Calling Clare entrepreneurs to AIB Start-up Academy Bootcamp

Calling Clare entrepreneurs to AIB Start-up Academy Bootcamp


The AIB Start-up Academy Bootcamp will visit The Radisson Hotel, Ennis Road, Limerick on Wednesday, June 28th as part of a nationwide programme of free business training events for aspiring entrepreneurs.

The intensive three-and-a-half-hour workshop, open to start-ups from all industries who are in business at least 6 months, will help attendees; validate their business idea, develop a business plan, learn tips and techniques around effective market research and network with other business owners.

The Bootcamp is just one element of AIB’s Start-up Academy programme which aims to back start-ups on all stages of their journey, providing crucial business support as well as learning and networking opportunities. 90 Bootcamp events will be held throughout the country in 2017.

The workshops will be run in association with The Entrepreneurs Academy, a start-up support and training group who have provided mentoring and advice to thousands of fledgling businesses over the past two decades.

Noel Davidson, Lead Trainer with The Entrepreneurs Academy said, “The AIB Start-up Academy Bootcamps have been developed with the needs of the entrepreneur in mind. Our goal is to give practical and actionable advice as well as a platform for attendees to share ideas and learn from other like-minded business owners. If you’ve recently started your own business, or you know someone who has, or have an existing business and want to up-skill in planning, sales & marketing, we’d be delighted to see you!”

Conor O’Sullivan, Head of AIB Clare & Limerick said, “The AIB Start-up Academy Bootcamps have proved to be a tremendous success so far and hundreds of start-ups have been able to benefit from the learning and networking opportunities. I would encourage entrepreneurs and recent start-ups in the Clare and Limerick region to come along and avail of this fantastic initiative.”

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.