Enterprise Ireland Export Advice column: Innovation can help to protect firms
Sunday Independent: When challenges arise for businesses, a range of strategic responses are recommended.

Lean processes are one important part of Enterprise Ireland's broad innovation offer and our research consistently shows that the extensive use of innovation is a recurring feature of many of our most successful clients.

New frontiers: How to Break into America
Sunday Business Post
With Irish exports to the US last year accounting for €2.6 billion and 13% of total export sales the sheer size of the market offers ample opportunity for Irish businesses.

Advice for Irish companies planning US expansion is to increase ambitions but also be prepared for red tape and the cost of hiring. *Premium content

Innovation awards: Orreco aims to bring elite sports science to the masses
Irish Times
Orreco merges biology and advanced computer technology as a way to help elite athletes train longer, recover faster and reduce the risk of injury.

The company now wants to extend elite athlete solutions to everyone by profiling a person's “biomarkers” in the blood and feeding this information into computer programmes that over time optimise training conditions for the individual.

US Expansion – Setting up the Right Way
Enterprise Ireland has teamed up with Daniel Glazer who advises Irish and other European emerging technology companies on US expansion, fundraising and strategic partnership transactions.

This series will offer perspectives on setting up a business in the US and considerations for Irish companies looking to raise VC investment from US investors.

US investor leads funding round for Limerick firm Teckro
Sunday Business Post
Teckro, a Limerick-based life sciences technology company has raised $6m from a number of investors including a leading US technology investment fund.

The investment was led by Founders Fund as well as Enterprise Ireland and private investors. Teckro has now raised $7.8m to support its further development.

Small business comment: To accelerator not?
Sunday Business Post

Built to propel the growth of a business, accelerators provide funding to start-ups, mentorship, office space and a dynamic community.

To promote the development of regional accelerators outside of Dublin, 
Enterprise Ireland is investing €3m in accelerators focussing on food, agri-tech, ICT, life sciences, financial services, internationally traded services and manufacturing.

Sportlomo's software is putting sports on right track
Irish Examiner

Sportlomo's technology improves organisational efficiency in the world of amateur sports.

The Mayo company has designed software which can track game schedules, collect results and manage fixtures for individual sports and can be used to create an invaluable data resource for sporting organisations.

PayPal backs Irish startup Pulsate in funding round
Irish Examiner
Pulsate, the mobile marketing software company founded by Patrick Leddy, has closed a $1.5m (€1.34m) funding round with investment from seed-stage venture capital firm Dunnhumby Ventures, Enterprise Ireland and Delta Partners’ Bank of Ireland Seed Fund.
Enterprise Ireland's HPSU Founders Forum
Founders helping founders scale internationally

Enterprise Ireland has created the HPSU Founders Forum for founders who are serious about scaling their business internationally.

At its core are the CEO Founder Groups, where participants have the opportunity to engage and learn from others who share the same goals and ambitions.

The next intake is in October 2016. See what the existing participants are saying here.

Breakfast Briefing on Markets Updates & Supports available for Overseas Trade

August 16th: Register for this breakfast briefing to receive key information for companies trading overseas.  


Gareth MacHale, Interest Rate and FX Trading at Bank of Ireland, Global Markets, will discuss market movements, currency analysis and interest rate fluctuations.

Deirdre McPartlin, Senior Development Advisor at Enterprise Ireland, will outline the questions companies need to ask when trading overseas and the various supports available to them.

Markets Update & Supports Available for Overseas Trade
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