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NI Companies compete to ‘Pitch at the Palace’
added on Friday, October 31 2014 added on Friday, October 31 2014
3 NI companies recently took part in the 2nd Pitch at the Palace bootcamp, hosted by the Duke of York, competing for their chance to present at St James Palace.  The 3 companies that took part from NI were Carritech Research, Pure Marine and See Sense. Pitch@Palace is The Duke of York’s accla ...

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Mad Money #27: Loose Talk
added on Tuesday, October 14 2014 added on Tuesday, October 14 2014
There are certain terms that get bandied about when the public talk about investment. Venture capital, angels, private equity; but they are often misused. I regularly hear the phrase VC when the speaker is really referring to the entire risk capital scene. Venture capital is but one part of the many ...

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A Private Function
added on Wednesday, October 01 2014 added on Wednesday, October 01 2014
It’s all about a pig. The film ‘A Private Function’ that is, featuring an A-list of British actors, a script by Alan Bennett and, of course, the all-important pig in the post war rationing period. But the private function I want to talk about now is a very important one, but which isn’t that ...

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North West’s ‘Acorn Angels’ pledge £1m to fund new start ups
added on Tuesday, September 23 2014 added on Tuesday, September 23 2014
A group of business magnates from Derry~Londonderry has pledged to invest over £1 million into Northern Ireland companies – with a major focus on the North West. This angel group (or syndicate) has come together under the umbrella of Halo, the NI business angel network based at the Northern Irela ...

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Mad Money # 26: Word Up
added on Tuesday, September 23 2014 added on Tuesday, September 23 2014
I don’t know about you, but I don’t often research meanings from the Urban Dictionary – street talk is not something I indulge in, even after a particularly vicious episode of Corrie. But the Dictionary describes itself rather poetically as a “veritable cornucopia of streetwise lingo, posted ...

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A Day In The Life of Halo Director, Alan Watts
added on Thursday, September 11 2014 added on Thursday, September 11 2014
Irish News: 02/09/14 What’s your job? My role is Director of Halo, which is the business angel network for Northern Ireland, delivered by the Northern Ireland Science Park (NISP). Halo facilitates the investment of private capital in companies that are either based in Northern Ireland or have a si ...

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Mad Money #25: My Perfect Cousin
added on Thursday, September 11 2014 added on Thursday, September 11 2014
What’s the best thing to come out of Derry/Londonderry? High on my list would be the Undertones and one of the wittiest singles ever made – My Perfect Cousin. It’s a whinge about a ‘too perfect to be true’ relative tinged with envy and quite a lot of vitriol. And the Maiden City is als ...

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NI Bathroom Manufacturer in Substantial Takeover Deal
added on Tuesday, September 02 2014 added on Tuesday, September 02 2014
New owners, James McCormick and Ciaran Hunter, are pictured with Director of Halo, Alan Watts County Down-based bathroom manufacturer, Adamsez, has been taken over in a deal worth over three quarters of a million pounds. The company, which was founded in 1885, has been sold to a group of investors f ...

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