Having lost its tax advantage, Patrick Walsh believes Ireland needs to develop a new economic strategy based around start-ups and innovation-led businesses. However, for that to happen, the founder and chief executive of Dogpatch Labs argues that the government will have to radically improve the suite of tax and policy packages available to entrepreneurs.
In a wide-ranging interview with Ian Kehoe, Walsh talks about developing Ireland’s start-up ecosystem across the country, the battle for talent, and what entrepreneurs can learn from the IRFU.
Walsh also talks about launching Dogpatch seven years ago, and how the co-working space and accelerator has grown to almost 40,000 sq ft in size over 3 levels. Having taken over the NDRC, he also talks about his plans for the national accelerator.