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Start-Up Spotlight: Stampify

In this issue, I examine Stampify, a non-profit social enterprise offering a loyalty card with a few slight twists on the traditional loyalty cards we are accustomed to. Instead of accruing discounts, credits or a free coffee after collecting a…

So There’s a Pandemic. How will the Economy Fare?

The Covid-19 pandemic not only brings with it a global health crisis, but also an economic crisis, the likes of which the world has never seen. Businesses have closed down indefinitely, people have stopped spending money and central banks across…

Start-Up Spotlight: Bounce Insights

Charlie Butler is co-founder of Bounce Insights, an ‘’all-encompassing market research tool that can ask any questions companies want, to any consumer they want, faster and cheaper than any current alternatives’’, and a final year Trinity Global Business student. Outside…

UCD I&E Win €10,000 at Trading Competition

The Bank of Ireland FX Trade Off Competition tests university students’ ability to trade currencies, promoting and encouraging participation in the global FX markets country-wide. The competition is popular amongst aspiring financiers and numerical brains alike, with over 1,000 entrants…

The Business Interview with Denis O’Brien

Denis O’Brien is a serial entrepreneur who founded Communicorp, a commercial radio and emerging digital media provider, and Digicel Group, a complete communications provider serving the Caribbean, Central America and Pacific – along with several other companies. Throughout his personal…

Drone Food Delivery to Launch Soon at Belfield

Drone-delivered take-away meals will soon be a reality for UCD students, as news comes out that Manna will launch this month. Manna, founded by Bobby Healy, is promising to facilitate the delivery of food within three minutes of ordering via…

Student Union Accounts Show Strong Financial Year

The College Tribune has obtained the UCD Students’ Union Financial accounts for the Year 2018/19. The organisation’s 2019/20 budget is also included in the document released by the Union. We’ve put together the most notable figures from these documents and…

Start-Up Spotlight: KeepAppy

This week on Start-Up Spotlight, I spoke with Aimée-Louise Carton, the co-founder of social enterprise KeepAppy, an app which puts wellness in peoples’ pockets. Aimée-Louise is also an award-winning entrepreneur, international mental health activist, advocate for tech-based social enterprise and…

The Life and Work Ethic of UCD’s Regina Breheny

Regina Breheny, the CEO of the Irish Association of Investment Managers, acts as a glowing ambassador for women in finance, rising to the very top of her field. The UCD alumna studied Commerce before working several stints in high profile…

Start-Up Spotlight: Fearless Media

Fearless Media is a small production company which creates engaging video content for businesses looking to bring a story to life, and was founded by Thomas Arnold in 2019. The name might sound familiar to you; Thomas is also a…

UCD Lyons Farm Receive €3m Investment for New AgTech Hub

UCD Lyons Farm in Co Kildare will be the site for a new ag-tech research hub. The project was awarded a 3m investment from the Regional Enterprise Development Fund through NovaUCD who were amongst 26 successful applicants to receive funding…

Start-Up Spotlight: myStudyPal

The company in this week’s Start-up Spotlight tackles a problem many of us faced during our Leaving Cert years; making a study timetable. myStudyPal, founded and run by Mark Nealon, aims to tackle the issues that students face when attempting…