Analysis: Entrepreneurs show little appetite for Irish replica of France’s ‘Station F’ hub

There are concerns that a national tech incubator could be as disastrous as Media Labs Europe was for Ireland

Station F tech hub in Paris is regarded as a blueprint for other countries to follow in helping indigenous start-ups to scale. Picture: Gamma-Rapho

There has been much excitement in recent weeks about the possibility of a national tech incubator. But in considering such a venture does the state risk repeating mistakes of the past?

Some entrepreneurs and investors certainly think so, with some arguing that failing to take account of companies’ need could lead to serious problems.

As was revealed in the Business Post recently, the government is scouting a number of locations in Dublin for a hub ...