2020 Entrepreneur Experience


The 2020 Entrepreneur Experience™ 

Scaling through the Storm

Thursday 12th & Friday 13th November

10:00 - 12:00 (online)


We have organised 2 mornings of inspiring insights from our Seasoned Entrepreneurs and Alumni and will be delivering them via a mix of interviews, presentations and deep dive panel discussions from 10:00 to 12:00 on Thursday November 12th & Friday Nov 13th. 

Joining us, among others.....

Pádraig O'Ceidigh is an Independent Senator. He is the founder of Aer Arann Express and Aer Lingus Regional. Pádraig has started and grown businesses in various industries such as publishing, music, aircraft maintenance, outsourcing, homecare and internet marketing both in Ireland and abroad. In total, Pádraig has created over 1,000 full time jobs in Ireland.


Dr. Johnny Walker is a clinically active Interventional Radiologist & Nuclear Physician, International Medical Entrepreneur & Mentor focused on disrupting healthcare for the better. Johnny was the founder and driver of Global Diagnostics, an international teleradiology enterprise which successfully disrupted medical diagnostics around the world. 


Grainne Kelly is the CEO and inventor of BubbleBum UK Ltd, manufacturer of the world’s first inflatable car booster seat for kids. BubbleBum was founded in December 2009 and has rocketed to success, winning major worldwide awards. Grainne has already been named the Belfast Telegraph Business Woman of the Year 2010, EY Entrepreneur of the year finalist 2011 and Women In Business Award winner 2013.

Colum O'Sullivan set up Cully & Sully in September 2004 with Cullen Allen from Ballymaloe House. The business became a multi award winning food company supplying over 3,000 stores in Ireland, the UK and Europe. Cully & Sully is the 50th biggest food brand in Ireland and the number 1 soup brand. They sold the business to US based Hain Celestial in 2012. Following a two year earn out, they created a new Irish entity called Hain Celestial Ireland incorporating other Hain brands.


We will concentrate on insights to grow and scale your business in these challenging times. Lets hear more about how Entrepreneurs have dealt with change throughout their careers and how challenges often create opportunities even in times of a Global Pandemic.

This is a unique opportunity to engage with our 400+ Alumni network across the Globe and to hear insights from both our Seasoned Entrepreneurs & Emerging Entrepreneurs Alumnae.

The magic of the Entrepreneur Experience is the sharing of the experiences, the journeys, the challenges, the wins, the losses and learning from all of them. We hope to recreate this environment of openness and sharing without the Hugs!!

Huge thanks to our Partners for their continued support: Cork County Council, Cork City Council, Grant Thornton, AIB, BDM Solicitors and The Business Post


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