Launching today is a new online resource directory for tech companies entering the US market. TechResources.us provides Irish technology companies doing business in the US with trusted and up-to-date information and connections to essential in-market resources, services and supports. These include accelerators, professional services providers, networking groups, investors, co-working spaces, conferences, online resources and academic research centres.
At the launch Nick Marmion, Head of Software with Enterprise Ireland’s Americas team said:
It can be challenging for Irish companies to find relevant and trusted resources using an online search so we’re offering clients this tailored directory as a starting point. The aim of the directory is to help Irish companies to understand and connect with the market before they even leave Ireland.
From there, Enterprise Ireland’s team in America can help clients to hone their market entry strategy and introduce them to the decision makers and relationships they’ll need to accelerate their growth over time”.
The directory was developed by MarketSprint, a market entry consulting firm based in New York and has been customised specifically to the needs of Irish technology exporters.
There are currently over 1,600 qualified resources in the TechResources directory and users can search by location, vertical market or resource type and refine their search using keywords. Directory entries are enhanced with one-click connections to key people or communities via Linkedin, Twitter, phone or email.
In addition to offering clients quick access to market knowledge, the TechResources directory encourages Irish tech companies to share their knowledge and expertise with each other.
As Nick explains:
Clients can use the directory to share their own favourite US resources, and they’ll get credit for doing so. This is an opportunity to create a community of Irish knowledge around the practical resources needed for US market entry.
Access to the directory requires a sponsor code. To get yours please email Request@TechResources.US using your company email address.
Enterprise Ireland are delighted to announce our participation at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2012 which takes place in Toronto from July 8th to 12th and provides a forum for companies to connect with Microsoft channel partners and with Microsoft staff, and to learn about the latest Microsoft programs, strategies, and cutting-edge technologies.
You can visit Digital WPC to find everything you need to know about the event.
Twelve to Fifteen Enterprise Ireland client companies are being offered the opportunity to participate in an ‘Ireland @ WPC’ stand at Microsoft WPC 2012. This is the second Enterprise Ireland participation at WPC and we are keen to build on last year’s success.
The Enterprise Ireland subsidised cost of participation at Microsoft WPC 2012 is €2,450 + 23% VAT per company.
1) 1 Full Conference Pass (access to all areas) & Access to Microsoft Connect,
2) Stand Participation: Logos on backdrop, flyers on stand, Use of stand & EI PR,
3) Channel Partnering Workshop, 7th July
•How to sell to Channel partners
•How to better partner with Microsoft
4) Networking Reception for clients, partners and prospects. Monday 9th
5) Pre & Post Event Marketing to Press and Attendees
6) Advance Assessments (To be completed in April/May):
•International Expansion Readiness Assessment
•Partner Channel Building Readiness Assessment
•Ideal Partner Profile definition template
•Partner Value Propositions definition template
•Competitive SWOT & differentiator’s analysis template
The competition for space on the Ireland Stand at this show will be intense so early registration is advised. Places will be allocated to qualified client companies on a first come, first served basis.
You can register at;
The deadline for online booking will be Monday 30th April 2012.
If you have further questions please get in touch; firstname.lastname@example.org
INVITATION TO ATTEND SXSW
After last year’s inaugural SXSW delegation, EnterpriseIrelandis again showcasing the best Irish technology at South by Southwest (SXSW) conference from March 9 – 17th 2012.
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
SXSW is widely recognised as the premier conference for the most ambitious web and digital media companies to showcase their technologies (Twitter 2007, Foursquare 2009, GameSalad 2009, FoodSpotting 2010, all launched here),mix with the key players in web, interactive media, film and music industries to drive their business forward. This conference is geared toward software and hardware manufacturers, social media solutions, infrastructure and hosting providers, SEO, SEM and marketing leaders, independent game developers, publishers, web applications, gaming studios, digital media industry professionals, and internet trend-setters and taste-makers from all around the world. And that’s why we want you,Ireland’s best start-ups, innovators and creatives to join the 2012 delegation.
EnterpriseIrelandis supporting SXSW Gold Badge at a rate of €985 plus 23% VAT per delegate for Enterprise Ireland clients. Non Enterprise Ireland clients can participate at €1,970 plus 23% VAT per delegate.
Delegation package includes:
National branded trade stand during Trade Show – designed for your meeting use
Company logo included in signage on the stand
EnterpriseIrelandnetworking event – Interactive opening night Sat March 10th 5 pm – open to you network
Entrance for Interactive & Film Conferences & Festivals
5 Days of Film and Interactive Panels and Keynotes
4 Days of SXSW Trade Show: The Exhibition for Creative Industries
4 Days of Day Stage Programming
Unlimited Networking Opportunities
Interactive Awards and Pre-Party
Featured Speakers and Q&A sessions
Interactive Core Conversations and BookReadings
SXSW ScreenBurn Arcade
SXSW ScreenBurn Panel Programming
Online SXsocial, Productivity and Networking Tools
Continuing Legal Education Program (CLE)
Official Film and Interactive Parties including all Opening, Closing and Intermission Parties
AdditionallyEnterpriseIrelandwill be marketing our delegation to 36,000 attendees with a branded stand and supporting advertising for our Networking Event.
SXSW begins on March 9th – 17th with the Interactive conference commencing on March 9th; Trade show floor is open on Monday and runs until Thursday.
Space is limited so don’t delay!
To register, CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ON LINE.
Closing date for registration is Wednesday 14 December 2011.
You will be asked for the following mandatory details during registration:
Delegate contact details
Company profile and logo
Credit card details for deposit payment
Hotel accommodation dates (REQUIRED)
EnterpriseIrelandis offering this package on a first come first served basis. Please note that space is limited so don’t delay! For Enterprise Ireland clients, a non refundable fee of €1,191.85 (this is made up of your participation fee of €985 plus VAT at 23%) is due by credit card upon registration in order to secure your place. An invoice will be issued after the event. Non Enterprise Ireland clients can participate at this event for a participation fee of €1,970 plus 23% VAT. A non refundable deposit of €1,210 (this is made up of €1,000 plus 23% VAT) is due upon registration in order to secure a place on this event.
here to view the official SXSW website, and for further information, contact email@example.com.
Cancellations should be received in writing to
There are no refunds associated with this event. In the event that you cannot attend you may nominate a substitute colleague to attend on your behalf, a transfer fee will be incurred.
Looking forward to seeing you inAustin!
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Location: The Dogwood Room,
North Carolina Biotechnology Center
15 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC, 27709
8.45am -11.30am: Life Sciences Networking Event
An Irish delegation is embarking on an upcoming trade mission to strengthen economic and trade ties between North Carolina and Ireland. A key element to the Mission is a Life Science networking and partnering event to take place at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.
The life Science event will showcase 14 of Ireland’s visiting high technology Life Science companies (Pharma and Medical Device click Enterprise Ireland Companies to view each company). The event will take place in an informal networking environment with table top displays by the guest companies. North Carolina Life Science companies are welcome to come and meet the visiting Irish companies to discuss their technologies, the life science sectors in North Carolina and Ireland, new developments in the sectors, collaboration and supplier opportunities.
The event will be opened by remarks from the Irish Government Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton T.D. and Richard Stack, President, Synecor. This event will start at 8.45am and give the opportunity for meetings and informal networking between North Carolina based and the visiting Irish companies.
You are warmly invited to come along and meet examples of technologies from the burgeoning Irish Life Science sector and network with the visitors and local colleagues.
Please RSVP to: Eoin.Moore@Enterprise-Ireland.com. For more information, please call: Eoin Moore on 212 546 0470
IT Sligo hosts a reception in the Irish Consulate in New York on the evening of July 7th. This reception marks IT Sligo’s Microsoft Imagine Cup Winners and celebrates IT Sligo’s achievements. Guest speakers include Larry Farrell (Spirit of Enterprise) and others. If you’re interested in attending or nominating a guest / client please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Announcing the World’s first Irish Ancestry E-Learning Programme!
President Barack Obama will be in Ireland on May 23, and will visit the homeland of his ancestors at Moneygall, Co Offaly. Among the president’s Irish ancestors in the 18th century were politically active and ambitious Dubliners, including the city’s most successful wigmaker! His great-great-great grandfather Falmouth Kearney emigrated to New York from Moneygall in 1850.
Researching family history is a fascinating and rewarding experience, a puzzle everyone loves to solve. What secrets lie in your family history?