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NDRC has made more than €7 million in realisations from its portfolio since it was founded with around €50 million invested in start-ups over that period.

The management team that has run State-backed start-up accelerator NDRC since 2007 has confirmed it has lost the tender to run it for the next four ye(...)

The winner of the concession to run the accelerator is due to be announced by the end of August

The winner of a contract to run Dublin start-up accelerator NDRC is due to be announced by the end of the month, with three parties believed to be in (...)

NDRC chief executive Ben Hurley: he said that even with near full employment in the Republic there were still plenty of wannabe entrepreneurs establishing their own businesses

Follow-on investment in Irish technology companies initially backed by early-stage investor NDRC jumped 30 per cent last year to more than €250 millio(...)

Representatives from the newest round of start-ups backed by State-backed NDRC: (l-r) Ken Morgan of Spire; Peter Clifford, MEG; Conor Wilson, Sproose; Edel Churchill, MEG; Kate Dempsey, Aqua Licence; Kerrill Thornhill, MEG; and Pat McKenna, Sproose. Photograph: Shane O’Neill

The State-backed NDRC has unveiled the newest round of start-ups backed by its Dublin-based accelerator programme, with five companies getting €135,00(...)

NDRC chairman Sean Baker and chief executive Ben Hurley. We’ve adjusted our strategy in order to offer an increased level of capital to each start-up we support to help bridge the funding gap they are facing,” Mr Hurley says

NDRC, the Dublin-based early-stage tech investor, has tweaked its funding strategy so that it can invest larger sums and resources in companies it bac(...)

NDRC chief executive Ben Hurley: “The findings show that a strong work ethic is a pre-requisite when building a business from the ground up.”

Most Irish entrepreneurs spend less than a year developing their idea before starting their firm, according to a new study which also shows few of the(...)

NDRC chief executive Ben Hurley: “NDRC’s offering of capital investment and specialist expertise in the nascent stages of Irish start-ups is what makes the organisation so effective.”

NDRC, the Dublin-based but nationwide early stage tech investor, said it backed 28 new start-ups last year with companies across its portfolio receivi(...)

The 12-week programme will be based in the ArcLabs innovation centre at Waterford Institute of Technology

A new accelerator programme for tech start-ups in the southeast region of the country that also provides a €30,000 investment for up to 10 companies h(...)

Maha Al Balushi, executive manager at Oman Technology Fund and Ben Hurley, chief executive of the NDRC. Photograph: Shane O’Neill

The Irish early stage tech investor NDRC is to run an international pre-seed accelerator in Oman early next year as part of a new venture. The centre(...)

Garrett Cassidy, chief executive of Trezeo, Flavian Charlon, chief technology officer at Trezeo, Ben Hurley, chief executive NDRC and David Tighe, head of Enterprise and Innovation in Bank of Ireland

Dublin-based fintech firm Trezeo has secured €30,000 in follow-on investment after beating 10 other start-ups to be named the winner of a competition (...)

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