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In Business in Cork 2014

The third annual inBusiness inCork showcase at City Hall will deliver breakthrough opportunities for businesses and startups on Friday, 14 November 2014. With more than 1,500 participants expected to attend the business networking showcase and conference, Cork innovates has teamed up with Vodafone and AIB among other business partners to deliver a breakthrough event for potential and existing entrepreneurs in the Region. This is Ireland’s leading exhibtion for SMEs and businesses and gives attendees a chance to meet experts from the Agri-Business, Retail, Food, Technology and Service industries.


8.30 AM            Doors open for registration & access to exhibition
9.00 AM Showcase opens          
9.15 AM            Welcome by Lord Mayor Cllr Mary Shields
9.45 AM            The Future Economic Outlook by John O Doherty, Allied Irish Banks

                              Susan Hayes, The Positive Economist, will MC the inBusiness inCork Showcase10.00AM           Pushing New Boundaries: Exploring Models for Growth

Panellists include T & Business Services, Jim Kennedy, Atlantic  Sea Kayaking, Michael Magee, Westboro Partners and John Whelan, Allied Irish Banks, DC Cahalane. TeamWork PM and Noel Davidison, QED Training.10.45 AMBack to Basics: Food, Drink, Hospitality & Tourism

Panellists include  Scott Baignet, Eight Degrees Brewing and Jacqueline O’Farrell, Grove House Health Spa.11.30PM           Entrepreneurship and Innovation in UCC will host a panel of expert speakers including Dr Tim Roche, Director of Technology Transfer, Myriam Cronin, Manager GATEWAY UCC, Eamon Curtin, Director Ignite Graduate Programme, Jenny Roper, Alimentary Health Ltd and Brendan Finuane, Vconnecta.12.15 PMCork Institute of Technology’s Innovation Eco-system

Panellists include Dr Breda Kenny, Head of Hincks Centre for Entrepreneurship Excellence, Richard Lingar Head of TEC (Technologies for Embedded Computing) Gateway, Nimbus Centre, Alex Musgrave, Dog Day Media and Tracey Ryan, BiaBeauty Skincare and Dee O’Leary, iDME.1.00 PMInterval1.30 PMEmerging Trends: New Industries, New Opportunities

Panellists include Michael O Connor, CorkBIC, Mike Hill, SensiPass, Gary O’Flynn, Esus, Kieran Lettice, Eneregy Cork and John O Dwyer, Allied Irish Banks.2.15 PM           Feel the fear and do it anyway

Panellists include Dr Tom Moriarty, Clinical Psychologist, Mater Private Cork, Danny O Donovan, SUPP Software, Gabriela O Mahony, Aperio Finance and Ger Keohane, Studioforty9 amongst others3.00 PMInterval3.15 PM           Public Pitch

This is where the Cork innovates seven finalists do their final pitching to the judges as to why they should win our €30,000 bursary purse. This will be followed by the Awards Presentation4.15 PM                       Showcase closes          

This is a free event, please go to to register

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