Connecting Industry, Creating Opportunity

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Holiday Inn, Ormeau Ave., Belfast – 7th May 2014

 This free event is open to the business public.
visit: to book your place

The Business Boot Camp Programme is an innovative programme actively targeting young entrepreneurs and business owners aged 16 to 35 years old to start and grow their businesses.

The event will be hosted by Claire McCollum (ex-UTV Presenter).

Presentations from guest speakers who will provide information on their entrepreneurial journey, we have:

  • Oscar Wooley (Suki Tea),
  • Shauna McCarney-Blair (Heavenly Organics) &
  • Leona & Sean McAllister (DiscoverEverafter / Plotbox) *Invest NI’s Propel Company of the Year 2014*

Exhibitors including organisations with a business support remit and business boot camp participants themselves, such as:

  • Enterprise Northern Ireland
  • ENI Start Up Loans & NI Small Business Loan Fund
  • InterTradeIreland
  • Invest Northern Ireland
  • NIbusinessinfo
  • Halo, Northern Ireland Business Angel Network

Break-out sessions will be focusing on hot topics e.g.

  • Alternative Finance     – Vincent Breslin (, Paul Clancy (Halo) & Donal Leahy (NISBLF)
  • Creative Marketing    – BlueTiger Creative Agency
  • About Exporting          – Paddy Savage (InterTradeIreland), Oscar Wooley (Suki Tea)
  • Selling On-Line            – East Belfast Enterprise & Another Speaker TBC

It is funded by the European Union’s INTERREG IVA Structural Funds Programme.  COMET (Councils of the Metropolitan Area) a partnership of six local authorities located within the Greater Belfast metropolitan area has been working with cross-border partner Donegal County Council to deliver this programme.

The Business Connections Event is an opportunity for all Business Boot Camp participants to come together.  To explore opportunities for cross border trade, make contacts, do business, increase turnover, increase skills base, network, improve cross border business relationships, celebrate entrepreneurship and be part of the new and emerging business community.  This event is being organised by Enterprise Northern Ireland.

This free event is open to the business public.

visit: to book your place


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