Launching Going International Conference 2012

30 August, 2012

Serial Entrepreneurs, International Investors and High Growth Start-ups Going International in October

CorkBIC have announced the line-up for the 2nd Going International Conference taking place on Thursday October 11th. Participants include Harvard Business Angels, Cambridge Angels, Serial Entrepreneurs, Investors and VCs from the Ireland’s rapidly growing private equity marketplace.

The Going International Conference 2012 – Building a High Growth Company with Smart Investment is taking place on Thursday October 11th at the Grain Store, Ballymaloe House, Shanagarry, Co. Cork.

During the sessions our international guests will be sharing their inspiring stories relevant to entrepreneurs and start-ups providing plenty of ideas for growth, smart investment and going global. Key areas that will be discussed include; Investing to create Global Success, Business without Boundaries – Raising Finance and Business without Boundaries – Maximising Returns on Exits.

Pictured at the launch of the Conference; Paul Hands Open Innovation Partners; Fionnuala Wall, CorkBIC; Gerry Donovan, CorkBIC and Harry Moran, Coder Dojo

In October 2011, the 1st Going International Conference welcomed over 130 delegates who listened and debated with some outstanding International Entrepreneurs. Following their participation in last year’s event seven start-ups received Enterprise Ireland investment funding; three secured private equity investment; one was invited to present to 130 investors at London Business School and one other was chosen to participate in the Cork County/Cook County trade mission to Chicago.

The three international confirmed speakers include; Phil O’Donovan, who is co-founder of CSR plc. Europe’s largest fabless semiconductor company. Phil grew CSR from a start-up in 1999 into a highly successful publicly listed company with $700m in revenue. His current focus is technology-intensive companies in both England and Ireland and he currently holds several non-executive directorships. Phil is an Entrepreneur in Residence at Cambridge University and Chairman at Twelve Winds as well as an Angel Investor.

Gilles Bouchard, Vice President of Harvard Business Angels France commented that “In all my years of investing trust has been the key component. Looking forward to this year’s Going International Conference and inspiring hearts and minds”. Gilles has extensive experience in Internet Media Telecoms after graduating from Harvard Business School. He is a serial entrepreneur with a successful investment track record.

Jack Lang is a serial entrepreneur and business angel with high-tech and internet companies based in Cambridge. He is an Entrepreneur in Residence, Fellow and affiliated lecturer at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. Recent ventures include,, an ultra-low cost computer for children, Moviestorm which makes 3d Animation, and co-Founder of Artimi, (now vbeam) making next generation wireless chips.

Other participants include Dr Johnny Walker, founder of Global Diagnostics; Bill Liao, Serial Entrepreneur, Philanthropist & European Partner with SOS Ventures and an update from the Coder Dojo ‘Pioneers’ team.

Some of the comments from 2011 included:
“Great insight to both investor and business start-up spaces”, “Very beneficial for SME businesses, Overall an excellent event”, “Outstanding conference”, ”Excellent networking”, “It packed into one day the key insights that will enable the entrepreneur to deploy their time in the best way.”

For more information on the conference go to Going International 2012

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