My visit to DkIT Regional Development Centre on the 10th Anniversary of Novation EPP

In Misc, What I'm working on at the moment on January 23, 2012 at 3:59 pm

On Thursday (19th Jan) I visited DkIT Regional Development Centre (www.rdc.ie) on the occasion of the celebration of 10 years of the Novation Enterprise Platform Programme at the centre. Garrett Duffy (Enterprise Development Manager at the centre) kindly took time out on a very busy day to give me a tour of the facility.  Some great Irish businesses have come out of the Centre over the years  (Digiweb, Redmere,Barracuda FX and Mcor Technologies to name but a few) and many more are lined up on this year’s Novation programme.

Being in the home town of Digiweb I made sure to catch up with my friend and mentor Colm Piercy for lunch. 2012 looks like being another record year for Digiweb.

At the NEPP celebration I also had the chance to meet Gerry Moan (Managing Director of Constructive Intervention and founder of Smart Start) and hear about this year’s new intake on the Smart Start programme – see www.smartstart.ie . I particularly like the Smart Start professional structure of using competition to gradually identify the best of breed in the start-ups they support on each programme –  http://screencast.com/t/njO24eQeVQc


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