EO Accelerator Officially Launches at Kells Tech Hub
Kells Tech Hub plays host to world renowned scaling programme for ambitious entrepreneurs.
After several weeks of promoting Ireland’s newest programme for scaling micro-businesses across the Country, EO Ireland, in partnership with Meath Enterprise, successfully launched EO Accelerator in Ireland, with the inaugural training day taking place in the Kells, Co Meath.
Twenty two entrepreneurs from across Ireland were put through the paces in the Kells Tech Hub last Thursday as international EO Accelerator trainer Mirik Castro delivered a Strategy masterclass to officially get EO Accelerator (Ireland) off to a flying start. EO Ireland members, who have agreed to volunteer their time to support the delivery of the initiative, also participated in the training day which lasted a little over 6 hours.
The afternoon saw the arrival of many more leading entrepreneurs, and other enterprise champions from education and government, for the inaugural ‘Scalable By Design Series’. This session consisted of various panel discussions and presentations that discussed key strategic elements of building profitable companies as well as exploring the future of regional economic and enterprise development in Ireland.
Ray Coyle was on hand to share his story and advise all those in attendance how to go about building a successful business against all the odds while Minister Damien English was also on hand to show his support for the participating entrepreneurs, coaches, invited delegates and partners.
“This is a wonderful initiative and I would like to thank EO Ireland and their partners Meath Enterprise for all their hard work and commitment to supporting regional enterprises through the delivery of this world class accelerator programme here in the Kells Tech Hub” said Minister English.
The evening session, which was organised by Meath Enterprise, EO Ireland and sponsored by Enterprise Ireland, presented a great opportunity for accelerators, EO Members, delegates, partners and sponsors to network and discuss opportunities to collaborate, with Enterprise Ireland facilitating several ‘one to one’ sessions with entrepreneurs who were seeking advice relating to new ventures, global markets opportunities and state supports available for export growth initiatives.
Speaking at the event Gary O’Meara CEO Meath Enterprise explained that EO Accelerator is a unique programme that encourages entrepreneurs to share experiences and knowledge in a structured way so that others can benefit from shared learning.
“This is collaboration at its very best and when people really engage in such a process the benefits can be powerful. We are delighted to be partnering with EO Ireland to deliver EO Accelerator and we look forward to further developing this relationship and building on the huge success of today’s training day and evening sessions which were attended by over 80 people” said Gary O’Meara
“We are working closely with local, regional and national partners to deliver key strategic projects and initiatives that can have a major economic development impact both regionally and nationally and we see EO Accelerator as an excellent fit in terms of our strategic vision and core values” continued Mr O’Meara
The next EO Accelerator training day, which will focus on People, will take place on 7th February in the Kells Tech Hub. In the meantime, accelerators will participate in monthly meetings with their accountability coaches (EO Members) in regional hubs in Wexford, Limerick, Galway, Belfast, Dublin and Meath.
Image1 – EO Accelerator participants, coaches and partners at the recent inaugural EO Accelerator training day at the Kells Tech Hub
Image2 – L-R: Louise French Chapter Manager @ EO Ireland and Gary O’Meara CEO @ Meath Enterprise at the recent inaugural EO Accelerator training day at the Kells Tech Hub
Further information on EO Accelerator – http://accelerator.eoireland.org