Conor talks about bootstrapping startups in Ireland and the idea sounds good at first blush, but this is Ireland, not America or India. When YCombinator gets to pick the best of Stanford or Andy Bechtolsheim gives 100,000 dollars to two guys with an ideaÂ the demographics have already done there work.
Populations of multi-millions trumps populations of 4 million everytime. I hate to burst people’s bubble, but we simply won’t generate as many entrepreneurs in Ireland as India or the USA, and even if we could we don’t have a touchstone techÂ centre where you can go and expect to find them.
What can we do? Go back earlier in the supply chain, get this stuff into the schools, and then we have some hope.Â Sorry to rain on the parade guys.