Inviting Submissions for the 2015 Entrepreneur Experience®

02 February, 2015


The 2015 Entrepreneur Experience®
Authenticity, Trust, Incredible Energy & Enthusiasm


CorkBIC are looking for the brightest, hottest start-ups; the hungriest and most prepared investor ready entrepreneurs and ambitious scaling companies that are bursting to expand and take on the world!! It’s the 2015 Entrepreneur Experience® and applications are currently being invited for this exceptional 24 hour event. The fifth Entrepreneur Experience takes place on the 27th and 28th of March 2015 in Ballymaloe, Co. Cork.


In 2014, 48 handpicked impatient Entrepreneurs descended on Cork with high expectations.  The Agenda - 24 Seasoned Entrepreneurs to help 24 Emerging Entrepreneurs for 24 Hours.  Captain for the 2014 and 2015 Entrepreneur Experience®, Pete Smyth, CEO Broadlake, said “This is real, 24 of Ireland’s leading Entrepreneurs giving their time to help the next generation of Entrepreneurs.  The event has become one of the key pillars supporting Irish Entrepreneurship in recent years.  It’s high impact and not for the fainthearted.”


The Entrepreneur Experience® is a unique opportunity for 24 Emerging Entrepreneurs to gain advice and mentoring from 24 of Ireland’s most successful business leaders. 


Speaking ahead of this year’s Entrepreneur Experience®, Michael O’Connor, CEO, CorkBIC said “A growing number of start-ups and entrepreneurs have experienced phenomenal international growth and attracted significant investment as a direct result of participating in this event. Over the past five years the Experience has grown to be a life changing and game changing event.” 


We select 24 Emerging Entrepreneurs to participate in three distinct groups:

  • Entrepreneurs with a new idea,
  • Entrepreneurs with an investor ready proposition, and
  • Entrepreneurs with an established business that is seeking to scale


We invite 24 Seasoned Entrepreneurs, some of Ireland and Europe's most successful business leaders, to share their experiences and inspiration. Each Seasoned Entrepreneur mentors and coaches an Emerging Entrepreneur over the 24 hours. Seasoned Entrepreneurs already confirmed are Jim Barry, Barry Group; Larry Bass, Screentime ShinAwil; Peaches Kemp, itsa Ltd; Johnny Walker, Health Founders; Joanna Gardiner, Ovelle and many others.

Coverage in the Sunday Business Post, 1st February 2015


100% of respondents from the 2014 Entrepreneur Experience® would recommend this event to a fellow Entrepreneur. Described by Entrepreneur, Pádraig O’Céidigh, as “the best entrepreneurship event in the world bar none!" by, feedback from last year’s participants suggested that the depth and passion of the event goes further than other events.  It gave them a “Reinforcement of a determination to succeed” and key to that was “Meeting a Seasoned Entrepreneur who had to go through the same shit!” There was “Clarity on key messages” and “Validation of steps towards scale” gained, while the “Ability to pick the important issues” was key and all in a room of “Authenticity, Trust, Incredible energy & Enthusiasm”.

Partners with CorkBIC for this event are Cork City Council, Cork County Council, EY and the Sunday Business Post


The 2015 Entrepreneur Experience® will take place over 24 hours, from Friday the 27th to Saturday 28th of March 2015 at Ballymaloe, Co. Cork. For more information, Click HERE

Contact CorkBIC today to talk about starting your business and turn your ideas into reality! CorkBIC will supply you with a step by step guide on starting a business.

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