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Bank of Ireland

Bank of Ireland is the leading financial services provider in Ireland with a growing consumer financial services offering in the UK. It also has significant corporate banking and treasury businesses serving customers across Ireland, UK, Europe and the USA. For over 230 years, Bank of Ireland has been helping people and businesses with all their financial needs - providing everything from current accounts to corporate finance. Today, Bank of Ireland is a strong and sustainable bank, focused on supporting our customers and growing our core franchises, while contributing to economic growth in our key markets.





Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland is the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. We work in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales in global markets. In this way, we support sustainable economic growth, regional development and secure employment. You can find detailed information on Enterprise Ireland's activities, strategy and performance in our Reports and Publications.




The IEDR is the registry for .ie Internet domain names and maintains the database of .ie registered domain names. Find an Accredited Registrar They have the skills to help you register your .ie domain. We have been managing the .ie country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) namespace since 1991. Our work includes protecting, supporting and promoting the online presence of all .ie domain names. The IEDR originated in University College Dublin, however in July 2000 it became a private company. The IEDR has no shareholders, the company is owned by its members who are the directors. This structure, being limited by guarantee, is a very common one for domain registries around the world. Surpluses are not distributed, they are added to opening reserves. Directors, as per the company’s constitution, do not have a “beneficial interest“ in the reserves of the company. Only the IEDR can administer and manage the .ie namespace. These acts are undertaken as a public service. The IEDR liaises as required with government departments, governing bodies, trade associations and abides by Internet best practice principles while still operating as an independent private company.





We know how hard you are working on your business and what an exciting time this is in your life. We also know how crucial it is that you get your financials right from the start. That’s because we have worked with over 6,000 start-ups and business owners in our 24 locations across Ireland, helping them at each stage in their development.

You will need advice on the right structure for your business, what taxes to register for and crucially how to avoid over- paying tax. We will guide you through this process in plain English freeing you up to run your business. We work on a fixed fee basis with monthly payment options- giving you full peace of mind.

TaxAssist Accountants are pleased to offer all start-up award entrants a free 1 hour consultation at your local office and a free, detailed start-up guide.




McCann FitzGerald

With almost 575 people, including over 350 lawyers and professional staff, McCann FitzGerald is one of Ireland’s premier law firms. We are consistently recognised as being the market leader in many practice areas and our pre-eminence is endorsed by clients and market commentators alike.  Our principal office is located in Dublin and we have overseas offices in London, New York and Brussels. We provide a full range of legal services and our clients include international corporations, major domestic businesses and emerging Irish companies.

At McCann FitzGerald we recognise the importance of the right advice at the right time. We also recognise the dilemma that most early-stage companies face in terms of the requirement to balance the need for good advice against the need to manage costs.  We view the relationship with start-up companies as a partnership, and our aim is to help some of the most innovative and exciting companies in Ireland on their journey towards commercial success





Blueface is a leading Unified Communications-as-a-Service Provider to Businesses, Enterprises and Carriers. Founded in 2004, Blueface’s proprietary cloud voice platform services Business customers of all sizes ranging from SME’s through to Large Multinational Enterprises.

Our Enterprise-Ready cloud voice solutions are recognised as cutting edge and global best in class. We understand that customers need reliable, feature rich, flexible and scaleable UC solutions. Blueface embraces the best in unified communications features across hosted voice, landline and mobile services, messaging, conferencing, global services, workforce mobility and a suite of cloud based business applications.

Our business customers rely on Blueface’s cloud communications as their reliable and innovative solution to service their business needs in what is a fast paced and competitive world of global business.

Blueface’s Unified Communications-as-a-Service enables our customers to collaborate and communicate effortlessly.

Blueface’s proprietary platform is built upon over 12 years of development / R&D in Unified Communications and this market leading platform has serviced customers reliably with a core value proposition which makes sense for their businesses.



Irish Independent

The Irish Independent holds the unique and undisputed position as Ireland's best read quality daily newspaper with 666,000 readers nationwide. Offering strong reach across each region the titles continued dominance of the Leinster (375,000) and Connaught/Ulster (139,000) areas stand unchallenged, with a substantial presence in the Munster region (125,000). Business Week & Technology, the Irish Independents business supplement, published Thursdays, delivers the latest business news, insights and analysis from around the globe. The Irish Independent possesses the highest daily reach for business professionals aged 18-44 reaching 75,000 AB's within this category. A truly national newspaper, the Irish Independent offers strong reach across each region, delivering ground breaking news to its loyal readers.