The creative side-projects we embark on are the foundations of the great startups that go on to become great businesses. Businesses that create, innovate and foster creative endeavour in the community in which they operate and serve.
I started Sideprojectdublin to shine a spotlight on our capital’s creative scene and shout about why creativity and entrepreneurship are inextricably linked. I also wanted to learn about the startup community here and Ireland’s mission to become a Startup Island.
The world’s changed (in case you hadn’t noticed!) dramatically in the last 15 years and innovation is what we’ll use to differentiate ourselves in the global economy.
By fostering a thriving entrepreneurial culture our indigenous startup community will grow, becoming innovative and robust businesses capable of supporting Ireland achieving this goal. The nature of startups mean they have a greater capacity to move fast; adopting new technology and bringing ideas to market quicker. This will help make our economy stronger and less reliant on FDI.
While writing this blog I have realised that the spirit of startup culture can be adopted by all of us – not just those brave enough to leave their 9-5 job for the risky life of an entrepreneur. And I believe that this startup spirt can help make our lives more fulfilling and a bit more exciting!
I hope to impart this startup spirit to readers of Sideprojectdublin. Maybe you’ll find your own startup spirit and become an intrapreneur. Or maybe you’ll decide the entrepreneurial life is the life for you. Whatever way startup spirit infects you, it will change your life. It has changed mine!
To contact me about what I’m working on at the moment or to discuss an article you’d like to publish in relation to entrepreneurship in Dublin’s please send me an email @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Thanks for reading and thanks for supporting entrepreneurship in Dublin.