Entries by Molly

€1m Enterprise Ireland Fund announced 

A €1m Enterprise Ireland Fund has been made at the first Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Ireland proposers conference, by Minister for Employment and Small Business Pat Breen. The SBIR process facilitates competitions which enables public sector bodies to connect with innovation-led businesses to work on ideas which tackle challenges facing the public sector leading […]

Cork Chamber are ‘Connecting Cork’ with Business Leaders Abroad

Cork Chamber has recently rolled out a number of activities as part of their ‘Connecting Cork’ project, which aims to engage and connect with the global business diaspora. As part of these activities, one of the main messages that was conveyed to audiences in both San Francisco and London, was the positive business environment in […]

Trevor Winckworth | In Hand Guides

We chatted to In Hand Guides founder, Trevor Winckworth, about disrupting the marketplace and the challenges of starting up in a post Celtic Tiger Ireland.   Tell us about yourself your startup. We at In Hand Guides produce re-usable, credit card size audioplayers. They are used as souvenirs when you visit tourist sites such as the Book of Kells and Blarney Castle. They […]

Paul Brugger | BizTweet & TIC

 Cork Innovates talked to the CEO and Founder of TIC and BizTweet, Paul Brugger, about the challenges and opportunities facing Cork startups today.   Tell us about yourself and your startup. My name is Paul Brugger. I’m originally from the UK and moved to Cork with my family in 2008. TIC was formed at the […]

Joan de Lacey | The Irish Rose Essential Oil Company

We talked to Dr. Joan de Lacey, founder of The Irish Rose Essential Oil Company, about maintaining a work-life balance, Cork’s entrepreneurial support systems and the joys of working in the spectacular West Cork landscape.    Tell us about yourself your startup. My name is Joan de Lacey and my startup is the Irish Rose Essential Oil […]

Cork Innovates Profiled in InBusiness Magazine

Cork Innovates was profiled as part of InBusiness Magazine’s “Local Government InBusiness” feature. The piece, entitled “The Cork Connector”, comprised an interview with project director, Siobhán Finn, on the activities and the achievements of Cork Innovates to date. The full article is available to read here.