The Entrepreneur Experience

The Entrepreneur Experience® is a unique opportunity for 24 Emerging Entrepreneurs to gain unparalleled access and advice from 24 of Ireland's most successful Business leaders over 24 hours.

The 2017 Entrepreneur Experience® took place in Ballymaloe, Co. Cork on the 7th & 8th of April 2017.

2018 Applications will open in December 2017

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Testimonials

Larry Bass, Screentime ShinAwil

Larry Bass, Screentime ShinAwil

"Halfway through the single most inspiring business best of breed learning event in Ireland"

Brendan McPhillips, Asystec

Brendan McPhillips, Asystec

"A fast paced rollercoaster journey for you & your mentor taking an outside-in look at your business"

Terry Fox, Cupprint

Terry Fox, Cupprint

"You hope to take 1 nugget away from similar events; I haven't room in my car for all the nuggets from this event"

Ger O'Mahony, Voxpro

Ger O'Mahony, Voxpro

"Combination of peer learning & mentoring by Experienced Entrepreneurs a powerful combination"

Fred Karlsson, Donedeal

Fred Karlsson, Donedeal

"Life changing and game changing event"

Arun Kapil, Green Saffron

Arun Kapil, Green Saffron

"Came in blind, going home straight!"

Mark Buckley, Glowroute

Mark Buckley, Glowroute

"The Entrepreneur Experience was a powerful and career changing opportunity we were fortunate to partake in"

Robert Leslie, Sedicii

Robert Leslie, Sedicii

"This is a room full of believers; passion is oozing out of everybody"

Grainne Kelly, Bubblebum

Grainne Kelly, Bubblebum

"This event will have the same effect on my business as deep heat has on an athlete!"

Sean O' Sullivan, SOSventures & Dragon's Den

Sean O' Sullivan, SOSventures & Dragon's Den

"I loved the Entrepreneur Experience. It reaffirms the things all successful entrepreneurs know: leadership drives success, and leadership comes through relationships and team development".

Who should Apply

This event is a unique opportunity for three distinct groups of Entrepreneurs:

  1. Entrepreneurs with a new idea, business plan and/or Strategy Road Map but not yet ready for investment
  2. Entrepreneurs with an investor ready proposition
  3. Entrepreneurs with an established business that is seeking to scale (Ideally a company of 10 employees and €1m+ turnover per year with the potential to grow rapidly in the coming years)

 

They each gain unparalleled access, advice and mentoring from some of Ireland's most successful Entrepreneurs. This 24 hour experience includes networking, workshops and presentations.

Be prepared - this is not for the faint hearted!


Why Apply

This is real, 24 of Ireland's leading Entrepreneurs giving their time to help the next generation of Entrepreneurs.
The event had become one of the key pillars supporting Irish Entrepreneurship in recent years.

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Clocking Up Real Experience

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Meet the Makers of the Next Big Thing

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Mentoring the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs Pg1

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Mentoring the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs Pg2

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The Business Minds creating fresh Experiences Pg1

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Insight under the Spotlight for entrepreneurs

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Entrepreneur Experience draws in some heavy hitters

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Startups learn how to move forward

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Venture Wows budding Entrepreneurs & Mentors

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Applications for 2018 will open in Decmeber 2017

THERE ARE THREE GROUPS OF EMERGING ENTREPRENEURS:

Group One - The Ideas Group

Eight Entrepreneurs with a business plan and/or Strategy Road Map but not ready for investment yet and Early Stage businesses get a sanity check.  

Group Two - The Investor Ready Group

Eight Entrepreneurs with a plan or business proposition that is 'Investor Ready' — get a critical review. This group will have an opportunity to pitch for investment to an audience of Angel Investors.

Group Three - The Scaling Group

Eight Entrepreneurs running established businesses who want to scale and grow (Ideally a company of 10 employees and €1m+ turnover per year with the potential to grow rapidly in the coming years) – find out how to create, access and capture new opportunities. 

Applications are NOW Closed until December 2017

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND COST:

As there are only 8 places available in each group, each application will be reviewed and interviews will take place in February 2017 in Cork or via Skype before a panel of 2/3 people.

An all in fee of €390(+VAT) per participant will need to be paid at least 3 weeks before the start of the event, payment CANNOT be accepted at the event itself. This includes:

  • Group/Peer meetings with indepth discussions
  • One-to-one meetings with a Seasoned Entrepreneur
  • All workshops, presentations, 
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Lunch both days and dinner on Friday night
  • A profile piece in the Sunday Business Post prior to the event
  • An opportunity to network with up to 30 of Ireland's most successful business leaders

 

The 2017 Entrepreneur Experience® took place on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th of April in Ballymaloe, Co. Cork. It started at 09:30 on Friday and ended at 14:00 on Saturday.