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New HBAN angel syndicate to invest €2M in Irish start-ups in West of Ireland

By |March 16th, 2016|

HBAN, a joint initiative of InterTradeIreland and Enterprise Ireland responsible for the all-island promotion of business angel investment last week announced that The West by North West (WxNW) syndicate, together with Enterprise Ireland, will invest €2 million in start-ups located around the western seaboard in 2016.

The new syndicate includes 12 business angels based in or connected […]

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The Ireland Funds launches Business Plan Competition worth €16,000

By |March 16th, 2016|

The Ireland Funds Business Plan Competition 2016 will open for entries on Monday, March 7th. Now in its fifth year, this competition invites students and recent graduates from Ireland and Northern Ireland to submit their business ideas for a chance to win €10,000. It will also provide mentoring and further support for the winning idea. […]

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Congratulations to Tr3Dent on winning IoT Award!

By |March 4th, 2016|

Friday, February 26th, saw Irelands tech and IoT influencers, entrepreneurs and, most importantly, enthusiasts descend on GMIT for what was the inaugural New Frontiers ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) Summit. The event attracted delegates from all over the country and proved to be a great success. IoT, still in its infancy, was centre stage for the day […]

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WestBIC welcomes Enterprise Ireland CEO, Julie Sinnamon to Galway office

By |November 18th, 2014|

The Chair and Board of WestBIC welcomed Jule Sinnamon, CEO of Enterprise Ireland to WestBIC’s Galway office on Monday 17th November. She highlighted the crucial role that the BIC’s play in the provision of business planning supports to emerging High Potential Start-Ups. In particular she noted the strong performance of WestBIC client companies and their […]

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Galway Start-Up Weekend

By |November 17th, 2014|

The global phenomenon of the Start-Up Weekend has finally come to Galway. It took place over the weekend November 14, 15,16th at the Cairnes Business School at NUI, G. A sold out event, the enthusiasm and energy was infectious and WestBIC were delighted to support this Entrepreneurship Promotion and animation event as one of the […]

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The ACE Programme – One Year On

By |September 30th, 2014|

The ACE programme which was launched in September 2013, is a tailor-made acceleration programme to deliver targeted cross-border services to highly innovative ICT entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs with the potential to rapidly grow their businesses in international markets. Coordinated by the pan-European network of EU Business and Innovation Centres (BICs), EBN, ACE involves 15 partners […]

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