Momentum - Dublin Chamber & Ulster Bank launch new event series


New Series for Entrepreneurs Launches Today at sold-out launch event

Dublin Chamber and Ulster Bank today embarked on a mission to help Irish SMEs to scale-up. Over 100 entrepreneurs and business leaders gathered in Dogpatch Labs start-up hub to hear from company founders Feargal Brady, Blueface, Hesus Inoma, WeSavvy and Dr. Patricia Scanlon, Soapbox Labs.

The Momentum series, which was launched today, will consist of four events in 2018. Attendees at each event will get the opportunity to hear from a panel of speakers who are all successful entrepreneurs, from a variety of sectors. Lined-up to speak at the second event, taking place in May, are Ellen Kavanagh, CEO and Founder of beauty - giant Waxperts and Jenny Taaffe, CEO and founder of digital marketing agency, iZest.

The Momentum series was developed by Dublin Chamber in partnership with Ulster Bank and is specifically created to engage scaling Irish SMEs. A broad range of issues were discussed at this morning’s breakfast as the panellists mapped their individual business journeys, from strategy development to tactical approaches, as well as addressing practical considerations in financing, branding and attracting and retaining talent.

“It is clear from engaging with our members that a key area of support our SME community requires is advice in scaling their business and maximising value,” said Mary Rose Burke, CEO of Dublin Chamber, “While there are many organisations offering support for companies, Dublin Chamber is particularly pleased to partner with Ulster Bank to create a bespoke new series for bright business minds to network with and learn from each other. This programme is a key member benefit of our network and I’m confident participating SMEs will gain the insight, advice and contacts to help bring their businesses to the next level.”

Eddie Cullen, Managing Director, Commercial Banking, Ulster Bank who welcomed attendees to the seminar said “Ulster Bank is proud to support the Momentum series and further support the SME community, particularly those aiming to scale up. Accessing finance and sectoral expertise is a crucial part of any SMEs journey. Events like this allow for a more collaborative approach which means businesses can learn from shared experiences so they can further grow and fulfil their ambitions.”




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