Dublin Meetup Event: Entrepreneurs Anonymous

Plan For Business Success in 2018 with Accountant Online and Entrepreneurs Anonymous

Next Meetup Event is Tuesday Evening 25th September 2018

September’s Topic: How Finding A Co-Founder Saved My Business

Entrepreneurs Anonymous sponsored by Accountant Online hosts a Meetup in Dublin on the last Tuesday of every month. Entrepreneurs Anonymous is one of Ireland’s largest Meetup groups and brings together like-minded people who are passionate about entrepreneurship.

Click to Book On Meetup.com 

Topic: How Finding A Co-Founder Saved My Business – And How It Might Save Yours

Speakers: Daragh O’Shea, Ellie Doyle and Dee Coakley.

Location: Huckletree D2 , The Academy on Pearse Street, Dublin 2

Time: 6:30pm on Tuesday 25th September 2018

Entry Fee: This is a free event, sponsored by Accountant Online

How To Book: Sign up here  meetup.com/entrepreneursanonymous.com 

Or you can also become a member of Entrepreneurs Anonymous by signing up for this event here 

How many people go? The venue has a capacity of 70. Normally around 150 people sign up and about half of these show up, so we are usually a comfortably full room of friendly entrepreneurs.

This Month’s Speakers

Topic: How Finding A Co-Founder Saved My Business

Daragh O’Shea

Daragh is a tech Startup founder and consultant, who founded Round Robot. Through Round Robot, Daragh helps early stage B2B founders turn their vision into a reality. Daragh is both tech and commercially focused and is passionate about  helping clients turn customer problems into viable commercial technology. Daragh has previous experience as a co-founder of travel tech app, Dynamic Res.

Ellie Doyle

Ellie is a highly experienced consultant who specialises in digital/interactive and eCommerce. Ellie is also a co-founder of digital and technology recruitment agency, Talent Hub. Alongside Talent Hub, Elle also advises Startups on the best ways to scale their business from a HR perspective.

Dee Coakley

Dee is a tech sector Chief Operation Officer. Dee has widespread experience in the strategic development of technology businesses from Startup through scaleup stage. Dee is passionate about supporting creative and inspiring founders in all types of tech ventures, at any stage of development. Dee is the founder of Lucid, which works with founders of scaling tech companies to help them define a clear path for where they want to go.

Previous Speakers

June’s Topic Was: Work/Life Balance. The 4 Hour Work Week – is it possible?

Jamie White 

Jamie White is an award winning entrepreneur. He has built up and sold numerous businesses including CollegeTimes.com and TeenTimes.com, two fast growing youth websites that collectively reached over 100 million millennials weekly. He now works with brands worldwide on their social media marketing through his business Leading Social, hosts numerous events in the concerts and conferences space and shares his business journey / lessons that he’s learning along the way through consulting, public speaking and social media.

Orla McDonnell

Orla is founder of OMcD Consultancy and is an accredited coach, mentor and trainer. She works with ambitious retailers to grow their businesses and increase their profits. Orla works with startups to create business plans that ensure funding, scalability and growth for success. She is also the co-founder of the North East Business Academy, a networking group for business owners, executives and entrepreneurs to collaborate strategically for business success.

Speakers May 29th

Cillian Barry

Cillian is the Co-Founder and MD of SportCaller, which provides a Free to Play Prediction Games platform for the sports media and betting industry. SportCaller has built their Score Platform with a team of 30 people and now run games across multiple sports for their clients in the UK, Europe, Australia and North America. The company has moved past its startup phase and is currently in the scale-up stage – focusing on building their team, revenues and business development. Cillian, a former commercial Director of Pigsback.com and the Sunday Business Post, enjoys working with his team of sports fans, product people and engineers in Dublin and Kiev.

Julian Douglas

Julian is a serial digital entrepreneur. Founder and former director of the most popular online entertainment platform in Ireland,entertainment.ie. He is also founder and current director of web design agency Fusio, audio consultancy Big Bear Sound, digital strategy consultancy Bright Way Up and Home Care Direct, a platform for families to connect directly with carers in their community. Julian’s expertise is in strategy, technology, online development and digital marketing, working with many types of organisations from start-ups to multi-nationals.

Sinead Starrs

Sinead is Founder and CEO of The Lovely Little Label  a niche e-commerce business servicing local and International brides. They provide a curated selection of on trend modern wedding and Bridal Accessories. ‘The Lovely Little Label is not just a business that you buy from, we are a friend, a bridesmaid, advice givers, and stylists.’

Sinead is a participant in DCU Ryan Academy – High Fliers Accelerator for female founders and a former participant in New Frontiers Phase 1 – New Frontiers is Ireland’s national entrepreneur development programme, delivered at local level by Institutes of Technology and funded by Enterprise Ireland.

April’s Topic was ‘Why We Love Experimenting And Why You Will Too’

Koren Stark

Koren is an Agile Coach and Manager at The Dock – Accenture’s innovation centre. She focuses on how teams work to enable the culture that allows innovators do what they do best – effectively collaborate across disciplines to ideate and research around a customer or issue, and from those insights create innovative solutions. A year ago, Koren moved to Dublin from Seattle, Washington where she worked on agile teams as a test engineer and/or agile project manager for startup projects within bigger organisations as well as consulting for actual start-ups. In her spare time she is exploring Ireland and other European countries.

Maryrose Lyons

Maryrose Lyons of Brightspark Consulting has been doing social media since it was invented.One of Ireland’s leading social media consultants, she is listed by LinkedIn in the top 1%. Recently named as one of the top 50 marketers, she will share her process on how she adopts a continuous experimentation approach for Facebook and Instagram ads.

Coral Movasseli

Coral Movasseli is the Managing Director of Girls in Tech Dublin, a dedicated platform for women-in-tech and entrepreneurs. A techie problem solver at heart, Coral co-founded a mobile transit app for Toronto’s transportation system to make it easier for users to get to their destinations on time.

March Topic: How I Sold 1 Million…..

Three speakers from the entrepreneur community shared their experiences of how they became successful at selling their products and services.

Joseph Borza

Is an award winning entrepreneur, engineer and co-founder and CEO of technology platform Energy Elephant. Joe’s mission is to  “Help People Make Better, Cleaner Energy Decisions Using Their Data”.

Since EnergyElephant was launched in 2015, it has grown to manage close to €1 Billion in energy across the world.  EnergyElephant is an Enterprise Ireland HPSU company and graduate of the New Frontiers Hothouse programme. Joe  shared his experience of starting a startup, pitching at TechCrunch Disrupt to ~2,000 investors, media people and even Sir Alex Ferguson, and helping people notice the ELEPHANT in the room!

Pamela Newenham,

Founder and Co-CEO of Girl Crew an online and offline community for women with more than 100,000 members in 44 cities worldwide.

Peter Turley

Is the owner of Sales Talk and is a leading sales trainer, speaker and thought leader in sales – shared his valuable insights into how we can grow our businesses.

February’s topic was ‘Funding Your Startup Business’

Our speakers answered questions such as:

  • How did you raise money?
  • What are the important things that entrepreneurs should keep in mind when raising capital for their business?
  • Did you make mistakes in raising funds, that you would like others to avoid?
  • What challenges did you have raising funding? How did you overcome these challenges?

Speakers:

Steve Flynn Founder & CEO of Skytango

Steven Flynn is an Emmy Award winning Filmmaker: Producer, Director, Director of Photography, Editor, and drone pilot. With a background in electronics and photography he honed his skill both as a photographer and editor, forming his own post-production company in 1996.

Skytango has been successful in accessing New Frontiers and NDRC CSF funding. Steve  will share his experience of applying for funding and his experience of being offered and (turning down1) VC funding.

Jannetje van Leeuwen Co-Creator of NOSO Journal for Teens

Jannetje and her sister Marie-Anne a spent 2017 working on a big passion project – creating a journal just for teens: NOSO Journal.

They called the journal NOSO – Not On SOcial (Media) – a place to go when you unplug from the digital world.

Their goal is to help share the life-changing benefits of journaling with teenagers through NOSO Journal. They will also be donating 10% of all future journal sales to mental health initiatives for teens.

They managed to fund the project through Kickstarter

Jannetje will share her story of how they got 159 backers to pledge €16,025 to help bring this project to life.

Richard Whelan  CEO and co-founder at Popdeem

Popdeem (established in 2012) is a social rewards platform that allows brands to reward their customers for connecting and interacting with them on social media. By rewarding customers for sharing these experiences online, brands can turn their most loyal customers into brand advocates.

Popdeem’s client list includes restaurant chains from around the world including Kung Fu Tea, Ribs and Burgers and Heine Brothers Coffee. Popdeem has raised over €1 million to date from investors including Delta VC, Enterprise Ireland and Wayra.

David Power Founder and COO of Hiri

Hiri is an email client that saves you time, helps you organise your day and makes you a better communicator.


David McDonnell
 of New Frontiers Entrepreneur Development Programme

David runs the New Frontiers Programme  at the Synergy Centre in IT Tallaght and he will speak about the New Frontiers Programme. The New Frontiers Phase 2 programme offers €15,000 of equity- free funding for 6 months from Enterprise Ireland for successful applicants.

In January we were delighted to welcome members to the beautiful Iconic Offices in The Greenway, just off St Stephen’s Green. The entrance is next to The Unitarian Church. 

January’s Theme: Plan Your Success in 2018

Laurence Campbell – Performance and Development Coach 

Laurence has a passion for developing people’s potential and drive for achievement to become their best self. She has worked for 20 years in multinational organisations namely Shell, British Telecom, Telefonica and Paddy Power between France, the UK, Spain and Ireland, where she held various International management positions in sales, business development and marketing. This strong and diverse experience enabled her to launch her own Coaching & Consulting Business three years ago.

She is a qualified Business & Executive Coach at the European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC) senior practitioner level, is trained in Gestalt coaching and holds an MBA from the Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Tours in France.

Eddie Walsh – Business Coach at ActionCOACH Business Coaching Ireland

Eddie is an Award Winning Business Coach, Trainer and Business Growth Expert. He is passionate about helping Irish Business Owners take their business from Good to Great. He coached Irish Business Owners/Managers on a daily basis, helping them increase their profitability, build better teams and systemise their business so that it can run efficiently without them.

NEXT MEETUPS

September – How Finding A Co-founder Saved My Business
October – Work Smarter – Productivity Hacks For Startups
November – The Ultimate Cheat Sheet On Finding A Mentor

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