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Thursday 23 January, 2020

Bulking up in Britain: Fulfil is looking to take a bigger bite out of a growing market
# Evolution Of Food
# Evolution Of Food

Bulking up in Britain: Fulfil is looking to take a bigger bite out of a growing market

Jan 23rd 2020, 10:38 AM 291 Views 0 Comments

Brian O’Sullivan is plotting the protein bar company’s expansion after investment from US giant Hershey.

On a mission for growth: Why Kitman Labs is planning to double in size
# Health 2.0
# Health 2.0

On a mission for growth: Why Kitman Labs is planning to double in size

Jan 23rd 2020, 10:35 AM 258 Views 0 Comments

The fast-growing Irish startup is on a hiring spree as it looks to capitalise on an evolution in sports tech.

Pour me another: Tourists are finding Irish whiskey neat but the Scots still reign
# Food And Drink
# Food And Drink

Pour me another: Tourists are finding Irish whiskey neat but the Scots still reign

Jan 23rd 2020, 10:34 AM 571 Views 0 Comments

Ireland’s reputation as a whiskey haven is on the rise but there’s plenty of work to be done

Friday 17 January, 2020

Want to be a CGI wizard, sous chef or finance specialist? There's now an apprenticeship for that
# 21st Century Workplace
# 21st Century Workplace

Want to be a CGI wizard, sous chef or finance specialist? There's now an apprenticeship for that

Jan 17th 2020, 9:56 AM 702 Views 0 Comments

Apprenticeships are changing – but attitudes to them need to catch up.

Wednesday 15 January, 2020

Ireland has talent, but when it comes to tech and science it needs to tackle gender imbalances
# Feature
# Feature

Ireland has talent, but when it comes to tech and science it needs to tackle gender imbalances

Jan 15th 2020, 11:24 AM 502 Views 0 Comments

Ireland’s smart economy ambitions stem from its educated youth, it needs to be nurtured early

Tech has been the driving force behind the taxi industry’s evolution and it's not slowing down
# Startups And Tech
# Startups And Tech

Tech has been the driving force behind the taxi industry’s evolution and it's not slowing down

Jan 15th 2020, 11:24 AM 670 Views 1 Comment

Drivers and traditional companies have been thinking on their feet to keep up with new apps.

Why medtech startup PMD raised €1.4m to work on a 'huge opportunity' in the Middle East
# Startups And Tech
# Startups And Tech

Why medtech startup PMD raised €1.4m to work on a 'huge opportunity' in the Middle East

Jan 15th 2020, 11:22 AM 399 Views 0 Comments

The Cork outfit develops wearables to monitoring patients’ breathing and is also looking towards Canada.

Three years after opening its Irish R&D lab, Kaspersky closed its office in Dublin
# Deeptech
# Deeptech

Three years after opening its Irish R&D lab, Kaspersky closed its office in Dublin

Jan 15th 2020, 11:22 AM 1,047 Views 0 Comments

The cybersecurity giant had a three-year plan to hire 50 people but opted to close the office last summer.

From apps to taps: Where Ireland sits in the march toward a cashless society
# Future Of Finance
# Future Of Finance

From apps to taps: Where Ireland sits in the march toward a cashless society

Jan 15th 2020, 11:19 AM 1,279 Views 0 Comments

Early adoption is led by the Nordics and Asia as infrastructure and societal acceptance plays catch up.

As Google buys Pointy, co-founder Mark Cummins enters his second act with the tech giant
# Startups And Tech
# Startups And Tech

As Google buys Pointy, co-founder Mark Cummins enters his second act with the tech giant

Jan 15th 2020, 11:17 AM 12,860 Views 8 Comments

The Dublin startup isn’t the first business founded by Cummins to be snapped up by the company.

Friday 10 January, 2020

Spending might be up over Christmas, but Irish retailers are still facing challenges
# Retail And Services
# Retail And Services

Spending might be up over Christmas, but Irish retailers are still facing challenges

Jan 10th 2020, 12:02 PM 468 Views 0 Comments

Increased trade doesn’t quite match economic growth, as consumers habits continue to evolve.

'There is no free lunch, there is no reward where there is no risk'
# Tools Of The Trade
# Tools Of The Trade

'There is no free lunch, there is no reward where there is no risk'

Jan 10th 2020, 11:58 AM 451 Views 0 Comments

Tools of the Trade: Mazars’ Mark Kennedy talks the piano, publishing and learning to manage risk.

Work-It: Building a culture of trust and recognition is like “turning a massive ship”
# 21st Century Workplace
# 21st Century Workplace

Work-It: Building a culture of trust and recognition is like “turning a massive ship”

Jan 10th 2020, 11:56 AM 191 Views 0 Comments

Bean-bags and ping pong tables aren’t much consolation if people don’t feel valued.

How UtilityAR is bringing augmented reality to factories and data centres
# Deeptech
# Deeptech

How UtilityAR is bringing augmented reality to factories and data centres

Jan 10th 2020, 11:54 AM 276 Views 0 Comments

In our weekly Startup Scout series, Fora picks out the most promising companies emerging from Ireland.

Uber rival Bolt set to join the race to get to the top of Dublin's taxi app market
# Startups And Tech
# Startups And Tech

Uber rival Bolt set to join the race to get to the top of Dublin's taxi app market

Jan 10th 2020, 11:53 AM 540 Views 1 Comment

The $1bn company has emerged as a key player in Europe’s competitive transport app game.

Here's where venture capital investors have been cutting their cheques in 2019
# Feature
# Feature

Here's where venture capital investors have been cutting their cheques in 2019

Jan 10th 2020, 11:52 AM 711 Views 0 Comments

Fintech remains an area of key interest with health tech hot on its heels.

'It's the evolving nature of capitalism, it can't just be about profit': Meet the man helping scale social entrepreneurship with ChangeX
# Interview
# Interview

'It's the evolving nature of capitalism, it can't just be about profit': Meet the man helping scale social entrepreneurship with ChangeX

Jan 10th 2020, 11:51 AM 4,403 Views 5 Comments

Alongside Niamh McKenna, Paul O’Hara is pioneering a new tech-driven way to spread social innovations.

Saturday 4 January, 2020

Fruit of the Loom, Haughey, and sugar: What Irish business looked like in 1989
# Policy And Economy
# Policy And Economy

Fruit of the Loom, Haughey, and sugar: What Irish business looked like in 1989

Jan 4th 2020, 10:00 AM 17,481 Views 10 Comments

From Intel to Coillte, the State Papers show the foundation of modern Ireland.

Friday 3 January, 2020

Shoe Dog, Bad Blood and Lord of the Flies: 2019's best business book recommendations
# Tools Of The Trade
# Tools Of The Trade

Shoe Dog, Bad Blood and Lord of the Flies: 2019's best business book recommendations

Jan 3rd 2020, 11:14 AM 328 Views 0 Comments

Tools of the trade: The best business books recommended by leading Irish business people in 2019.

Startup Scout: Companies to watch in 2020
# Startup Scout
# Startup Scout

Startup Scout: Companies to watch in 2020

Jan 3rd 2020, 11:13 AM 635 Views 0 Comments

From IoT to cybersecurity, here are the startups to keep on your radar next year.

Worklife trends of 2019 and what's in store for next year
# 21st Century Workplace
# 21st Century Workplace

Worklife trends of 2019 and what's in store for next year

Jan 3rd 2020, 11:11 AM 821 Views 0 Comments

Here’s how Irish businesses are embracing an evolving workplace.

Inside 1989: What Irish business looked like 30 years ago
# Policy And Economy
# Policy And Economy

Inside 1989: What Irish business looked like 30 years ago

Jan 3rd 2020, 11:10 AM 700 Views 0 Comments

From Intel to Coillte, the State Papers show the foundation of modern Ireland.

2019 was a solid year for foreign direct investment but what does 2020 have in store?
# Feature
# Feature

2019 was a solid year for foreign direct investment but what does 2020 have in store?

Jan 3rd 2020, 11:05 AM 484 Views 0 Comments

Talent and tax changes could be issues as Ireland looks to stay as the multinational destination of choice.

'This is the most fun business on the planet, the most difficult but the most fun'
# Deeptech
# Deeptech

'This is the most fun business on the planet, the most difficult but the most fun'

Jan 3rd 2020, 11:04 AM 8,250 Views 16 Comments

How Bobby Healy plans to put food delivery drones in Irish skies in 2020 with Manna.

Friday 20 December, 2019

Parenthood, losing money and falling from the top: Turning points in the lives of business leaders
# Tools Of The Trade
# Tools Of The Trade

Parenthood, losing money and falling from the top: Turning points in the lives of business leaders

Dec 20th 2019, 12:05 PM 537 Views 0 Comments

Tools of the trade: The moments that changed the lives of Irish business leaders.

Your crashcourse in... 5g and other tech trends for 2020
# Startups And Tech
# Startups And Tech

Your crashcourse in... 5g and other tech trends for 2020

Dec 20th 2019, 12:04 PM 946 Views 0 Comments

AI, edge computing and drones: It’s going to be an interesting new year.

Fintech, health and cybersecurity: Fora's tech deals of the year
# Deeptech
# Deeptech

Fintech, health and cybersecurity: Fora's tech deals of the year

Dec 20th 2019, 12:03 PM 487 Views 0 Comments

Bumper funding rounds and high-profile acquisitions ruled the order in 2019.

Pack to the future: Inside An Post's shiny new parcel hub
# Retail And Services
# Retail And Services

Pack to the future: Inside An Post's shiny new parcel hub

Dec 20th 2019, 12:02 PM 1,005 Views 0 Comments

The semi-state is just getting started as it plots its long-term plan.

The throwback economy: Why 'a good story' never goes out of style
# Feature
# Feature

The throwback economy: Why 'a good story' never goes out of style

Dec 20th 2019, 11:56 AM 518 Views 0 Comments

As the retail world evolves, do vinyl and the printed word still hold a special place in peoples hearts?

Vertical farming, AI and getting personal: what Ireland and the business world might look like by 2030
# Insight
# Insight

Vertical farming, AI and getting personal: what Ireland and the business world might look like by 2030

Dec 20th 2019, 11:53 AM 5,408 Views 9 Comments

Business leaders give their take on the innovations, ideas and tech that could influence the next decade.

Then and now: How Ireland and the business world have changed from 2010 to 2020
# Insight
# Insight

Then and now: How Ireland and the business world have changed from 2010 to 2020

Dec 20th 2019, 11:44 AM 2,711 Views 0 Comments

Irish business leaders give their take on the influential innovations, ideas and tech that shaped the decade.

'We often say in this business that feedback is the breakfast of champions'
# Tools Of The Trade
# Tools Of The Trade

'We often say in this business that feedback is the breakfast of champions'

Dec 20th 2019, 11:41 AM 281 Views 0 Comments

Tools of the Trade: Entrepreneur and radio host Karl Fitzpatrick on vision and motor shows.

Meet the (one of the) men behind Taoglas, the Irish company working on next-gen IoT tech
# Interview
# Interview

Meet the (one of the) men behind Taoglas, the Irish company working on next-gen IoT tech

Dec 20th 2019, 11:40 AM 422 Views 0 Comments

Co-founder Ronan Quinlan thinks Ireland can lead the way in precision tech for e-scooters and much more.

Work-It: Are robots really going to steal your job?
# 21st Century Workplace
# 21st Century Workplace

Work-It: Are robots really going to steal your job?

Dec 20th 2019, 11:38 AM 180 Views 0 Comments

With tech’s rapid development, are we really at the mercy of machines or is it all just hype?

Meeting a global demand - why Troy has expanded to become Ireland's largest studio
# Media And Marketing
# Media And Marketing

Meeting a global demand - why Troy has expanded to become Ireland's largest studio

Dec 20th 2019, 11:38 AM 217 Views 0 Comments

Siún Ní Raghallaigh on how the Limerick-based studio is adapting in an evolving TV and film landscape.

Skin in the game: How Irish company Integumen is blending AI, cloning and skincare
# Health 2.0
# Health 2.0

Skin in the game: How Irish company Integumen is blending AI, cloning and skincare

Dec 20th 2019, 11:35 AM 180 Views 0 Comments

The company recently announced a funding round – but it’s just getting started.

'Wind and wave are our oil and gas': How Ireland could harness the power of the ocean
# Resource And Energy
# Resource And Energy

'Wind and wave are our oil and gas': How Ireland could harness the power of the ocean

Dec 20th 2019, 11:04 AM 441 Views 0 Comments

The wave energy industry has potential, but it won’t all be plain sailing.

Thursday 12 December, 2019

'Dominating the space': Irish cybersecurity startup Tines has raised a further $11m to go global
# Deeptech
# Deeptech

'Dominating the space': Irish cybersecurity startup Tines has raised a further $11m to go global

Dec 12th 2019, 2:19 PM 621 Views 0 Comments

The company is one of the domestic breakouts from a burgeoning cybersecurity scene.

Open banking has arrived in Ireland: Here's what it means for banks, fintech and the rest of us
# Future Of Finance
# Future Of Finance

Open banking has arrived in Ireland: Here's what it means for banks, fintech and the rest of us

Dec 12th 2019, 2:19 PM 14,115 Views 4 Comments

Financial institutions now have to open up their data troves to third parties, who smell an opportunity.

'Be sensitive to changes and nudge things along, rather than try to force them'
# Tools Of The Trade
# Tools Of The Trade

'Be sensitive to changes and nudge things along, rather than try to force them'

Dec 12th 2019, 2:19 PM 551 Views 0 Comments

Tools of the trade: The Apple Farm’s Con Traas talks being overly cautious and pruning 40,000 trees.