Is The Entrepreneur Exchange for your business?

Are you an entrepreneur with an investor-ready business? Or is your business at the stage where you are ready to scale? Do you want advice from, and valuable face-to-face time with, some of the country’s most successful business leaders? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then The Entrepreneur Exchange - an exciting, fast-moving mentoring and networking opportunity - is for you.

This pioneering national initiative gives new entrepreneurs the invaluable experience of real exposure to trailblazers in their field. It features 24 of the top business leaders in the country participating in tailored one-to-one mentoring sessions with 24 companies during an intense 24-hour period. The event is an opportunity for businesses ready to take the next step to gain invaluable advice from some of the biggest names in business who will share their knowledge and experience of developing a business on a global stage.

Some of the entrepreneurs participating include George Mullan, owner SIS Group; Liam Griffin, managing director of the Griffin Hotel Group; David Walsh, Group CEO and co-founder Netwatch; Michael Dawson, Founder and CEO of The Gift Voucher Shop; Tommy Higgins, founder of Ticketmaster Ireland; Gerard Barry, Founder of Fintrax Group Holdings Ltd., Tommy Griffith, founder of PEL Waste Reduction Equipment; and Gary Kennedy, chairman of Greencore.

Fergal Broder, CEO LotusWorks said: “The Entrepreneur Exchange is a great opportunity to meet with new successful businesses and lend our help and support where needed. I’m happy to share my experiences especially if it can inform others and help them improve and grow.”

Gillian Buckley, investment manager with the Western Development Commission, said: “The Entrepreneur Exchange Programme is a great opportunity for ambitious entrepreneurs to access some of the best business minds in the country. A number of our portfolio companies participated in last year’s event and found it to be of tremendous benefit to their business and to themselves personally, as being an entrepreneur can be a lonely occupation,” said Buckley.

The Entrepreneur Exchange is being run by The Western Development Commission (WDC ), The Enterprise Europe Network and Sligo Chamber to stimulate entrepreneurship and business. The Entrepreneur Exchange takes place at the Radisson Hotel, Sligo on November 27 and 28.

For companies wishing to apply to participate in the programme full details are available at www.theentrepreneurexchange.ie Applications close on November 10. For more information contact Gillian Buckley, Western Development Commission at (087 ) 2236982 email: [email protected].

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