George Moore, a US-based specialist in the field of data/precision analytics, has been announced as the technology Start-up Ambassador for the US, as part of its strategy to promote Ireland and to encourage overseas entrepreneurs to locate their start-up businesses in Ireland. This follows on from earlier appointments of Start-Up Ambassadors for key markets in the UK, China and Middle East, and for the life sciences sector in the US.
Mr Moore is a pioneer in the development of real time analytics and information technology for business applications, with many years experience in the region. He has particular expertise in the area of consumer scoring technologies for real time applications in the telecom, media, and retail industries. He will now bring this vast experience to working closely with Enterprise-Ireland to highlight Ireland and what it has to offer for technology start-ups.
This announcement marks the fifth international start-up ambassador appointed by Enterprise Ireland over the past year. It follows on the appointment of Dylan Collins for the UK market, Paul Kenny for the Middle East, Liam Casey for the Greater China Region, and Dr Art Rosenthal as Life Sciences Start-up Ambassador for the US.
The announcement follows on the launch late last year of a dedicated €10 million International Start-Up Fund to target investor ready overseas entrepreneurs to start their business inIreland. Administered by Enterprise Ireland, the fund is open to company promoters anywhere in the world, but is targeted particularly at the Irish Diaspora, international expatriates, the ‘New Diaspora’ (people from overseas who have previously worked or studied in Ireland), as well as serial and mobile entrepreneurs.
Lorcan O’Sullivan, Manager of Enterprise Ireland’s Overseas Entrepreneurship Department, said: ‘We are delighted to have a high profile figure such as George Moore as a US Ambassador for Enterprise Ireland’s international start-ups programme. George has not only experience of running large multinational operations, he has also extensive knowledge of start-ups as an investor. An increasing number of mobile international entrepreneurs are coming to Ireland as their location of choice to start a new business. The volume of enquiries is double that of last year and this is certainly encouraging for us. It is a tremendous boost to have a person of the calibre of George Moore, with his extensive experience and business networks and based locally in the US, who can support this programme and share his experience with other US entrepreneurs looking to start up in Ireland’.
George Moore added:
‘No one ever started a large company! All companies including such Fortune 500 companies as HP, Intel, Microsoft and Google were start-ups and all began as an idea with smart people, experienced advisors, luck, and access to capital. I look forward to working with Enterprise Ireland to drive entrepreneurial enterprises to Ireland’.
To find out more about the International Start-Up Fund and Ireland as a location for your business visit: www.startinireland.com
Enterprise Ireland and a wide range of Irish life sciences companies have been attending the Medical Innovation Summit at the Cleveland Clinic for several years now, and despite super storm Sandy, 2012 would be no different.
The 10th annual Medical Innovation Summit took place at the end of October in Cleveland, Ohio and although the subject matter changes annually, the caliber of discussion, attendees and networking opportunities remains strong.
Irish companies such as X-Bolt Orthopaedics are an example of an Irish company with an innovative solution in the orthopaedic space – but with key opinion leaders, surgeons and decision makers from all areas of the US health care system attending the summit, Irish software, health technology, tele health and service companies all travelled to Cleveland, Ohio.
Despite the political gain associated with making references to the state of Ohio in the recent Presidential race, it should not be seen as a surprise that both President Obama and the challenger paid homage to the Cleveland Clinic in the first debate. Renowned for its efforts in technological innovation, the Cleveland Clinic was once described as the “Toyota factory” of the US health care ecosystem by Newsweek. With an annual spend of $450 million on research and development - over 20% of their entire expenditure – it is easy to see why the Cleveland Clinic could be considered as the innovation epicenter of the US health care system.
There was no doubt that the summit was an innovation epicenter for the duration of the summit this October.
The event began with a special break-out session for the delegation of Irish attendees in the Global Cardiovascular Innovation Center– a location where Irish companies Rigney Dolphin, Creganna-Tactx Medical and Proxy Biomedical have used to launch their US activities, increase exports to the US and ultimately create employment back in Ireland.
This year, the special breakout session for Irish attendees centered around a discussion on the purchasing process at large medical centers from Sean Lyden, MD, Chief Medical Officer for Supply Chain Management at the Cleveland Clinic.
Reduce cost, increase access and improve quality – the holy trinity for anybody involved in purchasing in the US health care industry. As far as the Cleveland Clinic or any other large medical center is concerned, if a vendor cannot demonstrate at least two of these features in their solution, then succeeding in the US is almost impossible.
While many Irish companies in the past have focused on a finding a large medical center as their first reference customer in the US, it is widely recognized that selling into such organizations can be a complex and time-consuming process. Ohio-based, management consultant Mark Saffran argued that targeting critical access hospitals, rural health clinics, nursing homes and assisted living centers are all alternative market-entry strategies that Irish companies should consider when looking at the US health care system.
With the special breakout session complete, over 1,000 CEOs, venture capitalists, innovators and health care leaders ascended on Cleveland for the start of the main summit.
With a dedicated exhibition space and platinum level sponsor exposure, Enterprise Ireland’s participation in the Medical Innovation Summit allows Irish companies to identify new business, partnership and collaboration opportunities.
Higlights of the summit included addresses from Kevin Lobo, CEO of Styker, Omar Ishrak, CEO of Medtronic and David Dvorak, CEO of Zimmer. Not to be outperformed by some of the leaders in orthopaedic technology, Watson - IBM’s supercomputer capable of answering questions posed in natural language - made a triumphant return to the Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit after devouring a number of leading cardiovascular surgeons in a game of Jeopardy! last year. This time Watson was back to announce that he will be attending medical school in an effort to learn everything your doctor knows and more. Primary care physicians everywhere beware…
Pictured above is the Bank of America Conference Center in the InterContinental Hotel on the Cleveland Clinic campus.
Tanco Autowrap began producing light engineering products in the early 1960s. Today, Tanco Autowrap produces the widest range of quality agricultural wrapping machinery in the world, exporting them to over 30 countries worldwide.
Tanco is committed to developing innovative agricultural wrapping machinery and agricultural machinery implements distinguished by high performance, durability and functionality.
Tanco Autowrap in conjunction with their importer Hamilton Equipment, Ephrata, PA wishes to appoint a Product Manager to increase sales of Tanco Bale Wrapping machines and implements.
This is a new and exciting position that will require frequent travel around the East Coast & Midwest and strong sales skills to sell Tanco’s products to existing, and new dealers.
If you have a lot of drive and energy, a strong sales record with proven results in the agricultural equipment or power equipment industry, are a self-starter with strong prospecting and closing skills, and like to travel (car) several weeks each month, Tanco Autowrap would like to hear from you.
This is a full-time position with training provided, great working environment, growth opportunities, company paid car, health insurance, 401K, etc.
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.
Idiro Technologies provide predictive analytics for companies with large customer networks particularly telecoms, social networking sites and online gaming providers.
Idiro’s award-winning software service is used by its customers to predict consumer behaviour, acquire customers, drive revenues and many other marketing / CRM applications.
Idiro Technologies are looking for an experienced Oracle developer/DBA to join their development team in Dublin (Ireland) city centre.
The job offers the successful candidate the opportunity to take a leading role in the design & development of Idiro’s award winning social network analysis platform. You will work in a small team and will be expected to take a proactive role in driving innovation and quality within the company.
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
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
DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, iQuate announced it has been selected as a finalist for the Microsoft Software Asset Management Innovation Partner of the Year Award.
“iQuate helps Microsoft customers unravel the complexity of their server environments. The challenges presented by the modern data center, with its hybrid fabric of physical, virtual and cloud based infrastructure, has prevented companies extending their SAM best practices to these sensitive, mission critical environments” commented Pat Durkin, iQuate CEO. “We are delighted to receive this recognition of our innovative approach that provides the data needed to drive successful SAM processes in complex, cross-platform environments. Customers finally have the control they need over valuable server-based software environments that are responsible for up to 80% of enterprise software budgets.”
Awards were presented in multiple categories, with winners chosen from a set of more than 3,000 entrants worldwide. The Software Asset Management (SAM) Innovation Partner of the Year Award honors a partner who consistently innovates and leverages SAM solutions and services, enabling customers to take advantage of new technologies such as virtualization and cloud computing. This award recognizes iQuate, whose successful innovative solutions, services, and marketing strategies are used to provide outstanding service and results with appropriate supporting customer evidence documentation. (more…)
Enterprise Ireland Bringing an Innovative Group of Software Vendors to Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Los Angeles, CA
Location: June 15, 2011 – Enterprise Ireland, the Trade & Technology agency of the Irish Government, is arriving in the U.S. as a Bronze Sponsor of Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference 2011. In Booth #328, they will be showcasing some of Ireland’s most innovative Microsoft vendor solutions. Thirteen companies will represent the best of Irish software development, offering solutions for a range of applications that include telecommunications, mobility, social media and/or networking, e-learning/ education, energy efficiency, financial services, information security, virtualization, and more.
These Irish companies will join the scene in Los Angeles this July 10-14 to share their business-ready solutions with the Microsoft reseller channel. Each ISV is committed to expanding their network of reselling partners and will be “meeting and greeting” in person at the conference. More information can be found on each of these companies on their websites: