Dublin Tech News: Slack, KwikDesk And Tax Refunds

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Three Dublin tech stories you need to know this week:

Slack Open European Headquarters In Dublin: Expansion will bring 100 new jobs to Dublin over the next two years:

From the IDA Ireland website: Dublin, 14 May 2015 (1200hrs): Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD, and Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, announced today that Slack, a privately held software company headquartered in San Francisco, CA, has opened a European HQ in Dublin to meet the growing demand for its product. The company plans to hire 100 people in the next two years in customer support and account management roles for the European market. The jobs are being created with the support of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland. READ MORE

KwikDesk to open US lab for artificial intelligence work:

From The Irish Times: Irish tech firm KwikDesk is to open a deep-learning lab in Massachusetts to help support the development of its artificial intelligence platform Charlie AI. The company, which was founded in 2013 by Irish entrepreneur and photographerKevin Abosch, will open the lab in the city of Cambridge near Boston in July, employing up to eight engineers. “Cambridge makes a lot of sense for KwikDesk. From the proximity to MIT and the deep- learning community to the ease of travel between Dublin and Boston, it’s a perfect fit,” said Mr Abosch. READ MORE

Tax-back of 41pc for starting a business in Ireland is now a SURE thing:

From Silicon Republic: People who start a business will now be able to claim back 41pc of tax they paid in the six previous years under the new SURE tax refund initiative unveiled today by Finance Minister Michael Noonan and Jobs Minister Richard Bruton. The ‘StartUp Refunds for Entrepreneurs’ or SURE initiative allows entrepreneurs to obtain a refund from the Government of up to 41pc of the capital they invest in starting up a business. READ MORE

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