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(...)

The UCD campus: Thirty innovation and entrepreneurship students from the Innovation Academy at UCD took part in the “design thinking” experiment at the Wayra start-up accelerator in Dublin. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Wayra start-up accelerator in Dublin played host to a novel experiment last month. Thirty innovation and entrepreneurship students from the Innova(...)

TeachWare and Casey Games founder Jordan Casey, who will speak at the Irish Student Entrepreneurship Forum in Dublin this week. photograph: alan betson

Given that two-thirds of all new jobs come from start-up businesses in the first five years, entrepreneurship is more topical than ever. (...)

Left to right: Karl Aherne, director of Wayra Ireland, Liam Casey, founder CEO of PCH International and Richard Whelan, CEO of Popdeem Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

It’s crunch day for 11 young companies that form the first Irish graduating group from Wayra, Telefónica’s start-up accelerator.A stage has been set u(...)