Accenture’s Eithne Harley: “In the past we selected 12 entries to go forward to the semi-final stage; we’ve had to expand that to 18 this year as a result of the amazing quality and the huge increase in applications.”

This year’s Leaders of Tomorrow Competition has more entries than ever, more women and more social enterprises, according to Accenture’s Eithne Harley(...)

Alastair Blair of Accenture: “The vibrant start-up scene in Dublin is very much reflected in the applications we have been getting over the past two or three years.” Photograph: Shane O’Neill .

The Accenture Leaders of Tomorrow Award offers students and newly qualified graduates from third-level institutions throughout the country the opportu(...)

Ann Hunt, founder of Chasing Returns:  “Trading success or failure is as much about how the human mind operates as it is about picking the right stocks.”
New Innovator: Chasing Returns

As anyone who has ever taken a flutter on a nag or lost money to a one-armed bandit knows, winning feels great – losing not so great. It’s no differen(...)

Chris Conlan (right) and Ben Clavin, founders of Pewter Games Studio

Game development is still an emerging sector in Ireland but it is home to a lot of talent and a growing number of enthusiastic and innovative young co(...)

UniTuition is a new online grinds service designed to help third-level students.  It was set up in 2014 by Sean Judge (right) and Orla McCallion

UniTuition is a new online grinds service designed to help third-level students fill crucial gaps in their knowledge.It was set up in 2014 by Sean Jud(...)

Darragh Kirby with Alistair Blair, Accenture Ireland country managing director. Photograph: Chris Bellew

UCD Innovation Academy graduate Darragh Kirby has won this year’s Accenture Leaders of Tomorrow competition for the Groopeze ( online (...)

Geraldine Sweeney (left) and Valerie Vetter, co-founders of aftering, an online platform to help people prepare for funerals

“Organising a funeral is especially hard if you have no experience of doing so and don’t know where to begin,” says Valerie Vetter, co-founder of afte(...)

Charles Alix: he took three months off to go sailing and let his mind freewheel before coming up with the idea for YapMe.
New innovators: YapMe

“Adding sound to a photo makes it a sensory experience and takes you right into the moment. It gives ‘beige’ a bit of colour and the image is elevated(...)

President  Obama launched the last July 4th holiday at the office of technology start-up hub 1776. Photograph: Martin H Simon-Pool/Getty Images

Name a Washington DC-based start-up accelerator “1776” and people will think, “I see what you did there.”Washington is, of course, the US capital, and(...)

NDRC chief executive Ben Hurley. The is on the hunt for start-ups to take part in science venture accelerator VentureLab. Photo: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The National Digital Research Centre (NDRC) is on the hunt for start-ups to take part in science venture accelerator VentureLab.NDRC VentureLab is tar(...)