Author Archives: Gerard Young



Gerard Young

Does your 3 Minute Presentation Include these 3 Key Ingredients?
in Entrepreneurship

Does your 3 Minute Presentation Include these 3 Key Ingredients?

One of the most powerful tools in an entrepreneurs toolbox is their pitch. Whether their intention is to gain investment, bring in new talent or attract new customers entrepreneurs should take the time to put together a strong pitch. One should also know that a pitch is never perfect and any great entrepreneur will constantly look for ways to improve their skills as a dynamic presenter and...

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19 Apr 2017
How to: Succeeding as an Entrepreneur
in Entrepreneurship

How to: Succeeding as an Entrepreneur

No one ever said it was easy to run a business.  No one, certainly ever said it was easy to start a business. Despite having a great idea, drive, determination and talent setting up a business will always have obstacles to overcome which some entrepreneurs fail to address properly and as a result, quit. We have compiled a list of steps you can take in...

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18 Apr 2017
How To: Networking
in Networking

How To: Networking

Networking is becoming a key differentiator in a world where it is not what you know or even who you know but who knows you. In this world of connected clusters of creative people, one simply can’t go it alone. You have to network your way to success. Opportunities don’t float around on clouds, they are attached to people. Having said that, arriving to a networking...

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18 Apr 2017
A Story of Networking Success
in Entrepreneurship, General, IIBN New York, Networking

A Story of Networking Success

Networking has become a dirty word. It conjures up images of after-hours events with cheap wine, mozzarella balls and hummus, business people exchanging cards and the odd keynote speaker who is either directly or surreptitiously selling their wares. IIBN member Kelly Hoey has a different take on how networking should work and be leveraged to your advantage and her book ‘Build Your Dream Network’ was...

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26 Jan 2017
IIBN Board Member and Future Leader, Draven McConville, Clinches $1.1 million Pre-Series A Investment Round for UK Based Business Klipboard
in Entrepreneurship, General, IIBN London

IIBN Board Member and Future Leader, Draven McConville, Clinches $1.1 million Pre-Series A Investment Round for UK Based Business Klipboard

Founded by Irish entrepreneur, Draven McConville, Klipboard is a Mobile Field Service software platform which has recently announced a Pre-Series A investment. This has brought the company’s total funding to just over $2 million, having previously raised a Seed round of $900,000. The investment was raised from Klipboard’s existing Seattle based Private Equity group and Angel Investors and will be used to boost the growth...

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26 Apr 2016