The Golden Ratio and Northern Ireland Startups

First of all consider the Fibonacci number sequence…

0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144…..

Fn = Fn-1 + Fn-2 and so on.


By some marginal fluke the excellent Digital Circle website tells us that there are 144 digital content businesses in Belfast.

Let’s take some other data. Newry and Derry….

Seven companies have said they are in Newry and 18 have said Londonderry (well it was 14 + 4), possibly the first time when + was used instead of /


Does this mean that the Golden Ratio could be applied to Northern Ireland startups, well there’s a good chance it can.

0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144

Another way to say it would be there’s two ratios from Newry to Derry and four from Derry to Belfast.

The question is this: if Derry meets it’s objective off creating 100 digital startups does that mean that Belfast will have 671 companies listed and Newry have 38?

It’s not a loaded question, it’s a question to see if the rule stands up and works out.




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