Startup Digest


March 20, 2018

Welcome again to StartupDigest Galway - the startup news and events calendar for Galway.

Firstly, well done to all LEOs in the region. The Local Enterprise Office annual employment survey published during Enterprise Week details net jobs growth by LEO backed client companies of 3,760 in 2017.

Delighted that BioExel, Ireland's first Medtech Accelerator based in NUI Galway, has launched a Medtech keynote series. The first event takes place this Thursday when Greer Deal, Director Global Regulatory Services,Cambridge, UK, will discuss the changing regulatory scene for Medical Device companies in Europe.

Congratulations to Mayo based Stephanie O’Malley of Education Desty in Westport who took the Social Leader of the Year award at the Irish SME Business Awards 2018

Finally, Virgin Media #VOOM 2018, the UK and Ireland’s most exciting pitching competition is back! Prizes of £1 million.

Best wishes

p.s InterTrade Ireland just published an Equity Crowdfunding Resource with 4 case studies ...

Startup Digest Galway is curated by:
Donncha Hughes

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WED 21

Flynn O'Driscoll @ iHubs : Copyright and Trade Marks: 5 things your business should know (Free)

March 21st 12:30pm

This free lunch time event (Wednesday 21st March @ 12.30pm, GMIT iHub Galway) presented by Laura Myles, Flynn O’Driscoll Business Lawyers will focus on: Copyright and Trade Marks: 5 things your business should know This session will provide practical information and guidance about intellectual property rights and how to protect them. As they can play an equally important role in business, the focus of this discussion will be copyright and trade marks. This 45 minute introductory session, followed by a 15 minute Q&

GMIT iHubs | View in Calendar

THU 22

Collaboration for Excellence - Irish Wood & Furniture Manufacturing Network (€20)

March 22nd 9:30am

At the first conference of the IWFM network Entrepreneur Sean Gallagher will share his knowledge on strategy for growth & innovation and will embrace discussion with key experts on Brexit and International trade Business Strategy & Growth Innovation and Design.

Clayton Hotel, Galway | View in Calendar

THU 22


March 22nd 3:30pm

For all of you on a commercial journey and need to understand your Regulatory Pathway, this event is a must for you! As a first in a series of Medtech keynote speakers to join our commercial forum we have invited Greer Deal, Director Global Regulatory Services,Cambridge, UK, to discuss the changing regulatory scene for Medical Device companies in Europe.

BLOCK E (Upstairs) Lecture Room BLE - 1006 Across from Quadrangle NUI Galway Galway | View in Calendar

FRI 23

Galway City Innovation District Presents Adrian Jones, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs (Free)

March 23rd 8:45am

Galway City Innovation District    Presents:   Titans of Finance   Adrian Jones, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs  In conversation with Maurice O'Gorman, Chair, Galway City Innovation District

The PorterShed, Eyre Square, Galway | View in Calendar

TUE 27

Burren Biz Event with Gerry Duffy @ Lady Gregory Gort (free to members, 15 euro for non-members payable at door)

March 27th 6:30pm

Attending the goal setting for Personal and Business training is a great opportunity to help you gain greater traction in your life in 2018. The objective is to gain greater clarity, focus, motivation and commitment to support your personal and business success in 2018!

Lady Gregory Hotel, Gort | View in Calendar

Upcoming Events:

WED 11

Women's Inspire Network Galway Samantha Kelly- Claim your space and own it! (€80)

April 11th 9:00am

The Connacht Hotel

THU 26

Agile-Lean Ireland 2018 Conference (Various)

April 26th 8:00am

Croke Park Hotel

FRI 27

Startup Weekend West (Ire): Future of Towns

April 27th

THU 10

Sales School @ WorkBench Galway (Free)

May 10th 6:00pm

Bank of Ireland WorkBench, 19 Eyre Square, Galway

THU 17

Sales School (Part Two) @ WorkBench Galway (Free)

May 17th 6:00pm

Workbench Galway, 19 Eyre Square

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