Scale Ireland Annual Autumn Gathering: Minister for Finance, tech start-up founders and investors discuss the way forward for the sector

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

Blend it like Millo, Smart blender from Lithuania based food tech startup

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

Brace : Social network that helps injured sports persons across levels to track, document and share their recovery journeys.

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 : Young minds in action at this great accelerator platform, opportunity for aspiring youngsters to showcase their talent and bring ideas to life

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

Futnut: Galway based Football Fantasy App founder Alan says his platform gives ‘thrills without the spills’

“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’

Night Drive starring Roshan Mathew, Anna Ben , Indrajith: Yet another movie from Kerala getting added to the list of special ‘Mallu’ movies

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

Smart Table Tennis ready for global launch: Amir Kamandi, Junior National Player to Startup Founder

“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.”
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Tony Kitous, the food entrepreneur who dared to Dream Big: Working 90 hours a week to owning 30+ restaurants

“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

Alcohol free beer Fungtn making in roads, Founder Zoey Henderson talks about the startup journey and importance of Positive Wellness

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: Be Negative, Think Positive – New Travel Mantra

‘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 puts the lake city in the global football map with an association with premier league cup Southampton FC

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

Ireland’s go to I-D brand: The Pure brand powering 15000 Idlis/Dosas every week

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

Apna time ayega: Unicorn in less than 2 years

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: 136 years old UK football club, 1733 owners from 36 countries, breaking even

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

Premier League 2021/22 is back, a look at the kit and shirt sponsors as well as the changing face of fan engagement

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

Kerala Startup providing unique Detox for the Specially abled people

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

What’s Up Zoko ? Y Combinator bets on Kerala startup helping brands to grow business on WhatsApp

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

Arm of Joy: A story of love with a mission to spread smiles

“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