Pharmapod founder Leonora O’Brien: she will be  speaking at a start-up event organised by the DCU Ryan Academy and Global Invest Her

One of the biggest challenges for female entrepreneurs at early stage business is access to funding, with men 70 per cent more likely to gain access t(...)

Barry O’Sullivan: Eyre Square is being transformed with the recent addition of a new Startlab Galway incubator and the “PorterShed” which is currently being fitted out

A year ago this week, I wrote an opinion piece for The Irish Times titled “Galway now challenging Dublin as a software start-up location”. I argued(...)

Web Summit in Dublin: a hunting ground for start-ups. Photograph: Eric Luke

“Anybody who predicates their investment strategy on finding the next Facebook or Google is a lunatic,” Draper Esprit partner Brian Caulfield says. Ca(...)

 Draper Esprit partner Brian Caulfield: “Anybody who predicates their investment strategy on finding the next Facebook or Google is a lunatic.”

“Anybody who predicates their investment strategy on finding the next Facebook or Google is a lunatic,” Draper Esprit partner Brian Caulfield says. C(...)

 Enda Kenny: While the Taoiseach asserts Ireland is the best small country to do business, he and his Government have certainly not come  close to creating the best small country for ambitious entrepreneurs.  Photograph: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images

‘The best small country in the world to do business.” Our Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, first asserted his global ambition for Ireland during his general ele(...)

Greencore chief executive Patrick Coveny: “Ashoka combines the passion, energy, and enthusiasm of the social entrepreneurs with better business practice and provides resources to help them to succeed.” Photograph: Neil Macdougald

Founded by former McKinsey director Bill Drayton in 1980, Ashoka supports social entrepreneurs around the world in creating sustainable solutions to s(...)

Brian Caulfield: said the Government’s budgetary provisions relating to the reduction of capital gains tax to 20% for investors and entrepreneurs were “cynical”.

One of Ireland’s highest-profile technology investors has severely criticised the Department of Finance for restrictions on tax relief for investors i(...)

Austin Hughes, chief economist with KBC Ireland; Susan Kilty, international tax partner, PwC; and Joe Tynan, head of tax, PwC, at the PwC Budget Breakfast at the Convention Centre in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A high-profile angel investor has heavily criticised the Government for a perceived lack of support for start-ups, as criticism of Budget 2015 gather(...)

ChangeX founder and chief executive Paul O’Hara and DFJ Esprit partner Brian Caulfield.

An Irish social entrepreneur has raised €400,000 from a number of high profile investors including Ben & Jerry’s co-founder Jerry Greenfield and A(...)

Bru Brewery co-founder Daire Harlin: “We are missing out on massive opportunities because we don’t have the staff. We don’t have the money to employ them. We are taking a punt now that we are going to employ the staff and hope the money will follow.”

Start-ups and SMEs must look to markets abroad if they want to scale their business, Horseware Ireland founder Tom MacGuinness has said. Speaking at (...)