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Dublin’s Google Docks, formerly known as the Montevetro building, in the heart of the Dublin’s ‘Silicon Docks’ in the Grand Canal Dock

Solocheck.ie writes:

Our latest figures show that 185,881 Irish companies are trading as normal as company start-ups exceed closures by 21% in 2014.

This year has seen the number of companies trading as normal in Ireland rise from just over 183,000 (at the end of 2013) to 185,881.

One factor that has played a part in this is the rise in company start-ups to almost pre-recession levels.

Over 7,000 new Irish companies have already been incorporated in 2014 – 16% up on the same period in 2013 (6,088).

This rise in start-ups is part of the reason that we’ve seen 10,599 individuals become a director in an Irish company for the first time this year.

5,807 Irish companies have been dissolved in 2014 which means that for every five company closures that have taken place this year we’ve seen six company start-ups.

Roisin Kiberd writes:

This is a 101 guide for investors, entrepreneurs and anyone intrigued or confused by the Irish startup industry. It was commissioned by Frontline Ventures, which is a new early-stage Irish VC [Venture Capital] firm. Rather than create the usual infographic, ebook or blog post, they wanted to do something different…


Illustrations by Fuchsia Macaree.

The Irish Tech Startup Guide

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Annie writes:

We are an Irish startup called ParkYa that are looking for BETA testers for our app.
ParkYa take the stress out of parking by letting you know where there are free spaces in the city and the cost. You can plan your journey and pay from your phone, topping up if you get delayed, etc. It’s your weapon against clampers.


Right now we need 100 testers that:

1. Have an iPhone
2. Have a car.
3. Are Dublin-based.

It would be fantastic if you could let your readers know as we badly need to hit our target number of testers. Contact annie@parkya.com, marking your email ‘Broadsheet’.


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