Fabien Peyaud of Herdwatch, who was crowned the winner of the AIB Start-up Academy 2015. Photo: Conor Mulhern

Herdwatch, a farming app and software package for dairy and beef cattle farmers, was last night crowned the overall winner of the AIB Start-up Academ(...)

Three of the AIB Start-up Academy finalists. The pressure is on for the entrepreneurs, who must compete against each other after becoming friends during the eight-week Academy.

The final event in the AIB Start-up Academy is on tonight, when the 11 finalists will take to the stage to vie for a grand prize worth over €140,000.T(...)

Elizabeth Fingleton  of Obeo pictured during Week 4 of the AIB Start-up Academy. The  Start-up Academy will come to a close this week when the entrepreneurs give their final pitch to a team of judges on Thursday night.

The AIB Start-up Academy will come to a close this week when the entrepreneurs give their final pitch to a team of judges on Thursday night. One of th(...)

Karl McCarthy: ‘How do you know what things are good? Where’s the quality control? That’s what we’re trying to bring to the party.’ Photograph: Conor Mulhern

Karl McCarthy was on the Tube in London when he got the idea for what would become Usher, the event booking application platform. He saw an advertisem(...)

GymChef founder Conor Murphy said he is focused on the business and nutrition side of the company

Conor Murphy, founder of healthy ready meals company GymChef, is passionate about healthy eating, but that was not always the case. Nutrition w(...)

Shane Lynn: ‘We have a tendency towards the tech side of things, but there’s no point building an amazing product that no one knows about.’

Shane Lynn, founder of KillBiller, an app that helps people find the best mobile phone plan, is a self-proclaimed nerd. The data scientist has (...)

Rather than marketing being about these above the line campaigns…now it’s about how you have a conversation with your customer, according to Lisa Hughes.

“Marketing is everything you do in terms of communicating with a customer. Before you sell your story, you need to understand what your story is,” acc(...)

Sean Weafer on the importance of creating a business message that appeals to customers’ emotions.

The 11 AIB Start-up Academy finalists were last week introduced to sales and negotiation by executive coach and speaker Sean Weafer. During week four (...)

Gerry Delaney says the most important part of financial statements is the projected cash flow forecast.

For week three of the AIB Start-up Academy, the finalists received an introduction to finance and learned why managing finances and accounts are criti(...)

Herdwatch founder Fabien Peyaud: ‘I’m an IT guy, so naturally the thing to do was to figure out how we can help farmers with the adoption of technology.’

“If you’d asked me what a heifer was three years ago, I would have said next question,” says Fabien Peyaud, founder of Herdwatch, a cloud-based “mobil(...)