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At Startups.ie we love to profile Irish businesses.. Aengus from Pixelo Design tells us about his design company and his journey to date..#YourStartupJourney If you would like us to profile your business just get in touch on info@Startups.ie   Company Name     Pixelo Design Company Address       Turnpike House Bridge Street Ashbourne, Co. Meath A84 AH96 Ireland Company Email     aengus@pixelodesign.com Tell us what your business does and who founded it?     Pixelo Design is a graphic design company aimed specifically at brand new startup’s and small emerging companies. It was set up by me, Aengus Ryan over ten years ago. When did you start

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Hi Guys, We hope you are all staying well mentally & physically in these trying times.. Business is tough at the best of times but in our 15 years running Startups.ie we have never witnessed a more challenging time for Startups and small businesses. Below is a list of government supports available (Source: dbei.gov.ie) if you have not reached out for support yet maybe now is the time..this is about survival! Covid19 is a cruel force with some businesses gaining unexpectedly while others are being devastated and forced to close. Many businesses have had to pivot online which may be beneficial in the long run but it takes time to

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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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