Business Event Focus: Momentum 2019 Kicks Off With a Bang


The next Dublin Chamber Momentum event for businesses takes place Tuesday 29th January at Dogpatch Labs, supported by Ulster Bank. We asked the Chamber to tell us a bit about the upcoming event:

Make sure to check the Business Achievers Events calendar for more upcoming business events this month.

What is Momentum?

Momentum is a series of four breakfast events and a continuation of the successful Momentum Summit conferences that Dublin Chamber has run since 2015. The aim of the series is to give Dublin Chamber members and Ulster Bank customers an opportunity to learn from Dublin based start-ups and entrepreneurs that have successfully scaled their businesses.

Who is it for?

80 - 100 start-ups and SME business owners that include members of the Dublin Chamber and Ulster Bank customers.

Where is it being held and when?

The next Momentum event takes place Tuesday, January 29th from 08:00 to 09:30 in Dogpatch Labs, CHQ Building, Dublin 1

Tell us about the upcoming Momentum event

The facilitator will be Ruth Scott – Broadcaster & Radio Host.

Event Running Order

7.45am Pre event photos. Photos to take place.

8.00am Registration and Networking

8.30am Welcome from Ruth Scott

8.35am Welcome from Eddie Cullen, MD of Commercial Banking Ulster Bank

8.40am Panel Introductions


  • Niall Horgan, CEO & Co-Founder, Gym + Coffee

  • Sonia Deasy, Founder, Pestle & Mortar

  • Daithi O'Connor, Managing Director, Revive Active

9.25am Panel discussion & Q&A

9.45am Close

About Dublin Chamber

Dublin Chamber is the largest chamber of commerce in Ireland with over 1,300 member companies. It is the most representative and broadly-based business group in the Greater Dublin Area, providing representation and networking services. Its policy work focuses on developing the Dublin region’s infrastructure & transport, promoting competitiveness and improving local governance. Dublin Chamber is also one of the oldest chambers of commerce in the world, tracing its origins back to 1782.

Event Speakers

Sonia Deasy, Founder, Pestle & Mortar

Pestle & Mortar is an Irish Skincare Brand which has exploded onto the global skincare market in recent months. The brand founder, Sonia Deasy, entrepreneur and mother-of-five, cites the following as her brand philosophy, her motivations and the inspiration behind her product formulations:

‘Fuelled by a desire to simplify multi-step skincare routines and frustrated by the lack of affordable skincare solutions which produced the desired results, I decided to create my own. My immediate family ancestry of six generations of Indian Medicine was instrumental in shaping my vision for Pestle & Mortar. I fused nature with science to create a range of skincare products that provide simple solutions for beautiful skin. My formulation mantra is ‘simple, natural, effective & suitable for all’. I believe that daily skincare routines should be simple and provide cumulative benefits with consistent use. The Pestle & Mortar less-is-more philosophy extends throughout every aspect of the brand, from product formulation through to packaging and dispensing mechanisms.’

Currently, there are 7 individual products in the fast-growing Pestle & Mortar range, each the recipient of numerous beauty awards. Each product boasts its own key benefit and active ingredients are cosseted in Deasy’s breakthrough synergistic formulations.

Pestle & Mortar is passionate about the science of skincare and passionate about natural healing. Both of these passions are fused in Pestle & Mortar product formulations as science and nature go hand in hand. Having a biochemist as a part of the brand family and having an Indian natural healing heritage lends Pestle & Mortar the license to do this with authenticity. Pestle & Mortar has applied its philosophy of ‘simple solutions for beautiful skin’ across all aspects of the brand from ingredient formulations through to stunning monochrome packaging and clever dispensing mechanisms

Niall Horgan, CEO & Co-Founder, Gym + Coffee

Niall Horgan - Niall is the CEO & Co-Founder of Irish athleisure clothing brand Gym+Coffee which launched in January 2017 and has quickly become one of Ireland's fastest growing start-ups. Before going full time at Gym+Coffee, Niall spent over 9 years in various sales and marketing roles including time at Twitter, Slack, and Sky. During this time he was responsible for setting up International sales operations, building and scaling sales teams across the EMEA region, all while working with brands on their digital marketing strategies.

In 2016 he was named one of the Sunday Independent's Top 30 Under 30 in Ireland. Niall has a huge interest in sport and keeping fit, he had a number of years playing GAA with Cork winning an All Ireland Medal, he has ran the Cape Town marathon and enjoys a daily Crossfit workout.

Daithí O’Connor, Managing Director of Revive Active

Daithí O’Connor is Founder and Managing Director of Revive Active, Ireland’s leading health food supplement company. Born in Co. Sligo and educated in Co. Meath, with a career spanning 20 years in the financial services, Daithí set up Revive Active in 2011, in the eye of the recession, a company that scientifically formulates cutting edge health food supplements, delivered in single dose sachets, containing natural ingredients, in optimum levels that assure you of long lasting, sustained support for body and mind, keeping you healthy on the inside and enriched on the outside.

Some of Revive Active’s achievements include:
• Finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards in 2017
• London Financial Times Top 1000 Fastest Growing Companies in Europe in 2017
• Winner of the Food and Drink Category in the Small Firms Association Business Awards in 2018.

Revive Active is sold in over 1,000 retail outlets across the island of Ireland, in 50 high Street stores in London and On-Line in over 42 countries worldwide. Finally, Daithí and his team plan to launch Revive Active in The States this year.

Recommended Reading: 3 Key Insights from Build, Scale & Grow - Final Momentum Event 2018

What do you expect attendees to get out of the Event?

The focus of the events is on sharing learnings and insights under the theme of Build, Scale & Grow. Previous speakers include Sonya Lennon, FA Finder, Jack Teeling, Teeling Distillery, Tom Gannon & Niall McGrath, Co-Founders, Fulfil Nutrition, Quincey Fennelly, CEO, Wicklow Wolf and Leonora O’Brien, Pharmapod.

Where can people find out more about the Event?

The event registration page is still currently open for interested attendees but spaces are quite limited.

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