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Machine Learning and Your Venture

(This post was originally sent out to the Digital Circle Mailing List on 26th November but is included here for completeness). Timely to have this in the week of AICon – the inaugural convention on artificial intelligence and machine learning in Northern Ireland. But it’s too late to get a ticket as it’s completely sold […]

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Innovation and Outreach Funding

Last week, the Department of Finance opened a £30,000 Innovation and Outreach Fund to encourage the use of open data. This fund has been launched to promote the innovative use of open data and to engage the public sector in promoting the Open Data NI Portal as a data source, which are key objectives of […]

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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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