As part of the Ignition Talks at Inspirefest 2015, some of Ireland’s most influential founders gave their insights into what it takes to launch a viable start-up today.

In this excerpt from the talks, Niamh Bushnell, Dublin commissioner for start-ups, advised the Inspirefest audience not to lose sight of the market, and to remember that being busy and being productive are not the same thing.

Laetitia Grail, CEO and founder of myBlee Math, talked attendees through the app, which brings together the best of maths pedagogy from around the world.

Ciara Clancy, CEO of Beats Medical, described the inspiration behind her drive to bring metronome therapy to Parkinson’s patients in their own homes.