DocuSign and Croke Park

DocuSign  Based on the DocuSign visit, I would describe the market for digital signature technology as a ‘blue ocean’ because the company does not have any strong competitors in the industry of digitized signatures. Right now, DocuSign dominates the digital signature market, but faces increasing levels of competition because of the market growth and opportunities…

Guiness Enterprise Centre

Commercial Opportunity/Challenge   The Guiness Enterprise Centre creates limitless opportunities for small start-ups to grow and expand their business. The Centre provides small businesses with ‘The University Programme’ which facilitates communication with top Irish business executives from 35 international business universities. While providing small businesses with support, the Guiness Enterprise is challenged by the transition to…

Town of Wicklow and City of Kilkenny

Observations During Visit  The town of Wicklow perfectly resembles how I pictured the Irish countryside in my mind before arriving in Ireland. The entire area is dominated by sheep, cows, herding dogs and farmers. When visiting today, I was able to hold a baby lamb and hike through a beautiful park!  The city of Kilkenny differs…

Dublin’s Docklands

Dublin’s Docklands and Technology Companies   Dublin’s Docklands area is such a good fit for large tech companies because of the low interest rates charged by the Irish government. The technology companies that have headquarters in Dublin (Facebook, Google, Twitter) generate billions of dollars per year and are able to capitalize on their revenue by operating…

Cliffs of Moher & City of Galway

Cliffs of Moher  While sightseeing at the Cliffs of Moher, I loved hiking along the cliffs alongside other tourists from all over the world. Right alongside the walkway were cow pastures which made the tour feel even more special. I was also fascinated by the villages we drove through to get to the cliffs. The…

Investor Dinner

Investor’s Financial Interests  The investor was appreciative of the business development team’s involvement and interest in DoOrder. He was happy to take us out to dinner and make our experience in Ireland special. The dinner did not revolve around discussions concerning DoOrder’s social mission, retailers, expansion or best practices, but rather, focused on conversations about…

Midpoint Client Meeting

Demonstrating Credibility  I will establish myself as a credible source to the DoOrder team by speaking confidently about my well researched deliverable: Social Mission Best Practices. Through research, I have analyzed the implementation of social missions across a variety of companies. This knowledge enables me to speak intelligently about the sustainability of social goals and…

First Day in Dublin

First Day in Dublin  One thing that stood out to me during my first day in Ireland is the sheer number of birds in the city. There are seagulls and pigeons flying around everywhere and they seem especially visible because of the relatively low height of the buildings. As I write this blog post, outside my…

Sitting on the Runway

Most of the thoughts going through my mind the moment before the plane takes off revolve around prayers that the plane won’t crash. On a more positive note, assuming that we arrive in Ireland safely, I look forward to eating Irish breakfast and exploring Dublin. Specifically, I can’t wait to tour Galway and see castles….