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Frustrated with the high cost of Fixies (or fixed gear bikes), school boy Jack O'Sullivan decided to source, import and sell his own line of lower cost bikes.
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WHAT IS BEZLO?! - The origins of the name “Hello Bezlo”
There was no word to describe the girl we are designing for.
She’s not a tomboy. “Tomboy” is an outdated term which still remains deep rooted in the ridiculous rules of pink and frilly for girls and blue and practical for boys.
There are so many aspects to this girl. She is free spirited, adventurous, daring, courageous, clever, strong, ambitious, fun loving and has an amazing sense of style. She climbs trees and builds forts, but she also wears a dress and looks beautiful. She believes in sparkle and magic.
She’s more than a fashionista. She knows style when she sees it and knows how to wear it. She is a free thinker and she bends the rules when rules need bending. She likes space rockets, trains, dinosaurs, insects, etc., not because they are for boys, but because they are cool.
There is no name to describe this girl so we had to invent one -Bezlo. She is a Bezlo girl. It’s a make-y-up-y name and we’re not hiding that it is. Sometimes fun makey-upy words are needed.The world needed a word to describe this girl and Bezlo has caught on.
Hello world! This is Bezlo!
Hello Bezlo is our brand.
FoodCloud connects businesses that have too much food to charities in their communities that have too littleFoodCloud provides:
A simple way for food businesses to contribute to their communities in a meaningful and practical way and reduce their impact on the environment. By donating surplus food to various charities, businesses can assist them in reducing their food costs and therefore allow them to redirect funding to programs assisting those who are disadvantaged, creating tangible and long lasting local benefits.
Elaine and Jenny, co-founders of the Dublin Cookie Co, share their journey from idea to commercial production.
"Secret Seeds are heart shaped masses of compost and clay or paper and full of secret seeds. A bunch of flowers wrapped up in a heart shaped bundle."
Secret Seeds make a great present for birthdays, as wedding favours, for christenings or for Tue night dinner parties. They are a gift of colour, a gift of flowers, a gift of pollen for bees. If you are interested in buying Secret Seeds in a 3 pack or individually packed for an event you can contact Elaine Doyle at firstname.lastname@example.org, spread the secret
Sticking to the fundamentals, how @marketcanteen created a thriving business from humble, modest beginnings at a dissusded space at Blackrock Market, Dublin, Ireland.
Lukas Decker, founder of 'Coindrum' introduces us to his novel solution for converting unwanted change into airport vouchers that also grant you an additional 10% spending power.
Originally not recognising Dublin, or indeed Ireland, as a startup hub, Lukas originally came to Ireland to study for an MBA. Upon realising the fantastic supports and opportunities that Ireland has to offer a young entrepreneur, he decided to stay and build out his business idea.
Ciara Donlon, Founder & CEO, discusses the unique range of bamboo based bra's that Theya Healthcare are developing for women undergoing treatment for breast cancer.
All companies face a multitude of regulations and legal obligations as soon as they start to hire staff. Indwell takes a lot of the hassle out of this equation by providing a flexible, outsourced HR service to their customers.
How 'Cool Beans' started as they mean to continue, by thinking big and building a fantastic brand, that they would then build a healthy and delicious product around. We catch up with Co-Founders Sarah and Isolde and their mentor and designer, Tim Bebbington, to find out how they did it.