Scale Ireland is an independent not-for-profit organisation. Our mission is to support, represent and advocate on behalf of Irish tech start-up and scale-up companies, and to create the most advantageous conditions for them to succeed. This is a dynamic sector - there are currently around 2,000 indigenous tech start-up companies, employing 47,000 people around the country, and for every one job created by a tech start-up, five more are created in the wider community.
Our role is to identify the opportunities and challenges facing founders and the start-up ecosystem, and to inform key decision makers, the wider business community and the public on the potential of this sector to Ireland’s economic future in terms of innovation, regional employment and exports. Our policy and research provides our members and stakeholders with insights and analysis, which contribute to important decisions about the sector and Ireland’s economic direction.