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Scale Ireland's Start-up Stories highlights the economic impact of start-ups through job creation, innovation and export potential.

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Parsa Ghaffari is the CEO & Founder of Aylien, a news intelligence platform that employs 40+ people, has clients including Revolut, Wells Fargo and Moody's, and won the 2021 Deloitte Financial Services Innovation Awards top prize. Parsa is a member of Scale Ireland's Steering Group.

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Lizzy Hayashida, Founder & CEO of Change Donations, which helps charities fundraise through microdonations. Lizzy spent 8 years working on new product innovation at early stage start-ups and large tech companies in Silicon Valley before moving to Dublin to complete her MBA at Trinity College Dublin. She was an early employee of (acquired by eBay) and went on to launch the first same-day delivery programme for eBay.


Peter Coppinger is Co-Founder and CEO of Teamwork, which is a project management software company with over 24,000 customers and 240 staff working across eighteen countries. Their clients include Disney, Spotify, PayPal and Netflix. Peter and his Teamwork Co-Founder, Daniel Mackey, were named EY Entrepreneurs of the Year 2018 in Ireland. Peter is a member of Scale Ireland’s Steering Group.