Local Enterprise Week 4th - 8th March 2024

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Local Enterprise Week Activities

Fingal Local Enterprise Office (LEO) is one of 31 across Ireland that has announced a series of exciting initiatives aimed at stimulating business activity locally.

NB: This webpage may be updated in the run-up to Local Enterprise Week. 

Please note: All events will start promptly at the start time indicated. You are advised to arrive up to 30 minutes prior to the start time to register and secure your place

Download the Local Enterprise Week 2024 event guide here

Monday 4th March

Time

Event Name

Venue

Price

Event Details and Booking Link

09.30 - 16.30

Fingal Start-Up Bootcamp

Boot Camp 2024

Riasc Centre, Kinsealy

€40 - includes breakast and lunch.

Starting a new business? Join us for a high energy, engaging and interactive day of practical discussions, expert training and real-world advice to help you get off to a great start. Hosted by LEO Fingal, this event will be led by start-up guru Noel Davidson from Entrepreneurs Academy who have over 25 years experience in helping entrepreneurs build successful businesses. A panel of expert mentors will also be available in the afternoon for each participant.

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09.45 - 12.30

Fearless AI: Transforming SME Challenges into Opportunities in 2024

Salesforce Tower, North Dock, Dublin 1

Free

Mark Kelly Author and Founder of AI Ireland will deliver an interactive presentation on how you the business owner/Manager can use AI today in your business. He will provide practical insights and tools for integrating AI into your operations, allowing you respond to challenges and turn them into opportunities. Lean for Business Experts will also be there to answer any questions you might have.

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14.00 - 16.30

Development of Export Opportunities

Maldron Hotel, Newlands Cross

Free

Featuring Export Support Agencies and successful Entrepreneurs; Enterprise Ireland, Intertrade Ireland and Enterprise Europe Network. Guest Entrepreneurs: Ciaran Maquire Founder Love Earth Smart Water System, Jim Dunne Founder Smart Studios.

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Tuesday 5th March

Time

Event Name

Venue

Price

Event Details and Booking Link

11:30 - 14:00

Don’t Wait for Opportunity – Create it!

Don’t Wait for Opportunity – Create it!

The Lark, Balbriggan

€10, includes networking lunch.

Join renowned entrepreneurs Tom Keogh (Keogh’s Crisps), Giselle Makinde (Cream of the Crop) and Michael Dawson (One4All and Irish Institute of Music and Song), to learn how you can identify and seize opportunities for business success.  Please Note: This event will run from 11.00 to 14.00 [Commencing at 11.30am sharp].

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10.00 - 14.00

Mintel Presentation

Blanchardstown Library

Free

Presentation on Mintel, the market intelligence agency who produce research reports on market, consumer and brand research and on national and global market trends. Access to Mintel is free in Fingal library branches for anyone with a library card.  

This is a free of charge event and pre-registration is not necessary.

15.30 - 18.00

Meet the Food and Drink Entrepreneurs

Dublin Food Chain Partner

Talbot Hall, Stillorgan

€10

An event not to be missed, where participants will hear success stories from some of Irelands most successful food and drink entrepreneurs. There will also be the opportunity to hear a trade buyers’ perspective.

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18.30 - 20.30

Fingal Enterprise Awards

FEA 2024

Atrium, County Hall, Swords

By Invitation only

This dynamic showcase event features the finalist entrepreneurs of this year's Fingal Enterprise Awards competition. The overall "Fingal Enterprise Award" winner will go forward to represent Fingal at the National Final in May 2024, when they will compete with thirty other winners from throughout Ireland at the National Enterprise Awards.

Wednesday 6th March

Time

Event Name

Venue

Price

Event Details and Booking Link

08.00 - 10.00

Behind the Business with Fingal Chamber

Fingal Dublin Chamber

Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links

€10, includes a light breakfast

Behind The Business will feature three accomplished entrepreneurs and business leaders from the region who will share their extensive knowledge, experience, and advice.

The panel will include three winners from the recent Fingal Business Awards, who will discuss the challenges and opportunities that exist for emerging and established businesses aiming to achieve success in the current conditions. This event will be informative and inspiring for attendees, with opportunities to network, ask questions, and learn about business support.

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18.00 - 21.00

Social Media & Digital Marketing

March 6th 2024

Online

€150

This practical certificate course gives an overview of the core digital channels and how they fit together in order to deliver successful digital and social media marketing campaigns for B2B and B2C markets. Course runs over six weeks each Wednesday evening from Wednesday, 6th March to Wednesday, 29th May.

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14.00 - 16.00

Understand and Leverage Future Trends for your Business

Online

Free

Two international experts on Future Trends will present to a national audience as part of Enterprise Week 2024. The first session to be provided by Nancy Rademaker who will provide deeply insightful view on new trends impacting and creating opportunities for your business. The second part will be presented by Ady Floyd from TrendHunter and will build on Nancy’s presentation, providing a toolkit to help you ensure your products and services are fit for future market needs.

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Thursday 7th March

Time

Event Name

Venue

Price

Event Details and Booking Link

09:30 - 11:00

Raising Finance

Raising Finance

Crowne Plaza, Blanchardstown

Free

Hosted by broadcaster and journalist Richard Curran, this dynamic session will introduce you to a wide array of options for raising finance for your business start-up or business expansion. Hear from key state agencies and other finance providers, including the Local Enterprise Office, Enterprise Ireland, Microfinance Ireland, Linked Finance, InterTrade Ireland, AIB and more. You will also learn key tips on “Dos” and “Don’ts” for raising finance. Refreshments will be available upon arrival and are kindly sponsored by AIB.

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10.30am -12:00

The Sustainability Imperative for Your Business Success

Online 

Free

A live audience with Liz Bonin, world-renowned science, natural history and environmental broadcaster.

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14.00 - 17.00

Trading Online Voucher webinar

7th March 2024

Online

Free

The Trading Online Voucher scheme helps small businesses develop their online presence by offering vouchers (valued at up to €2,500) towards website development or digital marketing strategy. The session is mandatory for businesses wishing to apply for the trading online voucher. This highly interactive session features live Q&A, Networking Virtual Breakout Rooms and covers various topics, including developing a website, digital marketing, social media for business, and search engine optimisation.

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Friday 8th March

Time

Event Name

Venue

Price

Event Details and Booking Link

09:00 - 10:30

Fingal Business Briefing

FBB May

Carlton Hotel, Dublin Airport

Free

Group business advice briefing outlining available supports from Fingal Local Enterprise Office for businesses within the Fingal area.

Find out about Grants, Online trading supports, Training and Mentoring opportunities to help you in your business. Business Advisors will be available for Q&A after the briefing.

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11:15 - 14:00

Fingal Enterprising Women Network: Media, Motivation and Making it Happen with Anna Daly

FEWN LEW 2024

Roganstown Hotel

€20, includes a networking lunch. Please e-mail info@leo.fingal.ie if you have any dietary requirements.

Join Fingal Enterprising Women Network for a special lunch event celebrating International Women’s Day and the end of Local Enterprise Week. We're excited to welcome distinguished guest speaker for this occasion – renowned TV personality and accomplished Businesswoman, Anna Daly. Many of you will know Anna from her engaging presence on Ireland AM. Don't miss this exceptional event!"

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11:00 - 13:00

Pitch Perfect: Battle of the Start-ups

Pitch Perfect Event

T.U. Dublin Grangegorman

Free

LEO Fingal is delighted to partner with TU Dublin in the Pitch Perfect, Battle of the Start-ups competition, alongside each of the LEOs in the Dublin region, to find Dublin’s most exciting start-up. Watch Dublin's top entrepreneurial talent battle in front of an audience of hundreds to win cash prizes and more for their start-up. 

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