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Friday 14th Jan 2022

StartUp 2022 Ireland

StartUp 2022 Ireland

Date:Friday 14th Jan 2022
Time:10:00 - 16:00

StartUp is the UK's biggest start-up show of the new year and last year we brought it to Ireland for the first time in partnership with Enterprise Ireland. In 2021, we hosted the event in a virtual setting and in line with the latest restrictions and guidelines have decided to bring StartUp 2022 back virtually.

Join Enterprise Nation at StartUp 2022 Ireland to be inspired by successful entrepreneurs, access expert advice on a range of topics from marketing and PR, to accounting and funding. Walk away with everything you need to make 2022 the year to be your own boss.

Whether you want to be your own boss, have a business idea or simply want to improve your entrepreneurial skills, this is the event for you.


10.00am Welcome & Introduction

10.10am Start-up Resilience

How to start a business on Amazon. Hear from the major marketplace on how to get started with sales and how to master fulfilment.

10.40am How to start your business on social media

In this session accredited Facebook trainers Amanda Webb & Jacinta Dempsey will show you how best to use social media to get your business launched.

11.10am How to fund your start-up Business

In this panel discussion hear from experts around funding your start up business. The session will cover how and when to raise funds, sources of funding, and how to create the perfect pitch. Panellists include:

  • Niamh Sterling, HBAN
  • Damien Garrihy, AIB

11.40am Break/Networking

12.00pm Turning a passion into a profitable business

Panel discussion with entrepreneurs who turned their passion into a business and will share their secrets to success. Hear from:

  • Andy O’Brien, AOB Nutrition
  • Niamh Tallon, HER Sport
  • Seany McCleary, Street School

12.30pm Building a sustainable business

Sustainability is a growing consideration for business. In this discussion we’ll hear from entrepreneurs who have created successful businesses with sustainability at the core. Learn from:

  • Sharon Keilthy, Jiminy Eco Toys
  • Cathal O’Reilly, Narcissips
  • Cathal Sheridan, Huku boards

1:00pm Lunch/Networking

2.00pm Start-up essentials

When starting a business there are some core areas to consider including HR, finance, support etc. In this discussion we will cover the key areas for consideration for any start-up or early stage business. Get your legal, tech and HR questions answered:

  • Joanne Charles, Cisco
  • Joyce Rigby Jones, Voltedge
  • Michael McDowell, Seedlegals

2.30pm My start-up journey

Naomh McElhatton is most recently CEO of and listed by The Irish Times as one of top 5 entrepreneurs to watch. Naomh is a successful entrepreneur with a number of exits under her belt. With vast experience selling into global markets, Naomh is also a Ted speaker, STEM Ambassador, guest lecturer at Ulster University and curator of the SheSaidClub.

3.30pm StartUp of the Year pitching competition

Irish based businesses can apply to be Enterprise Nation’s StartUp of the year winner here. These applications will be shortlisted and four businesses will have the opportunity to pitch at StartUp 2022 Ireland. Judges:

  • Emma Jones, Enterprise Nation
  • Sarah Ouellette, Kindora

4.00pm Mindset & Business

Louise Dunne is a two time award winning entrepreneur with beauty tech start-ip Glissed and men's cosmetics brand Brave. She will chat through the importance of mindset in business.

4.30pm StartUp of the Year winners announcement

4.45pm Closing remarks

5.00pm Event end

About Enterprise Nation

Enterprise Nation is an active small business network, helping thousands of people turn their good idea into a great business. Join today to get everything you need to start and grow your small business, in one place.

Since launching in 2005, the Enterprise Nation team has helped thousands of people start and grow their businesses. Led by founder Emma Jones MBE, Enterprise Nation continues to be the most active UK small business community and a leading campaigning voice for small business. Joining Enterprise Nation connects you with resources, community and connections you need to reach your business goals.

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