...Let´s import this talent from the Valley...
...with lots of bureaucratic steps to be taken into account...
...It is good news that Telefonica has taken some steps into this direction with Wayra and Amerigo, but there is still a lot to be done...
...We need the key entrepreneurs and investors in the 15 top ecosystems in Europe to share knowledge, contacts, investor intros, and most importantly, be friends and cry on each others shoulders...
My takeway: it's very hard - "Welcome To The Unicorn Club: Learning From Billion-Dollar Startups" http://t.co/h1sTc783Dd— Inaki Berenguer (@inakib) November 2, 2013
Equivalent in 2011 prices: €70 bn and nearly €80bn today.
Missa inte Internet Discovery Day. Coola bolag, startups, investerare mm. Ca 900 pers var där förra året. http://t.co/GozHubuAPr— FundedByMe (@fundedbyme) November 20, 2013
Miss yesterday's campaign enews? Get inspired this morning & read about enterprise news, competitions & more! http://t.co/xawb4pumWX— StartUp Britain (@StartUpBritain) November 20, 2013
Failing to equip young people properly has an estimated £28 billion loss to the economy. Young people 'Not in Employment Education or Training' (NEET) cost £4.6 billion per year.
However, as the report's authors conclude, if we get it right then the rewards are significant. The CBI estimates that better education could add £8 trillion to the UK's GDP over the lifetime of a child born today – the equivalent of 1% to GDP each year.
Those schools reporting higher levels of enterprise education embedded into the curriculum feel that it improves the retention of pupils at risk of disengagement
*Report refers to another "Changing the Pace" report by CBI/Pearson
Raising ambition for all in schools
The most important factors employers weigh up when recruiting school and college leavers are their attitudes to work (78%), their general aptitudes (57%)….
these rank well ahead of academic results alone (37%)
United Nations, Ireland 7th in the world on the Human Development Index
Read "Six reasons your startup should be in Ireland" (PDF, 10 pages)
The inventors were researchers from Higher Education Institutes who have used public-funding to develop innovative technologies.
Big Ideas 2013 Presenters Pitches on YouTube
Always handy to have a Doctor on the staff in case anyone gets injured:). pic.twitter.com/o6pFi7USCz— Ray Nolan (@RayNolan) November 13, 2013
5 reasons to study in Ireland http://t.co/Z1QXXFwpK1— Education in Ireland (@EduIreland) November 14, 2013
Facebook's landmark building will have a capacity for 1,000 employees giving room for Facebook in Dublin to grow to twice its current size— IDA Ireland (@IDAIRELAND) November 7, 2013
Ireland Quarterly Update Q4 - http://t.co/W7i6SGsN2O— IDA Ireland (@IDAIRELAND) November 7, 2013
When I first talked to Entrepreneurship Professor Julio de Castro back in July about shooting this video, he was very enthusiastic until the moment I mentioned the yips. Nobody talks about that, he said, it’s just bad luck. Well, after a bit of to-ing and fro-ing, he finally agreed to do it.
Yips or the yips is the loss of fine motor skills without apparent explanation in one of a number of different sports. Athletes affected by the yips demonstrate a sudden, unexplained loss of previous skills.
In golf, the yips is a movement disorder that most-commonly interferes with putting. The term yips is said to have been popularized by Tommy Armour—a golf champion and later a golf teacher—to explain the difficulties that led him to abandon tournament play. The technical term is focal dystonia.
Check out what Prof. de Castro has to say about yips, golf, and entrepreneurs.
Hi, I'm Dawn DeTienne, an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at Colorado State University and the founder of Entreprof.com.
Entreprof was created in August 2012 to bridge the gap between academic research and entrepreneurial practice.
Q. How do you see the crowdfunding phenomena? How is going to impact the Sand Hill venture capital industry?
A. Crowdfunding is a new mechanism for start-ups the “democratizes” access to possible winners. As long as people understand the risk/reward calculus, I see crowd funding as an exciting phenomenon. I worry that at some point governments will get involved in regulating crowd funding to try to protect losses. This will kill crowdfunding, if it occurs. You can’t have equal access to upside if you try to protect downside for only a few.
On average, how long does it take a (US) venture backed company to exit? Some interesting analysis.. http://t.co/Ks94Ig0oEg— chris horn (@chrisjhorn) November 9, 2013
IONA Technologies was an Irish software company. It was founded in 1991.
The company specialized in distributed service-oriented architecture (SOA) infrastructure.
Some thoughts on Martin Wolf and Prof. Mariana Mazzucato assertions on state funding of R&D, and on the Times Higher Education Innovation Index – my article was published in the Irish Times on 19th August last….
On August 7th last, this paper reprinted with permission from The Financial Times Limited, an article by Martin Wolf entitled “Much-aligned state takes the boldest risks in innovation”. His piece reviewed the book ‘The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs Private Sector Myths’ (on Amazon), by Mariana Mazzucato, a Sussex university professor of economics who specialises in science and technology. His essay noted that governments (eg in the USA and the UK) have funded, through their science agencies, major research breakthroughs using taxpayer funds, including the discovery of monoclonal antibodies by the UK Medical Research Council; the US National Science Foundation’s funding of what became the Google search engine; and all the technologies which make Apple’s smart phone ‘smart’ – the internet, wireless technologies, GPS, microelectronics, touch-screen displays, and even the SIRI personal assistant.
There is credence in Wolf’s review. However – and I have not read Mazzucato’s thesis – the elephant in the room so deftly ignored by Wolf is the public funding of science for national security. Most, if not all, of the component technologies listed above by Wolf which make Apple’s smart phone ‘smart’, in fact have their primary application directly in the defense of the United States. Private sector exploitation of publicly funded science is frequently a useful consequence – ‘useful’ in that governments seek to procure packaged products for national defense rather than just raw technology, and the engineering of scientific research results into operational products is most economically driven by competitive industry.
Concurrently with Wolf’s effusive review of Mazzucato’s book, the Times Higher Education (THE) published their World Academic Summit Innovation Index (link to index). Based on their 2012-13 World University Rankings of 400 universities in thirty countries, THE divided the research income from industry for each university, by the number of employed researchers. They thus derived the industry sponsorship per researcher. South Korea’s six universities (in the global top 400) show an average of €74,000 income per researcher....
La ciberanestesia podría ser más segura para los pacientes http://t.co/7286yNkdf7— MIT TechReview es (@techreview_es) November 5, 2013
Por tercer año consecutivo, Innovadores menores de 35 España presenta a los 10 jóvenes con los proyectos más punteros en ciencia y tecnología en el país. Estos innovadores son un ejemplo de la capacidad de los jóvenes de generar ideas disruptivas y de la valentía de llevarlas a cabo.
Nuevos medicamentos que actúan sobre el cuerpo humano como un ecosistema.
Guide URJC: Plataforma de guiado accesible y universal para espacios interiores y exteriores.
ADAPTABLE: Mesa de paciente para mejorar la eficacia en la administración de radioterapia.
‘Grafeno fotónico’ para láseres ultraeficientes y almacenamiento de energía solar.
INFANTIUM: Tecnología cognitiva, inteligencia artificial y ‘big data’ para personalizar el aprendizaje infantil.
EYE2021: Gafas que mediante un sistema acústico mejoran la independencia de personas ciegas.
F2TE3: Material superaislante para una mayor sostenibilidad y libertad en el diseño de edificios.
Fabricación de tejidos biológicos (córneas artificiales) que se integren en el cuerpo humano.
PALMIBER y ENLAZA: Vehículo lúdico e interfaz para rehabilitación de niños con parálisis cerebral.
|ROSA MARÍA JIMÉNEZ-RODRÍGUEZ
Kit para un cierre definitivo y menos agresivo de grandes heridas abdominales.
WebSummit Dublin, www.websummit.net, October 30,31, several stages/buildings and livestreams
Realizing Innovation at Enterprise Scale [Entire Talk], October 9, 2013 at ecorner Stanford UniversityPadmasree Warrior, Cisco's chief technology and strategy officer, offers a vision of how value will be created as the magnitude of technology change rapidly increases. Warrior also touches on balancing analytical and empathetic leadership, cultivating a culture of innovation at enterprise scale, and how the Internet of Everything will shape the future of individuals and organizations.
Montoberfest: scaling your biz http://t.co/YL6oEsh6AV << great ideas from Atlassian,Box,Eucalyptus,HubSpot, PuppetLabs,Zendesk— Zack Urlocker (@ZUrlocker) October 3, 2013
WSJ: Why Tough Teachers Get Good Results -- Grit trumps talent << phew! http://t.co/P9HWOAUbxo— Zack Urlocker (@ZUrlocker) September 30, 2013
¿Quieres probar a invertir en Internet? http://t.co/45J8cJyyjB— Rodolfo Carpintier (@RCarpintier) October 29, 2013
-> www.sociosinversores.es (in 19 countries)
Paul is an entrepreneur in residence at betaworks. Prior to betaworks, he was COO of Aviary. Before Aviary, he was chief of staff for Microsoft’s Office product division and is a founding member of the Startup America NY region. He also participates as an advisor/investor for startups.
Namek is a Founder and Managing Partner at Silicon Badia, a group of venture capital funds based in Jordan and New York City and a member of the Accelerator Technology Holdings family of global funds. Namek’s broad experience ranges from technology development, product management, business development, enterprise sales and global venture investing across a variety of industries.
Roy was the Founder and CEO of Ireland's greatest dotcom success story, WRI aka Hostelworld.com which was sold for $350M. Post Hostelworld.com he has been involved with many firms as one of the board members or the Chairman. Currently in private beta, XSellCo that provides enterprise class etail solutions.
Senior Advisor in Silatech
Dana has a Bachelor’s in marketing, a Master degree in strategy, and had begun working on her PhD thesis titled ‘Developing a framework for Personal Brands’ .She is running her boutique consulting business out of Dubai and she is an angel investor in tech businesses. She combines also her work with advising programs for entrepreneurs such as the Arab Mobile App Challege (recently launched)
Erez has more than 8 years of experience in software design, development and support and has around 3 years of experience in project management and team leadership. At present Erez is employed with eBay Inc. as Head of Engineering at Israel Innovation center.
Gary is an early stage tech investor and, as director of NDRC LaunchPad, leads Ireland’s # 1 technology accelerator. He has invested in over 100 startups, which have in turn secured in excess of €30million in follow on funding. Notable investments have been Fieldware, Logentries, Boxever and SoundWave. Prior to LaunchPad, he was the founder of educational companies Computer Gym (IT training) and Vrising (3d learning). . He is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and holds an MBA from the Smurfit Graduate School, UCD.
Looking forward to attend IE Venture Day Mumbai next Saturday and catching up w/ friends and amazing entrepreneurs http://t.co/3k2Ez0hPNv— Juan J Güemes (@juanjguemes) October 23, 2013
There is only one boss. The customer. And they can fire everybody in the company. - @Benioff— 500 Startups (@500Startups) October 9, 2013
Presidente Mutua Madrileña pide medidas q incentiven a los grandes patrimonios asumir + riesgos para apoyar a emprendedores @Spain_StartUp— Antoni Ballabriga (@aballabriga) October 9, 2013
The startup said it plans to use the funding to “accelerate” its efforts in the U.S., with plans to open an office in Silicon Valley this year, and also to step up its competitiveness worldwide. The app builder space is a relatively crowded one, but with mobile users’ insatiable appetite for apps there’s plenty of room for multiple players to try their hand at making it really easy for non-techies to get technical.
Mobincube is web based software where anyone can create their own mobile application (app) without any software programming knowledge whatsoever. The resulting apps can be used to obtain income, promote business, sell products and create them for third parties by selling app developer services to clients. The apps created using Mobincube are compatible with Android smartphones and tablets, iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone and Blackberry. From a user perspective, the process of building an app with Mobincube is relatively simple, from...
T Roosevelt quote from "Man in the Arena," epilogue to MyStartupHas30Days, is a fitting tribute to failed founders http://t.co/NJ7IkSh6Qd— Tom Eisenmann (@teisenmann) September 24, 2013
Join me on Wed for an online debate about entrepreneurship in the EU. How can we improve? What can we learn from USA? http://t.co/HmeGYulc7b— Martin Varsavsky (@martinvars) September 24, 2013
Entrepreneurship can be taught. It's just not being taught very well.
At least that's the view of Bill Aulet, the managing director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, a research and teaching program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Educators spend too much time regaling students with tales from the trenches and not enough time providing clear directions, says Mr. Aulet...
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw(married an Irishman)
...She is responsible for steering Biocon on a trajectory of growth and innovation over the years.
The Biocon Foundation's 7 ARY clinics are located where healthcare facilities are poor and they offer clinical care, generic medicines and basic tests for those who cannot afford them. Each of the clinics serves a population of 50,000 people living within a radius of 10 km.
She liked the innovation model and thinking that Dr. Prasad Kaipa brought to Biocon and funded multi-year research at Indian School of Business by creating Biocon Cell for Innovation Management  as part of Center for Leadership Innovation and Change.
Mazumdar-Shaw is the recipient of several prestigious awards including the Nikkei Asia Prize (2009) for Regional Growth, Express Pharmaceutical Leadership Summit Award (2009) for Dynamic Entrepreneur, the Economic Times ‘Businesswoman of the Year’ (2004), the ‘Veuve Clicquot Initiative For Economic Development For Asia, Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Life Sciences & Healthcare (2002), ‘Technology Pioneer’ recognition by World Economic Forum and The Indian Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), was founded in 1992 in Silicon Valley by a group of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and senior professionals with roots in the Indus region. There are currently 11,000 members, including over 2,500 charter members in 60 chapters across 17 countries. TiE’s mission is to foster entrepreneurship globally through mentoring, networking, and education. Dedicated to the virtuous cycle of wealth creation and giving back to the community, TiE’s focus is on generating and nurturing our next generation of entrepreneurs.
Imagine removing CO2 from air & Injecting it into methane-hydrate clusters in the permafrost to extract natural gas. http://t.co/txAmciB8do— Naveen Jain (@Naveen_Jain_CEO) July 29, 2013
Why non-experts are better at disruption and experts can only think of incremental evolution. https://t.co/MF1rrBJHY1— Naveen Jain (@Naveen_Jain_CEO) July 23, 2013