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.Read More
Social enterprise Change Donations is hoping to sign almost 30 Irish charities up to its business model in the coming monthsRead More
The Google Adopt a Startup ambition is to grow companies from start-up to scale-up.
15 Irish tech start-ups have been accepted to join the latest Google Adopt a Startup Programme and will work with Google executives to identify how they can more quickly scale up.Read More
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.Read More
Our Start-up of the Week is Change Donations, a social enterprise that helps consumers not only get bang for their buck, but also be important agents of change in the world.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
In our Ones to Watch section, we highlight some of the top movers and shakers in Ireland. This week we feature Change Donations.
What is it?
Change Donations is a website and app that connects donors to charities, giving them an easy and convenient way to donate to the causes that they care about most. Our platform allows donors to link their cards to automatically round up their daily purchases to the nearest euro, donating their spare change to the charities of their choice.Read More
Trinity sent six startups to New York on a week-long international accelerator programme, called Tangent Pioneers. They went, they saw, they pitched — did they conquer?Read More
When it comes to charitable giving and volunteering, Ireland is the most generous country in Europe! Not only that, but according to the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) World Giving Index, Ireland is the fifth most generous country in the world! Giving Tuesday is upon us, and in honour of this great day, we wanted to share some fun facts about Irish giving (2018).Read More
Six Irish startups that met at Trinity, went through LaunchBox, Tangent’s Student Accelerator, and received help and support from Bank of Ireland, travelled to New York in October for the inaugural Tangent Pioneers programme.Read More
Ten student-led start-up teams were selected for LaunchBox this year — benefitting from coaching, expert advice, seed funding and access to incubator space and facilities. Some of the teams — including Change Donations and Work Smarter — have moved on to next-stage entrepreneur development programmes and kick-started operations with paying customers.Read More
October was an exciting month at Change Donations! We were accepted into the Prince’s Trust Enterprise Programme, completed Phase 1 of New Frontiers, and took home the Business Spirit Award for Best Early Stage Concept at the Responsible Innovation Summit! We were also one of 6 Irish startups chosen to participate in the Tangent Pioneers Programme in New York City!Read More
Change Donations, a social enterprise company won the top prize in the final of Trinity’s LaunchBox student summer accelerator programme.
The team will now go on to participate in a new international accelerator programme, which will take place in New York City in October. The company also won three months at the innovation hub Dogpatch Labs in Dublin and a cash prize of €3,500.Read More