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Entrepreneurial Ecosystem – Pivotal or Peripheral?

July 22, 2015 0 Comments

Peripheral to two capitals that benefit from significant foreign direct investment, policies favouring support of 21st century technologies plus agencies committed to expanding markets, the NI/ROI border region is uniquely placed to focus on just three of these six key pillars. Human Capital, Supports and Culture Our task is to develop these to ensure we can fully participate. […]

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BizCamp is Back!

July 22, 2015 0 Comments

On behalf of Neo Ireland, I’m delighted to be coordinating #BizCampAND in Bangor on Friday, 11 September 2015! Initiated by Paula Ault at the Signal Centre of Business Excellence and supported by the Ards & North Down Council we’ll be gathering at the Clandeboye Lodge Hotel Conference Centre all day. You can register to attend or pitch a talk here. Speakers will be determined […]

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Neo Ireland, What We Do

June 11, 2015 0 Comments

“Sowing the seeds of prosperity” is about preparing people to fully participate in the “new” economy. There may be few jobs in the traditional sense, but there is plenty of work. Up-skilling and re-skilling may be required, confidence building and support for that process cannot be underestimated. There are upwards of 20,000 tech jobs currently unfilled on […]

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Creating Community

December 31, 2014 0 Comments

Neo Ireland is all about growing a dynamic entrepreneurial ecosystem regionally.  We do that by creating community. We provide a physical and virtual space for curious and interested people who want to experiment with entrepreneurship and social enterprise. We inspire by telling the “good news” stories and letting entrepreneurs lead by example. It’s an incubator and a “launchpad”. […]

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Dynamism, Entrepreneurship & Engineering an Ecosystem

July 26, 2014 0 Comments

A layman’s read of a recent Brookings Institute study on “Declining Business Dynamism” in the United States” has left me feeling more positive than ever about an entrepreneurial ecosystem on the Louth/Monaghan/Down/Armagh border. Our self-styled Emerald Valley. Business dynamism is the process by which firms continually are born, fail, expand, and contract, as some jobs are created, […]

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Code Space Newry

July 13, 2014 0 Comments

The incubator and co-working space that was once Emerald-Valley, continues to evolve. Growing a digital infrastructure on the border was the mission, a sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystem the dream. Attracting startups to a co-working space was the intention, but as it turns out, only half of what was required. Our earliest tech residents were reliant on […]

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