Startup Digest


February 13, 2019

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

March 14th is National Workplace Wellbeing day in Ireland, and to celebrate Quokka Wellness are hosting  Galway's first Workplace Wellness event specifically for the Self-Employed/Start-Ups and SME's in the PorterShed.

Applications for Phase 1 of GMIT's NEW FRONTIERS Business Startup Programme are now being accepted. Starts on 6th April. Apply online

NDRC at PorterShed is also open for applications until the end of March for its upcoming accelerator programme in Galway.

LEO Galway has launched the Galway stage of Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) proramme for 2019. Closing date 15th March.

Finally well done to Sean McGarry of Showergem on their recent Late Late Show Appearance with Ryan Tubridy.

Best wishes
Donncha, Katleen and Dominic
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How to Build a Successful Startup Ecosystem in Your City

Building a collaborative startup ecosystem isn't easy. The process requires a community ideology and a shared vision between a complex network of founders, innovators, investors, and government.

Prepare your questions and join us on February 28 at 3 pm EST to learn firsthand from experienced startup ecosystem builders about how to cultivate the kind of city where entrepreneurs want to build and grow their businesses.

MON 18

Doing Business in India - PIPIT Global Presents (Free)

February 18th 8:00am

Join us at PorterShed for a fireside talk with Yash Rawal and Ollie Walsh from PipIT Global.

The Portershed, Eyre Square Galway | View in Calendar

TUE 19

Business Achievers How to Go Global (Free - invite only)

February 19th 9:00am

Following on from our successful Cork and Dublin events, we're bringing our How-To of Going Global events to the following locations in partnership with KPMG, Enterprise Ireland and Ulster Bank. This event is for Business Achievers members so if you're interested in coming to this event for insightful conversations with CEOs who have been successfully exporting to the four corners of the globe then drop us an email to  with your name, title, and company, we'll be doing it first come first served. 

Druid Theatre, Galway | 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 14

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

March 14th 9:00am

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

The Portershed, Eyre Square Galway | View in Calendar

Upcoming Events:

THU 28

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

March 28th 8:00am

The Convention Centre, Dublin

Attend Digital Transformation World 2019 - the How of Digital Transformation

Join 3,000+ leaders and innovators at Digital Transformation World and help drive the transformation needed to fuel the next wave of growth for the telecoms industry. Spend three days building partnerships with the right people and companies, attend sessions and debates, participate in 1:1 meetings, jump on an innovation tour, browse through the startup alley or Catalyst program showcase. There’s something for everyone. Prices increase March 18. Learn more now.

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