Small Business Show 52 Part 1: High Viz, Bio-Tech & CCTV

This week on the Small Business Show Kehlan and Brian are joined by special guest Rob Quigley from Motion Fox High Viz Wear.

MotionFox was started as a direct response to one of the daily problems encountered by one of its founders Rob Quigley. Rob was cycling to work and wanted to find some decent looking hi-viz gear that didn’t make him look like a builder. Assuming the internet could help, Rob searched and searched but didn’t find anything that was quite right. He mentioned this to Steve Benton, and they decided to make for themselves what they couldn’t find to buy elsewhere. Hence MotionFox was born!

Topics discussed this week are:

– Enterprise Ireland Sets Up Female Entrepreneurship Fund

– TCD Set To Introduce Student Financing

– IPSO Warns Of Credit Card Processing Scam In Ireland

 – Volvo Ocean Race Nets Galway €100m & 900,000 Visitors

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This segment of the Small Business Show was broadcast on Saturday 14th of July.

Major Accelerator Program Launched In Dublin

Wayra, Telefónica’s has announced a multi-million euro accelerator program for startups in Ireland.

It says that it’s aim is to find the best technolgy ideas around the world and develop Silicon Vallies in the country wherew the multi –national is present.

Wayra’s Dublin Academy will allow technology entrepreneurs to submit project ideas with a chance of being in the top ten who will receive investment of up to €50,000 and access to workspace. The academy in Ireland is located in O2′s HQ in Dublin’s Docklands.

The program is aimed at early-stage technology startups. The closing date for submission of ideas or projects is June 24, 2012. The first 10 successful projects, which will receive funding and enter the Wayra Academy in Dublin, will be selected during a special Wayra Week event to be held in early September.

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