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08:30 Registration
09:00 – 09:10 Opening of the Conference – Michael O’Connor, CEO, CorkBIC
09:10– 09:50

Economics without Boundaries - David McWilliams, leading economist, broadcaster and bestselling author

09:50 – 10:15

The Truth about Business Angels - Paulo Andrez, President Emeritus EBAN, Investor and Entrepreneur

10:15 – 10:45 Coffee Break and Networking
10:45 – 11:45

Creating Companies that break New Ground and are Disruptive

Panel Discussion

  • David McWilliams, leading economist, broadcaster and bestselling author
  • Paulo Andrez, EBAN
  • Ger O’Mahony, ActionPoint and VoxPro
  • Charles Garvey, Nitrosell and Metabolomic Diagnostics
  • Kevin O'Leary, QUMAS at BIOVIA (Chair)
11:45 – 12:45

Stories from the Coalface; Where are they now?

John Mullins, Amarenco (Chair)

Jim Costello, SouthWestern

Arun Kapil, Green Saffron

Damien McGovern, Compliance & Risks

12:45 – 14:00 Lunch and networking
14:00 – 14:30 Lessons for Emerging Entrepreneurs
14:30 – 16:30

The Venture Academy®

7 start-ups will pitch their business proposition to the audience. Business professionals and investors will hear from some of the hottest start-ups

For more information go to The Venture Academy®

Session Chair: Ger O’Mahony, ActionPoint and VoxPro

16:30 – 17:00 Reception and Awards

This Agenda is subject to change


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