Techies for temple street, a charity treasure hunt took place last Friday afternoon on July 5TH. 165 teams and 1000 tech-savvy, treasure hunt enthusiasts participated in an action-packed day full of secret missions, detective work, and minor displays of public humiliation. The event raised over €250,000 for the Temple Street Foundation, which will provide care for over 150,000 children. This is the 5th year of the event, and this year’s donations put them over €1 million in donations since inception in 2014. Spirits were high, the cause was noble, the sun was shining, and the energy in the room was palpable.
Young entrepreneurs from Dublin City win places at Regional Finals Dublin City’s “Best Young Entrepreneurs” for 2019 and €50,000 investment fund winners were announced at an awards ceremony hosted by Local Enterprise Office Dublin City yesterday evening.
Giving to charity is not as straightforward as it used to be. Cashless purchases have us ignoring the charity box at the till, we increasingly donate through webpages while our friends fling themselves from aircraft or endure 26 miles of marathon torture, or we simply sign up to a monthly direct debit. But what if your circumstances change or you’ve had a tight month? You still want to give but at your own pace.
In just a few short years, how we pay for goods and services have changed dramatically.
I can honestly say I rarely have a bank note on me, let alone any loose change. While I find card payments, especially contactless or mobile payments, really convenient, it wasn’t until today I thought about how charities are losing out on the donation of till-side loose change.
Five companies selected to pitch on stage in FutureScope One2Watch competition
Five Irish start-ups focused on everything from micro-donations to data extraction, to transportation, sports analytics, and ear surgery, are to fight it out in a competition to find the most scalable business idea in the Republic.
The finalists of the One2Watch competition will be given the opportunity to pitch their idea to 1,200 attendees at the forthcoming FutureScope conference in Dublin. The winner will get office space at the Guinness Enterprise Centre in Dublin, a place on Dublin BIC’s “Investor Ready” programme, free legal consultancy services, and €2,500 in prize money.
Two kids dressed as Batman and Superman argue over who’s powers reign supreme in the realm of superheroes, but the real hero is their older sister (Wonder Woman), who wears her costume in defiance, sword and shield in hand as she proudly marches her pink metal walker towards the starting line.
As the bikes roll down Atlantic Avenue on a rainy September morning, the quaint sleepy town of Bethany feels alive. Bike wheels clicking in harmony as racers join the processional march towards check-in. Hurricane Florence unleashed her wrath on the eastern seaboard, generating some of the roughest conditions in recent memory.