This was more like a pre seed investment , of the talent hunt. A pre seed type of a casual talk to understand more about the talent and what they can be bring on board. Continue reading Startups in Ireland: Speed dating of founders and talents
She was surviving on the meagre savings doing part time work but her passion to make many innovative circuit boards, FPGA chips that could act as video screens, sound generators, etc. helped her to focus on her strengths & finally got the first ‘engineering’ job. Continue reading Jeri Ellsworth: The Life Journey: Episode 2
Talking about the DLR Waves vs Cork City FC game, Vera Pauw said “It is great to see the competitiveness. Lot of young players, promising talent and good to see them play.” Continue reading LOIW GW3: DLR Waves win their first home game, Cork City put up a good fight
The Women’s national league of Ireland is scheduled to kick off today (4th of March, 2023). SSE Airtricity continues to be the main sponsor for the league. The 2023 Women’s Premier Division will see 11 teams competing to reach the top of the league. In 2022, it was a nail biting finish with almost 4 teams with a chance to win the league during the … Continue reading League of Ireland Women 2023: Teams, Sponsors, Kits
Scale Ireland had recently rolled out a survey to gauge the sentiments of the Start-up founders in Ireland. The results of this important survey has been released by Scale Ireland. 248 founders / CEOs responded to all the 22 questions spanning across various factors impacting the Start-ups in Ireland. Some of the key points:- 155 people (62.5%) answered yes to the revisions brought out by … Continue reading State of Start-ups: Scale Ireland survey captures the key areas that are working well and identifies the challenges
My dad’s name is Klaas. That’s where the Klaas Kickz comes from. I created a bond with my dad through football. I’m hoping that this can do the same with parent and child all around Ireland and even the world. My dad wasn’t big into football until I was big into football. But he knew the importance of playing, activities and being outside in fresh air. Continue reading Simplifying football coaching for kids: Mark Connaughton, founder of Klaas Kickz, National Startup award winner
In this episode, Jeri shares the story of her adventures with dirt car racing, learning the basic of building and racing cars from Duke Southard, selling computers through her initial entrepreneurial journey , “Computers Made Easy”, the humbling moments, life lessons and much more. Continue reading Jeri Ellsworth : The Life Journey: Episode 1
It was August of 2021 when my family and I decided to take a trip to Donegal, Ireland. We were looking for a peaceful and relaxing getaway, and Donegal seemed like the perfect destination. It was an experience that we will never forget. We started our journey by taking a train from Dublin to Sligo, and as we were travelling, we were greeted with picturesque … Continue reading Rendezvous at Donegal, a travelogue
Ireland is a place which gives plethora of options to satisfy the drinking taste buds. Even with the recent popularity of no-lo alcoholic drinks, people are not left stranded. Yes, all the big alcoholic brands have jumped on to to take a pie of this growing market category. The brands have been competing to come out with clutter breaking ads to promote their 0.0 offerings. … Continue reading Mood boosting menu added to this unique non alcoholic bar, TVM in Dublin
The biggest shocks in #FIFAWorldCup history. This is what FIFA said about the victory of Saudi Arabia against two time World Cup Champions, Argentina. Argentina came to this World Cup with a superb form of 36 unbeaten games, just a couple of games away from making a record. Since 1930, Argentina never lost a World Cup match after having a half time score of 1-0. … Continue reading The Falcons fly high at the biggest sporting event , FIFA World Cup 2022
And it begins…!!! The teams, stadiums, sponsors of 2022. Also read about where it all started ? why and when it was decided for the group stage final games to be played at the time? Continue reading Carnival of The Beautiful Game Begins
In this latest edition of PAC Talks, it was a pleasure to interview one of the top 20 Artificial Intelligence startups in India. Data Science Wizards (DSW) is a very young company, started in 2019, which is growing at a steady pace in the right direction. I met with the team, Pritesh Tiwari , Founder & Chief Data Scientist, Sandeep Khuperkar, Co founder & CEO … Continue reading Data Science Wizards: Startup with the magic touch of unifying everything in artificial intelligence
At that time, I along with my wife Smitha thought of opening a takeaway and we started to look for ideal locations. When we looked at the site at Belarmine Plaza, Stepaside. We were both impressed by the size and layout of the unit, carparking facility and also the fact that there was space for small restaurant. It was always my dream to own my own restaurant someday back from the Oberoi days. Continue reading Oberoi to Rasa: A 33 years old dream finally coming true for this hospitality worker turned entrepreneur
Scale Ireland’s autumn event turned out to be a well timed curtain raiser to share the thoughts, expectations, and also challenges facing the start-up ecosystem. It was also important to ensure the key sectoral issues were raised in an open discussion with the Government ahead of the upcoming budget. Scale Ireland’s Annual Autumn Gathering, its first in-person event took place on the 12th September in … Continue reading Scale Ireland Annual Autumn Gathering: Minister for Finance, tech start-up founders and investors discuss the way forward for the sector
Adam calls the Millo Air, the 2.0 version as the ‘Silent Blender’. He demonstrated this during the interview and even at 1200 rpm, there was hardly any sound. The initial blender from Millo was developed with a focus on user experience, design and convenience. The team behind this wanted to improve this offering and has now launched the new version where they are using the help of a magnetic drive to rotate the blades. Continue reading Blend it like Millo, Smart blender from Lithuania based food tech startup
Sports is the best form of medicine to keep yourself fit and stress free. So when you get injured and have to stay away from this weekly activity for 6-9 months then it starts impacting you slowly and steadily. It is a horrible feeling to not being able to do things that you really look forward to every week. It is all about the Social factor. Continue reading Brace : Social network that helps injured sports persons across levels to track, document and share their recovery journeys.
Patch is an amazing platform which is in a way unique. I see this as a start-up summer camp for young minds. They have lot of ideas going in their minds, minimal apprehensions, high on confidence or conviction but just need the right mentorship to complete the puzzle. At Patch, I could see a great line up of mentors and supporters who are ensuring that these young minds have the required guidance. Continue reading Patch : Young minds in action at this great accelerator platform, opportunity for aspiring youngsters to showcase their talent and bring ideas to life
“They are all consuming content, following the teams, going to games, it is a social avenue for people – going to pub watch the game, etc. While doing that they are constantly trading opinions and knowledge, up until now lot of that has been in ether. Who actually knows his football, is it the one who is always yapping or the quiet guy, whereas now you can come in to FutNut , make your predictions and see how you rank against everybody else. So now the talking is over and let us see who actually knows their football. ” – Alan Loughrey. Continue reading Futnut: Galway based Football Fantasy App founder Alan says his platform gives ‘thrills without the spills’
Malayalam movies , fondly called as Mallu movies by the global audience has been producing amazing stories for decades. It is in the last 6-7 years, the non malayalee viewership for these movies started going up exponentially. Simple yet beautiful, subtle yet powerful, nice yet stand out and this goes on about the way in which Malayalam movies gets discussed across states and countries. Global … Continue reading Night Drive starring Roshan Mathew, Anna Ben , Indrajith: Yet another movie from Kerala getting added to the list of special ‘Mallu’ movies
“This market is little bit conservative. This is a time to digitalise our sport. If we do not open our minds in table tennis industry and adapt technology then will lose this sport to new generation. This is the generation that see tech everywhere. We have to do everything to keep the new generation involved in table tennis.”
Continue reading Smart Table Tennis ready for global launch: Amir Kamandi, Junior National Player to Startup Founder
“It is about Passion. Whatever you do in life there are two ways of looking at it – Very Hard and Very Easy, with a fine balance. If we choose the easy path it is not because its easy but you are determined and obsessed to achieve. It is very hard because you think it is hard.” Continue reading Tony Kitous, the food entrepreneur who dared to Dream Big: Working 90 hours a week to owning 30+ restaurants
The panel members shared their stories, thoughts and suggestions which, if implemented, would make a real impact in increasing the number of women working in this sector.
Continue reading Scale Ireland Supporting Women in Start-ups: Network, Support, Break the bias
Sitting in her house in North Wales, United Kingdom, Zoey is single handedly managing Fungtn. A myco adaptogenic low alcohol beer brand born in North Wales, courtesy an experiment with mushroom and beer. Continue reading Alcohol free beer Fungtn making in roads, Founder Zoey Henderson talks about the startup journey and importance of Positive Wellness
‘OMiCron’-icle 🙂 So after a hiatus of 20 months, I finally decided to take a flight. Ireland to India, two countries with lot in common right from the colour of the national flags. When everything looks to go as per the plans, the onset of a new variant made me think: ‘Oh My’ it is is going to be a ‘Chronicle’. Continue reading ‘OMiCron’-icle: Be Negative, Think Positive – New Travel Mantra
Thane City FC which was started in 2019 is breaking records with this association. Thane City FC would be the youngest club in India to sign up as the international academy partner for a premier league club. It also will be one of the only clubs who are not part of the ISL or I League which have got into such an agreement with an international club. Continue reading Thane City FC puts the lake city in the global football map with an association with premier league cup Southampton FC
In this edition of PAC Talks with VJCV, Santhosh Sankaranarayanan, the person powering this Pure brand, shared his inspiring journey of completing his engineering from Kerala, India in 1995 to working in Ireland and how he ended up starting Pure. Continue reading Ireland’s go to I-D brand: The Pure brand powering 15000 Idlis/Dosas every week
Indian Startup ecosystem is on an exponential rise. Even when the globe was going through a slow pace in the last 2 years, some of the Startups in India were steadily attracting investments and making their mark. Hurun India recently released a detailed report about the existing Unicorns and the future probable Unicorns from India. As per the report , India has 51 Unicorns. Almost … Continue reading Apna time ayega: Unicorn in less than 2 years
Lewes FC was formed on 23rd September, 1885. The local parish council allowed them to use land known as the Dripping Pan. The ground gets its name from the monks who used to live there. The football club has played there for 135 years , one year they could not play when British army used the place as a storage location. Continue reading Lewes FC: 136 years old UK football club, 1733 owners from 36 countries, breaking even
New kit sponsors who made it, courtesy the deal they signed with Premier League teams, include Joma, Kelme and Castore.
Major deal: Teamviewer replacing Chevrolet at the heart of Old Trafford.
Other new shirt sponsor entrants : FBS Trading, Hollywood Bets, SpreadEX Sports, Lotus Automobiles and Stakes.com
Teams with Shirt Sponsors linked to Betting: 9
Adidas was the kit sponsor for 7 teams in 2020-21, now reduced to 4 teams.
Watch out for Socios – who are creating a revolution in the fan token and coin space. Continue reading Premier League 2021/22 is back, a look at the kit and shirt sponsors as well as the changing face of fan engagement
We coined the word Desintox from De’sintox /Detox in French. It means rehabilitation especially from drugs. It is true for Disability as well. The affected person won’t be able to get out of it even though they try hard. So we thought Desintox to be a considerable name for a company that tries to enable people and help them to be able/ease their life/rejuvenate them to the maximum possible extend Continue reading Kerala Startup providing unique Detox for the Specially abled people
If chat is the channel you want to do business on then you would come to Zoko. We will work on WhatsApp, Facebook messenger, Apple iMessage and any chat platform, people will be able to message and we will be the default platform. Continue reading What’s Up Zoko ? Y Combinator bets on Kerala startup helping brands to grow business on WhatsApp
“Happiness is the only Selfish motive” says Anoop G, Managing Trustee of Arm of Joy The story started two decades ago, 1999-2000, when Anoop and Rekha who were studying in the same college were discussing about a future together. Both had a common thought about the life ahead of them. They agreed on doing something to make the society better , not big things but … Continue reading Arm of Joy: A story of love with a mission to spread smiles
Story Book is the only App in the world which brings together infant massaging techniques, story and music. For many reasons it is not recommended to have screen time before going to bed. So this is an App, parents will use and kids will listen. Continue reading Story Book: Startup from Ecuador helping parents and kids in over 150 countries to Sleep
What a start to 2021, Get ‘Pei’d for Doing Nothing 🙂
Confident that technology in reach isn’t worth reaching for. We know, because we tried reaching a little further.
And came up with NOTHING.
Continue reading Get Peid for Doing Nothing
A ray of hope for the parents of a boy born in Chinnappampatti on 27th May, 1991. A dream for a father who helped many people in Hyderabad to reach their destination on time in his auto rickshaw.
Once again a new Hope & Dream when someone in a village or a city buy, borrow or build a bat & ball and hand it over to their young boys & girls:
Twinkle twinkle little Stars, how I wonder what you are ? …!!! Continue reading Sports: The Ultimate Hope
Frank Lampard has been there, seen it all and won it all with Chelsea FC as a player. Now the honors is on him to turn around the Chelsea team by leading from the front as the Manager, despite the fact that there are already rumours and calls for finding his replacement. Everyone who follows Chelsea or English Premier League know that the owner of … Continue reading Chelsea repeating last season’s performance. Is it possible for a top 4 finish this season as well?
Languages and pronunciations sometimes can be interpreted in real funny ways.
One such instance that has gone viral in WhatsApp Malayalee groups is ഓ ബാബു വിസ ഒത്തു ബൂം ബൂം, പിന്നുണ്ടൊ പിന്നുണ്ടൊ ബൂം ബൂം.
I was just curious about the song. So I went tracking this song and the real lyrics. The original song is by Norwegian musician Martin Tungevaag & the Swedish Robbin Söderlund (known as Raaban).
The WhatsApp message which has been forwarded++++ times goes like this:- Continue reading ഓ ബാബു വിസ ഒത്തു ബൂം ബൂം ft Bad Boy, Fun and Real facts
Gues Blog: Akshay is a graduate of UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School in MSc Supply Chain Management. While sharing this travel experience, he also mentioned about the challenges he is facing to find a job during Covid. Continue reading Covid Travel : dublin to mumbai: in between work, akshay shares his journey experience while in quarantine
Chelsea FC: This will be an important season for Lampard and as he said “I want us to be an exciting team to watch so we can move the ball through the pitch quickly, and create chances” , hope to the fans get to see this on the ground. Continue reading Chelsea Trilogy: Rise, Fall and Resurgence 2019 season and the new beginning
The 29th season of Premier League will start on 12th September, 2020. 2020 has already given enough surprises to the whole world, so are we going to witness something special this season ?
Players will walk through the tunnel and take their positions in the ground wearing the new 2020-21 jerseys. The money coming from these deals play a crucial part in the overall revenue of the clubs, that too now with no or limited fans coming to the stadium, every dime is important.
Premier League 2020-21 : Compiled details of Shirt and Kit Sponsors. Continue reading Premier League 2020-21 : This season’s Shirt and Kit Sponsors
Ganesh Pai, the founder of Dontmemorise.com has a dream to teach 1 billion students.
The YouTube channel of Dontmemorise.com has 1.39 Million subscribers as of today. The daily views garnered by them is 250,000. So by the time complete watching this 45 minutes interview of Ganesh, Dontmemorise.com YouTube channel would have got additional 10,000 views.
The journey which was started to teach 1 million students has been achieved. Now Ganesh has set his dream of teaching 1 billion students. He says “Growth is slow, Future is bright”. Continue reading Dontmemorise.com Founder Ganesh Pai talks about the most affordable EduTech platform of India with a dream to teach 1 billion students
Story of Maharani Gin: Bhagya in this fun and candid conversation, in a mix of English and Malayalam, takes us through the journey of meeting Robert, conceptualizing the idea of Maharani Gin, challenges faced by Women in alcohol industry, women leadership, malayalees, kerala and rebel city connection. Continue reading Story of Maharani Gin: Fun and candid conversation with Bhagya Barrett, Co Founder of Rebel City Distillery
“Usually clubs are formed with a top down approach. First the senior team is launched and then they start working on the youth team, academy, etc. Community comes in the end. Thane City FC is formed keeping in mind a bottom up approach. We have built a community and will use that as a base to develop our club.” said Prashant about the structure and plans for the club. Continue reading Touch down to touch line: Prashant J Singh, the Football Coach with a dream, ready to take off again
Techgentsia is the winner of India Government’s Video Conference Solution Challenge
Joy gives complete credit of this achievement to his team. He said “the team has worked 24*7 to come out with this prototype in just one month’s time”. This 10 year old startup is based out of Kochi and has 50 engineers working with them. They have specialized in the research and development of audio and video based conference solutions for the last 10 years.
The team has worked really hard to bring out this video conferencing solution. They have decided to continue with the project code name ‘VConSol’ as the brand name, for now. “We are getting lot of suggestions, maybe we will do a poll later to decide the new brand name.” added Joy.
Continue reading VConsol from Techgentsia, interview of Joy Sebastian, Winner of Innovation Challenge for developing India’s Video Conferencing Solution
Megha said “I usually eat, drink and do everything with table tennis. At home we just talk about table tennis.”
She spoke in detail about how one of the fastest racquet sports in the world, table tennis became a part and parcel of her life. It was in 2018 that Megha along with Deepak Malik, the former national player and coach of Indian national table tennis team, decided to start a performance analytics company. Continue reading Interview of Megha Gambhir, CEO & Co Founder of STUPA Sports Analytics, predictive analytics startup
WaitTime, the real time artificial intelligence based crowd management solution, was in the market as a solution to reduce the waiting time. Now WaitTime provides crucial data which can be used to control and make people wait before entering into any premises.
This startup had got associated with major sporting arenas and leagues like Sydney Cricket Ground, Melbourne Cricket Ground, NBA, NFL, US Tennis Association, etc. even before the start of Covid.
Now with crowd management being the key to bring back the normal days , I hope to see technology based solutions like WaitTime to aid government bodies, tourism boards, tourist attractions, public transportation, hotels, etc. to plan the phased reopening of premises. Continue reading From almost out of action to the center of all action, how WaitTime timed its move to perfection?
Once an inter school athlete champion, winning medals for high jump and pole vault, he had a life like a regular able bodied person till the age of 24.
After completing his education in air conditioning technology, he relocated to the then Bombay in 1980. Raju worked there for 4 years before life took away the key feature from him – his mobility. He was stuck with fever and did not take it seriously. This led to trouble in urination and finally got admitted to a hospital. It was a life changing moment for him when he woke up the next day. His lower body was paralysed. Continue reading Specially abled Raju’s handmade products- Seed paper pen, umbrellas, electric charger, cloth bags
Achan was basically a farmer, like most of our ancestors, & karyasthan of a nearby mana as well. Achan somehow had passion to study law but then finally when it came to financially supporting his family, he left law behind & took up teaching. Though he joined a government school, he was always passionate about other things. He took up farming from his father, did some small scale construction & was an active communist. That’s when an offer of demolishing a mana (where achachan was karyasthan) & constructing a new house on the same plot came up.
No ‘Marketing’ done so far other than the Word of Mouth Marketing. The small factory was set-up in a rural area taking into consideration the convenience of labourers , no showrooms, no middlemen, only upcycled wood & handmade genuine traditional ‘asari’ craft!.
Kuttan Master pioneered the technique of Circularity. Master made his way to the abode two years ago but has left a huge impact behind him. A true ‘Anugraha’ to all the mankind.
Continue reading “Wooderful Story”: 50 years, Saved 3000 trees & still continuing : Started as a passion by a teacher from a small village in Kerala, ‘Anugraha’ Wood furniture upcycling