted for major business award’ – IIBN Member Paddy Dunican

KILBEGGAN Races manager Paddy Dunican has been nominated for the Athlone Business Person of the Year award. Mr Dunican is one of three people shortlisted for the accolade which will be presented by Athlone Chamber of Commerce. “I am thrilled, delighted and greatly appreciate to be shortlisted as one of the three finalists for the Athlone Business Person of the Year award,” said Mr Dunican....

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Connectivity, Inclusion and the Fourth Industrial Revolution with Ronan Dunne

Connectivity, Inclusion and the Fourth Industrial Revolution with Ronan Dunne

Article by Maura Kelly, IIBN New York. At a recent Irish International Business Network (IIBN) event in New York, Ronan Dunne, EVP and Group President of Verizon Wireless explained how next generation wireless will impact the Fourth Industrial Revolution #4IR. Connectivity and inclusion were pervasive themes in his talk with a certain onus placed upon business and technology leaders to work together to ensure that the #4IR provides opportunity for...

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Enterprise Ireland’s €1 million competitive start fund (CSF) for female entrepreneurs is open on Tuesday, May 1.

Enterprise Ireland’s €1 million competitive start fund (CSF) for female entrepreneurs is open on Tuesday, May 1.

Enterprise Ireland’s €1 million competitive start fund (CSF) for female entrepreneurs is open on Tuesday, May 1. Calling all female founders. A maximum of 20 successful female applicants will get up to €50,000 in equity funding. You can apply here. Last year, 46 percent of all companies who received CSF investment from Enterprise Ireland were female-led. Getting female firms investor ready As well as funding, 15...

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International Women’s Day 2018

International Women’s Day 2018

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2018 #PressForProgress This International Women’s Day there is much to celebrate in terms of the progress of women’s rights, and yet it is important to acknowledge how much there is also left to do for greater equality and opportunity. International Women’s Day is a day for everyone and women’s equality affects all of society.  We all have daughters, sisters, mothers, aunts,...

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Enter the National Start Up Awards 2018

Enter the National Start Up Awards 2018

The National Startup Awards, powered by Enterprise Ireland and Bank of Ireland, is open for entries and has a €15,000 prize fund. The call is going out to startups all over Ireland. The National Startup Awards is open for entries with new categories and a total prize fund of €15,000. The overall winner will walk away with a prize of €10,000, and the best early-stage...

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