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The ultimate list of startup events happening in Dublin 2019

Are you an entrepreneur? Do you want to keep up to date with everything happening in the business landscape while also getting the chance to hone your skills, promote your startup and make some valuable contacts along the way? If the answer is yes, then you’ll be pleased to hear there are some fantastic startup events coming up in the next few months in, or close to, Dublin. Check out the list of events below and make sure to book your spot before it’s too late!

One Day Entrepreneur’s Retreat @ Kilkea Castle, Co. Kildare – 8th September

They say beautiful spaces inspire and what better place to get motivated to build your empire than in a castle! On the 8th September, solo entrepreneurs, SME business owners as well as large company owners will be coming together in Kildare to network, strategise and pinpoint their business goals in the stunning surroundings of Kilkea Castle. This retreat is designed specifically for entrepreneurs looking for personal as well as business growth. It will be led by Dominika Stoppa, an award-winning, professionally qualified coach and trainer who specialises in high-performing entrepreneurs. If you’re ready to take your startup to the next level or you’re simply looking for some ammunition to take on your next challenge, this is the perfect retreat for you.

Price: €49.99      Book your place here

Women in Tech @ Convention Centre Dublin – 12th to 13th September

This truly is a showstopping event that will bring 1,000+ professionals together to see what’s new in the tech industry. Yes, it’s an event celebrating inspirational women in technology, but don’t worry tech guys, you are invited too! Over two days, more than 60 speakers will take to the stage to talk about how Ireland has the potential to change the status quo of the tech space and lead the way towards a positive future for businesses, technology professionals as well as the millions of people across the globe who use technology. It isn’t news to anyone that technology is changing the world as we know it, but if you want to find out the nuts and bolts of exactly what is driving this change and where we’re headed, then this is the event of the year for you!

Check out the different ticket prices for various access levels here

Entrepreneur Network Event, Innovation @ Ulster Bank, Belfast – 18th September

If you’re an entrepreneur, then you’ve already broken away from the pack to carve your own path. Now it’s time to do it again! This networking event, led by Ulster Bank Entrepreneurship, is all about developing your disruptive thinking and positioning your business at the forefront of change. Ulster Bank provides accelerators to help startups find their feet and scale. This event is another great way for them to support and network with ambitious entrepreneurs. In today’s volatile business landscape, it pays to think differently and stay flexible, so this is a great opportunity to flex your innovative muscles and develop a framework for how always to be ahead of the curve.

Price: Free          Book your place here

Business Planning Workshop @ Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa, Tralee – 25th September

Could you do with some intensive business coaching? This one-day workshop will not only help you implement a business plan but also give you the opportunity to experience one-to-one private coaching with award-winning business coach, Helen Burns. This workshop is designed to give you a realistic and achievable business plan that will position you for business growth in the next quarter. The workshop will take into account the practicalities of setting goals, managing your time, increasing your income and boosting your sales and marketing process. If you plan on making Q4 a success, then this workshop promises to get you there!

Price: €75 – €195               Book your place here

Learnovation, Learning Innovation Summit @ Croke Park, Dublin – 1st October

Learnovation brings together learning and development managers, entrepreneurs, researchers, startup founders, educators, learning tech vendors and learning designers to network and keep up to date with best practices in innovative learning. Learnovation is powered by the Learnovate Centre, one of Europe’s leading research centres in educational technology. The goal is, as always, future-ready learning! This year the one-day summit is focused on connecting talent, skills and performance to accelerate growth. If you are interested in learning more about how technology is shaping the learning practices of modern organisations, then this is the event to attend. Early bird tickets end on 31st August so hurry!

Price: €90 – €180               Book your place here

One Stop Shop for Business @ Sheraton Athlone Hotel, Athlone – 2nd October

If you’re just setting out as an entrepreneur and feeling a bit out of the loop when it comes to funding opportunities and support services, fear not! This One-Stop Shop For Business event does exactly as the name says by bringing 25 state bodies together to provide business owners and budding entrepreneurs with the key information they need to survive and thrive in the Irish SME space. This half-day event will give you the invaluable opportunity to meet with representatives from a variety of state bodies and find out ways you can save money and hone your business skills. If you have a great business idea or are just looking for some advice on how to grow your small business, this is going to be a truly rewarding experience for you.

Price: Free          Book your place here

Women in Business Network @ various dates and locations around the Dublin

This is a great networking opportunity for any woman in business looking to bounce ideas off likeminded women in a non-competitive environment. WIBN events are a great way to meet new faces as well as successful businesswomen. You’ll get the chance to pick their brains while also sharing your own experiences. Whether you’re an entrepreneur just starting out, an established SME owner or a business professional, all are welcome! The event is organised around a business lunch and gives you the opportunity to meet other creative, inspiring women in a relaxed environment. With multiple dates to choose from, there is no excuse not to make the most of this brilliant opportunity to network and add real value to your business.

Price: €43.05       Book your place here

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