From Bizcamp Dublin on Saturday
From Bizcamp Dublin on Saturday
The Ryan Academy for Entrepreneurship in association with Invent DCU
will run the ?Jumpstart? two-day innovation and entrepreneurship bootcamp in
Dublin City University on the 18th and 19th of June. This is an intensive crash course which is designed to prepare participants to hit the ground
running with the skills and resources needed to start a new venture or
innovative ideas to more established companies.
With practical workshops covering the key aspects for both innovative thinking and new business start-ups, the Entrepreneurial Bootcamp will provides participants with an intimate knowledge of the processes and challenges that any entrepreneur or innovator will face.
Delivered in a practical way, these executive modules are delivered by a group of peers with a strong entrepreneurial background, either working on a daily basis with entrepreneurs or with a serial entrepreneurial background of their own.
Special discounted rate of €210 for the entire programme or €125 per day.
To book places for either of these workshops, please contact Niamh at niamh.collins AT ryanacademy.dcu.ie
or by phone on (01) 700 6762
I am really looking forward to the 3rd Bizcamp Dublin this Saturday in the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin.A. The speakers I will see on Saturday:
Caelen King, CEO Revahealth: Focus on Website Conversion (He knows his s**t)
I will share some key learning and dispel some common myths and how evidence based management needs to be at the center of any web businessEdward Hendrick, Sonru (He brought in an external CEO early in the life of Sonru)
On building a great team to deliver a great product. About letting go of some of my control in order to get great people on board.
Des Traynor, Contrast (he worked on dbTwang UI with us)
Product Strategy for the Business of Web ApplicationsB. The speakers I would like to see on Saturday if I get a chance:
Padraig McKeon, (Padraig is involved in YourCountryYourCall
which is how I met him)
Communications - the oil in the machine
How businesses hold more information than they think, and how proper analysis and presentation of data can help them influence better.
(Storytelling techniques for) Crafting Outstanding Presentations
Serious Play- how to use play to drive innovation
Dylan Latimer, Mason, Hayes & Curran
Raising finance for start ups
There are oodles more - the full schedule is going up Wednesday as far as I know.
The main business angel network in Ireland is run by HALO and they have launched Ireland's first business angel award.
The Irish Venture Capital Association http://www.ivca.ie have published figures for 2009 which show that angel investors invested in the region of €45m euro last year representing a significant source of financing for business.
This competition is run to highlight the strategic value a business angel can add to an early stage business. Often the expertise a business angel can offer is more valuable than the financial contribution made by a business angel.
HBAN wish to promote best practice in Angel Investing and seek to professionalise the Irish Angel Capital Industry. With this aim HBAN would like to honour Ireland's Angel Investor of the Year and need your help in identifying Ireland's Best Angels.
Business Angels are a crucial part of the start up scene in Ireland (especially for technology startups) and they are individuals who take high risks with their cash.
So go ahead and nominate someone who deserves this reward.
We have made a slight change to the model for No.3 with a 5 euro charge to cover lunch.
Reason is simple - we had over 500 people booked into No2 and had to make tough decisions on how many to cater for. That cost was the single biggest individual cost of the day and with 350'ish turning up we could have wasted precious cash on over catering.
With a small charge our asses are covered.
Hope that makes sense
This is happening next Thursday 20th in Dublin (Crown Plaza, Northwood) and for me the stand-outs in the day are:
There are others though! You can check out the full line up here. I know Colm and have met Bill at an iGap event - really, really interesting guy.
The evening sees the Net Visionary Awards and if you are interested you can book for both at a special combined rate.
While those of you living outside Dublin (like me!) can get a further 20% off to acknowledge the cost of travelling up.
See you on the day?
(I am a board member of the IIA)
This is the summary posted by Alec Taylor, a client of mine, on Your Country, Your Call. There are many ideas submitted around this area and a number that deserve consideration. Will be really interesting to see which 20 out of the 9,000 odd submissions are shortlisted.
THE CREATIVE ISLAND
Ireland’s creative talent has achieved greater visibility in the world than most other countries. In Literature, Music, and the Arts especially. We have a reputation to be proud of. Less so, in products and services.
Hidden Below the Surface
Most of our creative talent is never used. It lies hidden below the surface. This is true of individuals, companies, organisations, and communities. Raising it is not that difficult if we are given an opportunity, given a nudge.
Releasing our Creative Potential
There is now, as never before, an urgent need to take greater advantage of Ireland’s creative potential, to create jobs with it, to speed up our economic recovery with it, to build confidence in communities with it, to export it in the form of products and services. To become the world’s ‘Creative Island’.
Creativity Centres as Catalysts
There is a way to do it. An initiative to be started, a strategy to be implemented. Based on the fact that we are all multi-talented, and waiting for the chance to discover these talents, express them, and apply them.
We need Creativity Centres throughout the island of Ireland.
Link to his submission here.