Irish Startups? Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Irish Innovation center Wishing you the Luck O’ The Irish on this St. Patrick’s Day, 2014. Most people have come to associate St. Patrick’s day and the Irish with parades, parties, shamrock’s, leprechaun’s and a lot of Green! But did you also know that Ireland is a great location for startup companies?

According to Enterprise Ireland, the Irish Government is committed financially to bringing some of the world’s best research talent to Ireland.  In fact, Ireland has become a world leader in a number of key innovative sectors such as ICT, life sciences, financial services and gaming.  Some interesting facts:

  • Ireland is the internet and games capital of Europe
  • Most global players in the ICT sector – from Google, Facebook, eBay and PayPal to smaller specialist companies – have chosen Ireland for major operations focussed on international markets
  • The Life Science sector in Ireland (including medical devices and pharma companies) also includes a large majority of the top global players. They have helped make Ireland’s Western corridor the best medical devices ecosystem in the EU regulatory environment
  • More than 50% of the world’s leading Financial Services firms have operations in Ireland

Because of Ireland’s support of globally focussed start ups, many entrepreneurs have relocated to Ireland to establish their start-ups.

Erin go Bragh!

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