1/2018 ISAX Ingenuity Build Your Business Programmme for over 50s

Cork Airport Hotel, Cork
18th April 2018 to 6th June 2018
6.15pm to 9pm & 10.30am to 4.30pm
Start Your Own Business

ISAX (Ireland Smart Ageing Exchange) Ingenuity Build Your Own Business Programme is tailored for people aged 50+ who want to start their own business. This is led by ISAX and run in collaboration with the Local Enterprise Offices and Bank of Ireland.


ISAX Ingenuity Build Your Business Programme - For those aged over 50

ISAX (Ireland Smart Ageing Exchange) is an independent network of businesses, academic institutions and government agencies fast tracking the R&D and commercialisation of solutions for the global ageing economy. Solving these complex problems requires a ‘joined up approach’. ISAX was established to provide the enabling environment for exactly this type of collaboration.

Their Ingenuity Build Your Own Business Programme is tailored for people aged 50+ who want to start their own business. This is led by ISAX and run in collaboration with the Local Enterprise Offices and by Bank of Ireland. This national programme entails a combination of evening and Saturday workshops with an opportunity for participants to pitch to a network of investors and mentors.

Programme timetable of events for the upcoming Cork programme include: 

18.04.18 Wednesday Evening (6.00pm-9.00pm)

  • Introductions, Meet the Team, Overview of the programme
  • Entrepreneurship, Idea generation
  • Introduction to Vision and Goal setting

21.04.18 - Saturday (9.30am-4.30pm)

  • Develop Vision and Goal setting
  • Market Research
  • Customer Identification
  • Competitor Analysis
  • Practical application to own business

28.04.2018 - Saturday (9.30am-4.30pm)

  • The Business Plan
  • Costing and Pricing, Mark-up, Margins, Breakeven
  • Practical application to own business

05.05.2018 - Saturday (9.30am-4.30pm)

  • Progress to date, update Business Plan
  • Revisit Goals
  • Strategy, Planning, Operations
  • Legal Structures, GDPR, AML, Employment
  • Practical application to own business

09.05.2018 - Wednesday Evening (6.00pm-9.00pm)

  • Meet the Entrepreneurs - an opportunity to meet with business owners who will share their own experiences and knowledge

12.05.2018 - Saturday (9.30am-4.30pm)

  • Marketing strategies
  • Online marketing
  • The marketing plan
  • Communication & presentation skills
  • Introduction to the Pitch
  • Practical application to own business

19.05.2018 - Saturday (10.30am-4.30pm)

  • Taxation: Income Tax, VAT, PAYE, PRSI, USC
  • Practical Application

26.05.2018 - Saturday (9.30am-4.30pm)

  • Financial records, sales targets, budgets and cashflow projections
  • Practical application to own business
  • Final pitch practice

30.05.2018 - Wednesday Evening (6.00pm-9.00pm)

  • Taking Charge, Next Steps, Time Management, Action Plan
  • Pitching to guests 
  • Programme wrap-up