The Small Business Show (270314 - 020414)

This week’s show looks at what Silicon Valley and other startup communities have that Ireland can emulate. Kehlan talks to the former Mayor of San Diego, an Irishman making it big in Palo Alto and also takes a look at why Israel is one of the biggest startup scenes outside of the United States. All this and the usual SME news round up.

The Small Business Show (270314 - 020414)

Part 1 Kehlan Kirwan along with Olwen Dawe from Irish Business Intelligence and Brian Cleary from Clonmel Chamber discuss this week’s news for SMEs. Headlines this week include:

- Young entrepreneurs inspiring their own

- New tougher laws for Organic farmers

- Fifty percent of SME applications to the Credit review office overturned

Part 2 Tom McEnery is former Mayor of San Diego, California and business advisor with the Irish Technology Leadership Group in Silicon Valley. Tom offers a critical analysis of what Ireland needs to do to emulate the nurturing processes of greatest startup communities in the world.

Part 3: In part three of this weeks show we talk to an Irish born company making it big in Silicon Valley. Eoin Dowling, co-founder of Boxfish, explains how they started the company and how they have recently received over €5m in capital investment.

Part 4: Silicon Valley is not the only hot prospect in the global startup scene. Israel has become one of the biggest tech startup scenes outside of the United States. Clyde Hutchinson from the Ireland Israel Business Network talk to Kehlan about how they have become such a name globally for startups.

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