Journie founder Neil Burns pitching at the ESB Spark of Genius competition last week. Journie was one of 30 finalists in the competition. photograph: mel maclaine/the photo project

Savvy investing at an early age and an eye for social media has led to start-up success

Fyffes shareholders to vote on Chiquita merger this week

For your diary

A round-up of business events happening this week

PetroNeft chairman David Golder. PetroNeft has reported a narrower first-half loss despite a decrease in revenues to $17.5 million. Photo: Eric Luke/ The Irish Times

Dublin-headquartered firm says no new wells have been drilled since February 2013

SoftCo chairman Susan Spence. The Irish software technology company  is to create up to 50 new positions over the next 12 months.

Tech firm says expansion reflects strong international demand for its business solutions

Jeff Brown: ‘We’ve barely scratched the surface of the opportunities here.’

Dublin-based firm receives investment from two different VC funds

Free flights: After the referral has been employed with the company for six months, Boxever will fly the employee who gave the referral and a guest anywhere in the world. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Boxever chief executive Dave O’Flanagan says referrals have proven to be the best way to attract talent

Screengrab from forget.me homepage

Google denies 59 per cent of reuqests to remove links and information

Exploration company Petrel Resources has said it is financially secure for the coming years. Photo: Bloomberg

Exploration company reports pre-tax loss of €228,000 for first-half of the year

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