Entrepreneurs and speakers sought for business camp

Entrepreneurs, innovators and people with ideas in the Mayo region are invited to get involved as both speakers and delegates for an upcoming business conference.

Organised by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs, Bizcamp which takes place at NUI Galway on September 11 next, is the first event of its kind to be held in the west of Ireland and follows the successful model set by previous events held in Dublin and most recently Limerick.

Dave Kelly, Director of Ambient Age and one of the Bizcamp West organisers said: “With growing unemployment rates, we rely on the successes of innovators and entrepreneurs for our future economic success and prosperity. We are asking people from the west to come to Bizcamp and learn and share from each other.

“The Bizcamp event is deliberately not about sales pitches. We want to hear about skill sets you wish to share, lessons learned and valuable experiences gained within your business.”

Bizcamp already has an exciting panel of speakers lined up but organisers still want to hear from people in the region who would like to present a short talk.

Speakers will give a short 20-minute presentation, with 10 minutes for open discussion, on a topic of their choice. Topics will vary from starting your own business and marketing to presentation skills, design, finance, web, social networking and stress management.

Members of the business community, venture capitalists, investors and representatives from state agencies will also be there on the day to share their experiences and provide the necessary information to guide fledgling entrepreneurs in the right direction.

Continuing the theme of innovation and entrepreneurship, Michael Fitzgerald, founder of OnePageCRM.com and a Bizcamp organiser states, “Bizcamp is all about encouraging, mentoring and supporting innovative and ambitious business ventures. There’s so much going on in the areas of technology, medical devices and industry in general in the west of Ireland right now. It’s a really exciting time, and we wanted to provide a platform for entrepreneurs to meet with new people outside their main circles to share and learn from each other”.

Interested speakers and attendees from Mayo can register online at www.bizcamp.ie/galway

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