web2ireland 2010
     fergus burns
View of Ireland
•Martin Varsavsky
•Entrepreneur and Angel
•“Ireland shows that to thrive you don’t need
to have leading gl...
2008
• Ecosystem
 • Entrepreneurs
 • Startups
 • Skills
 • Investment
 • AGILE AMY
 • Exits
 • Support
Entrepreneurs
• Chancer’s - Arthur Daly
• Tax-dodgers
• Life blood of the economy
• Build Stuff
• Take risks
• Create Valu...
Startups
• Enterprise Ireland
 • 200 by 2010
 • No mention of web2.0, internet, etc.
• Web2Ireland startup’s ?
 • Global
 ...
Skills
Skills



• AIB versus Startup
• Equity versus 4 Holidays a year
• The $10million Porsche
Investment
• Irish Angels
 • Last seen boarding flights for Berlin
• Irish VCs
 • IVCA - €1.25 Billion
 • Web2.0 investment...
AGILEAMY

• Irish Operations
• Question - how many startups from AGILEAMY
• Question - how many acquisitions by AGILEAMY
Exits

• needahotel.com
• stockbyte
• myhome.ie
• $259million....
 • versus enterprise/mobile.....
Support
• Grass Roots
 • Paddys Valley
 • OpenCoffee
 • IrishDev – Developer groups
 • BarCamp
 • DemoBar
 • Techludd
 • C...
Support

• Top Down
 • Enterprise Ireland
 • ISA
 • IDA
 • Intertrade Ireland
Web2Ireland
  2010
Wishlist

• Success
• People
• Startup Activity
• Angels
• Support
Success
• Creates Opportunity
 • €1 billion worth of exits
 • R+D facilities in Ireland
 • Home run mentality
   • U2/Ryan...
People

• Top Coders - Geeks !!
• Entrepreneurs - Long tail !!
• Business Schools - Irish Stanford !!
• Academia - all tha...
Startups
• 200 Companies
• Irish SeedCamp
 • versus
    • M50 Programme
    • etc, etc, etc, etc...
    • Red-tape......
Angels
• An Irish Ron Conway
 • Sells to CBT - Irish
 • Invests in Google
 • 100+ Angel Investments
• Friends of Web2Irela...
Support
• Grass Roots
 • Focus - co-ordination
• Top Down
 • Leadership for Growth - Stanford
 • Long Tail versus Service ...
Summary
• Successful ecosystem
 • Ireland - web2.0 centre of excellence
 • European R+D smarts
 • Global business leaders
...
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  1. 1. web2ireland 2010 fergus burns
  2. 2. View of Ireland •Martin Varsavsky •Entrepreneur and Angel •“Ireland shows that to thrive you don’t need to have leading global companies. U just need for them to like U.”
  3. 3. 2008 • Ecosystem • Entrepreneurs • Startups • Skills • Investment • AGILE AMY • Exits • Support
  4. 4. Entrepreneurs • Chancer’s - Arthur Daly • Tax-dodgers • Life blood of the economy • Build Stuff • Take risks • Create Value • Age is not a factor
  5. 5. Startups • Enterprise Ireland • 200 by 2010 • No mention of web2.0, internet, etc. • Web2Ireland startup’s ? • Global • Long Tail Business Model • Capital Efficient
  6. 6. Skills
  7. 7. Skills • AIB versus Startup • Equity versus 4 Holidays a year • The $10million Porsche
  8. 8. Investment • Irish Angels • Last seen boarding flights for Berlin • Irish VCs • IVCA - €1.25 Billion • Web2.0 investment - N/A • Global/European VCs • Investing in Web2.0 Sector
  9. 9. AGILEAMY • Irish Operations • Question - how many startups from AGILEAMY • Question - how many acquisitions by AGILEAMY
  10. 10. Exits • needahotel.com • stockbyte • myhome.ie • $259million.... • versus enterprise/mobile.....
  11. 11. Support • Grass Roots • Paddys Valley • OpenCoffee • IrishDev – Developer groups • BarCamp • DemoBar • Techludd • Curry 2.0
  12. 12. Support • Top Down • Enterprise Ireland • ISA • IDA • Intertrade Ireland
  13. 13. Web2Ireland 2010
  14. 14. Wishlist • Success • People • Startup Activity • Angels • Support
  15. 15. Success • Creates Opportunity • €1 billion worth of exits • R+D facilities in Ireland • Home run mentality • U2/Ryanair of web2.0 • Israel as benchmark
  16. 16. People • Top Coders - Geeks !! • Entrepreneurs - Long tail !! • Business Schools - Irish Stanford !! • Academia - all that R+D spend from EI • AGILEAMY - boredom !!
  17. 17. Startups • 200 Companies • Irish SeedCamp • versus • M50 Programme • etc, etc, etc, etc... • Red-tape......
  18. 18. Angels • An Irish Ron Conway • Sells to CBT - Irish • Invests in Google • 100+ Angel Investments • Friends of Web2Ireland • Tim O’Reilly • Guinness Drinkers....
  19. 19. Support • Grass Roots • Focus - co-ordination • Top Down • Leadership for Growth - Stanford • Long Tail versus Service led biz
  20. 20. Summary • Successful ecosystem • Ireland - web2.0 centre of excellence • European R+D smarts • Global business leaders • Investment Opportunities • Value Creation
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