I’m walking back from the office chatting with Blake my Co Founder of at the Startup Boost Pre-Acceleator around 14 weeks ago about all of the news starting to circulate around Covid19. …

It’s that time of year again and applications are open for our Fall (maybe this posts title now makes sense) global pre accelerator program Startup Boost. …

Maybe I know what you’re thinking right now, maybe I even know the song that’s playing in your head at this moment or maybe I even know the song you’re trying to stifle humming currently after reading the headline to this article.

Well at least I think I do.

I’m…

Pump up the jam, pump it up. While you fintechs stompin’
And the jam (innovation event in Dublin March 6th) is pumpin’.

Now that I have either lost you as a reader or gained your undivided attention, lets chat about Jam. Not the delicious spreadable sort but the Temenos Innovation…

Suffice to say, the past year has been exciting, frightening and down right brilliant as a bunch of us set out to create a global pre accelerator to help early stage tech startups to get accepted to accelerators, raise seed capital and get revenue ready.

Taking time out to think…

It’s pretty fair to say that even with a lot of preparation nerves before a big day are something I will always struggle with. Lately though, said nerves, have taken on a new persona much like the Jason Bourne character with a different disguise for any situation! …

Pre accelerators a launchpad for success

Back in 2008 across America we saw the rise of the accelerator for tech startups. In that year there were 16 programs which mushroomed by a factor of 10 by the time we got to 2014 as highlighted by Catherine Clifford in entrepreneur.com.

For those unaware or those that want…

It was another moment to shudder when I set my alarm for the ridiculous o’clock flight to London from Dublin, but thankfully the idea of catching up with some old friends from the London Startup scene, getting to hear a bevy of brilliant pitches, get time to check out…

In 1996 Jay Kay the leader of the acid jazz inspired super group Jamiroquai sang these faithful lyrics in his song ‘Virtual Insanity’ that would ultimately be quite important to me.

Of this virtual insanity, we’re livin in.
Has got to change, yeah

Now, as always I won’t forget to…

On Wednesday 22nd of March, it was 4am and my alarm clock was blaring (in later years I think I’ll find out the ringtone descends digitally from the same claxon used in the movie Das Boot when that sub dives, as it is as equally nosiey as it is scary)…

Gene Murphy

I ❤️ Startups! Organise @dublinbeta @drinkaboutdub @swdub @startupnextirl Cofounder @startupireland & I'm E.I.R. at Bank Of Ireland Tweets RTs favs are all mine

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