Enterprise Ireland Launches Online Essential Resources Directory for Irish Technology Exporters
Enterprise Ireland today (31st May 2012) launched a new online resource directory for tech companies entering the US market.
TechResources.US has been designed to provide Irish technology companies doing business in the US with trusted and up-to-date information and connections to essential in-market resources, services and supports. These include accelerators, professional services providers, networking groups, investors, co-working spaces, conferences, online resources and academic research centres.
Announcing the new initiative, Nick Marmion, Head of Software with Enterprise Ireland’s Americas team said:
“It can be challenging for Irish companies to find relevant and trusted resources using an online search so we're offering clients this tailored directory as a starting point. The aim of the directory is to help Irish companies to understand and connect with the market before they even leave Ireland".
“From there, Enterprise Ireland’s team in America can help clients to hone their market entry strategy and introduce them to the decision makers and relationships they’ll need to accelerate their growth over time”.
The directory was developed by MarketSprint, a market entry consulting firm based in New York and has been customised specifically to the needs of Irish technology exporters.
There are currently over 1,600 qualified resources in the TechResources directory and users can search by location, vertical market or resource type and refine their search using keywords. Directory entries are enhanced with one-click connections to key people or communities via Linkedin, Twitter, phone or email.
In addition to offering clients quick access to market knowledge, the TechResources directory encourages Irish tech companies to share their knowledge and expertise with each other.
Mr Marmion explained:
“Clients can use the directory to share their own favourite US resources, and they'll get credit for doing so. This is an opportunity to create a community of Irish knowledge around the practical resources needed for US market entry”.
Access to the directory requires a sponsor code. To request yours please email Request@TechResources.US using your company email address.
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