Category Archives: Building

Review of Online Raise Startup Club with Mel Morrison from Bluesona

Last Thursday, the Raise Startup Club hosted a meetup on Zoom with guest speaker Mel Morrison from Bluesona. Mel has built Bluesona up over the last few years from an idea to a startup that now sells through their partners in the insurance industry. Having identified the problem of drivers being distracted by their mobile…

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The Five Ps of Startups

As we start to sift through a new round of startups looking for guidance on their road, it’s worth going over again the challenges that every startup faces. This isn’t to say that all founders need guidance – some people are extremely capable of navigating their way. Those folks are rare enough and opportunities are…

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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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The MVP Myth – World Product Day

What is a brand? A type of product manufactured by a particular company under a particular name? The name, term, design, symbol, or any other feature that identifies one seller’s product distinct from those of other sellers? It is the idea or image of a specific product or service that consumers connect with, by identifying…

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Kingdom of Code: The Old Gods and the New

(Originally posted at: https://medium.com/@dhkirk/kingdom-of-code-the-gods-of-the-old-and-the-new-part-1-of-2-f902bf32910d and used with permission.) This is inevitably going to get tagged as TL:DR. If you are thus inclined, skip to the last section now. For originality, it’s called LAST SECTION I wrote my first program over fifty years ago — for the historians out there, a few lines of Fortran that ran on…

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