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#LoveSMEs -Yellow Harbour are up for an SME Award!

    Picture Source: SMEawards.ie

 

Picture Source: SMEawards.ie

This week the gang at Yellow Harbour received some wonderful news - that we are nominated in the New Business- Services Category for the 2016 Irish SME awards.

Following on from our nomination for the Cork Chamber of the Year Awards, we are thrilled to have been shortlisted once again in such a short space of time for yet another great Irish accolade.

This is the second year of the awards, and last year saw businesses such as One Man and His Van and  Fernhill House Hotel crowned winners. It's a great time to be starting a business in Ireland as people are really beginning to look to support local ventures, so if you're thinking of doing so, do it!

We want to wish all nominees, and especially our fellow New Business category nominees the best of luck. There are some really great Irish companies being recognised this year by Blacknight Solutions, and we cannot wait until the 16th of April when all winners will be revealed.

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Cork to Host Global Startups Summit

Picture: Startupnations.org

 

There was good news for Cork City this week as it landed itself the privilege to host the Global Startup Summit in November during Global Entrepreneurship Week. Securing the event is a great win for Ireland as it will also mark the first time the summit has ever been held in Europe. Up to 400 international delegates are expected to attend the event in Cork.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny announced the news on Friday, and feels it shows how the international markets are sitting up and taking notice of Ireland’s entrepreneurial support. “Startups are a key part of Ireland’s recovery and we want to help them create 70,000 of the 200,000 jobs we will create by 2020,” said Mr Kenny.

Both Startup Ireland and Cork Innovates played a major role in securing the bid and bringing the event to Ireland. Siobhán Finn, project director of Cork Innovates, will be acting as project director for Startup Gathering 2016 on behalf of the board at Startup Ireland.

The national leaders of entrepreneurship from over 80 countries are expected to attend,  with over 160 countries expected to hold events during the week. Approximately 30,000 events will take place over the course of the week.

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