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Start-up gathering, 5 cities

This week-long national initiative has been organised by the government to drum up support and interest in all things entrepreneurial. This initiative will be held in five cities (Dublin, Waterford, Cork, Limerick and Galway). The Startup Gathering will feature over 300 events, including a conference on current trends and future insights in business, taking place in Dublin, as well as a smart agri-food business event pencilled in for Cork.

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European Technology Summit, Cork

Organised by it@Cork, the summit will address future trends and tech topics around cloud security, the IoT and digital media, with a range of high-profile speakers. It takes place in Cork City Hall, beginning at 8am.

Event Cost: €195 (Buy one get one free) for Member
€250 for Non-member
€40 for Students
€60 for Startups

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Introduction to Business Angel Investing seminar, Cork

HBAN, the Halo Business Angel Network, is hosting an “Introduction to Business Angel Investing” a series of informal talks taking place across the country for all new and potential Business Angels commencing in Cork on 30th April. The seminars will be short briefings lasting approx 1hr, during which attendees will hear insights from leading Irish business angels on their experiences,  the benefits of investing in a syndicate, the risks and rewards of business angel investing and finally they will have the opportunity to network with like minded individuals from the region.
This seminar will be of interest to individuals who are new to business angel investing, as well as those who are already active independent investors and have an interest in finding out more about angel investment and investing as part of a syndicate.

Registration is free but places are limited so please email sarah@hban.org or call 01 669 8525 to register your interest to attend.

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Cork Regional Briefing for the Startup Gathering 2015

Startup Ireland & Cork innovates invite you to attend a briefing session & discussion forum on the Startup Gathering 2015 #SG2015 – Start, Scale, Succeed from Ireland.

Our mission is to make Ireland a global startup hub by 2020 by maximising Ireland’s entrepreneurial talent pipeline and the clusters that accelerate them.

Date: Monday 27 April
Time: 3.00 pm – 5.30 pm
Location: Convention Centre, Silver Springs Moran Hotel, Cork
Room: Tara Suite
Access: Enter the main hotel entrance, take the road on the left and follow the road to the back of the hotel right to the front door of the Convention Centre.
Parking: Available behind the centreThe Startup Ireland Partnership is not-for-profit alliance of key public and private sector stakeholders dedicated to the goal of making Ireland a global startup hub by 2020.

Our vision is that international scale up companies choose the cities of Ireland as their location of choice based on the industry strengths present in each city and to have the information, contacts and supports to accelerate their plans. These scale-ups will in turn have positive spill-over benefits to indigenous startups.

The 2015 Startup Gathering is an inaugural national expo showcasing Ireland’s startup sector both nationally and internationally across five industries in five cities during five days from October 5th – 10th next.To hear more about what is proposed and to get involved please join us on 27 April.Please RSVP to hello@corkinnovates.com

We look forward to seeing you there.

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Event: Cork Regional Briefing for the Startup Gathering 2015

Startup Ireland & Cork innovates invites you to attend a briefing session & discussion forum on the Startup Gathering 2015 #SG2015 – Start, Scale, Succeed from Ireland. Mission Mission of this event is to make Ireland a global startup hub by 2020 by maximising Ireland’s entrepreneurial talent pipeline and the clusters that accelerate them. Vision Vision […]

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Lean Business Programme, Cork

The ManagementWorks Lean Business Programme is already helping dozens of businesses in Ireland to reap the benefits of lean business tools and lean thinking. The programme use a proven combination of training and on-site mentoring to help you and your team members to understand lean, build lean skill sets within your business, and deliver one or more lean improvement projects from start to finish. This heavily subsidised programme is delivered by leading lean practitioners and trainers, Lean Business Systems. The program is starting on April 8 in Gresham Metropole Hotel in Cork. The cost of the programme is €3,500 per company for up to three participants. This includes all training, mentoring, course materials, lunches and refreshments.

For more information visit official website.

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The 2015 Entrepreneur Experience®

The Entrepreneur Experience® is a unique opportunity for Emerging Entrepreneurs to gain advice and mentoring from some of Ireland’s most successful business leaders.  This 24 hour experience includes networking, workshops and presentations. The fifth Entrepreneur Experience® is taking place  on the 27th and 28th March in Ballymaloe, Shanagarry, Co. Cork.

We select 24 Emerging Entrepreneurs to participate in three distinct groups of Start-ups and Entrepreneurs, they are:

  • Entrepreneurs with a new idea,
  • Entrepreneurs with an investor ready proposition, or
  • Entrepreneurs with an established business that is seeking to scale

We invite 24 Seasoned Entrepreneurs, some of Ireland and Europe’s most successful business leaders, to share their experiences and inspiration. Each Seasoned Entrepreneur mentors and coaches an Emerging Entrepreneur over the 24 hours. Each year there are some old and new faces, for an idea of who they are see the list of Seasoned Entrepreneurs from 2014.

How To Apply

To Apply and be part of what Entrepreneur Pádraig O’Céidigh described as “the best entrepreneurship event of its kind in the world, bar none!” download an Application form, fill it out and email it to Fionnuala at fwall@corkbic.com

For more details go to How to Apply (deadline for applications is 6th Feb 2015)

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ProStrategy And IBM Business Briefing, Cork

Executive Briefing organised by IBM and ProStrategy is taking place on March 12th in the Kingsley Hotel, Cork, from 8.15am till 11am. Several speakers will explain the benefits of business analytics and the IBM Cognos Analytics solution.

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CIT Innovation Week 2015

Entrepreneurship and Innovation take centre stage each year with a weeklong series of events taking place at Cork Institute of Technology (CIT), across its five campus locations, including Blackrock Castle Observatory. Innovation Week 2015 will take place from Monday 9th March to Friday 13th March 2015.

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Lean Business Programme

The ManagementWorks Lean Business Programme is already helping dozens of businesses in Ireland to reap the benefits of lean business tools and lean thinking. We use a proven combination of training and on-site mentoring to help you and your team members to understand lean, build lean skill sets within your business, and deliver one or more lean improvement projects from start to finish. This heavily subsidised programme is delivered by leading lean practitioners and trainers, ETAC Solutions.

For more info visit http://www.managementworks.ie/events/lean-business-programme-11

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Business Breakfast with Tim Lucey, CEO of Cork County

Cork Chamber is proud to bring you the first Business Breakfast of 2015, kicking off with a business breakfast featuring Tim Lucey, recently appointed Chief Executive of Cork County.

Tim Lucey has been Chief Executive of Cork County Council since 1st May 2014 following a three and a half year term as Cork City Manager. Mr. Lucey worked previously with Cork County Council as Divisional Manager for 5 years, Head of Corporate Affairs for 3 years and Financial Accountant for 2 years. Prior to that, he worked with the HSE and Cork Corporation.

If you are interested in hearing about what plans Cork County Council have for the future, then this is a must attend event for you.

This event is open to members of the public as well as members of the Cork Chamber.

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Instagram Masterclass, Cork

This half day masterclass will teach you how to effectively adopt and leverage Instagram to increase your social media engagement. We will also show you how to effectively integrate Instagram with other social networks like Facebook and Twitter.

Instagram’s community has grown to over 200 million monthly active users. Its engagement levels are 15 times higher than Facebook and over 75% of leading brands are already present on the platform.

With so many conversations taking place on Instagram every day, many brands are now getting involved and adopting Instagram to create meaningful interactions with online communities.

Workshop content

  • Foundation of content marketing and Instagram
  • Defining your photography theme and structure
  • How to snap attractive Instagram photos
  • Core techniques in post-production with editing
  • Maintain a strong engagement and following
  • Attract new followers from outside your network
  • Manage and fine tune your follower base
  • Track and analyse your progress on Instagram
  • Running successful competitions on Instagram
  • Core techniques to improve engagement on photos
  • Manage multiple Instagram accounts and comments in bulk
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