Sometimes realizations dawn on you quickly, sometimes slowly and sometimes it takes someone else's clear thinking to help you see what's likely been staring you in the face for months and months already.
And so it was with the idea that Dublin Globe's tech-focused, high quality content was ready to be syndicated out to Irish friendly media outlets around the world.
Before my trip to the States in August, Irina, the editor of Dublin Globe suggested we connect with IrishCentral in New York to explore a content partnership. IrishCentral is the largest Irish media outlet in the US, with 3.5 million unique monthly visitors, half a million Facebook followers and 250,000 subscribers to their daily newsletter. Founder Niall O’Dowd and his team also describe their readers as tech savvy and hungry for news of innovation coming from Ireland.
Dublin Globe’s goal from the beginning was to engage audiences internationally in a conversation about Irish innovation, and, though it’s true that more than half of our 11,000 subscribers are US-based already, IrishCentral's reach and depth bring this conversation to a new level. In short, it's a complete game changer for us.
So starting today, you’ll find Dublin Globe stories on IrishCentral a couple of times a week and in their newsletter, which goes out to a quarter of a million people in the US and beyond. We couldn’t be more excited.
Engaging the Irish diaspora has been an ambition of this office's since the beginning. All it took was the building of a great publication and two smart editors, one after the other, to find the best ways to make it happen.
- Niamh Bushnell
A little bit about the Dublin Commissioner for Startups Office:
In October 2014, the Office of the Dublin Commissioner for Startups – aka StartupDublin – was established as an independent, not-for-profit. Startup Dublin’s mission is to support and promote innovation-led, product-based companies that are born, bred or adopted in Dublin.
Niamh Bushnell is the first Dublin Commissioner for Startups. She is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor and writes about the work of the Commissioner's office in a weekly blog post here. You can also learn about the work of the office in the What We Do area of our StartupDublin website.
Dublin as a Tech City:
Dublin is a cool, open and creative capital city that’s home to 1.3 million people. It’s also a globally-connected tech hub with a can-do attitude, a strong sense of community and a global reputation for fun! Young tech talent from around the world is attracted to study, work and live in Dublin – 40% of the population is under the age of 30 and 20% is non-Irish born.
Dublin has three universities and four institutes of technology which produce close to thirty thousand graduates per year, 28% with science and engineering qualifications.
Dublin is the capital city of the fastest growing EU economy, partly thanks to our pedigree in enterprise software. We are the world capital of Traveltech with a growing reputation for B2B Software as a Service (SaaS) companies. Dublin is also a hotspot for Fintech and Payments companies.
Other industries with strong tech influences in Dublin include Health, Internet of Things, Telecoms and Education. Every week in Dublin Globe we celebrate news of our companies’ successes. Capital raises in the millions and acquisitions into the billions are becoming more and more common in Dublin, and our best-known companies include Intercom, Boxever, Ding, CurrencyFair, CarTrawler, FieldAware, Fleetmatics, 3D4Medical, Movidius, Nuritas, Soundwave, Phorest and Clavis Insight.
Strong talent combined with a business-friendly environment, has prompted an increasing number of global tech giants to call Dublin home.
Google, Facebook, Linkedin, AirBnb, HubSpot, Adroll, Twitter, Amazon, eBay and 250 more global tech companies all have their EMEA (European-Middle East-Africa) headquarters in Dublin and over 30% of these companies are also building product in Ireland. Their presence strengthens our tech ecosystem, gives local startups collaborative opportunities and also, unprecedented access to world-class talent.
Profiles of every Irish tech company and locally based multinational are available on TechIreland: www.techireland.org. If you're interested in working in the Irish technology industry, TechLifeIreland can be your guide www.techlifeireland.com
What Dublin Globe is offering Irish Central readers:
Dublin Globe tells the innovation stories of Dublin and Ireland through our startups, our multinationals, our Irish and international professionals. We celebrate Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway – and other unexpected tech centers like Donegal, Valentia Island in Co Kerry and Tramore, Co Waterford through our interviews, blog posts, listicles and long read features. Readers of Dublin Globe become hooked by the energy, enthusiasm, and fun they find on our pages. Modern Ireland is innovative, booming and full of diversity and Dublin Globe loves to tell its story.
Quick reminder: Next week Dublin gets taken over by SaaStock, Europe’s first ever SaaS conference. 100 VCs from the US and Europe are in town as part of the action so don’t miss it. You’ve been warned.