Startup Digest


February 25, 2019

Welcome to Startup Digest Galway - the startup news and events calendar for Galway.

GMIT New Frontiers can provide early stage innovative startups with funding, help and support to develop your new business. To find out more, why not attend their free Information Sessions taking place on the 26th February in Galway and on the 28th in the Innovation Hub GMIT Castlebar.

As part of Local Enterprise Week which runs from 4th to 8th March, LEO Galway are running a half-day Bootcamp on March 7th in GTC for those interested in starting up their own business. 'Exploring New Markets' also looks interesting on March 6th.

Best wishes
Donncha, Katleen and Dominic 
Calendar of all the events in Galway
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Startup Digest Galway is curated by:
Donncha Hughes

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TUE 26

GMIT New Frontiers Information Session (Free)

February 26th 6:15pm

Find out all about GMIT New Frontiers Phase 1 (and phase 2) from Programme Manager, Tony O'Kelly

GMIT Innovation Hub | View in Calendar

THU 28

Smart Business workshop 'Grow Scale Succeed' Small Firms Association @ PorterShed (Free - booking essential)

February 28th 7:30am

The Small Firms Association and Vodafone have partnered to help businesses grow, scale and succeed in a changing business environment. Vodafone will share the benefits of smart or flexible working and how to implement it in your business to increase productivity and attract and retain talent. You will also learn about increasing your profits through employee-led models from the SFA. The event is free of charge and pre-registration online is essential. Places are limited so please book below now to avoid missing out. For all queries on the event, please call the event organiser: Margaret Reynolds, Tel: +353 1 605 1715

The Portershed, Eyre Square Galway | View in Calendar

THU 28

GMIT New Frontiers Information Session - Mayo (Free)

February 28th 6:15pm

Find out all about GMIT's New Frontiers Programme from Programme Manager, Tony O'Kelly

GMIT Castlebar Innovation Hub | View in Calendar

WED 06

Exploring New Markets - Galway LEO (€10)

March 6th 9:00am

A unique event for Galway businesses who are exporting, or planning to export. Learn about the latest supports, and what the business world is likely to look like after Brexit.  Professor Alan Ahearne, Director of the Whitaker Institute and Professor of Economics and at the National University of Ireland Mary Flynn, The Patents Office Mic Fitzgerald, CEO and Founder, OnePageCRM Simon McKeever – The Irish Exporters Association Venue: Connacht Hotel, Dublin Road, Galway

Connacht Hotel, Galway | View in Calendar

WED 06

Angel Investing in High Potential Enterprises, is it for you? - Castlebar (Free - booking essential)

March 6th 5:30pm

An event aimed at increasing the number of private / angel investors regionally, particularly female investors, and provides an introduction to angel / private investing and crowdfunding. Speakers and experts will talk about their experiences of angel investing, both as investors and investees, leveraging their networks and the experience of private investment and syndicate investment groups. An ESIL (Empowering Early Stage Investors Launchpad) event run in conjunction with the Local Enterprise Offices in Mayo, Galway and Roscommon and supported by WestBIC, HBAN, WDC and the Empower Programme.

McWilliam Hotel Claremorris | View in Calendar

THU 07

Galway LEO Startup BootCamp (€10)

March 7th 9:00am

As part of Local Enterprise Week, we're running this half-day bootcamp for those interested in starting up their own business. Ever wondered what our monthly Start Your Own Business courses are all about? Here's you chance to try it out. Venue: Galway Technology Centre, Wellpark Rd, Mervue

Galway Technology Centre, Mervue Business Park | View in Calendar

THU 14

Workplace Wellness for Self-Employed, Start-Ups & SMEs @ GTC (Free)

March 14th 9:00am

Join us for Galway's FIRST Workplace Wellness event for Self-Employed, Start-Ups and Small Business Owners.

Galway Technology Centre, Mervue Business Park | View in Calendar

Upcoming Events:

THU 28

FutureScope - DublinBIC - Evolving trends for Business (Early Bird)

March 28th 8:00am

The Convention Centre, Dublin

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