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# fora - Friday 27 March, 2020

'What I've learned about business from the RNLI is the value of teamwork'
# Tools Of The Trade
# Tools Of The Trade

'What I've learned about business from the RNLI is the value of teamwork'

Mar 27th 2020, 11:50 AM 382 Views 0 Comments

Tools of the Trade: David Dempsey, country leader and general manager of Salesforce Ireland, on why he never takes meetings between 12 and 2 pm

Work-it: 'It is home and work totally entangled'
# 21st Century Workplace
# 21st Century Workplace

Work-it: 'It is home and work totally entangled'

Mar 27th 2020, 11:49 AM 651 Views 0 Comments

How to navigate remote working as Covid-19 forces us to transform sitting rooms to offices.

'The uptake has been unbelievable, we are run off our feet'
# Retail And Services
# Retail And Services

'The uptake has been unbelievable, we are run off our feet'

Mar 27th 2020, 11:48 AM 1,540 Views 0 Comments

Evans Educational has a crafty response to Covid-19, switching from supplying schools to helping parents occupy their kids.

'To get this information is crucial at this time of crisis'
# Startups And Tech
# Startups And Tech

'To get this information is crucial at this time of crisis'

Mar 27th 2020, 11:47 AM 301 Views 0 Comments

Why Taoglas has repurposed its tech to help detect crowd surges during the spread of coronavirus.

NuaHealth is expanding its video doctor consultation platform to combat Covid-19’s spread
# Health 2.0
# Health 2.0

NuaHealth is expanding its video doctor consultation platform to combat Covid-19’s spread

Mar 27th 2020, 11:46 AM 299 Views 0 Comments

The software allows clinicians to connect directly with patients remotely.

Deliveroo is dropping sign-up fees as restaurants turn to delivery in the pandemic
# 21st Century Workplace
# 21st Century Workplace

Deliveroo is dropping sign-up fees as restaurants turn to delivery in the pandemic

Mar 27th 2020, 11:44 AM 579 Views 0 Comments

Rivals Uber Eats and Just Eat have also introduced measures to get more food businesses on board.

Arvoia has rebuilt its mobility app to get food and supplies to people in rural areas
# Startups And Tech
# Startups And Tech

Arvoia has rebuilt its mobility app to get food and supplies to people in rural areas

Mar 27th 2020, 11:40 AM 438 Views 0 Comments

The travel tech firm repurposed the service for deliveries to remote locations during the pandemic.

Getting creative from farm to fork: How farmers and chefs are diversifying
# Evolution Of Food
# Evolution Of Food

Getting creative from farm to fork: How farmers and chefs are diversifying

Mar 27th 2020, 11:39 AM 786 Views 0 Comments

As Covid-19 restrictions bite, restaurants and producers are finding new ways to get food out to consumers.

Why Covid-19 will force VCs to ‘reassess the fundamentals’ in the flow of investor cash
# Future Of Finance
# Future Of Finance

Why Covid-19 will force VCs to ‘reassess the fundamentals’ in the flow of investor cash

Mar 27th 2020, 11:38 AM 851 Views 0 Comments

The economic shocks will also raise questions around who funds the funders.

'Everything seems to be just day-by-day'
# Retail And Services
# Retail And Services

'Everything seems to be just day-by-day'

Mar 27th 2020, 11:37 AM 1,780 Views 0 Comments

Construction-related businesses say they’re seeing an increase in demand but worry about supply chains.

# fora - Friday 20 March, 2020

Work-it: ‘A manager manages, a leader leads’
# 21st Century Workplace
# 21st Century Workplace

Work-it: ‘A manager manages, a leader leads’

Mar 20th 2020, 11:23 AM 1,169 Views 0 Comments

How to manage anxiety in the workplace amid the spread of coronavirus outbreak.

'There is more demand': Ken Coyne is helping keep offices ticking over remotely
# Startups And Tech
# Startups And Tech

'There is more demand': Ken Coyne is helping keep offices ticking over remotely

Mar 20th 2020, 11:22 AM 606 Views 2 Comments

One of the Irish brothers behind Poland-based OpsTalent on managing the impact of Covid-19.

'My staff are excellent, I want to do my very best for them' - Damon Crowe of Red Torch Ginger
# Food And Drink
# Food And Drink

'My staff are excellent, I want to do my very best for them' - Damon Crowe of Red Torch Ginger

Mar 20th 2020, 11:21 AM 718 Views 1 Comment

As Ireland deals with the fallout of Covid-19, we talk to businesses about how they are coping.

'We started to get call after call as events began to be cancelled' - Brendan Moloney of formalwear business Bond Brothers
# Retail And Services
# Retail And Services

'We started to get call after call as events began to be cancelled' - Brendan Moloney of formalwear business Bond Brothers

Mar 20th 2020, 11:20 AM 519 Views 0 Comments

As Ireland deals with the fallout of Covid-19, we talk to businesses about how they are coping.

Kooomo on how the coronavirus is highlighting e-commerce’s role
# Startups And Tech
# Startups And Tech

Kooomo on how the coronavirus is highlighting e-commerce’s role

Mar 20th 2020, 11:19 AM 394 Views 0 Comments

Chief executive Ciaran Bollard said that businesses are ‘never ready for this’ but must adapt.

Grocery delivery startup Buymie is managing a ‘huge increase’ in demand as people stay home
# 21st Century Workplace
# 21st Century Workplace

Grocery delivery startup Buymie is managing a ‘huge increase’ in demand as people stay home

Mar 20th 2020, 11:18 AM 1,337 Views 1 Comment

The company wants to help the government and retailers distribute groceries to vulnerable citizens.

'It's about a mentality shift': We Got Pop founder Kate McLaughlin plots a course through the Covid-19 outbreak
# Media And Marketing
# Media And Marketing

'It's about a mentality shift': We Got Pop founder Kate McLaughlin plots a course through the Covid-19 outbreak

Mar 20th 2020, 11:16 AM 894 Views 0 Comments

The Dubliner is planning for the London company’s future following its recent sale to a US giant.

How contactless payments are building a head of steam to help reduce the spread of Covid-19
# Future Of Finance
# Future Of Finance

How contactless payments are building a head of steam to help reduce the spread of Covid-19

Mar 20th 2020, 11:15 AM 1,351 Views 2 Comments

Some banks have been shelving fees to encourage the use of the payment method.

'It was like flicking a switch': How Covid-19 has hit the property scene
# Fora
# Fora

'It was like flicking a switch': How Covid-19 has hit the property scene

Mar 20th 2020, 11:12 AM 3,972 Views 2 Comments

Agents are turning to virtual viewings as social distancing hits the market.

'This was to be a world premiere': How Covid-19 has hit the arts in Ireland
# Media And Marketing
# Media And Marketing

'This was to be a world premiere': How Covid-19 has hit the arts in Ireland

Mar 20th 2020, 11:09 AM 1,586 Views 0 Comments

From opera to electricians, many involved in the entertainment trade have been affected by the Covid-19 outbreak.

# fora - Friday 13 March, 2020

Work-it: The right ingredients of modern boss? A dose of self-awareness and leading by example
# 21st Century Workplace
# 21st Century Workplace

Work-it: The right ingredients of modern boss? A dose of self-awareness and leading by example

Mar 13th 2020, 12:38 PM 824 Views 0 Comments

As the pressure of being at the top grows, there is no one-size-fits-all model of effective leadership.

'We can be fooled into thinking that, in a moment of pressure, we have to react instantly'
# Tools Of The Trade
# Tools Of The Trade

'We can be fooled into thinking that, in a moment of pressure, we have to react instantly'

Mar 13th 2020, 12:37 PM 701 Views 0 Comments

Tools of the Trade: We spoke to Social Innovation Fund Ireland boss Deirdre Mortell about cash and Dr Seuss.

'More than business as usual': Undeterred by Brexit, Ireland's fintech set is going big in the UK
# Future Of Finance
# Future Of Finance

'More than business as usual': Undeterred by Brexit, Ireland's fintech set is going big in the UK

Mar 13th 2020, 12:35 PM 564 Views 0 Comments

A messy divorce from Europe aside, Britain remains a key market for financial technology startups.

Edtech outfit Udemy is doubling its Irish office after raising $50m
# Startups And Tech
# Startups And Tech

Edtech outfit Udemy is doubling its Irish office after raising $50m

Mar 13th 2020, 12:34 PM 547 Views 0 Comments

Recently valued at $2bn, the online course marketplace is hiring across all divisions.

You may think your workplace is progressive - your employees may disagree
# 21st Century Workplace
# 21st Century Workplace

You may think your workplace is progressive - your employees may disagree

Mar 13th 2020, 12:31 PM 1,838 Views 0 Comments

‘If we aren’t inclusive in how we recruit and promote people, we’re not tapping into the full talent pool’

Finding a voice: Meet the woman pioneering a more natural interaction between kids and tech
# Interview
# Interview

Finding a voice: Meet the woman pioneering a more natural interaction between kids and tech

Mar 13th 2020, 12:30 PM 1,384 Views 0 Comments

With SoapBox Labs, Patricia Scanlon is developing cutting edge voice tech to help kids learn and play.

Covid-19 and the gig economy: What are companies planning to support delivery riders?
# 21st Century Workplace
# 21st Century Workplace

Covid-19 and the gig economy: What are companies planning to support delivery riders?

Mar 13th 2020, 12:28 PM 2,759 Views 1 Comment

Deliveroo and Uber Eats said they are prepping measures to support riders that are affected.

Covid-19 and the Irish economy: What sort of shock can we expect?
# Policy And Economy
# Policy And Economy

Covid-19 and the Irish economy: What sort of shock can we expect?

Mar 13th 2020, 12:23 PM 17,181 Views 1 Comment

As activity is curtailed, expect a slowdown.

# fora - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

'The perfect match': Why NASDAQ giant Mellanox has bought Belfast company Titan IC
# Deeptech
# Deeptech

'The perfect match': Why NASDAQ giant Mellanox has bought Belfast company Titan IC

Mar 4th 2020, 3:59 PM 153 Views 0 Comments

The tech giant has completed a deal for the Queen’s spinout and is eyeing an expansion in Dublin

Dublin tech firm Singlepoint is being scooped up as Version 1's acquisition spree continues
# Startups And Tech
# Startups And Tech

Dublin tech firm Singlepoint is being scooped up as Version 1's acquisition spree continues

Mar 4th 2020, 12:43 PM 348 Views 0 Comments

The combined company is expected to have annual revenues of €140m this year.

Meet the Irish company donating air disinfection tech to Chinese hospitals
# Health 2.0
# Health 2.0

Meet the Irish company donating air disinfection tech to Chinese hospitals

Mar 4th 2020, 12:42 PM 734 Views 0 Comments

‘An electrical discharge that obliterates viruses’: Novaerus specialises in air-disinfecting devices.

The house that Jack built: 'Ireland is awash with poor quality products from the legacy of a lack of regulation'
# Building And Property
# Building And Property

The house that Jack built: 'Ireland is awash with poor quality products from the legacy of a lack of regulation'

Mar 4th 2020, 12:40 PM 712 Views 0 Comments

While there is no easy fix for those caught in a dysfunctional market, experts plot a way forward.

DX is bringing flexible anti-money laundering checks to fintech firms
# Startup Scout
# Startup Scout

DX is bringing flexible anti-money laundering checks to fintech firms

Mar 4th 2020, 12:38 PM 262 Views 0 Comments

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

'Our biggest struggle has been that people don't recognise how art affects life'
# Tools Of The Trade
# Tools Of The Trade

'Our biggest struggle has been that people don't recognise how art affects life'

Mar 4th 2020, 12:38 PM 298 Views 0 Comments

Tools of the Trade: Artzone’s Gillian Blaney Shorte on wake up calls and learning to lead.

Cutting through the AI noise: Meet the Italian duo at the forefront of emerging tech with LogoGrab
# Deeptech
# Deeptech

Cutting through the AI noise: Meet the Italian duo at the forefront of emerging tech with LogoGrab

Mar 4th 2020, 12:11 PM 3,336 Views 0 Comments

Dublin-based Luca Boschin and Alessandro Prest began working on AI before it was ‘sexy’.

# fora - Friday 28 February, 2020

Work-it: 'The phrase itself imagines work and life are two different things'
# 21st Century Workplace
# 21st Century Workplace

Work-it: 'The phrase itself imagines work and life are two different things'

Feb 28th 2020, 12:19 PM 104 Views 0 Comments

Is work-life balance achievable or does it add pressure?

'When I was growing up, people perceived Irish whiskey to be your grandfather's drink'
# Tools Of The Trade
# Tools Of The Trade

'When I was growing up, people perceived Irish whiskey to be your grandfather's drink'

Feb 28th 2020, 12:18 PM 216 Views 0 Comments

Tools of the Trade: Jack Teeling on building a global brand and why he took up running.

How Enterprise Ireland is evolving its approach to finding Irish startup winners
# Startups And Tech
# Startups And Tech

How Enterprise Ireland is evolving its approach to finding Irish startup winners

Feb 28th 2020, 12:16 PM 171 Views 1 Comment

The state agency is putting more focus on ‘significant disruptive projects’ and women in business.

Looking beyond the traditional: Why Mastercard is doubling its Irish R&D unit
# Future Of Finance
# Future Of Finance

Looking beyond the traditional: Why Mastercard is doubling its Irish R&D unit

Feb 28th 2020, 12:15 PM 173 Views 0 Comments

The financial giant is expanding its Dublin base with 1,500 new roles as it fulfils an ‘appetite to explore’.

'It’s purely economics’: Meet the man taking charge of getting the electrical grid to smarten up

'It’s purely economics’: Meet the man taking charge of getting the electrical grid to smarten up

Feb 28th 2020, 12:13 PM 268 Views 0 Comments

Amid major shifts in the energy market, Michael Phelan’s GridBeyond has spotted an opportunity.

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