Tuesday 12 December 2017

Siobhan Creaton: Irish entrepreneurs must dump negativity and think global

Siobhan Creaton

THE torrent of bad economic news had virtually no impact on a group of ambitious entrepreneurs who gathered at Sligo IT's Innovation Centre in the last few days.

They had little interest in Finance Minister Brian Lenihan's decision to split Anglo Irish Bank in the hope this might make it easier for Ireland to borrow money to stay afloat in the future. The 28 entrepreneurs were just focused on developing their own ideas and businesses into global ventures.

People like Olivia Cosgrove, the founder and chief executive of Donor2Deed, an online fundraising and communications package, Paddy Callaghan, whose Nature's Best group sells convenience products to supermarkets, Conor Daly with his Travel Logic software systems and Maire Doyle, who manages Celtrak, a company producing vehicle-tracking devices, are very positive about the future.

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