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Startups from Galway are encouraged to apply for Google’s Adopt a Startup Programme which was launched this week — The 12-week programme is designed to support ambitious startups with potential to scale in Ireland and internationally.
Galway and the west of Ireland have become a hotbed for entrepreneurial activity in recent years. In fact, you may not know it but the word “entrepreneur” was coined by an Irishman from the Wild Atlantic Way. Richard Cantillon, born in the coastal town of Ballyheigue, County Kerry, came up with the first known definition of an entrepreneur in the business sense in his French book “Essai”. He defined entrepreneurs as “non-fixed income earners who pay known costs of production but earn uncertain incomes, due to the speculative nature of pandering to an unknown demand for their product”. Would you believe that Cantillon’s definition is from 1730, nearly three hundred years ago? It could have been written just yesterday.
Irish startups from across Mayo are being encouraged to apply for Google’s Adopt a Startup Programme, which this year launches in an exciting new format. The new programme will be eight weeks duration and will focus on Priority Growth Areas, identified by the companies themselves and the Adopt a Startup team in Google, which have a significant impact on a startup’s development and success.
A series of start-up presentations to support Galway’s medical device industry will take place in September.
Two Mayo-based startups were shortlisted in 2017 with one company walking away with gold
Galway startups are being invited to apply for Google’s Adopt A Startup programme which is now open for applications. Successful entrants will attend an exclusive programme of lectures and workshops as well as receiving hands on mentoring from experienced Google employees over a 12 week period. Throughout the programme, the startups will gain insights and knowledge on how to position and grow their companies on a global scale.
Homeowners and SMEs throughout the State are “living in fear” that their loans will be sold to vulture funds, which has raised fears of “mortgage holders being thrown to the wolves if such a sale was allowed to proceed”.
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Dublin Venture Capital Firm Atlantic Bridge will visit Galway tomorrow Friday (Sept 30) when Investment Director at Atlantic Bridge Helen Mc Breen will be in conversation with John Breslin of NUI at the PorterShed on Friday.
Bank of Ireland has announced the shortlist of companies for the Bank of Ireland Startup Awards 2016 national final in The RHA Gallery, Ely Place on Thursday, 26 May. Out of a total of one hundred and thirty-three companies nationally, fifteen Galway companies have been shortlisted for awards across eight categories.