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All-Island Female Entrepreneurs Conference and Pitching Competition

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Pitching Competition

Have you heard about the All-Island Female Entrepreneurs Pitching Competition? Sponsored by InterTradeIreland.

An opportunity for those with ideas or early stage startups to win up to 5000 euros. Open to all sectors.Apply by Friday, 3rd May 2024 at 16:00pm: and attend the All-Island Female Entrepreneurs Conference on 6th June to hear the finalists pitch.

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Sponsored by InterTradeIreland.


All Island Female Entrepreneurs Conference 6th June in Belfast:

Are you trying to develop connections and sales in Northern Ireland or UK?

The All-Island Female Entrepreneurs Conference takes place at The Europa Hotel Belfast on Thursday 6th June for an incredible day of cross-border connections and collaborations to grow your business and personal skill set.

The speakers and panels are drawn from across the island of Ireland, talking “Grit & Growth”. Women in Business NI are delighted to have been working in partnership with Network Ireland and InterTradeIreland on Growth programmes and both partners will be there to welcome you.

For the first time ever, we will have access to 121 advice with business advisers from the North and South who know the market and can guide your first or next steps and connections.

You can catch the train and arrive in time for our first keynote speaker or get in touch with for advice on local good value accommodation if you want to enjoy the city for an evening.

You will also get to vote at the live All-Island Female Entrepreneurs Pitching Competition, designed to support new and fledgling business owners. With a £20,000/€20,000 prize pot, sponsored by InterTradeIreland, applications are open for you to pitch your innovative business idea or growth potential to take your business to the next level. Find out more on the terms and conditions to enter now.


Have a look at the lineup of speakers so far:

  • Laura M Bonner, CEO & Founder of The Muff Liquor Company!
  • Gráinne Mullins | Head Chocolatier & Founder of Grá Chocolates
  • Karen Yates | Founder of Taylor Yates
  • Louise Doyle | CEO of Needi
  • Louise Brogan | LinkedIn Content Marketing & Training
  • Claire Colvin | Simple Scaling
  • Oonagh O'Reilly & Marie-Claire McGreevy | MCO Performance
  • Aine Kilkenny | Co-Founder of Riley
  • Ashleigh Averell I Ibrand


Hosted by Caroline O'Neill | DIGG for Success, this conference promises to be an inspiring event for female entrepreneurs across the island. Spread the word and be sure to secure your early bird tickets by Friday 26th April

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