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'At the start we totally underestimated how shelf life works. It could have bankrupted the business'
'We don't have an office – but that hasn't stopped us from making progress'
'I’m actually quite introverted. I have to do a lot of mental preparation for public speaking'
'After 10 years I wasn't enjoying the job at all. I was CEO, but I'm a nuts-and-bolts guy'
'I’m actually quite introverted. I have to do a lot of mental preparation for public speaking'
'We don't have an office – but that hasn't stopped us from making progress'
'After 10 years I wasn't enjoying the job at all. I was CEO, but I'm a nuts-and-bolts guy'
'Think Netflix - that's what we've built for CVs'
Two Italian tech developers with a sweet tooth have launched Ireland's 'Just Eat for cakes'
'Sometimes festivals just don't work for us. The food doesn't sell and you lose a lot of money'
'It's easy on social media to look successful. I was all smiles online but a mess inside'
Consumer goods giant Unilever wants Irish startups to help solve its problems
'It's easy on social media to look successful. I was all smiles online but a mess inside'
Two Italian tech developers with a sweet tooth have launched Ireland's 'Just Eat for cakes'
'Think Netflix - that's what we've built for CVs'
An ex-Paddy Power marketer wants this startup to become 'the Airbnb for business'
Meet the Dublin woman sitting on a €180m war chest for startup companies
'Sometimes festivals just don't work for us. The food doesn't sell and you lose a lot of money'
'Everyone thinks their product is the best, but screw up and supermarkets won't deal with you'
A Galway coffee chain is one of the first SMEs to crowdfund using Irish lender Flender
This ex-Paddy Power marketer has the solution for vacant shops
Meet the Dublin woman sitting on a €180m war chest for startups
A Galway coffee chain is one of the first SMEs to crowdfund using Irish lender Flender
'Everyone thinks their product is the best, but screw up and supermarkets won't deal with you'
This Dublin startup wants to become 'the Airbnb for business'
Meet the Dublin woman sitting on a €180m war chest for startups
‘I had no income for two years – I couldn't do that to myself or my family again’
Let's Get Checked is the STI-testing startup that wants to be taken seriously
'We were unlucky': A Galway native's $20m-backed US space startup has gone bust
'The hype dies down after you open, and you're faced with the realities of paying the bills'
'A radio interview is just like doing a business pitch - except in a soundproof box'
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'The hype dies down after you open, and you're faced with the realities of paying the bills'
Let's Get Checked is the STI-testing startup that wants to be taken seriously
'After nine years in business without a summer holiday, we're taking a week off this year'
Paddy Cosgrave: 'Maybe one day we can make this a 20,000-person event in Dublin'
The 'stupid parlour tricks' from a Silicon Valley superstar that will fix your business pitch
The curious case of Paddy Cosgrave's missing chickens and the fight against corruption
A Saudi oil giant's investment arm has taken a stake in Athlone startup OxyMem
A food company founded over bowls of cereal is re-branding - with help from Coca-Cola