George Lee who presents The Business Radio Show on RTE Radio 1 on Saturday mornings from 10-11am rang live into the Entrepreneur Experience® half way through to hear how the event was progressing. Liam Casey, PCH International one of the Seasoned Entrepreneurs spoke to George as did Eugene Murphy who was an Emerging Entrepreneur who participated in the Ideas Group. Eugene is developing a new mobile/web application for parents with young children called tweekaboo.
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Entrepreneurs ‘give something back’ at Sleepless in Garryvoe workshop
By Joe Dermody
Monday, April 11, 2011
OPTIMISM was the order of the day for the 24-hour Sleepless in Garryvoe Entrepreneur Experience workshop in Cork over the weekend.
Running from noon on Friday through to noon on Saturday in the Garryvoe Hotel, Co Cork, the CorkBIC-hosted overnight event gave an elite pool of 21 emerging business people one-to-one access to 21 of the country’s most successful established entrepreneurs.
Seasoned entrepreneurs attending included Cullen Allen of Cully & Sully, Jim Barry of Barry Group, Jim Breen of Pulse Learning, Liam Casey of PCH, Fergal Broder of LotusWorks, Michael Carey of Jacob Fruitfield, Michael Dawson of the Gift Voucher Shop, and Fred Karlsson of DoneDeal.ie.
PulseLearning CEO Jim Breen said: "All those participating at the event have started their own business and know what it is like to work at the coal face."
CorkBIC chief executive Michael O’Connor said the "sleepover" aspect of the event ensured that participants had the time required to do some very real business.
"The 21 emerging entrepreneurs who attended were all pre-selected because they were at the cusp of a new phase in developing their business," said Mr O’Connor. "Seven came with ideas for a business. Another seven are already trading, investor-ready and were trying to raise up to €200,000.
"The final seven are scaling companies. They are already employing 20 to 40 people, doing €2-3m turnover a year, and trying to get advice on how to grow into a company that would employ over 100 staff.
This appeared in the printed version of the Irish Examiner Monday, April 11, 2011