When asked what challenges face businesses setting up in Ireland, experts were united in saying that Irish companies need global ambition.

The panel – featuring Trinity College professor Constantin Gurdgiev, Frontline Ventures’ Kim Pham and CorkBIC CEO Michael O’Connor – was assembled as part of the launch of SOSV Slingshot: Dublin at the NDRC.

Each of the panelists had their own thoughts on the challenges of starting up in Ireland, but the key advice was always the same: be ambitious and have international goals from the start.

Words by Elaine Burke