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Startups need….

I’ve been ruminating this blog post over the weekend and then an article on Techcrunch just spurred me to put the thoughts into electrons. I’ve been guilty of using the words “startups need” many times. There’s always something they need whether it is access to better talent, better markets, better funding alternatives. A startup is […]

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Why are games different?

Compared to ten years ago, we are in the start of a renaissance in games development. While some courses have fallen away, games support (from our local development agency, NI Screen, has never been better. If you want more information, come and ask….

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When to Raise Investment?

The decision by a startup founder to raise investment is one with a wide range of ramifications.    The positive outcomes are cash to build a team, develop product, implement a marketing strategy and introducing some new voices around the founder.  There are also potential negative consequences as the founder no longer has 100% ownership, the […]

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The Digital Skills Crisis

There’s no doubt that we have a crisis in Skills in the Digital and ICT sector. We’ve had conversations with big IT employers in Northern Ireland and they’ve stated categorically they would hire 100 people tomorrow if they could find them. The skills selection pressure in Northern Ireland is driving salaries up (good for short […]

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The Reality of Equity Crowdfunding

Reality of Equity Crowdfunding Raising investment for start-ups is one of the many challenges an entrepreneur will face.  This has always been the case, even back in the 17th Century when entrepreneurs stood on tables in Jonathan’s Coffee Shop in the City of London.  They shared their business opportunities and merchants would offer investment.  Their […]

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