Fintech can lead to banks queueing up - not customers
Sunday Independent: Fintech, as the financial technology sector is known, is rapidly disrupting the way all sorts of payments are made, from crypto-currencies like Bitcoin to 'tapping and going' at your local newsagents.
Exporters must brace themselves for Brexit, warns Enterprise Ireland
Irish Times: Irish exporters need to plan for a hard Brexit and they have to prepare for it now. That’s the advice of research and innovation manager Gearóid Mooney.
Deal with Chinese province Guangdong set to boost Irish trade
Irish Times
More than 250 Irish and Chinese companies and groups met at a function in Dublin on Friday to discuss opportunities presented by the UK’s departure from the European Union.
Plynk valued at above €50m after €25m fundraising
Irish Independent
Plynk, the money messaging start-up that closed a €25m fundraising deal announced last week, is valued at more than €50m after the deal.
Teeling Whiskey plans €500,000 expansion of Dublin distillery
Irish Times
The facility in the Liberties area of Dublin has attracted 185,000 visitors in its first two years in business and plans to expand its production facilities and event space.
Table-top solution to waiting in line
Irish Times

Promo Pads is a digital menu system that allows customers order directly from their tables with no need to wait for a server - revenue comes from selling ads on its digital menus.

Netwatch opens Chicago office as part of global expansion
Business and Finance
This is the latest development in Netwatch’s commitment to creating 85 new jobs as they continue to expand and will see the Carlow company grow to over 250 employees.
Pure Telecom signs €1.75m deal to promote broadband
Irish Times
Irish telecoms provider Pure Telecom has signed a €1.75 million deal with sales agency DSM as it seeks to increase access to broadband across the State, with a particular focus on rural Ireland.
Enterprise Ireland Student Entrepreneur Awards 2017
Business World
The winning entrants from NUIG beat off stiff competition with their project ‘Coachbook’, an online platform for riding coaches to train horse riders remotely through live video streaming.
An Irish start-up in New York: How to meet and greet the fintech elite
Silicon Republic
New York has an amazing wealth of financial institutions and business knowledge, with some of the hottest fintech start-ups based in Manhattan. So, how can new entrants make an impression?
Cybersecurity firm to create 78 jobs in Dundalk
Nova Leah is a spin-out firm from researchers of the Lero Irish software centre, based at the Regulated Research Centre at the Dundalk Institute of Technology.
Entrepreneur of the Year award finalists
Irish Times
Aoife Lawler and Niamh Sherwin Barry from The Irish Fairy Door Company help fairies relocate into homes and gardens all over the world by producing high-quality wooden Irish fairy doors.
DroneSAR wants to turn drones into search and rescue heroes
Silicon Republic
Donegal-based DroneSAR has developed unique software that it claims will revolutionise the worldwide search and rescue industry by reducing search time, cost and risk.
Titanic to put Waterford virtual reality firm on the map
Irish Examiner
Start-up Immersive VR Education is preparing for the launch of Titanic VR, an immersive experience which allows users to see the events of the doomed ship through the eyes of a survivor.
Enterprise Ireland "Prepare for Brexit" Roadshow in Limerick
Minister Pat Breen opened the practical business forum to encourage SMEs to prepare for Brexit using Enterprise Ireland's Brexit SME Scorecard.

As part of a nationwide Brexit roadshow, Enterprise Ireland hosted a ‘Prepare for Brexit’ forum at Thomand Park in Limerick on Thursday, 8 June.


Part of Enterprise Ireland’s #PrepareforBrexit campaign, speakers at the Limerick event were Frank Keane, General Manager, Vitalograph; Clodagh Cavanagh, Managing Director, Abbey Machinery, and Niamh Treacy, Financial Accountant, Woodco Energy Ireland. Members of Enterprise Ireland’s Global Team and Brexit Unit were also in attendance and the event was moderated by RTE broadcaster, Brian O’Connell. Designed to encourage SMEs to prepare for a hard Brexit, the event provided a platform for robust discussion, information sharing and practical advice around the key issues facing Irish companies.


Central to the roadshow was Enterprise Ireland’s ‘Brexit SME Scorecard’, a new interactive online platform which can be used by all Irish companies to self-assess their exposure to Brexit under six business pillars. Based on answers supplied by the user, the Scorecard generates an immediate report which contains suggested actions and resources, and information on events for companies to attend, to prepare for Brexit.


Over 800 companies have completed the Brexit SME Scorecard since it was launched.

Be Prepared Grant
Up to €5,000 is available for Enterprise Ireland client companies with the Be Prepared Grant, designed to help SMEs develop an action plan.
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28th June 2017: Learning Tech Ireland 2017, Dublin