Launching eDot Connect

Launching eDot Connect

Today, we are pleased to publicly announce the launch of our unique coworking offering: eDot Connect. This has been an integral part to mission from the start: connecting the dots between innovation and investment. We can now offer a coworking space that provides the real resources that startups, SME’s and freelancers need.

The coworking space has been in the making for a while now, the perfect location and space was extremely important to us. As serendipity would have it, the space right above our office became available and we immediately knew that this was the right place for us to begin our Coworking Disruptor. Which means that the eDot team is always on hand and close by for the support and advice that those in the space will need.

Connect was created out of a market need for coworking spaces to truly service the people that work in them. Enabling them with the resources that are only are available to large corporations. Our talented team of mentors are from all over the globe: Cameroon, China, America, Ireland and the UK with experience at the highest professional level.

eDot Connect’s sister company eDot Invest has already begun to populate the space already with its portfolio companies. kMap moved in just over a month ago, and have been reaping the benefits of mentorship, central location and the culture of entrepreneurship. kMap have been in and out of the office, doing mini-workshops, consulting with eDot mentors, subsequently developing, and growing at an impressive rate. kMap have not only benefited from working in the environment but tapping into the global network that eDot has at their fingertips.

(Alan, Kieran and Russel (kMap) in a workshop)

We have had many submissions, thus far, to work in the coworking space, along with some of our portfolio companies which have begun moving in. This has given us the opportunity to carefully handpick the people that will be the driving force behind Connect, crafting and honing the ecosystem for excellence.

Investment, whether it be through eDot’s investment vehicle, eDot Invest, or through mentoring with eDot Connect wants to aid the growth each company that comes through the doors. It is fundamental that within the walls of eDot Connect there is continually a drive to improve and grow quickly their business. The eDot experience is of growth and it is endemic within our walls. That experience is now something that we can offer to people outside of the eDot portfolio for the first time.

Work happens here, innovation happens here and creation happens here.

eDot is already is disrupting models that are currently in place, our footprint is being felt in the tech ecosystem here.

If you think that this is the place that you would like to work; submit an application

Welcome to eDot Connect.

Dear Founders,

eDot has met an awful lot of you wonderful creatures. To me the spirit that you encapsulate through your entrepreneurship and your craft of innovation is so incredibly exciting. The two traits that founders seem to have is they are all a little eccentric (which seems to be a prerequisite for becoming a founder) and of course you don’t sleep or eat.

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Growth Hacking: Your Market is People.

Growth Hacking is a Buzzword, it is one of those phrases that is turned out of Startup like; unicorn, freemium and pivot. What Growth Hacking really translates to is how do you make your business expand as quickly as possible, which is what every founder wants.

I was at a talk by Chris Out recently: the brains behind Rock Boost. The core 7 pillars of his Growth Hacking are the correct place to start for any business. It methodically, clearly and articulately lays out where you start laying out those points. Those in the innovation business might be more familiar with them. (Check out the website I would strongly recommend it to any startups).


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B2B SaaS: everyone can be a winner.

First of all, for those of you out of the loop: what is SaaS? Often terms like that can be lost on those outsides of the fold. SaaS means software as a service. This is where software that are used on a recurring basis. A good example would be Dropbox. This is a service that allows users to store and share files. Microsoft 365, also a widely recognised SaaS model. Then there are others like Spotify. Although you may use many software service platforms many of the B2C (business to consumer) models have a freemium service to entice user migration. There are popular B2B (business to business) models like Salesforce, Trello and Zen Desk. eDot specialises in B2B SaaS startups.

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The Rise and Rise of the Independent professional sector: Coworking and Independent professionals, a match made for each other.

Walking into a coworking space is like walking into possibilities. There is an indescribable vibe of innovation. Beautiful modern interiors are matched with forward thinking independent and creative minds. How else can you house people who are stepping out on their own, either as an SME or an independent professional? The exterior of the coworking environment seems to want to reflect the interior aspirations of those who are accessing it. The environment is made to be conducive to collaboration, communication and innovation. This is where independent professional can develop and they can also shop their wares.

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The Rise and Rise of the Independent professional sector: Is ‘employee’ a dirty word?

In Ireland, at least, there is a cultural admiration for the self-employed person. Entrepreneurship and striking it out on your own have long been held as the pinnacle of success within the workforce here. Within the EU this view of the professional changes depending on culture and education. In the EU alone 37% of people would like to be categorized as the coveted title of “self employed”.

Recently I met with a really cool professional advisor with a large firm. This guy had been in the game for years and is excellent at what he does. At my workplace we have a “wear what you want” policy, akin to all the trendy work spots like Google and Facebook. My cool, professional, experienced acquaintance on the other hand had a strict policy like many of the bigger corporate firms in the world.

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The rise and rise of the independent professional sector

The way we worked: Adjusting expectations.

The nostalgic notion of graduating college and joining a firm or company for life is all but dead and gone. This is not news. It is reality for millions of workers in the world today. Permanent contracts seem illusive and sought after from those emerging from college undergrads, but the reality is that myself and my graduating class will not work with one firm for life unless they are drawn to the security of the civil service in some way, shape or form. For those who work in the private sector, we already know what is happening: freelancing, consulting and job hopping.

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Hello there, we are eDot. Nice to meet you.

So, let’s get right down to it: what is eDot?

In simple terms eDot is connecting the dots between innovation and investment. We invest, we develop, and we advise. eDot understands that the development requirements for each startup is not a “one size fits all model”. As we all know connecting the various intricate dots when building your startup is an arduous task, at the best of times. eDot’s strong network of international and local investors endeavors to find matches between investors and investees bringing foreign investment into Irish and European startups.

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