IIBN Ireland held its inaugural South West event in Cork last Friday 9th October as part of the Start Up Gathering.
c100 guests from UK and Ireland attended including several Board Members from IIBN London and Ireland.
Minister for Diaspora Affairs, Jimmy Deenihan congratulated IIBN on its tangible and valuable engagement with the Irish business and entrepreneurial community at home and abroad with special mention for its DFA funded mentoring programmes - Future Leaders Programme and Irish Executive Mentoring Program.
Susan Hayes, our MC for the afternoon capably moderated two panel sessions, the first focusing on the Start Up world and second on how to Scale Up.
With thanks to all panelists:
Start Up Armchair chat with:
Jonathan Grey, Founder & CEO, Ovation Incentives (UK)
Alan Gleeson, CMO, Texuna (Ire & UK)
Julie Lynes, Founder & CEO, EazyCity (Ire),
Scale Up Armchair Chat with:
Jenny Roper, Operations Director, Alimentary Health
Andrew O' Shaughnessy, CEO, Newsweaver
Liz Shanahan, Founder of Reconfiguration & Engagement Partners & Co-Chair IIBN
Both sessions generating significant discussion from the floor followed by a lively networking session.
With sincere thanks to The River Lee Hotel and The Doyle Collection for their continued support as IIBN Global Sponsor.