Jonathan Keane of fora.ie has published an article examining the burgeoning fintech and blockchain sector in Galway, for which Bitcub CEO Aonghus O’Heocha was interviewed.
The article points out that while Galway already has pedigree is an ideal city for both startups and well-known tech giants, the establishment of blockchain startups like Bitcub and Blockdaemon in the city could be the start of companies seeing the value of being based in the West of Ireland, as opposed to Dublin or Cork.
This lure towards Galway is aided by the third-level educational institutes located in the city, Aonghus O’Heocha is quoted in the article discussing the decision to locate Bitcub in Galway:
“(Talent) was one of the main drivers for me, the fact that you had GMIT and NUIG, a lot of people coming out college, youthful and enthusiastic, a potential workforce,”
Read the full article at https://fora.ie/galway-fintech-blockchain-4083299-Jun2018/