Enterprising Donegal Business Week 2012


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This year Enterprising Donegal Business Week will run from March 5th - 9th 2012.

There is a great line up of information sessions, workshops and networking opportunities.

Book your place to attend Enterprising Donegal Business Week at:


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Enterprising Donegal Business Week 2012

  1. 1. Enterprising Donegal Business WeekTime Topic DescripTion Venue Time Topic DescripTion Venuemonday 5th march innovation supports from enterprise ireland and CoLab, 12.00pm - Letterkenny iT including company case study Letterkenny Launch of enterprising Donegal Business Week 2012 Regional 2.00pm Cormac Cantwell, Innovation Dept., Enterprise Ireland Institute of12.30pm - Contact Enterprise Ireland at 074 9169800 Technology with special guest Debra Searle, Entrepreneur, Author and Cultural Centre,2.00pm Adventurer. Letterkenny Ionad Bia/ ionad Bia- Fiontraíochta ar Taispeáint/Food centre - Business success stories and the potential for 2.00pm - Fiontraíochta open for viewing. new start-ups Fiontarlann, 5.00pm Mhachaire7.30pm Contact Udaras na Gaeltachta on 074 9560100 Targeted at people with business ideas and new start-ups. Baile na Móna, Rabhartaigh- 9.30pm WESTBIC le tacaíocht ó RIBS agus Údarás na Gaeltachta. Cill Chartha Contact: 074 9186770 Thursday 8th marchTuesday 6th march Donegal Town Lean manufacturing Briefing Community 9.30am - (Enterprise Ireland client companies only – please new ideas Workshop and interactive information register your interest on 074 9169800) Enterprise 12.00pm sessions - Centre, Orla Duffy, Enterprise Ireland What are the ingredients of a really great business idea? This Lurganboy event is aimed at people who would like to learn more about how to develop, protect and commercialise an idea. student enterprise Final Mount Errigal 10.00am - Limited to 45 places CoLab, Showcasing the student businesses participating in the Hotel, 2.30pm8.30am - Joanne Hession – QED Training Letterkenny Donegal Final of the Student Enterprise Awards 2012. Letterkenny3.00pm Richard O’Connor – Cruickshank & Co., Intellectual Property Institute of Attorneys. LYiT Law society Debate – “enterprise, innovation, Technology Letterkenny Siobhan Bolger – Patents Office. 3.00pm - employment & emigration” Institute of A number of local businesses will also be available to explain 5.00pm Guest Speakers from North & South Technology how they developed their idea and one to one meetings can Contact Michael Connelly on 086 1044255 be pre booked with the following; Donegal CEB, Enterprise Ireland, Revenue, Dept. of Social Protection and LYIT. “Taking control of your business – what you need to Shaw Suite, 7.00pm know about cashflow” Radisson Hotel, Tourism Web solutions from Failte ireland - 9.00pm Michael Byrnes - Director at Michael Byrnes & Associates Ltd. Letterkenny “open House”10.00am - Put your burning ebusiness issues to a web specialist Workshop: marketing for your Business1.00pm “rapid reviews” Station House 7.30pm Kees Hotel, Nicola Lacey – Marketing Lecturer, Sligo IT Submit your tourism website for a brief website review in Hotel, -10.00pm Stranorlar Contact DLDC on 074 91270562.00pm - advance and discuss points on a 1:1 basis with our team of Letterkenny4.00pm web specialists on the day. Friday 9th march Contact Shona/Amanda on 074 9121160 or letterkenny@failteireland.ie “maximising your Business potential through Wellbeing” “entrepreneurship – Does gender matter?” Villa Rose Solis Lough12.30pm – 9.00am - Maureen Gaffney, Psychologist, Broadcaster and Author; Paula Fitzsimons – Founder & Managing Director of Hotel, Eske Castle,2.30pm 2.00pm Gerry Duffy, Runner of 32 Marathons in 32 Days and Author; Fitzsimons Consulting and GEM Co-ordinator. Ballybofey Donegal Town Claire Burge, Founder and MD of Get Organised. Free Confidential Health Screening for first 40 to register. “Help your business grow” – How the enterprise europe network and the employment investment Aislann/ incentive scheme can help your business “Scéal na Fiontraíochta ar Pháirc Ghnó Ghaoth Dobhair” 12.00pm - Leabharlann, An information evening about how the Enterprise Europe EU Direct Donnchadh Ó Baoill, Údarás na Gaeltachta 1.00pm Ghaoth6:30pm - Network in the North West can assist those in business and Centre, Contact 074 9560100 Dobhair7.30pm also information about the new Employment Investment Central Library, Incentive Scheme. Letterkenny The Food coast meets the community chef Lorraine McDonnell, Enterprise Europe Network Brian McDermott, Community Chef gives an informative and Representative and Guest Speaker entertaining cookery demonstration using local seafood and Redcastle 7.00pm - Contact Ciara on 074 9124950 or eudirect@donegallibrary.ie all that’s great about Donegal produce followed by a cook off Hotel, 10.00pm between Charlie McConalogue TD and Padraig MacLochlainn RedcastleWednesday 7th march TD using a mystery basket of local produce. Evening ends with tasting of Donegal food produce “Digital marketing De-mystified: a step by step guide to attracting more customers to your small business” A workshop and panel discussion focussing on website design tips on how to develop an online strategy for your AttEnDAncE At All EvEntS is free,8.00am - business followed by a panel discussion with review of local An Grianan but registration is necessary. case studies. There will also be an opportunity to meet some Hotel,11.00am of the County’s digital marketers, web designers and new Burt technology experts. To register your attendance at any of the above events, Krishna De – Communications Strategist unless otherwise stated; Gareth Dunlop – CEO and Founder of Fathom Stephen Harris – Owner of Auto Fast Fit. Email: ccarroll@donegalenterprise.ie or Tel: 074 9160735