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CorkBIC Venture Academy Conference

 

Monday October 5th 2015, Clarion Hotel, Cork

08:30 – 13:00 - Closed session for presenting companies and coaches

13:00 – 17:00 - Open Session for all to attend (including lunch)

 

Participants include:

  • Bill Liao - Australian entrepreneur, venture capital investor, diplomat, author and speaker with a distinguished record in the areas of business, development and community activism, Bill is co-founder of the CoderDojo movement, a free global network formed to assist young people to learn how to computer programand Founder of Weforest, a global movement dedicated to planting trees and which now has seen 5 million planted around the world.  He is also the European venture partner for SOSV a $200m international investment fund and is currently running a Synthetic Biology Accelerator Program, IndieBio, in Cork, focusing on entrepreneurs building technologies in or around the field of Synthetic biology.
  • Julian Costley - An active investor in technology and media companies and serves as a chairman or non-executive director on a number of boards.  He has just been commissioned to write a book on crowd-funding. He was a Country Manager at Thomson Reuters, before creating his own TV channel on BSB (later BSkyB), then CEO of France Telecom’s Globecast satellite company.  After meeting venture capitalist Hermann Hauser in 1998, they created E*TRADE UK, the UK’s first all-Internet stockbroking firm and effected a trade sale at the height of the dotcom boom.
  • Shemas Eivers, Bruce Clibborn and Brian Clune, members of the hugely successful Boole Investment Syndicate based in Cork who will shed light on what they are looking for in a startup
  • Myles Murray, PMD Solutions and Gráinne Barry, Salaso who have recently raised investment and have been through the EI HPSU process
  • Serial Entrepreneurs who know all too well the importance of investment at the right time from the right source

Pre-Qualified Startups are FREE to attend Afternoon Session*

 

Participating companies get real feedback, advice and coaching on their pitch. It is also a unique opportunity for early stage start-ups, SMEs and potential investors to hear from serial entrepreneurs and investors, as well as seeing the final pitches from some of the hottest start-ups around.

 

*Contact CorkBIC for details fwall@corkbic.com

 

Cost to attend the Afternoon Session is €60 (+VAT)

REGISTRATION IS ESSENTIAL as spaces are limited

 

Download Brochure and Agenda

 

To Register email Fionnuala at fwall@corkbic.com

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THE OPEN AFTERNOON SESSION?

For early stage startups, SMEs, Investors, Potential Investors and businesses the afternoon session from 13:00 includes

  • Members of Ireland's most active angel investment syndicate, Cork-based Boole Investments, shedding light on what they are looking for in a Startup
  • Companies who have recently raised Investment
  • Serial Entrepreneurs who know all too well the importance of investment at the right time from the right source
  • See pitches from some of the Hottest Startups
  • Networking with Investors, Entrepreneurs etc.

For Investor Ready Companies

The CorkBIC Venture Academy Conference is a unique opportunity for Investor Ready Startups to receive clear advice and guidance on how to improve their investor pitch and proposition. Click HERE to find out more and download an application form.

 

Pre-Qualified Startups are FREE to attend Afternoon Session

Cost to attend the Afternoon Session is €60 (+VAT)

REGISTRATION IS ESSENTIAL as spaces are limited

To Register email Fionnuala at fwall@corkbic.com

 

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