Schedule of Events for Mayo Ideas Week 2018

Saturday 22nd September 2018

LEADER4Enterprise

Event Type: One-to-One Meetings

Time: 10.00 am - 3.30 pm

Location: South West Mayo Development Company Office, Balla

Details:

South West Mayo Development Company is hosting a series of one-to-one meetings in our offices in Balla.  These 30 minute meetings are aimed at those who in business or planning to start a business in the south west Mayo area who may be eligible for LEADER funding.   Please note that these meetings are for business related funding only

Hosted by:

South West Mayo Development Company

Registration:

Places limited.  Pre-booking required. Tel: (098) 41950 or email info@southmayo.com

 

06/07/2017 Mayo Ideas Week at GMIT Mayo Campus, Castlebar, Co. Mayo. Photo : Keith Heneghan / Phocus

Monday 24th September 2018

Innovation Clinic

Event Type: One-to-One Meetings

Time: 9.30 am - 2.00 pm

Location: iHub at GMIT Mayo Campus, Castlebar

Details: Are you a small or medium sized company, developing a product, process or service?  If so, come to our Innovation Voucher Clinic.  Enterprise Ireland Innovation Vouchers worth €5000, are available to assist a company to explore a new business opportunity or develop new product/service with a registered knowledge provider such as GMIT.

All industries are welcome.

Following registration, you will be emailed a short survey to complete in advance. Once complete we will schedule a 30min meeting with our team to discuss how we can work together through an Innovation Voucher

Hosted by: GMIT and iHub at GMIT Mayo Campus

Registration : Places limited.  Booking required.  Email eugene.mccarthy@gmit.ie

Innovation Vouchers Seminar

Event Type: Seminar

Time: 2.00 pm - 2.40 pm

Location: iHub at GMIT Mayo Campus, Castlebar

Details:  This short seminar will introduce the MET Technology Gateway and the expertise available to companies in GMIT.  It will also provide an overview of the Enterprise Ireland Innovation Voucher process and other innovation supports throughout the Technology Gateway Network.

Companies attending the event will gain advice on how to apply and how working with us through the Voucher scheme can help your company advance its R&D activities.

Hosted by: GMIT and iHub at GMIT Mayo Campus

Registration : Places limited.  Booking required.  Email eugene.mccarthy@gmit.ie

IntroduceMe.ie

Event Type: Seminar

Time: 2.00 pm - 3.00 pm

Location: iHub at GMIT Mayo Campus, Castlebar

Details:  This short seminar will introduce outsourced business development solutions to help generate sales for small & medium enterprises, self owner businesses and entrepreneurs to assist their growth or expansion strategies

Hosted by: GMIT and iHub at GMIT Mayo Campus

Registration : Places limited.  Booking required.  To make a booking: http://clr.ie/127453

The School of Looking - learning to love science through art

Event Type: Workshop

Time: 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm

Location: Macalla Hall, Lough Lannagh, Castlebar

Details: A workshop with Anne Cleary and Denis Connolly, founders of The School of Looking, to explore how interactive art is used to investigate science.  Focusing on their most engaging artworks made in collaboration with Science Foundation Ireland, Clarity DCU & Curam Centre, NUIG & Landmark at Lough Lannagh commissioned by Mayo County Council.   

Hosted by: Mayo Arts Service, Mayo County Council

Registration:  Places Limited.  Booking required.   Tel: (094) 9064376 or email mayoarts@mayococo.ie

MarketingCoachToolkit

Event Type: Workshop

Time: 3.00 pm - 4.00 pm

Location: iHub at GMIT Mayo Campus, Castlebar

Details: This workshop takes entrepreneurs through a short series of questions online and turns these answers into a one-page marketing strategy.

Hosted by: iHub at GMIT Mayo Campus

Registration:  Places Limited.  Booking essential.  To make a booking: http://clr.ie/127452

Empower Explore - Spirit of Entrepreneurship

Event Type: Conference

Time: 4.30 pm - 7.30 pm

Location: St. Mary's Hall, GMIT Mayo Campus, Castlebar

Details: Everyone is welcome at the annual Spirit event for evening hearing from some thought-provoking speakers and enterprise leaders. This is a chance to engage and learn from some high profile female entrepreneurs in Ireland and a chance to connect and network with fellow entrepreneurs.

2018 speakers include: Alison Cowzer, Co Founder of East Coast Bakehouse and Dragon on Dragon's Den; Vicki O Toole, MD of JJ O Toole's Ltd; Donna Kennedy, Three Times Best Selling Author and founder of We Summit; Aine Mulloy, Co Founder of Girlcrew; , Norah Patten, selected to take part in a unique scientist-astronaut training programme in Florida and on course to be first Irish person in space; and Lorraine Corcoran, Co Founder of Horizon and Owner Director of Cosmetic Creations.  The MC for the evening is journalist and broadcaster Carol Coleman

Hosted by: Empower Programme with GMIT Mayo Campus and Mayo Local Enterprise Office

Registration:  Pre-booking required.  

www.spiriteventwest.com

Tuesday 25th September 2018

Mega Trends & The Future of Work

Event Type: Workshop

Time: 10.00 am - 12.30 pm

Location: Westport Coast Hotel, Westport

Details: This workshop will consider the impact that global technological, economic & social trends will have on the future labour force.  Major changes are underway in workplace formats and design, organisational structures and how employees communicate with each other. What are the opportunities and challenges at local level?

Hosted by: Mayo Local Enterprise Office and Enterprise Europe Network

Registration: Online booking required

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Mega Trends: Identifying Options to Drive Your Business Growth

Event Type: Workshop

Time: 2.00 pm - 4.30 pm

Location: Westport Coast Hotel, Westport

Details: This workshop will focus on the business growth and development opportunities that will be created by having an understanding of the mega-trends impacting on our lives.  With a focus on methodologies from traditional research to ideation, the workshop will consider how to evaluate opportunities in terms of "Impact on Revenues" and Probability of Success".

Hosted by: Mayo Local Enterprise Office and Enterprise Europe Network

Registration: Online booking required

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Atlantic Digital Start-Up Academy - The Road to Successful Selling into Business & Corporate Clients

Event Type: Seminar

Time: 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm

Location: McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris

Details: This evening workshop will look at how you move from identifying a sales prospect to making a sale and will discuss areas such as the Sales Process and Lifecycle and the typical stages you need to go through to achieve success.  The workshop is being delivered by Alex Campbell, owner of ITHACA Consulting.  Alex's experience includes roles such as Sales Director with BT Ireland selling to Corporate HQs and Procurement Organisations across the EMEA and USA

Hosted by: WestBIC in conjunction with the Atlantic Digital Start-Up Academy EU Project and iHub at GMIT Mayo Campus

Registration: Booking recommended. Email smccormack@westbic.ie

Wednesday 26th September 2018

Steps to Enterprise

Funding and other supports for Start Up Business

Event Type: Seminar & Showcase

Time: 11.00 am - 2.00 pm

Location: Great National Hotel, Ballina

Details: Guest Speakers at this event include Donal Byrne of Big Red Barn Ltd. Established in 2014, Big Red Barn Ltd won the Product and Manufacturing Start Up Business award at the 2017 Bank of Ireland Business Awards, and they were also finalists in the 2017 Small Firms Association Business Awards.  Also speaking at the event is David McIntyre, Mayo SICAP Enterprise Winner 2017 and developer of the Cubbie Sensory Booth.

Hosted by: Mayo North East LEADER Partnership, South West Mayo Development Company and Mayo Sligo Leitrim, Education & Training Board

Registration: Booking recommended

Tel: Breda Murray, South West Mayo Development Company (094) 9366692 or Niamh Charlton, Mayo North East LEADER Partnership  (087) 6662340

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Spotlight on Skills

Event Type: Workshop

Time: 9.30am - 4.30 pm

Location: Breaffy House Hotel, Breaffy

Details: Enterprise Ireland is collaborating with the Department of Education and Skills and the Irish Management Institute (IMI) to support client companies to identify and address skill needs in a few steps.  This workshop is aimed at members of your company’s senior executive team who are familiar with your business strategy for the next 1-5 years and who understand your entire business operation and the workshop is free for Enterprise Ireland client companies.

Registration: Pre-registration essential.  Tel: Helen McMahon  (01) 7272698 or email skills@enterprise-ireland.com 

Digital Marketing Essentials to Stand Out From The Crowd

Event Type: Seminar

Time: 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm

Location: GMIT Mayo Campus, Castlebar

Details: Learn how to use current tools to help you stand out in a crowded digital environment.  Topics will include Making Instagram work for your business with Kieran O'Malley, Digital Content Creator and PR Exec for the Connacht Hospitality Group, and Cormac O'Malley, Social Media Executive with Midwest Radio.  Create. Disrupt. Innovate delivered by Seanie Walsh from StudioX & 353 Ventures.  And Win more business using online search engines delivered by Cathal Quinn from Enable Marketing

Hosted by: Digital Marketing in Mayo

Registration: Booking recommended

www.dmimayo.com 

Thursday 27th September 2018

Jobs of the Future

Event Type: Careers Showcase

Time: 9.00 am - 1.15 pm

Location: St. Mary's Hall, GMIT Mayo Campus, Castlebar

Details: Open to second students. This event highlights the various industry sectors with future job potential, to help guide students in preparing for their future career choices

Hosted by: GMIT Mayo Campus, WestBIC, iHub at GMIT, Regional Skills Forum, Mayo Education Centre, Mayo Local Enterprise Office and Mayo Ideas Lab

Registration : Places limited.  Pre-registration essential. Tel: Kathleen Calvey (097) 27945 or email  mayoideaslab@westbic.ie

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Tourism Innovation and the Future for Mayo

Event Type: Seminar

Time: 9.30 am - 3.00 pm

Location: Mulranny Park Hotel, Mulranny

Details: Seminar looking at the innovation opportunities in the Tourism Sector  with speakers to include: Eva Costello, Manager, Wild Atlantic Way at Fáilte Ireland; Denise O'Leary, Head of Hospitality at Dublin Institute of Technology; Ed Kenny, Hospitality Sector, SIPTU; Catherine O'Grady Power, Glen Keen Farm; Georgia McMillan, Terra Firma Ireland; Una Forde, Ballinglen Foundation and Catherine McConnell, Director of Services, Mayo Co. Council

Hosted by: Fáilte Ireland, South West Mayo Development Company and WestBIC

Registration : Booking recommended.  Tel: South West Mayo Development Company (098) 41950 or email info@southmayo.com

Friday 28th September 2018

Halo Business Angel Network (HBAN) WxNW Syndicate Pitching Event

Event Type: Closed Event

Time: 10.00 am - 1.00 pm

Location: McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris

Hosted by:

Halo Business Angel Network and WestBIC

Registration:

Places Limited. Pre-registration essential.  Email Ultan Faherty  ufaherty@westbic.ie or ultan@hban.org  or see the website for further information  www.hban.org

 

Saturday 29th September 2018

LEADER4Enterprise

Event Type: One-to-One Meetings

Time: 10.00 am - 3.30 pm

Location: South West Mayo Development Company Office, Newport

Details:

South West Mayo Development Company is hosting a series of one-to-one meetings in our offices in Newport.  These 30 minute meetings are aimed at those who in business or planning to start a business in the south west Mayo area who may be eligible for LEADER funding.   Please note that these meetings are for business related funding only

Hosted by:

South West Mayo Development Company

Registration:

Places limited.  Pre-booking required. Telephone (098) 41950 or email  info@southmayo.com

 

Mayo Arts Office events

Monday 1st October 2018

Project Assessment Day

Event Type: Closed Event

Time: 1.30 pm - 5.00 pm

Location: Mayo Local Enterprise Office, Cedar Building, Moneen, Castlebar

Details: Project Assessments and Panel Feedback

Hosted by: Organised by Enterprise Ireland, Mayo Local Enterprise Office and WestBIC

Registration:  Places limited. Pre-booking essential.  Tel:  (091) 735900 or email westenterprise@enterprise-ireland.com

Growing your Business - Sales Workshop

Event Type: Workshop

Time: 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm

Location: GTeic@Béal an Mhuirthead, Church Road, Belmullet

Details: This workshop will cover three key business growth strategies that every business can use to increase their sales.  The event is free and open to both members and non-members of Network Ireland Mayo

Hosted by: Organised by Network Ireland Mayo & GTeic@Béal an Mhuirthead

Registration:  Places limited. Pre-booking essential. 

The link to register is:  Click here to book