Weekend takeaway: For the entrepreneurs who shine

3 Mar 2017

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From 31 of the best Irish start-ups and entrepreneurs to cutting-edge innovation, we cover all the important areas in the sci-tech world this week.

1. Which of these 31 start-ups has what it takes to impress Google?

Spoiled for choice, Google has selected 31 start-ups and entrepreneurs to compete in this year’s Adopt a Startup accelerator – but who are they?

2. Brian Caulfield interview: ‘Ireland’s great for start-ups, tough for entrepreneurs’

It’s time to end Ireland’s CGT and share options scandal, urges Draper Esprit’s Brian Caulfield.

3. Career Zoo workshops will introduce tech jobseekers to the industry

Jobseekers will get an interactive insight into some of the biggest sectors in tech at Career Zoo’s new workshops.

4. Facebook encourages users to go ‘as Gaeilge’ for SnaG

Barbara Nic Dhonnacha reports from the launch of Seachtain na Gaeilge 2017 at Facebook’s Dublin HQ.

5. Delivering a ‘double whammy’ against ovarian cancer

Prof Tracy Robson is collaborating with Almac Discovery on a new, potentially multitasking cancer treatment. Claire O’Connell investigates.

6. Interxion to ‘power on’ €28m data centre in west Dublin

The data centre industry in Ireland continues to thrive, says Interxion’s Tanya Duncan.

7. Bringing blockchain to the world of food traceability

TechWatch’s Emily McDaid spoke to Brendan Smyth of Arc-net, a food traceability start-up that uses blockchain to ensure authenticity.

8. A single typo brought Amazon Web Services to a grinding halt

Amazon has learned a valuable lesson after a costly outage of its Amazon Web Services was found to be caused by a single typo.

9. On the Vodafone enterprise product team, no two days are the same

Do you aspire to lead a department some day? How confident are you about what that entails?

10. How to write a killer LinkedIn summary

We all know how painstaking it can be to write a cover letter. Your LinkedIn summary can be just as daunting but, in today’s society, it can be even more important.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years