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The Big Tech Show: Do Irish startups deserve help during the lockdown? The view from MIT

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Jonathan Ruane

Jonathan Ruane

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This week, Adrian talks to Jonathan Ruane, lecturer in global economics and management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), adjunct professor at TCD and a previous co-founder of Eventovate, which he sold in 2016.

Do Irish startups deserve a handout from the state? Or should it be considered a handup?

After all, aren’t startups supposed to define a bootstrapping and disruptive culture?

The two also tackle some much broader contextual issues around the culture behind startups and funding - from anti-intellectualism to why inheritance tax should be increased to spur more innovation.

It’s a fascinating diversion into some of the deeper issues behind the daily debates that normally make up the bulk of discussions on the topic.

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