James Whelton: “ I was never recognised as being high-achieving or academic at school. It was frustrating as I was really good at programming but getting my ass kicked by my pass maths teacher.” Photograph: The Guardian

When James Whelton was 18, he turned down €100,000 for a 10 per cent stake in his company Social Force in order to develop CoderDojo. While it was a h(...)

Attendees at last night’s event in Belfast,  part of the Web Summit

The Web Summit kicked off last night in Belfast with an event to help start-ups get warmed up ahead of the main summit in Dublin later this week. (...)

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(...)

Kieran Fitzpatrick and Maurice Curran from Barracuda FX, winners of the EY Emerging Entrepreneurs of the Year award. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Kieran Fitzpatrick and Maurice Curran of financial software business Barracuda FX were last night crowned winners of the emerging category at the EY (...)

Datahug co-founders Connor Murphy and Ray Smith.

Connor Murphy and Ray Smith founded Datahug in 2009, to help firms drive sales and business development by systematically pinpointing who knows who ac(...)