Fearless 2017 - The Entrepreneur’s Journey - Thur 9th March

Riasc Centre, Feltrim Road, Swords, Co. Dublin.
Thursday 9th March 2017
18.30 - 20.30
Enterprise Week

Join us for the highlight of Local Enterprise Week as we recognise the “Fearless” drive, determination and tenacity of Fingal’s entrepreneurs.

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Fearless 2017 - The Entrepreneur’s Journey

Date: Thursday 9th March 2017

Time: 18.30-20.30

Location: Riasc Centre, Feltrim Road, Swords, Co. Dublin.


Join us for the highlight of Local Enterprise Week as we recognise the “Fearless” drive, determination and tenacity of Fingal’s entrepreneurs.

The evening will start with refreshments and networking before our MC Conall Ó’Morain takes to the stage. He will introduce you to a panel of eight successful Fingal entrepreneurs, each of whom is building their small business and have demonstrated considerable success. They will each tell their business story and reveal the secrets of how they have overcome challenges in their business journey. This will be an inspirational evening hearing from local up-and-coming entrepreneurs and a great networking opportunity.

At the end of the evening, Fingal Local Enterprise Office will be revealing which one of these eight entrepreneurs will represent Fingal at the National Enterprise Awards!


The event is Free of Charge but booking is essential

Entrepreneurs sharing their Stories

Company name

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Azure Communications

Team: Kerri Turner, Keith Fitzgerald, Ciaran D’Arcy, Alan Kennedy

Location: Rosemount, Dublin 11

Website: www.azurecomm.ie

Innovative & integrated set of digital solutions. Based in Ballycoolin/Blanchardstown, the company was set up in 2014 to drive the benefits of new technology in communications for their clients. They provide a complete range of online & front end service solutions including digital/litho print, mail fulfilment, augmented/virtual reality, app development & full data accreditation. They service corporate clients in Ireland & internationally, as well as a large customer base nationally, employing 9 people.


Discover XT

Founder: David Bassett

Location: Swords, Co Dublin

Website: www.xtreme.ie



Outdoor adventure, teambuilding & corporate experiences. Providing an exciting range of adventure based experiences, the company started in 2003 at their purpose built centre in Courtlough/Balbriggan. They have expanded to provide brands such as xtreme.ie & teambuilding.ie, from a range of locations nationally & are the exclusive providers of Bear Grylls Survival Academy in Ireland. They also service international launches in the growing Meetings, Incentive, Conferences & Events market. They currently have a team 9 people.


Everest Granola

Founder: Seamus Tighe

Location: Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

Website: http://www.everestgranola.com

Everest provides a gourmet granola cup which is made from ridiculously tasty natural ingredients, that is convenient & good value at any time of day, for an ‘on the go’ breakfast or snacking option. Started in 2014, the founder successfully completed the Food Academy programme. Already supplying a range of retail & food service clients in Ireland, the business will expand into the UK market & further develop the product range in 2017, & employ a team of 7 people.


Hope Beer

Team: Wim de Jongh, Jeanne Mahony, Des McSwiggan

Location: Howth Junction,
Dublin 5

Website: www.hopebeer.ie

Innovative range of craft beers from state of the art brewing facility. Commencing in 2015, based at Howth Junction, the company brews & distributes its own range of specialist & limited edition beers, with back stories from Fingal & flavours to interest the growing craft beer market. Brewed at their fully equipped high spec facility into their own bottles & kegs, the products are available through nationwide distributors & retailers, restaurants & bars. They currently employ 4 people at the only brewery in Fingal.


Kennedy’s Convenient Foods

Founder: Thomas Kennedy

Location: The Ward, Co Dublin

Website: www.kkproduce.ie

Range of convenient ready to cook vegetable products. The focus of the brand is to add value to Fresh Irish Produce available from local growers with the goal of achieving nationwide distribution, through national supermarket chains & independent retailers. Established in 2015, operating from The Ward, the company services the Irish market with a current team of 4 people. New product lines & international markets will be developed in 2017.



Founders: Susan Talbot, Steven Flynn

Location: Lusk, Co Dublin

Website: www.skytango.com

SaaS / Global Marketplace for legal drone operations & content gathering. Founded by 2 experienced film/TV professionals, the company connects drone operators with content buyers around the world via their booking service, & can deliver a  library of quality aerial content. The platform will access the global market as a clearing house from Ireland, & plans to employ 4 people by 2017.


Smart Trace Software

Founder: Marcin Kulik

Location: Malahide, Co Dublin

Website: www.internetofwaste.io

Finance and lean driven environmental software platform focusing on commercial waste. The company engages in-house big data – a global knowledge database, and algorithms to enable environmentally conscious companies to understand the value of their waste, and engage in lean projects to save or make money. Already in the test phase with big clients including RTE, Arnotts, Nypro this “Internet of Waste” company, based in Malahide, aim to employ 4 people in 2017.



Founders: Sean Murray, Alan Hickey

Location: Castleknock, Dublin 15

Website: www.webringg.com

Crowd sourced delivery platform for e-commerce. WeBringg gives retailers a competitive advantage for last mile fulfilment. Based on disruptive technology & providing on-demand, trackable delivery services, this reduces the cost of warehousing or fleet by using independent delivery service providers. Founded in 2016 & based in Castleknock, the business is already planning beyond the Irish market. Currently operating with a team of 6, this will grow significantly with the business.