“Hey Ian, an angel investor has offered me £50k for 10% of the company and all he wants is a board seat. He has asked for my five year projections and then he’ll send across the money. Can you help me with that?”

I am paraphrasing from a conversation I…

Ignite exists to support all early stage founders. Since launching Ignite in 2011 we’ve run startup programmes across Europe — in Belfast, Manchester, London, Edinburgh, Sheffield, Dublin and Cambridge. We have met thousands of entrepreneurs who have started highly successful companies creating countless jobs and millions in revenue. Not only…

This morning I woke to a cold fog enveloping the hill on which I have spent the past week. As the sun rose from behind the skyscrapers and the fog began to lift until I could see the unmistakable sight of the Gateway to California.

I have been fortunate to…

Podcasts remain one of my favourite ways to consume media. The breadth and depth of content freely available to listeners is under appreciated and, with the right host and format, can be a much superior listening and learning experience.

With St Patrick’s Day allowing us a nice long weekend, I…

​​This is the first in a series of short posts about the different types of content I consume to help my thinking. I am cognisant of reading in a filter bubble and would like to understand a broader landscape of material from which to learn. …

Ian Browne

COO, Ignite

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