Fabien Peyaud’s  Herdwatch won  the AIB Start-up Academy 2015: the app gives farmers a way to keep tabs on the status of each cow. Photograph: Conor Mulhern

The 2015 start-ups featured sustainable companies with real problems to solve

In 2004, Alexander Osterwalder wrote in his doctoral thesis that “all parts of a business have to be optimised and that details in a business model make the difference”

Business model innovation could alleviate the beef farming crisis

Maryrose Simpson: one of the finalists for Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur

While design may seem like a luxury to many start-ups, the reality is that it can deliver very real returns

Webvan’s founder Louis Borders:  experienced entrepreneur

After the dotcom bust, entrepreneurs came to realise the untested hunch was no longer adequate

Participants in the service design masterclass at the NCAD: their challenge was to conceive and run a live service for the public within three days.

The Apple user or Nespresso drinker appreciates not only the physical good, but the entire experience of interacting with the busi(...)

Harvard business theorist, Clayton Christensen, who published the landmark disruption book, The Innovators Dilemma. Photograph: John Lamparski/Getty Images

AIB Start-up Academy will encourage sustainable growth

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

Students from the Innovation Academy at UCD brought design thinking to client start-ups at the Wayra incubator, with interesting r(...)

d.school at Stanford University: it draws from all of the graduate schools at Stanford giving students a greater confidence in their ability to be creative in their area of study

Thinking like a child could save your business cash

Companies that can’t manage their existing models while reinventing themselves risk disappearing

The first start-up night of the Start-up Academy saw 180 entrepreneurs of all sorts gather to share tips and insights.

Use of data in public interest is an antidote to unease about web giants’ accumulation of user data

US movement to mine public data for new online tools to benefit citizens starting in Ireland

Steve Crocker’s 1969 paper initiated the process of defining the rules that govern virtually all data exchange

Liam Ryan of GetHealth. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Winners of FUSION experiment now become ‘start-ups in residence’’ at The Irish Times

One day to go as start-ups in ‘Irish Times’ experiment prepare to pitch industry leaders

Early days: Kevin O’Sullivan (front, right), editor of The Irish Times, at the launch of The Irish Times FUSION start-up digital advertising initiative with members of the 20 start-up companies involved, and competition judges and organisers. photograph: alan betson

The Irish Times’ FUSION programme is an experiment with start-ups to define a new wave of digital advertising experience

The experiment to explore the future of advertising is down to the final furlong

Prowlster is the creation of the three McGinn sisters, Grace (22) , Jennie (29) and Sarah (27). Photograph: Anthony Woods

This week we look at five start-ups that put life and style into lifestyle choices

Innovation Roadshow speakers (from left): Dr Johnny Ryan of The Irish Times, entrepreneur Pádraig Ó Céidigh, Catherine Guy, managing partner at Byrne Wallace, and Derek Young of i360 Medical. photograph: cyril byrne

There was plenty of inspiration at The Irish Times Innovation Cities Roadshow for those looking to make money from their ideas…

FROM TIME to time businesses need to stop and reflect on their future

DIGITAL CHALLENGE: LAST FRIDAY, at The Workman’s Club on Wellington Quay in Dublin, an Irish technology start-up company called…

THE THREE trends toward cheaper 3D printing, consumer co-creation, and digital distribution should be understood as part of a…

The Irish Times is seeking entries for the Irish Times Digital Challenge, a competition for start-up businesses keen to exploit…

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