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The first Irish designed and developed microchip, the Galileo board, will receive the ‘Design in Ireland’ award at the Irish Technology Leadership Group's (ITLG) 7th Annual Silicon Valley Global Awards at Stanford University on 8 October.

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Business & Leadership

A UCC researcher is to travel to Silicon Valley in California next week in a bid to commercialise a new malaria vaccine patch that has been developed in Cork.

Dr Anne Moore is to meet with venture capitalists and leading technology companies in the US, having led a research team that has developed a microneedle-based patch that results in increased vaccine-induced protection against malaria, using lower doses of vaccine in pre-clinical testing.

Dr Moore’s visit to Silicon Valley is being hosted by the Irish Technology Leadership Group as part of a Science Foundation Ireland initiative for researchers to help them develop their entrepreneurial skills in the Get Started Venture Technology programme.

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Irish Examiner

Irish companies are making it big in Silicon Valley, a tech-savvy world which has become Hollywood without the dysfunction. Barbara McCarthy met some of the Irish taking it by storm.

By the sounds of things, Silicon Valley has become the land of milk and honey for Irish companies. Venture capitalist investment in the tiny area south of San Francisco which is just 50km long and 25km wide surpassed €25 billion since 2009 and reached almost €4 billion in the first quarter of 2014, up 67pc on 2013.

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Independent.ie

Over the past few months I have written in this column about young Irish companies who have made the move to Silicon Valley to realise their dreams of global leadership. Having spent the past month in California reconnecting with friends and colleagues, it became clear to me that the current generation of Irish founders is following in the footsteps of pioneers – Irish leaders who have already made it in Silicon Valley – in start-ups, large technology companies and venture capital. People who moved from Ireland to the Bay Area in the days before the Irish Technology Leadership Group (ITLG), before Silicon Docks, before the Web Summit.

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Irish Times

Ireland’s technology entrepreneurs are being urged to “think big” when looking to expand their businesses – especially if they want to attract investment from Silicon Valley in the US.

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Re: Locate Magazine

Entrepreneurship is a high-risk game but Irish companies are succeeding. In the last three to four years there has been a blossoming level of respect towards Irish companies in Silicon Valley. Ireland is on the move. John Hartnett, founder and president of the Irish Technology Leadership Group, is creating links between Ireland and Silicon Valley, with the aim of helping young Irish entrepreneurs become successful. »READ MORE

 

Independent.ie

Cian Hughes explains why it’s so important for Irish businesses to connect directly with San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

The Silicon Valley and San Francisco environment offers technology start-ups the ideal base, supports and community to scale their business into the US. Irish tech companies scaling into the US need to seriously consider a permanent presence in Silicon Valley or San Francisco. These companies must build lasting business relationships and provide customers, partners and investors with easy and regular access and communication. This positions the company as a local US organisation and gives customers and investors confidence in the company’s commitment to the market. »READ MORE

 

Business & Finance

Salinas, California (July 9, 2014) – Forbes, in partnership with SVG Partners and The Steinbeck Innovation Cluster, announced today that it will host the “Forbes Reinventing America: The AgTech Summit” in Salinas Valley, California, in July 2015.  This invitation-only event is expected to bring together several hundred of the smartest minds in Silicon Valley and global agriculture in the Salinas Valley to tackle some of the world’s most critical challenges. 

“We are delighted to partner with Forbes to create a global agriculture and technology summit that’s focused on twenty-first-century challenges and opportunities related to food, water, energy and innovation in sustainability,” said John Hartnett, CEO of SVG Partners.

Forbes

SVG Partners, the Irish Technology Leadership Group’s spin-out venture-capital firm, has taken part in a US$3.2m Series A investment in Posiq, a big-data player focused on helping restaurants and brands build deeper customer relationships.

Silicon Republic

There have been signs for a while that Europe was making serious inroads in Silicon Valley. Barely two months ago, French President Francois Hollande made a stop in San Francisco and announced the opening of the French Tech Hub in the city with much fanfare.

“We can work better as a European group here,” pointed out John Hartnett of SVG Partners and the founder of the Irish Technology Leadership Group (ITLG). His organization is a network of global Irish tech leaders (including former Intel CEO Craig Barrett) whose goal is to foster links between Ireland and Silicon Valley.

Examiner.com

Following the mighty tumble taken by the Celtic Tiger in the early 'oughts, John Hartnett , a founder of SVG Partners in Silicon Valley, and Michael Hasenstab , global bonds CIO at Franklin Templeton, saw opportunity for Irish entrepreneurship and investment.

SF Chronicle

“AWESOME” was the first word that sprang to mind when Irish-American businessman John Hartnett had a ‘selfie’ taken with Michelle Obama in the White House in advance of St Patrick’s day.

He and his wife Helen were among hundreds of people who watched Taoiseach Enda Kenny present the 44th president of the US with a bowl of shamrock.

Limerick Leader

SVG Partners, the Silicon Valley-based venture-capital firm that emerged from the Irish Technology Leadership Group (ITLG), has gone live with its second venture fund. SVG Venture Fund 1 has a portfolio of 15 companies and has been investing since 2011. Companies include 3D Printing pioneers Mcor Technologies, mobile payments company Flint Mobile, and restaurant loyalty platform Posiq.

Silicon Republic

Perhaps most importantly, the Irish here have established the strongest technology business network of any nation. Founded by John Hartnett and Barry O'Sullivan, the Irish Technology Leadership Group (ITLG) in Downtown San Jose connects founders with executives and venture capitalists.

 

Mercury News - Article by Tom McEnery

IRELAND needs to at least treble its investment in research and development to compete in the world technology market war, former Intel chief executive Craig Barrett has warned.

 

Independent.ie

A MAJOR technology event, which saw hundreds of big decision makers descend on the city has put Limerick on the map as a leader in technology, experts have said.

Hopes are high that the Irish Technology Leadership Group (ITLG)’s annual forum will return to the city in the next few years, after its organisers said Limerick’s offering has “raised the bar” for the whole of the group - which has previously met in San Jose, Santa Clara and Colorado.

Limerick Leader

LIMERICK could be set for a twinning arrangement with a town in California, following the signing of an agreement. The city’s relationship with some of the most influential business executives in the world has been copperfastened following the signing of a ‘Memorandum of Understanding’. Limerick City Hall was packed for the formal signing between the Irish Technology Leadership Group (ITLG), Limerick’s local authorities, the Chamber of Commerce, LIT, Shannon Airport and UL.

Limerick Leader

The chairman of ITLG and former CEO of Intel, Craig Barrett, said that a healthy dose of paranoia about the competition was key to driving a billion-dollar business. Mr Barrett referred to Andy Grove who said: “Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive.”

Irish Examiner

Global technology executives continue to gather in Limerick today for the second day of the ITLG Global Technology Leaders Summit and the inaugural ITLG Young Innovators event. The two-day event which kicked off yesterday with the ITLG Young Innovators event at Shannon Airport, as well as the pitch camps sessions at LIT, is led by ITLG chairman and former chairman and CEO of Intel Corp., Craig Barrett and Limerick man John Hartnett, founder and CEO, ITLG.

Business & Finance

The entrepreneurs of today met with the entrepreneurs of tomorrow at a technology jamboree at Shannon airport on January 27, 2014. Six-hundred secondary-school students gathered as part of the Irish Technology Leadership Group’s 2014 Young Innovators’ Event. At the event, Cisco senior vice president and investor from RTÉ’s Dragon Den, Sean O’Sullivan told students: “I have lost hundreds of millions from my mistakes, but it has all worked out and it is fine”. More.

Irish Times

The quality of start-up companies being founded in Ireland is improving every year according to influential investor Richard Moran. Mr Moran, CEO of Accretive Solutions, a venture capitalist firm, heard pitches from a number of Irish companies in the Hartnett Enterprise Centre in LIT as part of the Irish Technology Leadership Group. Mr Moran, who has taken part in the ITLG pitch camp for the last six years, said the work that the colleges and Enterprise Ireland are doing in supporting the growth of entrepreneurship in Ireland is paying off.

Irish Examiner

Sean O’Sullivan is trying to turn Ireland into a world leader in science, technology, engineering and maths by redesigning the education system. The tech entrepreneur and former Dragons’ Den judge has sponsored the Department of Education’s implementation of a new programme, Mathletes, which is a stepping stone to introducing the Khan academy principles to Irish schools.

Irish Examiner

President and Founder of ITLG John Hartnett, discusses the Group’s role in driving investment and technology innovation in Ireland.

RTE Digital

The Irish Technology Leadership Group (ITLG) is a non-profit organisation comprised of global technology leaders who are Irish or Irish-American. The Group includes senior executives from some of the world’s leading corporations, each of whom are committed to promoting the technology connection between Ireland and Silicon Valley, and helping Ireland address the challenges of embracing new technology opportunities.

RTE Digital | Irish Times

Shannon Airport was transformed into a student think-tank today as more than 700 students from all over Ireland gathered to invent solutions for how we will live, work, play, learn, shop and travel in 2064. With support and mentoring from Irish Technology Leadership Group (ITLG) investors, including Irish “Dragons” Barry O’Sullivan, Peter Casey, Gavin Duffy and Sean O’Sullivan, secondary school students competed for an array of the latest technology gadgets and cash prizes.

Limerick Post

The Irish Technology Leadership Group (ITLG) forum aims to help Irish start-up executives meet and collaborate with leading international figures, expand their network and create new business opportunities. Start-ups and entrepreneurs will also have the chance to pitch for investment to Venture Capital firms.

Irish Times

AS some of the world’s leading technology executives prepare to come to Limerick, top businessman John Hartnett has vowed to do everything he can to bring investment here.

Corbally businessman Mr Hartnett is, alongside ex-Intel boss Craig Barrett, founder of the Irish Technology Leadership Group (ITLG).

Limerick Leader

january 24, 2014

Coverage of the annual Silicon Valley Global Technology Forum will be streamed lived by online TV service Aertv.

 

Herald.ie

LIMERICK is set for a major opportunity to impress foreign investors and business leaders at the end of the month when the Irish Technology Leadership Group (ITLG) Forum takes place in the city.

Led by ITLG Chairman and Former Chairman and CEO of Intel Corp, Craig Barrett and Limerick man John Hartnett, Founder and CEO, ITLG, the delegation from Silicon Valley will include top executives from the global tech sector including CISCO, Intel, DELL, Disney, AOL and many more.

Limerick Post

The Limerick and Shannon region’s function as a natural gateway for US access to Europe in terms of infrastructure and innovation will be the key talking point of the next annual ITLG Forum in Limerick City at the end of January.

Silicon Republic

Limerick is set to host an international forum of business leaders in technology, intellectual property (IP), entrepreneurship and investment on 27 and 28 January 2014, when the Irish Technology Leadership Group (ITLG) Forum takes place there.

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