Thursday October 22, 2020

Invested: Start-ups can still make a grand entrance in Britain

Although Brexit brings challenges, Britain still offers opportunities to Irish entrepreneurs beginning their export journey, writes Emma Kennedy

29th October, 2017
Matt Smith, director of the Centre for Entrepreneurs in London: ‘London has the strongest tech start-up ecosystem in Europe’

For many Irish entrepreneurs, Britain has long been the first step on a wider export journey, a test-bed for their goods and services.

Despite the challenges posed by Brexit, using the British market as a test-bed still offers a lot of advantages, not least language, to Irish start-ups, according to Tom Early, start department manager in Enterprise Ireland’s high potential start-up division.

“The main advice I give to every start-up is to plan,”...

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