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Straight Talker David H Kirk Joins the Team!

August 5th, 2011 | News

Great News! – Belfast-born Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur David Kirk @dhkirk – who has himself invested quite a lot of money in the North’s Budding Tech Start-ups has agreed to join with smart start in making the next two programmes in Northern Ireland and The Republic Of Ireland even better! Known for his straight talking approach (he should fit right in!) David will get involved right from the off, with early programme activity, and help for our fledglings to dust off their shyness and really examine the business viability….. So looking forward to this!

Interviews from the Demos N Dough Event

August 4th, 2011 | News

Thanks to the great work of Conn and the Team from the Small Business Show we have posted one or two of the interviews from the guys on the night in the vids section.  All five Companies now have very strong expressions from angels and syndicates in attendance on the evening. We even know that one or two have other expressions of interest from thos who could not attend. Well done to all. Oh … watch this space more video to come!

Savvy Bear Gets the Dough

February 25th, 2011 | News

Savvy Bear get investment

John Joyce of Savvy Bear is shocked but delighted to have gotten the first ever investment from Norah Casey on the Dragons Den.

Here he tells us his reasons for choosing Norah over Gavin and Niall.

We will be running programmes in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland & The North East of England
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