Dublin City Council’s ‘StartUp Ballymun’ is back for its 10th year!

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Dublin City Council’s StartUp Ballymun is back with the most important Sustainability event for small businesses in Ireland this year

StartUp Ballymun presents ‘Growing a Sustainable Business’ in Ballymun on Wednesday 19 April from 4.30pm to 8pm at the Council Chambers, Civic Centre, Ballymun. The event offers a unique flavour of practical advice and shared experience, featuring a business owners’ panel and advice from enterprise partners.

Sustainability in Business is the only way forward. Aimed at start-ups, small businesses owners and ‘wannapreneurs’ the event offers a mix of practical advice and shared experience, featuring a business owners’ panel and advice from enterprise partners. Learn how Female Entrepreneurs have adapted a Sustainable Business Model.

StartUp Ballymun is an initiative of the economic development unit of the Ballymun Area Office, Dublin City Council. The objective of StartUp Ballymun is to promote enterprise and business opportunities in Ballymun and nearby north Dublin.

The Panel of Entrepreneurs

·  Giselle Makinde of Cream of The Crop Gelato.  A Dublin based company specialized in Artisan Gelatos operating with a zero waste, more taste ethos. Winner of LEO Fingal Enterprise Award 2023

·  Megan Best of Native Events .Ireland’s leader in Climate Action in the events, creative and cultural sector

·  Clare Tait of Chocolately Clare. Chocolate is handcrafted in Ireland in small batches. The organic raw cacao nibs and cacao butter are from the finest Peruvian Criollo beans

·  Carol Lopez of Culinary Microherbs. Let the Irish consumer know about the wonders of Microgreens and to give them a Super High Local Quality Product

·  Pamela Doyle of Job Alert. Ireland’s #1 Irish Owned Social Media Jobs Board

·  Emma Finn of Bees on the Roof . Witness biodiversity in action on your very own workplace rooftop and reap the benefits across your organisation!

Details of the full agenda and booking information for this free event HERE

We are delighted that the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Caroline Conroy will welcome entrepreneurs and start-ups to Ballymun’ says Liam Barry, Economic Development Officer, Ballymun Area Office. ‘It’s wonderful that we can celebrate the 10th in the series with an all-female line-up of business leaders on the Panel of Entrepreneurs.”

‘The Panel, specially curated by Billy Linehan, Project Manager, StartUp Ballymun features companies demonstrating many elements of sustainability in their business models. Zero waste in food, sustainability in outdoor events, production of high quality vegan chocolate, growing organic microgreens for wholesale and retail, utilising hybrid working in a virtual organisation, and helping organisations demonstrate their commitment to biodiversity and the green environment.” 

What are the benefits of attending StartUp Ballymun?

·  Listening and Learning from a group of female entrepreneurs as they speak on addressing the climate crisis in their own companies

·  Meet and network with like-minded business owners and start-ups. Members of the local business network, Ballymun4Business will have a strong presence

·  Free business advice and guidance from LEO Dublin City mentors, Dublin North West Partnership and Innovate Communities

·  Meet Circular Economy experts from the Rediscovery Centre and Community Resources Network Ireland

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