Diversity & Inclusion

Scale Ireland supports, represents and advocates for greater diversity and inclusion within the tech start-up and scale-up companies in the sector.

International Women's Day #IWD2021 Women Rising

Scale Ireland hosted a special all-island webinar with RDI Hub (Kerry) and the Awaken Hub (Derry) to mark and celebrate International Women's Day. The theme of the event was #WomenRising and it was supported by InterTradeIreland. The special guest speakers included four female founders including Áine Kerr, Dr. Susan Kelly, Lizzy Hayshida and Dr. Patricia Scanlon.

Female Founded Irish Tech Start-ups raised a record €105m in 2020

A new report by TechIreland has found that Irish Female Founders raised more than €100 million in funding during a twelve-month period (2020) for the first time.

However, Scale Ireland is concerned that just 16% of all indigenous tech start-up companies (listed by TechIreland) have a female founder.  Separately, just 18% of the 262 tech start-up companies that raised funding last year have a female founder.