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Some of the 40+ mentors who are signed up for the NDRC accelerator programme

Applications for the first national start-up accelerator run by the new operators of the NDRC have opened, with successful applicants receiving a €100(...)

 Patricia Scanlon, founder of Soapbox Labs, in Dublin. Photograph: Arthur Carron

Being named by Forbes magazine as one of “the world’s top 50 women in tech” is recognition of just how far Irish start-up SoapBox Labs has come, its f(...)

Jules Coleman: since the sale of Hassle, Coleman has gone on to establish a second start-up called Resi (formerly BuildPath) with her business partner Alex DePledge. Photograph:  Conor Healy

There are many reasons why start-ups fail, but being unable to secure funding because you have a female founder should not be among them, according to(...)

Alex Depledge and Jules Coleman: “It’s like a marriage, which is necessary because you need to have a business partner you have a shared history with so that you know how they act under pressure,” says Depledge

Having cleaned up financially after exiting one successful business two years previously, you’d be forgiven for wondering why Jules Coleman and Alex D(...)

The investment of Unilever Ventures follows multiple strategic partnerships between the company and Helpling.

Helpling, the parent company of Irish-founded on-demand cleaning firm Hassle. com, has secured an undisclosed investment from consumer good giant Unil(...)

Nicola McGrane doesn’t think the Government supports service companies enough.

When her business suffered a huge hit during the recession, Nicola McGrane locked herself away in a room in the Burlington. She emerged three days lat(...)

Both Helpling and Hassle.com enable customers to book a local vetted cleaner online or via a smartphone app

Helpling, the parent company of Irish-founded on-demand cleaning firm Hassle. com, has secured €10 million in investment to enable it to introduce new(...)

There are apps to cleanse your mind,   arrange  a cleaner for your home  or  to take away and return your laundry. Photograph: iStock

Clean up your inbox Is your inbox groaning under the weight of marketing emails you signed up for and promptly forgot about? Unroll.me is a good wa(...)

Eir Spider “Internet Hero” award winner Jules Coleman, founder of Hassle.com. Photograph: MaxwellPhotography.ie

Online service Tenderscout has taken the top prize at this year’s Eir Spider awards. The company, which helps SMEs win tenders and the chance of sec(...)

Inspirefest speakers include Dr Nora Khaldi, who  founded Nuritas to mine the genetic data of plants with the aim of discovering new food components to help prevent, manage and treat disease in future.

More than 2,000 people are expected to gather at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre this Thursday and Friday for sci-tech and arts conference Inspirefest. (...)

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