Sarah Dineen at the launch of UniWink. Photograph: Darragh Kane

In early 2005, Paul Graham and Jessica Livingston created a new model for funding early stage start-ups, an accelerator programme called Y Combinat(...)

Pat Phelan originally trained as a butcher and then as a chef in his home city of Cork.He went on to build a number of successful global businesses in(...)

With a population of just 4.5 million, the Irish market does not have the scale to deliver the returns on the founders’ efforts. Equally, the availabi(...)

Richard Whelan, chief executive of  Popdeem (right) with Liam Casey, CEO of PCH International, and Karl Aherne, director of Wayra Ireland (left). Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill /The Irish Times

Tech accelerator Wayra is on the lookout for the next lot of startups for its programme. The Docklands-based initiative, which is a Telefonica program(...)

Light brigade: Austin during SXSWi. Photograph: Michael Buckner/Getty

If you stop for a moment, say by the escalators in the cavernous convention centre in Austin, Texas, and try to take it all in, it makes no sense. (...)

We – and the Government – seem to be convinced that Ireland is a well-known tech hub ... We’ve even given it a fancy name: California has Silicon Valley, we have the Silicon Docks. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Irish start-ups have been flying the flag for the tech industry here for a long time, but these days, they are becoming more prominent on the i(...)

Irish firm Trustev has taken home the top prize in the startup accelerator competition at SXSW in Austin, Texas.  Photograph: @PatPhelan/Twitter

Irish firm Trustev has taken home the top prize in the startup accelerator competition at SXSW in Austin, Texas. The Cork-based company,(...)

Pat Phelan, co-founder of Cork-based fraud protection firm Trustev. The company has been named as one of the “hottest global start-ups of 2013” by ‘Forbes’ magazine.

Cork-based fraud protection firm Trustev has been named as one of the “hottest global start-ups of 2013” by Forbes magazine.The Irish start-up, founde(...)

Dublin Web Summit organiser Paddy Cosgrave: “In three short years, 36 months, we’ve come incredibly far, incredibly fast.” Photograph: Colin Keegan

The first day of the web summit was a busy affair, with attendees crowding the stages to see big-name speakers and get to grips with the large numbers(...)

The opening day of the Web Summit in the RDS Dublin. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES

Irish fraud prevention firm Trustev kicked off the Web Summit by announcing its had raised $3 million (€2.2m) in funding to finance its expansion in t(...)