Big Brother For Irish Startups

Here’s an idea (stemming from my day-long thoughts about video podcasting)…. something like Big Brother for Irish startup companies? Take a co-working style environment, film the whole thing, run it for about ten weeks, at the end of each day you get a video blog post from each of the representatives of the startup. Coupled with that you also have daily video podcasts nicely edited together with interviews from the startups, business advisers and consultants, along with footage from the day throughout the centre. Massive online presence, healthy capital reward at the end of the run for investment in your business….

Would put a massive focus on the startups in question, shed some good media spotlight on the businesses prior to launch and make for some interesting TV. Throw in a few chickens and cocktails (read comments on previous post) and some fun ways to unwind after a 16-hour work day…. you never know!

If anything it would make for some interesting TV don’t you think?


  1. James Corbett May 22, 2007 at 8:04 pm

    Cool idea Ken, kind of like “The Apprentice” in a way. I’ve been watching the video podcasts since the beginning and, regardless of how much PayPerPost seem universally despised, am thoroughly enjoying the show. I think it could be an ideal model for your suggestion.

  2. Conor O'Neill May 22, 2007 at 8:59 pm

    There is a ready-made setup with the Rubicon Incubation Centre in Cork. I wonder would Walter be interested?

  3. Ken McGuire May 22, 2007 at 11:12 pm

    Does it include sleeping bags, a bath in the middle of the sitting room and glass walls for the bathroom?

    Jokes aside, I think it would make for great TV, give us something worthy of forking out the TV license for while promoting business(es) in Ireland at the same time.

  4. walter May 23, 2007 at 10:05 am

    Unfortunately there’s no hot-tub in the Rubicon.
    Be grateful for that.

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