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Insights And Synergies At The Annual New Frontiers Networking Event

New Frontiers Phase 2 is an extensive six-month programme that requires a full-time commitment. The New Frontiers National Networking event is our way of celebrating those who make it through to the end. Individuals from organisations all across Ireland joined us to celebrate this year’s 170 graduates from across 18 locations. Passing through the tough selection process and then proceeding to excel through the programme, these graduates deserve to be celebrated.

This year, the event was held in the Radisson Blu Hotel in Athlone. The graduates had a day packed with insights – there were three panels hosted by our MC, Conor Carmody, as well as breakout sessions where the founders could discuss and analyse the challenges they may face in their business. There was also, of course, time for the participants to mingle and meet all those that took the same terrifying but riveting step in their start up journey.

Our thanks to the following alumni and supporters of the programme for agreeing to be on our panels:

New Frontiers – alumni panel

  • Emma Meehan, Precision Sports Technology
  • Nipun Katharua, Smile Genius Dental
  • Shana Chu, Tailr

The Funding Horizon – panel discussion

  • Anna-Marie Turley, Enterprise Ireland
  • Christine Charleton, Local Enterprise Offices
  • Gianni Matera, Growing Capital
  • Rosemary Gallagher, HBAN

Building Scale – fireside chat

  • John Killian, Greyscout
  • Sinead Crowther, Soothing Solutions

The annual networking event is a regular feature of the programme. Recent graduates from every programme around the country are invited to a day of informative insights and – importantly – opportunities to network with alumni from other locations.

The New Frontiers programme is delivered at 18 locations nationwide. Beyond networking, benefits of the programme include expert-led workshops, mentoring, incubation space, access to R&D capabilities, and a tax-free allowance during Phase 2. It’s the ideal programme for early-stage founders who have yet to successfully scale a startup and most sectors are eligible. Read more about the features of the programme and eligibility criteria.

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About the author

Ishita Gupta

Ishita Gupta

Ishita is studying Marketing, Innovation and Technology at Dublin City University. She currently works as an Intern in Enterprise Ireland's Entrepreneurship & HPSU Operations Department. As part of her role of supporting the New Frontiers National Programme Manager, Paula Carroll, she was part of the team that organised this year's fantastic national networking event.