The Entrepreneur Experience

The 2021 Entrepreneur Experience™ will take place on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th October 2021 in Ballymaloe, Co. Cork.

The Entrepreneur Experience™ is a unique event for 24 Emerging Entrepreneurs to gain unparalleled access, advice and mentoring from 24 of Ireland’s most successful business leaders over 24 hours. 

Applications for our 2021 event are now CLOSED

250+ Emerging Entrepreneurs have particiapted from 10 countries

€80million investment has been raised by 78 companies

80 Business Leaders have participated - the top 20 have an average turnover of €54m and their average number of employees is 400

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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"

Grainne Kelly, Bubblebum

Grainne Kelly, Bubblebum

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

Pádraig O'Céidigh, Aer Arann

Pádraig O'Céidigh, Aer Arann

"Entrepreneurs are like salmon, when everyone else is swimming downstream they swim upstream and it’s that struggle, that fight for survival and keeping going that differentiates entrepreneurs from the wannabes of this world... events like the Entrepreneur Experience really help, solving problems giving a sense of collective, and synergy that is making the difference, so this is critical"

Brian Crowley, TTM

Brian Crowley, TTM

You can do an MBA, you can read a million books but you can't beat listening to real life experience - The Entrepreneur Experience

Ramona Nicholas, Cara Group

Ramona Nicholas, Cara Group

I'm truly blown away by the level of energy and talent these 2 days bring. Major change happening in the world of Business. What an amazing 48 hours it was.

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"

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. Early Stage Startups - Entrepreneurs with a 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!

 

Applications for the 2021 Entrepreneur Experience™ are NOW CLOSED


Why Apply

  1. This is real, 24 of Ireland's leading Entrepreneurs giving their time to help the next generation of Entrepreneurs. The advice is authentic, honest and practical.
  2. The event had become one of the key pillars supporting Irish Entrepreneurship in recent years
  3. Unique opportunity to gain unparalleled access, advice and mentoring from 24 of Ireland’s most successful Entrepreneurs
  4. Peer to Peer learnings in group setting with like minded Entrepreneurs 
  5. Pre-event coaching enables teams to hit the ground running - each company is paired with a Seasoned Entrepreneur 2 weeks before the event
  6. Be part of an Exclusive Alumni network of Emerging, Established and Seasoned Entrepreneurs
  7. 250+ Emerging Entrepreneurs have participated from 10 countries and from all around Ireland.
  8. €60million investment has been raised by 78 companies
  9. 80 Business Leaders have participated - the top 20 have an average turnover of €54m and their average number of employees is 400

 

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Applications for the 2021 Entrepreneur Experience™ are now CLOSED

This is a unique opportunity to gain unparalleled access, advice and mentoring from 24 of Ireland’s most successful Entrepreneurs

  • Opportunity for Emerging Entrepreneurs to participate in one of three distinct groups:

    1. Entrepreneurs with a business plan and/or Strategy Road Map but not yet ready for investment

    2. Entrepreneur who are Investor ready - Entrepreneurs with an Investor Grade Business Plan

    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)

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING

All applications will be reviewed and for those selected interviews will take place in September. Interviews can take place both in person and via conference call. 

For successful participants there is an all in fee of €450 (+VAT) per participant, this includes all workshops and meetings; overnight accommodation (either in Ballymaloe or Bayview Hotel); lunch both days and dinner on Friday night.). If 2 people are attending from the same company the second person will be charged at €300 (+VAT) 

Payment needs to be paid at least 3 weeks before the start of the event, payment CANNOT be accepted at the event itself. Failure to arrange payment in time will jeopardise your place at the event.

The 2021 Entrepreneur Experience™ will take place from 09:00 Friday 15th to 14:00 on Saturday 15th of October 2021 in Ballymaloe, Co. Cork. All applicants MUST be available for the whole event. 

Applications CLOSE on Sept 10 2021

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