Ten nuggets of knowledge to take away for the weekend, including: 20 reasons to go to Inspirefest; Britain’s Brexit; and over 2,000 new tech jobs.
With less than a week to go until Inspirefest takes over Dublin’s Silicon Docks, the Silicon Republic team has picked out some of their highlights.
Britain’s decision to exit the European Union, with likely restrictions on immigration, could harm its tech economy but be a boon to that of neighbouring Ireland, as the country will be the only English-speaking nation in the EU.
Ireland’s inward investment agency IDA Ireland says it is consulting with its 1,200 client companies about the implications of Britain’s exit from the EU, but added that the situation may present opportunities for Ireland in attracting FDI.
Irish exporters to the UK are to receive support from Enterprise Ireland to remain competitive and active in the UK market following the calamitous decision by Britain to leave the European Union.
This weekend 12 general partners from some of the biggest venture capital firms in Silicon Valley will descend upon Dublin. Leading the posse will be Irishman Mark Gallagher from Silicon Valley Bank.
Brexit be damned! Amid fears that a Brexit could tank the Irish jobs market, the Irish jobs market has thumbed its nose at the naysayers and the doubters, announcing 168 jobs and creating the potential for 2,000 more.
For Jules Coleman, who last year sold her business for €32m, a kitchen table is a far more solid platform to start a business than any shiny office.
A piece of research from the University of Limerick (UL) has suggested that boredom may be a key contributing factor in people’s support for political extremes.
Inspirefest speaker Mary Carty believes great ideas can come from anywhere, which is why she’s backing innovative youngsters.
M-Farm CEO Jamila Abass has built an online platform and marketplace to boost smallholder farming in Kenya. She spoke to Claire O’Connell.
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