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Zwarttech: Connecting African Developers with European Startups

What is Zwarttech? Zwarttech is a Dutch Startup that connects Senior IT Experts in Africa, with companies across the developed world on a remote basis. Founded in 2020, it is a rapidly growing Startup, with global offices already in Nigeria, The Netherlands, The United Kingdom, and The United States. What problem does Zwarttech solve? For African IT Specialists, Zwarttech is …

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Interview: Conor Fennelly of LEVERIS

Conor Fennelly is Founder and CEO of LEVERIS, an Irish Fintech Startup and digital banking platform. LEVERIS believes technology can revolutionise banking by simplifying complex financial services, for both banks and their clients. It does this with a platform that is entirely software-defined, based in the cloud and completely independent of legacy core banking technology. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the …

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Interview: Caroline Gleeson of Occupop

Caroline Gleeson is CEO & Co-Founder of Occupop – an award-winning Irish Startup that enables businesses to streamline the entire recruitment process on one smart recruitment solution. SNE: Hi Caroline! Can you tell us what Occupop is? Caroline: Occupop is an AI-driven recruitment software, which simplifies the employment process for HR and Hiring Managers. We improve candidate engagement and management …

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Ireland’s Home for Entrepreneurs

The Guinness Enterprise Centre (GEC) is the #1 University Associated Business Incubator in the World. Here we interview Julianne O’Leary, GEC’s Partnerships Programme Manager, about the centre’s €10 million expansion plans. SNE: Hi Julianne! Can you tell us what the Guinness Enterprise Centre is? Julianne: The GEC is Ireland’s Home for Entrepreneurs. We provide a modern working space for hundreds of …

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Interview: Pierce Dargan of Equine MediRecord

Pierce Dargan is the founder and CEO of Equine MediRecord. He is also an ex-PRO North America Rugby Player, founder and racing manager of the Blackrock Racing Syndicate, co-founder and non-executive Chairman of the non-profit Secret Street Tours, and he was recently named in Ireland’s Top 30 under 30 business people. SNE: Hi Pierce! Can you tell us what Equine …

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Coronavirus Economy: Industries that will boom during COVID-19

Coronavirus Economy: While the Coronavirus Pandemic has sadly resulted in unprecedented amounts of job losses and company closures, there are signs that global lockdown might benefit some industries. Here are some obvious, and unexpected, examples: Video Conferencing Solutions Although we live in the age of information, many people are only now using teleconferencing software for the very first time. In …

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Dublin’s Free Co-Working Space!

Bank of Ireland Workbench: Darko Knezevic is Workbench and Community Manager of Bank of Ireland’s Workbenches in Dublin Central. There are Workbenches across Ireland; in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick, Waterford, Kilkenny, Kerry and Donegal. SNE: What is Bank of Ireland Workbench? Darko: Bank of Ireland Workbench is a multifunctional hot-desk and community event space that Bank of Ireland introduced 5 …

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Top 14 Startup YouTube Channels

For many Startup Entrepreneurs, YouTube is like a university. Here we list some well-known, and lesser-known, Startup YouTube Channels that cover everything from sales to marketing. Lessons from Startup Entrepreneurs: Evan Carmichael Evan Carmichael is a YouTube Channel with over two million subscribers. It is unique in that it has hundreds of videos, in which the best lessons of famous …

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Top 10 Books for Startup Entrepreneurs

Are 10 classic books more valuable than 100 normal books? Here we summarize ten of the best books for Startup Entrepreneurs. Part 1: Books on Why Become an Entrepreneur #1. The 4-Hour Workweek What it’s about: Despite its gimmicky title, The 4-Hour Work Week is perhaps the best book ever written for first-time entrepreneurs. It deals with everything from improving …

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How long will the Coronavirus lockdown last?

How long will the Coronavirus lockdown last? Coronavirus, or COVID-19, has infected more than one million people and killed at least 60,000, since first being reported in China on the 31st of December, 2019. For most of the world, this is a tragedy of a new kind: a highly contagious virus that is now putting the global economy and society …