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NovaUCD - Entrepreneurs Live

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Joe talks about his history and how PutPlace got started.

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NovaUCD - Entrepreneurs Live

  1. 1. Secure ● Organise ● Share …your Digital Lifetime
  2. 2. Joe Drumgoole <ul><li>http://joedrumgoole.com/blog </li></ul><ul><li>http://putplace.com/blog </li></ul><ul><li>Graduated TCD ’86 (BA Computer Science) </li></ul><ul><li>Generics </li></ul><ul><li>DEC </li></ul><ul><li>SilverPlatter </li></ul><ul><li>Nomura </li></ul><ul><li>CR2 </li></ul><ul><li>Cape Clear </li></ul><ul><li>LeCayla </li></ul><ul><li>Bank of Ireland </li></ul><ul><li>Oracle </li></ul><ul><li>PutPlace </li></ul>
  3. 3. Getting Started <ul><li>Scratching my own itch </li></ul><ul><li>Sick of Enterprise Plays </li></ul><ul><li>Going slightly stir crazy in Oracle </li></ul><ul><li>Lucky Friends – Brian Caulfield </li></ul><ul><li>Incubator Programs – HotHouse </li></ul><ul><li>CORD Funding </li></ul><ul><li>Getting into bed with Enterprise Ireland </li></ul>
  4. 4. Turning into a real company <ul><li>Seed Funding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BES </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Revenue Approval </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>RICT </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Raising Money </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>First Product Release </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reception was not ecstatic </li></ul></ul><ul><li>R&D Funding – EI </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The DA Dance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Form Fun </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Approval </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>External Matching </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bigger Board – Michael O’Callaghan, Pat Lynch </li></ul>
  5. 5. Shipping a Product <ul><li>Do it sooner with less </li></ul><ul><li>The Ratios </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1000 Invites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>350 Registrations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>80 active users </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lots of good feedback </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I like it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It doesn’t work with </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>My proxy server </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>My ISP </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>My character set </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>My W2K PC </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>My IBM CDP Product </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Give me more control </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Promotion <ul><li>Startup Conferences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Le Web 3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Next Web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Essential Web </li></ul></ul><ul><li>EI Events </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3GSM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paddys Valley </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local Promotions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Press </li></ul><ul><li>Local Radio </li></ul><ul><li>Talks/Conferences – here, IWTC etc. </li></ul>
  7. 7. What’s Next? <ul><li>More Fund Raising </li></ul><ul><li>Partner Ships </li></ul><ul><li>Viral marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Global Domination </li></ul>

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