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Seedcorn Investor Readiness Competition Winners Revealed

InterTradeIreland has announced that the big winners of the island’s premier business competition, Seedcorn, are AventaMed from Cork and TruePivot Ltd from Dublin, who were named the Best Early Stage and Best New Start respectively. Best Early Stage Company AventaMed, which is based in Cork, was named Best Early Stage company, taking home the night’s top prize of €100,000.  The company develops a novel medical device which allows grommets (ear […]

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Christmas Women in Business Networking Event

Title: Who looks after me? Vital self care for the busy professional. WHERE: The Woodlands Hotel, Adare, Co Limerick GUEST SPEAKER: Karen Ward of the Health Squad WHEN: Wednesday December 3rd 2014 – 6.00pm to 9.00pm Karen Ward is probably best known as the Holistic Therapy Presenter on RTE’s programme ‘The Health Squad’ which ran successfully for five years 2002-2007 and for her role in writing The Health Squad book […]

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Worried About Staying Safe Online?

This week I will be attending the Get Safe Online Live event in Belfast. Founded in 2006, Get Safe Online is a unique online resource offering practical tips and advice on how to protect you and your business from cybercrime. However, they are not only a website. They also host national events such as the one taking place in Belfast later this week. Talk to the experts at 28-30 Castle […]

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Expand Your Business into Europe – What you Need to Know

With all the negative talk surrounding the state of the European economy and growing Euroscepticism, is now a good time to expand your business into Europe? As the largest economy in the world with an annual revenue of €500,000,000 and over 731,000,000 people, the prospect of setting up a business in Europe is certainly an attractive one! However, establishing a bigger market share, let alone an international presence, is easier […]

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[Event] Ulster Bank Fraud Awareness Seminars Are Taking Place in Enniskillen and Ballymena Next Week!

I am really looking forward to getting out of the office and spending time with the business communities of Enniskillen and Ballymena at the Ulster Bank Fraud Awareness seminars taking place next week! Ever changing technology means that fraudsters are always finding new ways to exploit your business. Everyone is a potential target! Protect your business by understanding the threats and taking measures to counteract them. Ulster Bank is committed […]

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Day Course Including Lunch for Women in Business

Catalyst Cobh and SECAD are delighted to offer women in business the opportunity to take part in a course designed specifically to show you how to develop and grow your business. Understanding the importance of effective management is critically important for the success of any business. This programme aims to help business owners understand how to manage their business effectively. The programme will cover the following topics: Top 10 tips […]

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[Event] Galway: Inaugural Start-up Weekend, November 14th-16th

Start-up Weekend is coming to Galway, 14th-16th November! Developers, designers and business development folks will come together to pitch an idea and launch a business, all in one weekend. It is a great opportunity to test start-up ideas, meet potential co-founders, build the community in Galway and launch your next start-up! 54 hours of activity will culminate in a round of presentations to the assembled judges, mentors, and other teams, […]

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[Event] Inaugural Start-up Weekend, Galway, November 14th-16th

Start-up Weekend is coming to Galway, 14th-16th November! Developers, designers and business development folks will come together to pitch an idea and launch a business, all in one weekend.  It is a great opportunity to test start-up ideas, meet potential co-founders, build the community in Galway and launch your next start-up!54 hours of activity will culminate in a round of presentations to the assembled judges, mentors, and other teams, leaving […]

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Ulster Bank Host the 3rd IDA “Meet Your Neighbours” Networking Event

The 3rd IDA/Ulster Bank “Meet Your Neighbours” Networking Event took place in Ulster Bank on George’s Quay on Thursday evening, 16th October 2014. The event was another huge success, driven by the strong attendance of c. 100 people from 50 different companies. The theme for the evening was “A Ghoulish Gathering” which added to the relaxed and somewhat festive atmosphere. There was a real buzz in the room as each […]

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110 Events, 26 Premieres, 18 Countries, 17 Days – One World Class Festival

The Big Big Sing – was just one of the 110 events from 18 countries that is filling venues all over the city of Belfast as part of this year’s event. The 2014 Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s has opened the doors for an in total 17 day, city-wide celebration of the arts.  With a total of 26 Premières, the Festival officially commenced on the 16th October with the […]

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FREE Latin America Trade Forum Event in Dublin (22nd Oct 2014)

On Wednesday, 22nd October 2014 the Irish Exporters Association’s Latin America Trade Forum will host a business conference on Latin America and the untapped potential and business opportunities it provides for Irish & Ireland based businesses at the Royal College of Physicians at 6 Kildare Street, Dublin 2, Ireland. This will be a cross sector conference focusing on new opportunities within the Life Science (Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology), Financial, Legal, Hightech/IT, Agri Food, […]

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Responsible Business Conference

Twenty five years from now in 2039, annual reports may still be prepared, but probably in a very different way from they are today. Which businesses in Northern Ireland will still be around and sharing the news of their successes? Only those who are taking their sustainability seriously now and doing ‘good business’. Business in the Community is set to help organisations look further ahead than they may be accustomed […]

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Be inspired! Womens Inspire Network in Association with Business Women Can

Come and be inspired!  We know what it’s like starting a business and how isolating it can be. We all need a little boost now and then, so come along and meet Women just like you who are friendly yet Dynamic and real go getters. Network with the newest inspiring and supportive network to rock the Female Entrepreneurial space. The Womens Inspire Network – Be inspired! – Wednesday, 29 October 2014 […]

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Start a Food Business – Information Day

In conjunction with Belfast Restaurant Week 2014 from 4- 11 October, the City Business Hub encourage new and existing entrepreneurs to start up on their own and develop a successful business within the food industry. Have you ever thought about owning your own restaurant, a small café or maybe selling your product at a local market stall? If so, you may want to pop into to the Start a Food […]

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Can You Really Afford Not To Tender?

With the market worth more than €12 billion on the island of Ireland, it makes good business sense to tender for public contracts. Despite this, only 14% of firms surveyed in the most recent InterTradeIreland Business Monitor had ever bid on a public tender. So what can you as a SME do to try and secure a share of this lucrative market and what changes do you need to know […]

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Attend our START Network Sept 16th with Small Business Can

Starting and running your own business can be a lonely experience. Networking is a proven way for you to extend your business reach, enabling you to build professional relationships, foster contacts and market your business to others. Local Enterprise Office Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown operates a very active network for small business owners called START. We are inviting Small Business Can to present at next Tuesday’s meeting (September 16th) and outline the […]

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Calling All Entrepreneurs – Propel Your Business Idea to Global Success

Invest Northern Ireland is calling on all Northern Ireland based entrepreneurs with an innovative, export-focused business idea to propel themselves forward and sign up for the Propel Programme information seminars taking place in five locations across Northern Ireland next week. The seminar will give guests detailed information and inspirational insight from people that have benefited from this programme, which helps turn local businesses into the global success stories. The Invest […]

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Curtain Up For Cultural Tourism

ULSTER BANK BELFAST FESTIVAL AT QUEEN’S HIGHLIGHTS THE ROLE OF ARTS AND CULTURE AS A DRIVING FORCE FOR NORTHERN IRELAND TOURISM Susan McCleary, Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s and Susie McCullough, Northern Ireland Tourist Board have launched the Festival’s 2014 ‘Postcard Campaign’ shining a spotlight on the vital role of the arts for tourism in Northern Ireland. The Festival “Postcards” will target tourists from all over Ireland and GB […]

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[Event] The Disruptors Conference, Dublin, September 5

The recent arrival on these shores of billion dollar valued startups such as Uber and airbnb from Silicon Valley has ruffled a few feathers as local traders are forced to adapt to compete with these highly disruptive businesses. An upcoming one-day business conference is attempting to uncover how the fastest growing companies in the world are achieving unprecedented success by disrupting traditional industries. Top international entrepreneurs The Disruptors Business conference […]

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[Event] Irishbizparty – 6 Strategies to Grow Your Business, Killarney, September 16

Irishbizparty – Bringing SMEs together at an affordable price   Following the success of the first two  Irishbizparty conferences which were  held  in Dublin and Wexford,  the brains behind this community Samantha Kelly is bringing the party to Killarney on September 16! “We have amazing speakers coming to share their stories and business tips with you so come along and get networking, learning and sharing your own stories in a […]

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