TSSG and South East BIC - Industry & Business Workshop

TSSG and South East BIC present a free half day workshop for entrepreneurs, start ups, SMEs and potential investors discussing key business strategies and various funding supports available to assist with technical, business or start up challenges. Practical breakout sessions during the workshop will be led by successful entrepreneurs and IT experts with topics to include:

Business Modelling

Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality

Funding for StartUps

Mobile Services Technology Gateway 


09.00:             Registration, Tea/Coffee 

09.30:             Welcome Address 

10.00:             Break out session 1

Mobile Services Technology Gateway 

Workshop facilitated by Paddy Byrne, Entreprise Ireland and Barry Downes, CEO TSSG who give an overview of the Technology gateway Network and Innovation Supports available from Enterprise Ireland and MSTG to support industry collaboration with 3rd level research providers


Business Modelling workshop

Using the Business Model Canvas

An interactive workshop focusing on the Business Model Canvas, looking at the 9 building blocks for successful modelling and reviewing practical examples from a successful entrepreneur.

Led by Rosemary Ward, South East BIC and Rory O’Connor, Founder and CEO Scurri (www.scurri.com)

11.00:         Tea/Coffee/Exhibition area

11.20:         eDIGIREGION Call for Innovative Concepts

A series of pitches in response to the call for innovative ICT-related concepts, organised by the eDIGIREGION project.  The call for concepts is an opportunity for promoters to pitch their concept to an adjudication panel. The selected concept will represent the South-East Ireland region at the eDIGIREGION International Conference in Bucharest where the promoter will receive intensive development and commercialisation support. The support programme will be delivered by a team of international experts, each a specialist in the commercialisation process (including market analysis, product development, business models, funding etc.)

11.45:         Break out session 2


Pitching for Funding – A Practical Approach

A practical and interactive session on the art of pitching for investment, with insights from Patrick O’Callaghan, Co-founder of Treybro (www.treybro.com), an entrepreneur who has raised funding, from Aidan Shine of the Halo Business Angel Network and Niall Olden of Kernel Capital.  The session also includesan interactive ‘fireside chat’ style Q&A session enabling participants to  gain insights on how best to approach pitching for investment. 


Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

Immersive Virtual Reality Education - Dave Whelan, Founder

Learn more about the latest Virtual and Augmented Reality technologies and best practices, and demo the new and award-winning Apollo 11 VR experience

12.45:       Complimentary Light Lunch, Exhibition area & Networking

13.15:       Announce winner of eDIGIREGION Call for Innovative Concepts,

13.30:       Close