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The introduction of a new Technology visa for Ireland could reap many benefits for the country's economy. The rollout of a Technology Visa would enable talented and skilled workers from around the world to come, work and live in Ireland, allowing them to share their technological skills with the labour force. It is suggested that up to 100,000 new jobs could be generated as a result of the Technology Visa. In addition, the major advantage of this Visa is it costs absolutely nothing to implement.This thought was first introduced by tech investor and RTE Dragon Sean O’Sullivan at his event Open Initiative Ireland in April. Sean O’Sullivan discussed the many benefits of implementing the Technology Visa and how it could be extremely substantial toIreland’s economy. One such benefit would be that we could fill the current skills gap in technology sectors and in turn create spin off jobs. It is no surprise thatIrelandis in n [...]
The allaboutbusiness team met with Sarita Johnston, Senior Development Advisor inEnterpriseIrelandfor HPSUs (high potential start ups) specifically focusing on industrial products and female entrepreneurship. She explained the rationale behind the new €250k Competitive Feasibility Fund fromEnterpriseIrelandaimed at stimulating business start-ups by female entrepreneurs inIreland.
The new fund is the first initiative in a programme of initiatives designed to harness female entrepreneurship and foster new business ideas among women inIreland.
Sarita believes the reason so many women fail to act on their business ideas is due to a lack of confidence and a fear of risk taking which has been proven to be specifically evident among women.EnterpriseIrelandaims to assist in bridging this gap between ambition and fear of risk taking among female entrepreneurs and work with the [...]