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category national | miscellaneous | press release author Wednesday November 30, 2011 21:24author by Kevin O'Brien - DCU Business Schoolauthor email kevin.obrien48 at mail dot dcu dot ieauthor phone 0876496508 Report this post to the editors

Dublin City University and AIB Team Up To Help Launch Twelve New Irish Internet Start-Ups Creating 24 Jobs

Each business day, a team of staff and students from Dublin City University will help launch a new Internet start-up from the 1st to 20th of December with support from AIB.

The “12 Business Days of Christmas” initiative developed by Dublin City University’s Leadership, Innovation and Knowledge Research Centre (LINK) will be helping to kick-start brand awareness of 12 new Internet companies from a range of industries including mobile application design, e-commerce, and web TV. Together these companies will employ over 24 people in 2012. A new business will launch on each business day (excluding December 6th and 7th due to the announcement of the Budget) from 1st December to 20th December. Each day will focus on driving and building awareness for that one business through traditional and social media. The initiative is supported by AIB.

The twelve companies are clients of the LINK Research Centre at DCU, a research unit attached to DCU Business School, or start-ups formed by recent DCU Business School graduates. The December launch date order is as follows:

  • Dec. 1st - Smartouch Media: Mobile Applications and Web Design and Development
  • Dec. 2nd - CompareBookPass: E-commerce Platform for Driving Lessons and Instruction
  • Dec. 5th - Talentevo: Online Performance Management Solutions
  • Dec. 8th - Imagine Sunglasses: Online Retail Site for Sunglasses Dec. 9th - Sanncus: Online Software Asset Management Tools
  • Dec. 12th - AerTv: Web Television Service Dec. 13th – Edubills: Online Payment Systems for Parents and Schools
  • Dec. 14th - My Doggy Hotel: Online Kennel and Cattery Rating and Booking Systems Dec. 15th - Rentview: Online Rent Management Software
  • Dec. 16th - Nimble Tours: Multimedia Tour Applications for Mobile Devices
  • Dec. 19th - Dairy LIMS: Online Software for Laboratory Information Management
  • Dec. 20th - Maybe Video: Online Video Platform for Property and Real Estate

The LINK Research Centre is an applied research centre that works closely with entrepreneurs, start-ups and established businesses. Businesses and individuals are supported and mentored to help develop their ideas into fully viable business start-ups and grow these companies once established. Dr. Theo Lynn, Director of Industry Engagement at DCU Business School, said “DCU is Ireland’s University of Enterprise. We believe small business is big business and SME’s will play a crucial role in Ireland’s future economic growth.”

Dr. Lynn added, “Universities, whether through research, education or engagement, should and can play a much more tangible role in helping entrepreneurs and start-ups develop and grow their businesses. We are delighted at the support we have received throughout DCU including staff, DCU Student’s Union, the Media Production Society and our local bank, AIB.”

Lucia O'Riordan, AIB Bank said: “Small businesses play a critical role in the Irish economy and are an essential ingredient for national recovery. We recognise and understand that there is a need for us to do much more. Supporting events like the ‘12 Business Days of Christmas’ here in DCU is a good opportunity for AIB to increase its involvement. It also provides a way for local enterprises to network, grow and develop their business.”

Related Link: http://link.dcu.ie/?p=1051
author by businessmanpublication date Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:32author address author phone Report this post to the editors

"AIB Bank said: “Small businesses play a critical role in the Irish economy and are an essential ingredient for national recovery. We recognise and understand that there is a need for us to do much more. Supporting events like the ‘12 Business Days of Christmas’ here in DCU is a good opportunity for AIB to increase its involvement. It also provides a way for local enterprises to network, grow and develop their business.”

So why aren't you giving viable small businesses any fucking loans then?  This faffing about and window dressing is all very well but Loads of businesses have gone to the wall over cashflow issues that a simple bank loan would have solved. But no, you greedy fuckers are just shoring up your balance sheets while our economy spirals into destruction.

Irish banks really don't give a fuck about small business.

author by Rational Ecologist.publication date Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:44author address author phone Report this post to the editors

The AIB is one of the main players in the wrecking of the social fabric of this country, not to mention their wrecking of many a small business. When I think of banks, I feel like puking. When I see bank reps driving around in 11 reg', top of the range gas gusslers and I feel like, and in fact have done, asking them why they aren't riding on bikes. They are parasites!!!

author by Indymedia Ireland Snowmanpublication date Thu Dec 01, 2011 16:58author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Hi folks . Just to answer some of the more cynical responses to this article, I’d like readers to know that AIB and DCU have teamed up to produce an appropriate carol to accompany this festive week .Some  participants in the ten day AIB/ DCU extravaganza have already learnt the new song by heart and are preparing to sing it in a choral event to be held at DCU towards the end of semester . The date of the AIB/DCU charity gig hasn’t yet been finalized yet, but any indymedia ireland reader -and you don't have to be an AIB customer - who is interested in joining can give us a call at the above number or email us .

 "The Twelve Days of Christmas" is a cumalative song, meaning that each verse is built on top of the previous verses. There are twelve verses, each describing a gift given by AIB on one of the twelve days of Christmas . The song is of course based on the old Christmas Carol . Here to give the flavour of the new song are its first two verses

 On the first day of Christmas AIB gave to me Smart Touch media for free

 On the second day of Christmas AIB gave to me a CompareBookPass etc etc 

author by leftypublication date Fri Dec 02, 2011 09:36author address author phone Report this post to the editors

(to the tune of "the 12 days of xmas")

second verse:

on the second day of xmas AIB gave to me
Two starving kids
And a smart touch media for free


( next person......verse 3)

author by leftypublication date Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:06author address author phone Report this post to the editors

(to the tune of "the 12 days of xmas")

ist verse:
on the first day of xmas the banksters gave to me
A smart touch from a zombie (AIB)

2nd verse:
on the second day of xmas the banksters gave to me
Two starving kids
And a smart touch from a zombie (AIB)

3rd verse:
on the third day of xmas the banksters gave to me
three guys "the troika"
Two starving kids
And a smart touch from a zombie (AIB)

4th verse:

on the fourth day of xmas the banksters gave to me
fore-ore-ore closure
three guys "the troika"
Two starving kids
And a smart touch from a zombie (AIB)

5th verse:
on the fifth day of xmas the banksters gave to me
five golden rings (er..circles)
fore-ore-ore closure
three guys "the troika"
Two starving kids
And a smart touch from a zombie (AIB)

6th verse:
on the sixth day of xmas the banksters gave to me
six crooks a lying
five golden rings (er..circles)
fore-ore-ore closure
three guys "the troika"
Two starving kids
And a smart touch from a zombie (AIB)

7th verse:
on the seventh day of xmas the banksters gave to me
seven percent market loan rates
six crooks a lying
five golden rings (er..circles)
fore-ore-ore closure
three guys "the troika"
Two starving kids
And a smart touch from a zombie (AIB)


8th verse:
on the eighth day of xmas the banksters gave to me
eighty+ morons milking (us) (FG/labour)
seven percent market loan rates
six crooks a lying
five golden rings (er..circles)
fore-ore-ore closure
three guys "the troika"
Two starving kids
And a smart touch from a zombie (AIB)

9th verse:
on the ninth day of xmas the banksters gave to me
nine less social welfare
eighty+ morons milking (us) (FG/labour)
seven percent market loan rates
six crooks a lying
five golden rings (er..circles)
fore-ore-ore closure
three guys "the troika"
Two starving kids
And a smart touch from a zombie (AIB)

10th verse:
on the tenth day of xmas the banksters gave to me
ten (thousand) business closures (for want of loans)
nine less social welfare
eighty+ morons milking (us) (FG/labour)
seven percent market loan rates
six crooks a lying
five golden rings (er..circles)
fore-ore-ore closure
three guys "the troika"
Two starving kids
And a smart touch from a zombie (AIB)

11th verse:
on the eleventh day of xmas the banksters gave to me
eleven years austerity
ten (thousand) business closures (for want of loans)
nine less social welfare
eighty+ morons milking (us) (FG/labour)
seven percent market loan rates
six crooks a lying
five golden rings (er..circles)
fore-ore-ore closure
three guys "the troika"
Two starving kids
And a smart touch from a zombie (AIB)

12th verse:
on the twelfth day of xmas the banksters gave to me
twelve hours waiting (in a+e)
eleven years austerity
ten (thousand) businesses closing (for want of loans)
nine less social welfare
eighty+ morons milking (us) (FG/labour)
seven percent market loan rates
six crooks a lying
five golden rings (er..circles)
fore-ore-ore closure
three guys "the troika"
Two starving kids
And a smart touch from a zombie (AIB)

author by pat cpublication date Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:17author address author phone Report this post to the editors

No mean attempt! Its great!

author by leftypublication date Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:58author address author phone Report this post to the editors

the last line of each verse should be:

"And a loss of our Soverign-tee" !


perhaps an ed could change it? ;-)

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