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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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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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Changing the Conversation, the Disservice of Silence

August 3, 2014 0 Comments

Oh, we Irish are grand storytellers. Poor though, in frank and open conversation. Worse at speaking truth to power. Perhaps the former comes naturally. For the latter, skills are required. We teach polite, we teach deference, we don’t teach assertiveness or skills to influence¹. That is a very specific skill set. We lack a belief that we […]

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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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Welcome

July 8, 2013 0 Comments

The change I encourage is to repair and restore your own sense of self and to bring those lessons and habits into an effort to repair and restore your world. Whatever attracted you to this blog and my work, you are very welcome. I hope it serves as an inspiration or impetus on your personal […]

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