Fiona Alston

Fiona Alston is a freelance journalist based in Ireland covering tech, innovation, start-ups and interesting SMEs. Alston is also passionate about athletics, health and horses having competed in triathlons, equestrian events and horse racing, and her lived experience comes through when covering sports personalities or fitness features. Growing up on the family farm in Scotland, Alston graduated from the University of Sunderland with a BA (Hon.) in Broadcast Journalism, and is frequently published in The Irish Times, The Business Post, RTÉ and 4i Mag. 

Women in Cybersecurity: When it comes to gender diversity in tech, cybersecurity is not the first space that comes to mind when we think of an equal workforce, but it is certainly making strides in the right direction. We met five

The first company 4i-Magazine visited for this new article series is Trigger01, based in Stuttgart, Germany. Trigger01 is located a few kilometers southwest of the city centre. The company offers marketing services to technology companies and start-ups. They help with sales cycles,

During his travels, Italian native Simone Semprini found the acorn, which would later lead him to entrepreneurship.   Semprini found it 'quite confusing' to look for tourist activities, tours, and excursions of his destinations online. There was no specific place where he

We grabbed Jonathan Heiliger, founder, and general partner of Vertex Ventures US, for a quick interview at Dublin Tech Summit. He was invited to the event to speak about how founders can work and hire their investors. Here is Jonathan in conversation with

Last week saw some of the 4i-mag team attending the Dublin Tech Summit in Ireland. The first time the event was held in person since the pandemic, and it proved very busy. The few days were kicked off with a lovely

ZenaDrone provides drone technology for agribusiness, using high-definition cameras and sensors to monitor and treat crops across large areas. The state-of-the-art farming technology solution helps mitigate issues with crops as they arise, preventing wastage and ensuring they go directly from seed to sale. Made hardy

Tomasz Snażyk is co-founder and CEO of Startup Poland. Polish tech ecosystem: The organisation was started in 2016 to bring more awareness to the start-up community in Poland. "We aimed to get start-ups and the tech community on the first pages of the

Stacey Connolly is a senior account director in the Irish PR agency Beachhut PR, which specialises in tech communications for scaling and high-growth start-ups. We asked Connolly to share some of her tips for early-stage start-ups considering their first foray with PR. How is

In October 2019 a team of six engineers came together, remotely, to create, an AI-powered travel platform generating cheap travel packages. We caught up with ‘the instigator’ CEO and co-founder Andre Sousa to find out what it was like building