Tag: start-ups

ICT Start-up funding and support-Cui bono?

Trends & challenges

By: Virginia Linehan

While our scope centres on funding for ICT start-ups in Ireland it is important to place our research into a broader context and consider its relevance. So why does funding and support matter? Simply put, start-ups create job and economic growth. Research from the Central Bank of Ireland reveals that start-up companies in the first five years of existence account for two thirds of all new jobs created in Ireland (Enterprise Ireland, 2014). However, as stated in my previous blog, given the lack of data available, it is impossible to ascertain the number of new jobs created by ICT start-ups alone. Keep reading