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Roisin Kiberd

Roisin writes about internet subcultures, Tamagotchis and taxidermy, among other things. You can find her on Twitter and Tumblr, where she is always happy to talk. @roisinkiberd

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Coolest Projects: Tech Fueled by Slushie, Not Coffee

This was the first conference I’ve been to at the RDS where no one is drinking coffee; instead, a long queue has formed …

27 June 2016 / By Roisin Kiberd

Dublin Tech Does SXSW 2016: The Definitive Guide

The office of the Dublin Commissioner for Startups aka Startup Dublin are bringing the Irish capital on the road with a series of celebratory events called Dublin Makes Me, comprising three different events to attract international founders, media and investors interested in knowing more about Dublin.

10 March 2016 / By Roisin Kiberd

@SXSW 2016: Dublin In The House

Are you Irish and going to SXSW? Or not Irish, but interested in Ireland? Or are you just looking for somewhere truly out of the ordinary to spend your Friday night?

08 March 2016 / By Roisin Kiberd

#WebSummit Preview: Day Three

Is it the last day already? Thursday at the Web Summit sees an eclectic programme of panels: fashion, music, HealthTech, marketing, an appearance …

05 November 2015 / By Roisin Kiberd

High Fliers: Are Ireland’s TravelTech Companies The Best In The World?

Dublin is rapidly becoming a hub for innovation in the travel sector. Irish Travel Tech is a diverse mix of local startups and …

04 November 2015 / By Roisin Kiberd

#WebSummit Preview: Day Two

Had fun last night at Coppers? It’s OK, the photos aren’t on Twitter… yet. Take your mind off your hangover with the launch …

04 November 2015 / By Roisin Kiberd

#WebSummit Preview: Day One

You’ve arrived late, the traffic was madness itself but you’re finally at the RDS, surrounded by similarly disoriented people, many of whom are …

03 November 2015 / By Roisin Kiberd

The Survivor’s Guide To Web Summit 2015

Join Dublin Globe for our daily Web Summit previews… Three days, 30,000 attendees, 700 speakers and a seemingly countless number of pictures of …

02 November 2015 / By Roisin Kiberd

Back Of The Net: Ireland’s SportsTech Companies

Powered by Cpl Recruitment: Ireland has made immeasurable contributions to the sports world over the years. We gave the world hurling, then Roy …

08 October 2015 / By Roisin Kiberd

Cashing In: Ireland’s FinTech Leaders

Powered by Cpl Recruitment: We’re all about FinTech in Ireland these days. New FinTech startups are emerging monthly, with the encouragement of organizations …

23 September 2015 / By Roisin Kiberd

Homestay’s Tom Kennedy: Feeling Charitable

The Big Read, powered by Vodafone: Tom Kennedy is one of those very Irish success stories whose track record may appear incredibly intimidating …

28 August 2015 / By Roisin Kiberd

Killing It On Four Continents (Part One)

Let’s take a moment to celebrate ten Irish companies we think are ‘killing it on four continents’. We’re talking about the Irish (and/or …

20 August 2015 / By Roisin Kiberd

Primer: Galway’s Tech Renaissance

With a plethora of innovative software startups alongside internationals like Cisco, Oracle, IBM, Apple, EA and HP, the West of Ireland deserves to …

19 August 2015 / By Roisin Kiberd

The Dublin Office: LinkedIn

Your handy bluffer’s guide to international tech companies in Dublin. Who? Oh, you know, LinkedIn. The ‘other’ social network that’s not for fun, …

11 August 2015 / By Roisin Kiberd

13 Irish AdTech Startups You Need To Know About Right Now

Ireland’s creative culture translates into a truly diverse advertising industry. That encompasses everything from small agencies doing big things (Zero-G, The Social House …

05 August 2015 / By Roisin Kiberd

ID2015: Dublin By Design

2015 is the Year of Irish Design, an initiative celebrating Ireland’s creative industries. Earlier this month they launched the official ID2015 app, entitled …

31 July 2015 / By Roisin Kiberd

Toolbox: 3D Printing In Ireland

When is an orange not an orange? Your one-stop guide to 3D printing in Ireland. 3D printing is changing the world, letting users …

28 July 2015 / By Roisin Kiberd

Don’t Miss Dublin: Social Strategy, US Expansion and Hacking The Future

A trio of choice Dublin tech happenings for the week ahead: The Curiosity Box, Mansion House, Dublin, Friday 24th, 7.30pm Part of the …

23 July 2015 / By Roisin Kiberd

Female High Fliers Soar: DCU Ryan Academy’s Class Of 2015

Kicking off with Alicia Keys singing ‘This girl is on fire‘ over a Powerpoint presentation, the showcase for the DCU Ryan Academy’s Female High …

16 July 2015 / By Roisin Kiberd

Don’t Miss Dublin: Seedcamps, Startup Salons & Sound Advice

A trio of choice Dublin tech happenings for the week ahead: Startup Salon, 23rd July, 6.30, 4 Dame Lane: If you’re stuck at …

16 July 2015 / By Roisin Kiberd

AlleyWatch’s Reza Chowdhury On Disrupting New York Tech Media

There are distinct differences from one tech city to the next, and one of the best ways to understand these nuances is by …

14 July 2015 / By Roisin Kiberd

TSSG Uncovered: Irish Research Centres Rule

In the first of a series on Ireland’s research centres and their role in the Irish startup ecosystem, we profile TSSG (Telecommunications, Software …

07 July 2015 / By Roisin Kiberd

Creative Ireland: Ten Twitter Accounts To Follow

Seeking inspiration? Is your Twitter feed looking a little bit dry? Time to follow some Irish creatives, then… We’ve rounded up a few …

02 July 2015 / By Roisin Kiberd

Ten Important Lessons From #Inspirefest2015, In Tweets

Well, that was an event with a difference. It’s not often conference speakers will get you angry about the world, move you to tears …

22 June 2015 / By Roisin Kiberd

BitSmith Games: Celtic Steampunks

Unique and gleefully strange, Bitsmith Games is the independent Dublin studio responsible for celtic steampunk game Ku: Shroud of the Morrigan, and the more …

15 June 2015 / By Roisin Kiberd

Toolbox: Learning To Code In Dublin

Classes, courses, and casual drinks (programming n00bs welcome) Are you one of those people who work in tech but are utterly clueless about …

10 June 2015 / By Roisin Kiberd

Intel Ignite: Building The Irish Internet Of Things

Last week saw the opening of the Intel Ignition Lab on their campus in Leixlip, County Kildare. Joining a network of similar labs …

10 June 2015 / By Roisin Kiberd

Inside 3D4Medical

Founded in Dublin, 3D4Medical is one of Ireland’s most successful HealthTech startup stories. A combination HealthTech company, animation studio and virtual publisher, 3D4 products …

09 June 2015 / By Roisin Kiberd

Bluetape Won The PCH Hackathon. Now What?

The team behind BlueTape have been in the news a lot of late, thanks to their product – a connected tape measure aimed …

08 June 2015 / By Roisin Kiberd

Decoding Web Summit With Co-Founder Daire Hickey

Web Summit co-founder Daire Hickey talks building a global conference empire from Dublin. The Big Read, powered by Vodafone. Will the ‘fastest growing …

05 June 2015 / By Roisin Kiberd

Primer: The Digital Hub

2003 is a long time ago in tech years, but Dublin’s Digital Hub, which was founded that year, is still very much going …

04 June 2015 / By Roisin Kiberd

Don’t Miss Dublin: From The Lean Entrepreneur To Brekkie With The Commish

More choice Dublin to-dos for the week ahead: Breakfast with the Dublin Startup Commissioner, DDDA Building, Friday 05/06/15: Calling all early risers: it’s …

04 June 2015 / By Roisin Kiberd

New To Dublin: All About Stripe

The lowdown on the world’s most talked-about payments platform… It’s rare to be able to legitimately call a FinTech startup exciting, but that’s …

03 June 2015 / By Roisin Kiberd

Dublin-Based Back To The Future Kickstarter: A Load Of Pants?

It’s a rainy Bank Holiday Monday in The Centre Of The Universe… And we want to tell you about ‘Outies’: a Dublin-based Kickstarter …

01 June 2015 / By Roisin Kiberd

HealthXL: Dublin’s HealthTech Matchmakers

As HealthTech booms worldwide, so it is in Dublin. As well as spawning buzzed-about startups like Pharmapod and Nutritics, we also play home …

28 May 2015 / By Roisin Kiberd

New To Dublin: All About Slack

The biggest story in Irish tech of late has got to be the arrival of Slack at the Digital Hub, announced earlier this …

27 May 2015 / By Roisin Kiberd

Go Hack Yourself: How I Learned To Love The PCH Hackathon

“Dublin is really good at the internet. But why not make Dublin the capital of the Internet of Things?” I’m speaking to Ronan …

26 May 2015 / By Roisin Kiberd

Don’t Miss Dublin 21/05/15

Three tech (and not-so-tech) must-dos for the week ahead: PCH Hardware Hackathon, May 22nd-24th In case you didn’t know, PCH are the Irish-based …

21 May 2015 / By Roisin Kiberd

Your Dublin Moment Of Zen 20/05/15

Today’s snapshot from The Centre Of The Universe. You’re welcome. Via The Journal, artist Joe Caslin’s Dublin mural in support of marriage equality …

21 May 2015 / By Roisin Kiberd

Toolbox: Starting A Company In Dublin – UPDATED*

The Companies Act in Ireland is changing, meaning it’s time we gave our previous guide to starting a company in Ireland a makeover …

20 May 2015 / By Roisin Kiberd

The Startup Gathering Takes Flight

In a very modern take on the traditional ‘Town Hall’ meeting, Dublin’s startup community gathered this morning at Wayra Ireland for the latest …

19 May 2015 / By Roisin Kiberd

Primer: 20 Irish Venture Capitalists

Pitches at the ready: these are the people you need to impress… Some of the best-known Irish VCs and investors aren’t actually to …

07 May 2015 / By Roisin Kiberd

CurrencyFair’s Brett Meyers: “Banks are trying to make their branches friendlier places. I just think get rid of them.”

Roisin Kiberd interviews CurrencyFair CEO Brett Meyers. A long time ago, back in 2013, I used to write blog posts for CurrencyFair. It’s …

17 April 2015 / By Roisin Kiberd