Celebrity chef Kevin Dundon and GIY founder Michael Kelly during the AIB Start Up Academy in the Sky and the Ground, Wexford. Photo: Jim Campbell Photography.

Handmade chocolates, craft beer and “grow it yourself” food were some of the business ventures discussed at the AIB Start-up Night in Wexford this wee(...)

John Tuohy: said cash flow and market research are essentials for new businesses. Photograph: Maura Hickey

Pet farms, ticketing platforms and lingerie were some of the topics that emerged at the AIB Start-up Night in Athlone . Guest speaker Ciara Donlon, f(...)

Jayne Ronayne, co-founder of KonnectAgain: “To be apart of an alumni community is something incredibly valuable and everyone should have the ability to access their alumni community in a way that is easy, fast and efficient”

An adviser once told me that my idea was “cute”; a potential investor told me to consider going back to school. However, despite the self-doubt, sleep(...)

Sarah O’Connor and Isolde Johnson, founders of the Cool Bean Company. Photograph: Dara Munnis

It can be difficult as a start-up to feel like you are achieving things because there is always so much to be done. Seriously, every time you get (...)

Ciara Donlon, founder and CEO of Theya Healthcare, talked about her company, which makes lingerie for women who have undergone cancer surgery or are having treatment.

Pet farms, ticketing platforms and lingerie were some of the topics that emerged at the AIB Start-up Night in Athlone. Guest speaker Ciara Donlon, fou(...)

John Tuohy, chief executive of Nightline Group, Ireland’s largest independent delivery company,  to speak at Athlone Start-up Night.

The AIB Start-up Academy will continue its tour around Ireland with a stop in the midlands later this month. The next Start-up Night will take (...)

Donegal Rapeseed Oil managing director Austin Duignan, Gary Quinn of The Irish Times and Claddagh Resources founder Peter Casey at the AIB Start Up Academy, Letterkenny Event. Photo Clive Wasson
Advice from a dragon: think big

Entrepreneur and Dragons’ Den star Peter Casey says he experienced a few major pitfalls in business, which caused him to go broke, twice. Mr Casey, f(...)

Ask your staff to take an online marketing topic and make themselves an expert within a month. You’ll soon find you have relevant information on key online marketing topics. Photograph: Sergey Nivens/Getty Images/iStockphoto

Growing the online presence of your start-up is no easy task, especially when there is so much information and misinformation to grasp regarding websi(...)

Austin Duignan of Donegal Rapeseed Oil, Gary Quinn of The Irish Times and Peter Casey of Claddagh Resources at the AIB Start Up Academy in Letterkenny. Photo Clive Wasson

Dragons’ Den star Peter Casey talked about the pitfalls that caused him to go broke twice at Start-up Night in Letterkenny. “Normally I talk about en(...)

Cool Beans founders Sarah O’Connor and Isolde Johnson

We have encountered a lot of surprises since we started Cool Beans and there are two in particular that spring to mind. While both are different in(...)