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“Never meet your heroes” – Phooey to that!
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“Never meet your heroes” – Phooey to that!

There is an expression that can’t be attributed to anyone in particular, that says you should never meet your heroes as you are bound to be disappointed. Rubbish. Millions have seen the film Philomena, the harrowing tale of Limerick lady Philomena Lee who was incarcerated in a home run by nuns, became pregnant, worked for no pay for three and a half years until the...

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Dorsey & Whitney (Europe) Sponsorship Announcement
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Dorsey & Whitney (Europe) Sponsorship Announcement

We are delighted to announce Dorsey& Whitney (Europe) LLP as a new London Sponsor of IIBN. Dorsey is an international law firm with over 550 lawyers in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia. Some of the world’s most successful companies count on Dorsey to help them meet legal and business challenges. Dorsey serves a wide variety of industries, with a particular focus on TMT, healthcare, banking, agriculture,...

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New appointment at IIBN
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New appointment at IIBN

IIBN is delighted to announce the appointment of Angela Sammon as Chief Commercial Officer at IIBN. In her new role, Angela will oversee income generation for the organisation, including sponsorship, membership expansion and special events. She joins IIBN with a successful track record in the charity fundraising sector. She was most recently Partnerships Director at the award-winning education charity The Brilliant Club; and formerly Key...

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Congratulations to ŠKODA Ireland, IIBN CEE Sponsor, on their commission to provide transportation to the Papal Party.
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Congratulations to ŠKODA Ireland, IIBN CEE Sponsor, on their commission to provide transportation to the Papal Party.

  It all actually happened by chance, in typical Irish style. A few months ago, a member of the organizing committee for the Ninth World Meeting of Families was choosing a vehicle and came by the local dealer John Mulholland Motors to look at ŠKODA cars. There, he was captivated by their simple values and qualities and immediately asked: “Would you like to support the Pope’s visit and the World Meeting of Families?” That was a unique opportunity for the Irish...

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How Important is Networking ?
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How Important is Networking ?

Martin McEvoy, Managing Partner, Signium Ireland, tells us why he thinks networking is important. IIBN would like to thank Hedgehogs Vs Foxes for doing the Video www.hvf.ie


A Tale of Three Networkers – everything in life & business is about people By Mary McKenna
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A Tale of Three Networkers – everything in life & business is about people By Mary McKenna

In this longish read I ask three awesome networkers from my own inner circle to share some of their secrets and to give their opinions on a few of the more controversial aspects of what makes a good networker. The three are independent film maker and producer Rachel Rath, tech entrepreneur and Klipboard founder/CEO Draven McConville and serial CEO & business strategist Denise McQuaid. All three just happen to be...

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Highlights from IIBN Dublin “Silicon Valley, Reality Sound Bites”
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Highlights from IIBN Dublin “Silicon Valley, Reality Sound Bites”

Highlights from the evening, with Maeve Kneafsey (co-founder CloudKPI) and Newstalk’s Business Breakfast presenter Vincent Wall discussed ‘Silicon Valley, Reality Sound Bites’ – the tough realities of operating an Irish tech start up in California’s Silicon Valley. We had two 3 Minuite presentations: John Hamrock, Founder & MD,  Ancestor Network Limited Rebecca Winckworth, Co Founder White & Green We would like to thank Beauchamps our...

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Enterprise Ireland invested €72m in 87 companies last year

Enterprise Ireland invested €72m in 87 companies last year

Investment was made through organisation’s seed and venture capital scheme Enterprise Ireland invested €72 million in 87 companies last year through its Seed and Venture Capital Scheme which supports the development of high-growth Irish companies. The State agency, tasked with helping Irish businesses to deliver export sales, identified companies with the potential to grow jobs and generate significant additional exports. Some €175 million has been approved...

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NO REPRO FEE
11/11/2016
Pictured at National Digital Week on Friday 11th November in Skibbereen was Mary Mckenna 
Over 1,600 entrepreneurs, digital marketers, technology enthusiasts, students and those embarking on a digital journey are expected to attend Ireland’s second ever National Digital Week which will take place over the next 3 days in Skibbereen in the heart of West Cork. The event has been organised by the Ludgate Hub, Ireland's first rural digital hub and is supported by event partners AIB, Vodafone and Google.
Photography by: Emma Jervis
www.emmajervis.com

’10 of my secrets on how to sell into the UK Public Sector’ by Guest Blogger Mary McKenna

Introducing our new Guest Blogger, Mary McKenna. “Mary McKenna is a tech entrepreneur, an angel investor and a member of the IIBN London Board.  She co-founded successful Northern Irish e-learning company Learning Pool in 2006 and sold her half in 2014 in order to return to working with earlier stage companies.  You can read her personal blog here. This blog appeared previously on Mary’s LinkedIn & as a...

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Pictured at the launch of 'A Practical Guide for Company Directors' by David W Duffy at Chartered Accountants Ireland, Pearse Street, June 6th 2018, were (l-r), Sean Casey, Independent Director; David W Duffy, Author; Anne McFarland, Co-Author and Marie O'Connor, Former PWC Partner.  Picture: Brendan Lyon/ImageBureau

“A Practical Guide for Company Directors”- a book by David Duffy, Governance Online.

 “A Practical Guide for Company Directors” authored by David W Duffy the founder of The Governance Company www.governance-company.com  was  launched on Wednesday 6th June 2018 to a crowd of over 250 people at Chartered Accountants Ireland. It is also published by Chartered Accountants Ireland.  The speakers on the night included Sean Casey, Marie O’Connor and Anne McFarland. The book was written to provide directors with an easy to use resource to...

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