Award winning entrepreneur lends support to Enterprise Week

Ciara Clancy, the CEO of Sandyford-based Beats Medical, was last week named as a national finalist in this year’s Irish Best Young Entrepreneur competition.

The Beats Medical app allows people with Parkinson’s to take control of their condition by providing monitoring and therapies which help alleviate mobility, speech and dexterity symptoms.

Ms Clancy said Beats Medical has benefited from supports, advice and networking opportunities such as those on offer during Enterprise Week.

I am really looking forward to Enterprise Week, it is perfect for those looking to start a business or take their business to the next stage. The range of events and workshops on offer is incredible, and there will be fantastic opportunities for networking. 

 Enterprise Week runs from March 6th - 12th and there will be a series of events and workshops throughout Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown to support SMEs and start-ups. Events include a workshop by RTE’s Dragon’s Den Pitch Coach, Catherine Moonan, a one-day introduction to coding course, seminars on social media, branding, building your own website, Brexit, online trading, and much more.

A Business Supports Showcase event will provide the chance to meet representatives from several business support agencies, avail of free one-to-one mentoring sessions, and hear a key-note address by Stephen Quinn, CEO Jobbio. This event culminates in the dlr County Enterprise Awards Finals.

An Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Councillor Cormac Devlin, said: “Beats Medical is young, vibrant company at the cutting edge of delivering life-changing support for people with Parkinson’s Disease. We need to support companies such as this and foster the entrepreneurial spirit and drive which they embody. That’s why Enterprise Week is so important — it provides information and resources for those striving to become the next big success story.”

Director of Economic Community and Cultural Development, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, Dearbhla Lawson, said “Dún Laoghaire- Rathdown has a rich culture of entrepreneurship and the County Council is committed to ensuring we have an ‘enterprise-friendly’ county. Our Enterprise Week has a fantastic range of tailored events, workshops and networking opportunities aimed to help people in the business community or those thinking of setting up, to develop new skills, learn and share experiences and grow contacts which can help grow and improve their businesses, and we look forward to seeing you there.”