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We are delighted to announce that the 2020 National Startup Awards are open for entry!! The competition, now in its ninth year, has become a pivotal date in the Irish startup calendar, with the best and brightest startup companies being recognised at a national level each year. ‘This year more than ever it is vital that our Startups are supported and recognised, Startup companies are the innovation force behind our economy and we need to promote them and encourage them as much as possible, particularly at this challenging time’ – Stephen Dillon Founder of Startups.ie and The National Startup Awards The competition is open to companies and organisations across all

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A new Irish logistics business has declared that its launch has dramatically improved the country’s chances of coping with a continued rise in e-commerce deliveries during the parcel industry’s annual peak season. Coll-8 has said that the decision to start operations had “instantly boosted” the capacity of the country’s delivery network by 10 per cent and would see further expansion with every successive month. The company’s Chief Operations Officer, Dave Field, has described how a surge in e-commerce orders during lockdown has left Ireland’s parcel industry stretched to the limits of its capabilities even before it’s asked to confront the extra volumes generated in the run-up to Christmas. Earlier this year, Coll-8 announced that it had established a “fast, safe and

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Loki & Co. Hard Seltzers

Loki & Co. Where Low Is Key! – Europe’s original hard seltzer launches in cans and introduces a new Strawberry & Lime flavour.. Loki & Co. (www.Lokidrinks.com) launched in 2017 and as such is Europe’s original ‘Hard Seltzer’.. ‘when we launched it is fair to say that we were way ahead of the market’ according to Stephen Dillon founder of RTM Beverages the Dublin based drinks innovation company. ‘We are delighted that the category has finally taken off and interest has boomed not only in Ireland but also across Europe. We are currently in talks with several export markets and it is great that we no longer have to explain what

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COVID-19 may have caused most businesses in the hospitality sector to close earlier in the year, but that didn’t stop a group of recent graduates from continuing their efforts to work with local coffee shops and restaurants to fight hunger in the developing world. Stampify (www.stampify.ie) is a non-profit that allows users to swap loyalty stamps for meal donations. Their goal is to work with coffee shops and restaurants to create a sustainable solution to hunger and help create a world where no one is unsure of where their next meal will come from. Stampify initially launched a prototype paper loyalty card for charity in 2018 to test their concept.

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What is a pitch deck and/or investor pitch? An investor pitch is a presentation of your business model that shows the potential for growth and viability. It is a summary of your business in 15-25 slides containing key information of your business idea. Startups want to sell their product, and a pitch deck aids in presenting details in an organised and visually appealing manner to potential investors, clients, and partners. To get investor  buy-in during the earliest phases, you need to create a killer pitch deck. Your investor pitch deck can make the difference between success and failure Richard Harroch in his Article for Forbes magazine sets out very well the key slides which are

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You’ve set your mind on a business idea and now you can’t think of anything else. Sounds familiar – passion is what drives most small business owners. When starting a business though, passion will not suffice. Without a solid plan, sufficient funds, and consistent effort, passion alone simply will not do. So many individuals dream of running their own businesses and finally quitting that dreadful, dead-end job. But it’s often this immense desire that causes them to take that leap before they’re fully ready. About 20% of small businesses fail within their first year. We’re not saying you should give up. We’re saying you should be thoroughly prepared for venturing

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Ireland leads the way for education and employment opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry. Most of the big names are already operating in Ireland, with an active startup scene attracting investment and talent to ensure long-term growth. From hospital products through to medical research and devices, the most forward-thinking pharmaceutical and medical technology companies in the world have found their home in the Emerald Isle. Favourable conditions in Ireland continue to influence the proliferation, early success, and growth of pharmaceutical startups. While nine of the 10 largest pharmaceutical companies in the world are now established in Ireland, the number of emerging startups is an even bigger indicator of industry strength. Getting

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Are  you a Startup in need of practical accountancy advice? If so the well known accountancy firm Cronin & Co. have just launched a new division specifically established to provide practical advice to Startup companies.. StartUp Accountant are a highly skilled team of individuals whom aim to provide a premium service at a feasible and affordable price to Start Ups who are in their crucial first 18 months of business. Empowered by Cronin & Company, Start up business’ get the benefits of all the services and knowledge a firm with over 40 years experience has to offer but in a platform that is specifically designed to cater for the challenges

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We are delighted and excited to announce that this year’s National Startup Awards will take place in Dublin’s City Hall on Thursday the 24th of October – The Awards will be open for entry next week – Please share with all the great Startups out there and let them get the recognition they deserve!! (Pre-register on www.Startupawards.ie) …..#YourStartupJourney #StartupAwards About Dublin Startup Week Techstars Startup Week Dublin 2019 powered by Dublin City Council is a celebration of entrepreneurs, innovation and community in Dublin. Now in its second year Techstars Startup Week™ Dublin powered by Dublin City Council brings entrepreneurs, local leaders, and friends together over five days this October 21st – 25th 2019

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Running a small business is a lot of work – even when your business is small. You tend to wear a lot of hats and spend a lot of time trying to stay ahead of the game. These ten tips will help you keep your business running smoothly without being completely overwhelming. Keep your day job  The instinct to quit your day job as soon as you start a new business is strong–but if you can do both, hold onto your day job as long as you can. This gives you a steady cash flow for your living expenses and can support your new business. Stick to your niche  Small

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