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“Meet The Entrepreneurs” / Launch of ‘Countdown to Launch’ Date of Event: 10/10/2019

“Meet The Entrepreneurs” / Launch of ‘Countdown to Launch’

As young entrepreneurs tell their stories, a new handbook for start-ups is launched

Once again the Guinness Enterprise Centre plays host to an inspirational evening on entrepreneurship, with a number of start-ups telling of their ideas, plans, progress and obstacles on the road to success.

The event will take place at 6.30pm on Thursday, 10 October 2019 in the GEC.

Among the firms participating is Venari Medical, who is developing a novel medical device for the office-based treatment of chronic venous disease, a condition that affects up to one in three people worldwide. .

Alex Martin will talk about his fintech company Miura, which represents the future of regulatory compliance, automatically updating a company’s policies, procedures and systems when the regulator makes a change to a regulation.

MBA alumnus Declan Bourke is co-founder of Sport Endorse, which is creating an Airbnb for elite sports people - an online marketplace for brands and sports people to meet.

We will also hear from UCD Economics student and serial entrepreneur Mikey Wylde, whose company Progress aims to achieve a commercial solution around the critical issue of cigarette butts by creating a finished upcycled product from the world's most littered item.

The evening will also see the launch of Countdown to Launch, authored by past-MBAAI Presidents Liam Fennelly and Greg Devlin. Using business mapping techniques borrowed from MBA programmes and world class incubators, Countdown to Launch provides a three-step, six-week, one goal blueprint for planning a business launch. This new handbook aims to help give start-ups a higher chance of making it beyond the famous five-year survival mark. Currently, less than 50% of all start-ups achieve this. The model has been road-tested in real life to help start-up ventures secure seed funding.

This event is free to members, who may bring a guest, and will be rounded off with a wine reception. Members most log in to avail of free entry. Please contact in case of difficulties.  

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Cost to attend: €0.00 (25 Available)