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December 2017

  • Launching the 2017 Entrepreneur Experience®
  • €50K CorkBIC Global Investor Challenge won by Skellig Surgical
  • The CorkBIC Venture Academy® 2016
  • Sir Alex Ferguson and Paul McGinley: lessons from two great leaders on Leadership and Complacency
  • DiaNia Technology raises €2m 
  • Looking beyond the UK for post-Brexit sales 



October 2016

  • 100 Applications Final Call CorkBIC Global Investor Challenge €50k Prize
  • Becoming a successful Business Angel
  • The CorkBIC Venture Academy® kicks off Nov 17 as part of the Growth Pathway
  • Overnight success is rubbish - persistence and patience bring luck
  • Cork Connects in San Francisco
  • SCALEUPs: Startup Europe comes to Silicon Valley
  • TippyTalk develops new channels of communication 
  • Mamukko are plain sailing in the Sunday Times 
  • Startup Gathering & Startup Nations Summit - 18-20 Nov Cork
  • EBAN Winter University - Croatia 29-30 Nov 2016
  • EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ - Thur 27 Oct 2016


September 2016

  • The Global Investor Challenge - Seeking Applications
  • Unreasonable people are your greatest assets
  • International Entrepreneurs - EI Competitive Start Fund Applications closing
  • Prof Barry O'Sullivan, UCC named deputy president of world’s largest AI body
  • EBAN E-xcelerator organises first Investor Days
  • Everseen sees global sales rise after raising over €8m
  • Platform Avenue, Subwoofr & Fruitcubed feature in Sunday Business Post


June 2016

  • CorkBIC Startup Clients create over 600 NEW jobs
  • CorkBIC 2015 Annual Review
  • Summer is coming - 3 reasons to stop, think and sleep
  • Metabolomic Diagnostics secures additional $2 million in venture funding 
  • Michael O'Connor is appointed to the EBAN Board
  • The Port of Cork event in Photos
  • Dee's Wholefoods secures deal with Dutch retailer 


May 2016

  • Relive some of the magic from the 2016 Entrepreneur Experience®
  • Emerging Entrepreneurs at the 2016 Entrepreneur Experience®
  • Reflecting on How to go from good to great
  • This year's Entrepreneur Experience® in the Press & Media
  • Pádraig Ó Céidigh inducted into the Entrepreneur Hall of Fame®
  • A photo tells a thousand words......Photos from the 2016 Entrepreneur Experience®
  • Radisens wins Red Herring Europe Award 
  • Cork-based Zeto secures investment of €1.7m 


April 2016

  • Final Call for Alumuni to attend Entrepreneur Experience® Masterclass
  • Entrepreneur Experience® 2016 Kicking off in 2 weeks!
  • Mentor Matching
  • Thanks to our Entrepreneur Experience® 2016 Partners
  • HBAN Members Webinar - Do's & Don'ts of business angel investing 
  • Anabio shortlisted for 2016 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards 
  • Broadlake Partners with TTM Healthcare 
  • Enterprise Ireland €50k Competitive Start Fund, International Calls Now Open
  • DealBroker 2016 - Call for Applications


January 2016

  • Deadline Jan 22nd to Apply for 2016 Entrepreneur Experience
  • Starting a Business in 2016 - Inspiration from Seasoned Entrepreneurs
  • Niamh Scanlon (13) (CoderDojo) awarded EU Digital Girl of the Year 2015
  • Ten tips for leaders in 2016
  • Newsweaver to create 60 new jobs in major expansion 
  • 12 Irish Medical device Startups you Need to know! 
  • Sothic Bioscience saving the horseshoe crab to lucrative effect


December 2015

  • Seasons Greetings
  • This is REAL this is the 2016 Entrepreneur Experience®!
  • The Entrepreneur Experience Website is LIVE!
  • Photos of the Cork & Dublin Entrepreneur Experience Launches
  • Cork based Trustev acquired for $44 million 
  • PMD Solutions announces 11 jobs for Cork following EU funding 
  • Ocean Survivor crowned Overall Winner InterTradeIreland Seedcorn competition 
  • CelgenTek wins Bank of Ireland's Sponsor for a Day Competition 


November 2015

  • CorkBIC Venture Academy Report
  • Inspire YoWup - EU project to develop an innovative training package on entrepreneurship skills targeting wome
  • Media Coverage of the Venture Academy
  • Transform your business model by discovering your Plan B - John Mullins, London Business School
  • Photos from the Venture Academy Conference
  • Angels reach €50M milestone with Connexicon Medical’s €1.15M investment creating 15 jobs 
  • Aventamed raises €1.3m in private equity Investment 
  • Work Compass - Most Promising HR Solutions in 2015 


October 2015

  • The CorkBIC Venture Academy Conference
  • Startup Ireland Gathering
  • Tánaiste announces €4.5m contract for The Hire Lab & BDO to create New website
  • The Customer is your VC - funding inversely correlates with success 
  • Aysytec create 50 jobs & new office in Cork Post Entrepreneur Experience 
  • ODG Technologies announce partnership with ASV Security



September 2015

  • The CorkBIC Venture Academy Conference
  • 10 Reasons Why Investors Won’t Invest in Your Startup
  • Be part of Ireland's Start-up Gathering Oct 5th - 10th
  • Deadline for EI Competitive Start Fund for overseas entrepreneurs
  • Salaso Health Solutions partners with Perform at St. George’s Park
  • Case Study: Veronica's Snacks
  • Startup Cork Dinner - Oct 7, Cork
  • It@Cork Leaders Awards - Nominations Open
  • Locating World Class Eco Data Centres in Cork, Oct 9, Cork
  • SOSVentures Slingshot, Oct 23, Dublin


June 2015

  • CorkBIC and Guests celebrate Cork's High Growth Companies
  • Trust; the most valuable business assett
  • Calling All Young Entrepreneurs for Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) Competition
  • Radisens Diagnostics receives €4.5m in funding from the European Commission
  • Sean O'Sullivan, SOS Ventures & Frank Madden, Crest Solutions 2015 EOY Finalists


June 2015

  • The 2015 Entrepreneur Experience Video
  • New Competitive Start Fund for Start-ups outside Dublin
  • CorkBIC awarded best performing New EBAN Member 2014
  • What if my idea won't work
  • ThermoTent kickstarts with €51k in pre-orders
  • Cloud Computing compan NearForm to create 100 jobs


April 2015


January 2015

  • CorkBIC welcomes High performance transatlantic cable to Cork 
  • Start-ups and Entrepreneurs, Come Live the 2015 Entrepreneur Experience®!
  • Happy New Year 2015 - Remember that the road to success is paved with failures!
  • Angels to adopt Accelerators - EBAN and CorkBIC
  • Clients in the News:
  • AventaMed to hit high note in 2015
  • MPSTOR Partner with IBM in €3.2m Horizon 2020 project
  • Silicon Republic's top 20 tech start-ups to watch in 2015 - CorkBIC clients


December 2014

  • Investors and Start-ups meet to build companies that break New Ground
  • Business without Boundaries in Colour
  • Photos from Business without Boundaries
  • Leaders Everywhere - Creating companies of the future
  • CorkBIC links up with Tyndall at the Web Summit
  • WorkCompass raises €650k 
  • Compliance & Risks named ICT Exporter 2014 
  • WhatSalon wows Eva Longoria at the Web Summit


October 2014

  • Regsiter Today for Business without Boundaries on Nov 27
  • EU BICs achieve better results and have higher impact than other EU incubators
  • Meet the Speakers - Paulo Andrez
  • Bank of Ireland National Accelerator
  • Ireland looks to double the jobs impact of startups on our economy
  • Smart Agri Food launches €4 million fund for new Applications in Smart Agriculture
  • Closing Deals - the Latest from the Business Angel Partnership
  • Mingoa Sale creates successful returns for Angel Investors in Cork
  • Áine Behan and Cortechs celebrates success at Lady Pitch night in Paris
  • Sedicii wins The Irish Times/ITLG Innovative Award


September 2014

  • Business without Boundaries Conference - Nov 27 - Keynote David McWilliams - Register Today
  • Are you Investor Ready? Want to present at the next Venture Academy®?
  • Entrepreneurship Education Needs
  • Are we getting a Sugar Rush? Meet David McWilliams on Nov 27
  • Irish Atlantic Sea Salt wins 'Golden Fork' award
  • RadioShack to deploy Trustev across all stores and online
  • Curious Wines secures €30k funding via Linked Finance
  • Poly-Pico joins forces with NUI Galway with spectacular results
  • Global Cork Economic Forum - Oct 1st - City Hall, Cork


June 2014

  • CorkBIC celebrates 25 years
  • CorkBIC launches brochure on Building the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs
  • Photos from the CorkBIC 25 year celebration
  • EBAN Start-up Investors Manifesto - Sign up today!
  • Radisens awarded €1m contract
  • Green Saffron on how he made it
  • What our clients are saying?
  • Candace Johnson elected president of EBAN
  • Bank of Ireland National Accelerator Programme located in Cork


April 2014

  • The Captain's view - the 2014 Entrepreneur Experience®
  • How to Start a business - Key advice from our Seasoned Entrepreneurs
  • Some photos from the 2014 Entrepreneur Experience®
  • No - nonsense mentoring in entrepreneur bootcamp
  • Thanks to our Partners
  • Upcoming Events
  • AIB Start-Up night - April 30 - Cork
  • EBAN Annual Congress - Dublin May 19 & 20
  • it@cork European Technology Summit - May 13 - Cork


February 2014

  • Celebrating CoderDojo's success
  • New Funding Sources for Start-Ups and SMEs an AIB and CorkBIC Workshop
  • Closing Deals - Business Angel Partnership 2013 numbers
  • New Faces at the 2014 Entrepreneur Experience®
  • Traditional strategy is dead - What do you predict for 2014?
  • PR Slides raises €500k in seed funding
  • Veronica's Snacks getting a bite of the Market
  • HealthClinicPlus - using software to help mend injuries

December 2013

  • Be part of “the Best Entrepreneurship event of its kind in the world.*"
  • How to Apply for the 2014 Entrepreneur Experience®?
  • Closing Deals - the Latest from the Business Angel Partnership
  • 2013 through the lens - Photos and Videos
  • Transform your business model by discovering your Plan B


October 2013

  • Act Fast, Go Global and Seize the Prize
  • The Venture Academy® 2013
  • Media Coverage of the Going International Conference (including radio interview with Candace Johnson)
  • Photos of the Going International Conference 2013
  • Thank you to our Partners


September 2013

  • Your Passport to Going International - Oct 16th at Fota
  • CorkBIC Clients in the News; Green Saffron Secures Investment; Soundwave launches in London; WhatSalon takes off
  • Have you got your Cork Passport Yet?
  • National Digital Strategy for Ireland and CoderDojo
  • How to pitch your business in 3 minutes; Part 3 - Relentless Credibility


July 2013

  • Celebrating Cork's High Growth Companies
  • Launching the 2013 Entrepreneur Experience® Video
  • Going International Conference, Oct 2013
  • Photos - Celebrating Cork's High Growth Start-ups
  • A holiday read & time for reflection: The three paradoxes of Generation Y


May 2013

  • CorkBIC Clients in the News
  • Steve Wozniak to headline at BIC Congress (Derry 29-31 May 2013)
  • Jim Barry and Shemas Eivers inducted into Entrepreneur Hall of Fame®
  • How to Pitch your Business in 3 minutes? (Video with Bill Liao)
  • High Potential Start-up Showcase 'Class of 2012' - CorkBIC clients


March 2013

  • 'The Best Entrepreneurship event in the World!'
  • Photos and quotes from the 2013 Entrepreneur Experience®
  • Media coverage from the 2013 Entrepreneur Experience®
  • A big Thanks to our partners
  • When High Flying Executives Burn out


January 2013

  • Top Ten Business Tips for 2013
  • The Entrepreneur Experience 2013®
  • New Additions to the CorkBIC Board
  • Congratulations to Radisens on Frost & Sullivan Award
  • Top Three Business Strategy Articles in 2012 (as published in the CorkBIC Newsletter)
  • And much more

December 2012

  • Seasons Greetings from CorkBIC
  • Launching the 2013 Entrepreneur Experience®
  • INBusiness INCork - Cork Innovates
  • launches in the US
  • Strategy is the Story - Can you tell your story?

November 2012

  • Entrepreneur Superstars descend on Ballymaloe
  • When Coder Dojo met Raspberry Pi
  • Photos from the Going International Conference
  • Calling all Female Entrepreneurs - new 500k EI fund stimulate startups
  • Searching for the true leader


September 2012

  • 2nd Going International Conference
  • Irish BICs announce 100th Business Angel Investment
  • Financial Support for Irish Businesses – The Current Situation
  • 10 elements of Entrepreneurship
  • Investment feeds Natural Growth for Virginia Health Foods


June 2012

  • Celebrating the New Economy at the Port of Cork
  • View Photo Album of CorkBIC’s event at the Port of Cork
  • Crest Solutions announces New Jobs and a New Acquisition
  • Liam Casey shares some tips on expanding into China
  • Five Reasons why it’s lonely at the top


April 2012

  • Kinsale Rocks to the Entrepreneur Experience
  • Photos and comments from the Entrepreneur Experience 2012
  • Press Cuttings from the Entrepreneur Experience
  • Bring in the dancer – How to beat deadly negotiation tactics and what counter measures to deploy
  • Raising Seed Finance of €31.2 million euro
  • Read a Company's experiences with the BAP


March 2012

  • Sleepless in Kinsale
  • Seven CorkBIC Clients raise investment of 3.15m
  • 9 Nuggets of wisdom we can learn from the late Steve Jobs about visualising your outcomes
  • Countdown to the Entrepreneur Experience 2012
  • Radisens receives the ITLG Biotech Award


February 2012

  • Launching the Entrepreneur Experience® 2012
  • Final Call for Applications for the Entrepreneur Experience®
  • Some new faces for the Entrepreneur Experience® 2012
  • So you think you have a Strategy?
  • In the Press - CorkBIC Clients
  • Congratulations to Winners at the Cork Chamber Dinner Awards


December 2011

  • Season’s Greetings from CorkBIC
  • Pizzabot tops the charts beating Angry Birds
  • Launching The Entrepreneur Experience® 2012
  • Taxi Taxi! - CorkBIC client Nixatel to participate in IT trade mission to Chicago
  • Tapping the potential of Innovation


November 2011

  • Harnessing Opportunities in the New Economy in a 70 million home market
  • The Venture Academy® - Presenters and Winners
  • So what does Going Global mean for Candace Johnson and Bill Liao?
  • Photos of the CorkBIC Going International Conference
  • Enterprise Ireland Launches €10 million International Start-Up Fund


July 2011

  • Save the Date International Finance Conference
  • Coder Dojo unleashes in Cork
  • Looking to the Future - What do you want to be?
  • Most Investible Companies at Investor day
  • Creating Opportunities with Finland
  • The Entrepreneur Experience® Investor Day


June 2011

  • Liam Casey and Paul Hands inducted into the Entrepreneur Hall of Fame®
  • The Entrepreneur Experience® Investor Day
  • IGNITE Programme - 10 places available
  • Enterprise Ireland launches €1m competitive fund for locally trading companies to start Exporting
  • CorkBIC Poster Session at it@cork Conference


April 2011

  • Sleepless in Garryvoe - the Entrepreneur Experience®
  • Angel Dust for Start-ups: Rehab for the Recession: Energetic and Inspirational
  • View a video of the Entrepreneur Experience
  • George Lee LIVE from the Entrepreneur Experience
  • Entrepreneurs 'give something back' - Irish Examiner
  • Photo Gallery of the Entrepreneur Experience


March 2011

  • CorkBIC launches The Entrepreneur Hall of Fame®
  • Feasibility Study – who are your customers?
  • Two weeks to the first Entrepreneur Experience
  • St Killians Candle Company lands first US order from New York's St Patricks Cathedral in time for St Patricks Day
  • Summary Statistics for the Business Angel Partnership


February 2011

  • CorkBIC Launches The Entrepreneur Experience® 2011
  • Emutex expands on the back of €500k Investment
  • Who is coming to the Entrepreneur Experience?
  • Strategic orchestration - using network alliances
  • CorkBIC participates at the EBN Innovation Conference


December 2010

  • Season’s Greetings from CorkBIC
  • First Irish Venture Academy hosted in Cork
  • it@cork Leaders Awards
  • Some Strategy for Christmas - The Play is the Thing!
  • Breaking News - 20 Investment Deals done for 2010!


November 2010

  • Launch of the CorkBIC International Venture Academy
  • Meet the CorkBIC Team!
  • Emutex secures Investment of 500k
  • An Interview with Entrepreneur Noel May
  • THE BIC Accreditation and the BIC Facts and Figures 2009
  • Why we need Banks!
  • Taoiseach announces €3.3m funding boost for 450 local jobs
  • Minister O'Keeffe - Entrepreneurship is Alive and well in Ireland


September 2010

  • Welcome to the launch of the CORKBIC NEWS.
  • Jim Breen joins CorkBIC Board
  • CorkBIC advises Enterprise Ireland SuperValu Food Development Programme
  • Socowave raises €3m in funding
  • Minister Launches Limerick Business Angel Partnership
  • How to become an Angel Investor
  • Internationally active SMEs yield better results
  • Venture capitalist urges tax breaks for entrepreneurs
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