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# Startups

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Voices
'At the start we totally underestimated how shelf life works. It could have bankrupted the business'
Cassandra Stavrou double jobbed and moved home to save €10,000 to start her popcorn company.
# travtab
'We don't have an office – but that hasn't stopped us from making progress'
As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series we profile TravTab.
# Startups
'I’m actually quite introverted. I have to do a lot of mental preparation for public speaking'
Republic of Work’s DC Cahalane tells us about his worst job, bad habits and penchant for gin.
Voices
'After 10 years I wasn't enjoying the job at all. I was CEO, but I'm a nuts-and-bolts guy'
During his many years in startups, Jonathan Maliepaard has seen the same mistakes repeated.
# insights
'I’m actually quite introverted. I have to do a lot of mental preparation for public speaking'
Republic of Work’s DC Cahalane tells us about his worst job, bad habits and penchant for gin.
# Funding
'We don't have an office – but that hasn't stopped us from making progress'
As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series we profile TravTab.
Voices
'After 10 years I wasn't enjoying the job at all. I was CEO, but I'm a nuts-and-bolts guy'
During his many years in startups, Jonathan Maliepaard has seen the same mistakes repeated.
# Work
'Think Netflix - that's what we've built for CVs'
As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series we profile Opening.io.
# bakenet
Two Italian tech developers with a sweet tooth have launched Ireland's 'Just Eat for cakes'
Online marketplace Bakenet started taking orders last month.
Voices
'Sometimes festivals just don't work for us. The food doesn't sell and you lose a lot of money'
Over the years, Kanum’s Marc Fitzharris has learned when it’s the right time to cut your losses.
Voices
'It's easy on social media to look successful. I was all smiles online but a mess inside'
After managing hotels in the Middle East, Shane Ryan came back to Ireland to launch a healthy food startup.
# Startups
Consumer goods giant Unilever wants Irish startups to help solve its problems
The UK multinational is teaming up with Dublin co-working space Dogpatch Labs.
Voices
'It's easy on social media to look successful. I was all smiles online but a mess inside'
After managing hotels in the Middle East, Shane Ryan came back to Ireland to launch a healthy food startup.
# food and drink
Two Italian tech developers with a sweet tooth have launched Ireland's 'Just Eat for cakes'
Online marketplace Bakenet started taking orders last month.
# Work
'Think Netflix - that's what we've built for CVs'
As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series we profile Opening.io.
# finding the space
An ex-Paddy Power marketer wants this startup to become 'the Airbnb for business'
As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile Popertee.
# talent war
Meet the Dublin woman sitting on a €180m war chest for startup companies
Draper Esprit’s Nicola McClafferty talks about Irish companies exiting early, talent wars and gender bias.
Voices
'Sometimes festivals just don't work for us. The food doesn't sell and you lose a lot of money'
Over the years, Kanum’s Marc Fitzharris has learned when it’s the right time to cut your losses.
Voices
'Everyone thinks their product is the best, but screw up and supermarkets won't deal with you'
After finishing college, Paul Moore turned his part-time farmers market stall into fully-fledged company.
# The Galway Roast
A Galway coffee chain is one of the first SMEs to crowdfund using Irish lender Flender
The Galway Roast will use the €25,000 it raised to help bankroll its fifth café.
# Popertee
This ex-Paddy Power marketer has the solution for vacant shops
As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile Popertee.
# Cha-ching
Meet the Dublin woman sitting on a €180m war chest for startups
Draper Esprit’s Nicola McClafferty talks about Irish companies exiting early, talent wars and gender bias.
# Financial Services
A Galway coffee chain is one of the first SMEs to crowdfund using Irish lender Flender
The Galway Roast will use the €25,000 it raised to help bankroll its fifth café.
Voices
'Everyone thinks their product is the best, but screw up and supermarkets won't deal with you'
After finishing college, Paul Moore turned his part-time farmers market stall into fully-fledged company.
# Retail
This Dublin startup wants to become 'the Airbnb for business'
As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile Popertee.
# Startups
Meet the Dublin woman sitting on a €180m war chest for startups
Draper Esprit’s Nicola McClafferty talks about Irish companies exiting early, talent wars and gender bias.
Voices
‘I had no income for two years – I couldn't do that to myself or my family again’
This scientific researcher learned some tough lessons while trying to launch his fantasy sports company.
# Health
Let's Get Checked is the STI-testing startup that wants to be taken seriously
As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile the Dublin company.
# firefly space systems
'We were unlucky': A Galway native's $20m-backed US space startup has gone bust
Firefly Space Systems had agreed a launch contract with US state space agency Nasa.
Voices
'The hype dies down after you open, and you're faced with the realities of paying the bills'
After leaving his job to open a café, Barry Lennon was forced back to accountancy to make ends meet.
Voices
'A radio interview is just like doing a business pitch - except in a soundproof box'
This broadcasting guru delivers a masterclass for startups in how to do a live interview.
# Startups
COMPETITION: Got a smart business idea? Win €5,000 in cash to make it reality
The VidPitch Competition is the chance to get cash, office space and exposure for you and your product.
Voices
'The hype dies down after you open, and you're faced with the realities of paying the bills'
After leaving his job to open a café, Barry Lennon was forced back to accountancy to make ends meet.
# Health
Let's Get Checked is the STI-testing startup that wants to be taken seriously
As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile the Dublin company.
Voices
'After nine years in business without a summer holiday, we're taking a week off this year'
This school teacher went from giving French lessons to delivering pizza at 6am before work.
# Financial Services
Paddy Cosgrave: 'Maybe one day we can make this a 20,000-person event in Dublin'
The Web Summit head says next year’s Moneyconf will be focused on retail.
Voices
The 'stupid parlour tricks' from a Silicon Valley superstar that will fix your business pitch
The head of a global accelerator delivers a masterclass in fine-tuning a presentation for investors.
# Internet
The curious case of Paddy Cosgrave's missing chickens and the fight against corruption
The Web Summit boss had a lot to get off his chest at a press conference today.
# Funding
A Saudi oil giant's investment arm has taken a stake in Athlone startup OxyMem
The Irish firm claims its flagship product is four times more efficient than conventional sewage systems.
# cool beans company
A food company founded over bowls of cereal is re-branding - with help from Coca-Cola
As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile the Cool Beans Company.