Irish companies will face their first real Brexit tests in 2018
Sunday Independent

Sunday Independent: Despite the challenge and uncertainty created by Brexit, Irish companies have continued to grow their global exports, supporting strong job creation in every region and county across Ireland.

Enterprise Ireland Highlights 2017


New fund aims to widen export reach
Irish Examiner

Enterprise Ireland has launched another Brexit response measure via a new fund aimed at supporting export-related companies’ efforts to tap new geographical markets.

WATCH: Enterprise Ireland companies created more than 19,000 new jobs in 2017
Silicon Republic

Enterprise Ireland-backed companies created 19,332 jobs during 2017 and revealed that 209,338 people are now employed in supported firms.

Sunny southeast gets new start-up accelerator programme
Irish Times

A new accelerator programme for tech start-ups in the southeast region of the country that also provides a €30,000 investment for up to 10 companies has been announced.

Enterprise Ireland CEO hoping for more businesses led by women in future
Irish Examiner

Enterprise Ireland CEO, Julie Sinnamon has called for more women in leading roles within Irish businesses.

Blueface and Star2Star in $500m merger to create global telecoms group
Irish Times

The Irish cloud communications company Blueface has agreed to a $500 million merger with US rival Star2Star Communications to create a global competitor in the enterprise telephony market.

Ireland’s entrepreneurs step up a gear but still a way to go
Irish Examiner

Today’s entrepreneurs have shown they know the culture required to build a business in a technologically driven, digital environment.

Hedge your bets on money risks
Irish Examiner

With technology designed to allow businesses protect themselves against currency fluctuations, Dublin fintech start-up Assure Hedge believes it can help small companies prepare for the fallout from Brexit.

Lighting the way for advertisers puts company on a fast-track
Irish Examiner

With innovative technology that uses solar power and LED lighting to illuminate bus shelters and advertising displays, Dublin technology start-up Solar AdTek is aiming to make a breakthrough in global markets this year.

WATCH: Jack Teeling on the challenges of turning his vision into a successful business
Irish Independent

With whiskey distilling in his blood and industry experience under his belt, Jack Teeling has managed to transform a personal ambition into a lucrative global empire.

What are the next big things that angels will have a flutter on in 2018?
Silicon Republic

Angel investment in Ireland is forecast to rise by 17pc in 2018, with angel investors increasingly focused on big trends in medtech, artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and the internet of things (IoT).

Irish team lands lead role in European Commission internet programme
Silicon Republic

A group of Irish research and technology experts have secured the lead role in a major €700,000 project funded by the European Commission (EC).

Food news: in the Works for 2018
Sunday Independent

The 2018 participants in the Food Works accelerator programme for food and drink start-ups run by Bord Bia, Enterprise Ireland and Teagasc have been announced.

16 Jan 2018: Innovation Opportunities for Growth Workshop, Dublin
21 Jan 2018: Design & Crafts Council of Ireland Showcase, Dublin
26 Jan 2018: Brexit Scenario Planning, Dublin
8 Feb 2018: Policy Forum for Ireland, Dublin