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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: 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'

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'

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'

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

The software allows clinicians to connect directly with patients remotely.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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?

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?

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

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

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

Meet the Irish company donating air disinfection tech to Chinese hospitals

‘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'

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

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: 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

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'

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: 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

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

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

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

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