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The Glucksman Library at the University of Limerick

The Glucksman Library at the University of Limerick

The Glucksman Library at the University of Limerick

Irish tech stars John Collison and Des Traynor share more than just setting up two massive companies — they also share a passion for educating the next generation.

Two years ago, Collison, who helped co-found online payment company Stripe with his brother Patrick, attended a dinner with Intercom co-founder Traynor and Stephen Kinsella, associate professor of economics at the University of Limerick. The three of them struck up a conversation about educating the next generation of technology students.


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