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StartUp 2021 Ireland

January 29 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

If 2021 is the year to become your own boss, StartUp 2021 is the event for you.
About this Event
A one day event filled with experienced entrepreneurs and trusted advisers who will offer all you need to know to start your business in the space of a day. If you are:

Working a day job and building a business at nights and weekends
A student looking to start a business rather than get a job
Operating from your kitchen table, spare room or attic and dreaming of turning a passion project into profit
StartUp 2021 has been tailor made for you.

Hosted by small business network, Enterprise Nation, and supported by Enterprise Ireland, the event is free to attend and comes with 12 months of ongoing support in the form of access to content, events and calls with advisers.

At the event we will crown the StartUp of 2021. Click here to submit your application and be in with a chance to win an Apple Macbook Air worth £1,000. Entries close on Monday 25th January at 5pm and you will be notified on Wednesday 27th January if you have been shortlisted to pitch and be in with a chance of winning the title StartUp of 2021.

Are you looking for StartUp 2021 UK? Click here

10.00 am: Welcome – Enterprise Nation and Enterprise Ireland

10.10 am: My own start-up story (and all you need to get started in 2021), Fionan Murphy, co-founder, The Startup.com

10.40 am: How to start your business on social media – Amanda Webb, Founder, SpiderWorking

11.10 am: Raising start-up funds. Get top tips on how to raise and manage money from:

John Phelan, All-Island Director, Halo Angel Business Network
Mary McKenna, technology entrepreneur and angel investor
Chris Burge, CEO, Spark Crowdfunding
Teri Smith, High Potential StartUp Division, Enterprise Ireland
11.40 am: Coffee break and networking

12.00pm: Turning a passion into a profitable business, Liam Brogan, co-founder, Killowen Distillery and Ireland Craft Beers

12.30 pm: Building exports into your start-up plan – Allyson Stephen, Retail an consumer expert, Enterprise Ireland

1.00 pm: Lunch break and networking / visit the expo

2.00 pm: Start-up essentials – panel with:

HR expert: Joyce Rigby-Jones, Joint Managing Director of Voltedge Management Ltd. and Honorary Chair of CIPD Ireland
Legal expert: Patricia McGovern, Partner, DFMG Solicitors LLP
Accountant: Denise Jones, Chartered Accountants of Ireland
Workspace expert, Bryan McGarrigle, Huckletree Dublin
2.30 pm: How to start and grow a business on Amazon

3.00 pm: Be seen and heard: how to tell your start-up story in a Q&A session with John Kennedy, Editor of Thinkbusiness.ie

3.30 pm: StartUp of the Year Pitching competition with Judges

Fran Quilty, Founder, Conjura
Michele Neylon, CEO, Blacknight
Allyson Stephen, Enterprise Ireland
4.00 pm: The attitude to succeed – how to build a mindset for business in 2021

Simon Alexander Ong , life coach and strategist

4.30 pm: Start Up of the Year announced

4.45 pm: Here’s to a successful 2021! Drinks & networking

5.30 pm: End

About Enterprise Nation

Enterprise Nation is the UK’s most active small business network. We have helped thousands of people turn their good idea into a great business. Enterprise Nation membership gives you access to exclusive opportunities to grow your business and connects you with like-minded entrepreneurs and business experts who can help.


Please be advised the event will be hosted via online platform Hopin. For the best Hopin experience, we recommend using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

You will receive a link to access the event 48 hours prior.

For a full refund, cancellations must be made at least 24 hours prior to the event.