Entrepreneurship for People with Disabilities

6 June 2019

TU Dublin Professor Thomas Cooney is hosting a seminar on 'Entrepreneurship for People with Disabilities' on Thursday June 20th at the College of Business.

 The seminar is seeking to understand the supports that are currently available in Ireland to people with disabilities who wish to become self-employed. Through the presentation of different perspectives from a range of speakers, the ambition is to identify what future actions can be taken to make entrepreneurship a more visible option within the community.


09.45 Registration

10.00 Welcome - Prof Tom Cooney, TU Dublin

10.15 Comprehensive Employment Strategy for People with Disabilities 2015-2024 - Fergus Finlay, Chair of the Implementation Group

10.45 Employment and Disability - Marion Wilkinson, National Disability Authority

11.00 Empowering People with Disabilities to Live Self-determined Lives - Des Henry, WALK

11.15 Tea / Coffee

11.30 An Entrepreneur's Perspective - Noelle Daly, Mobility Mojo

11.45 Introducing a Different Approach to Self-Employment - Eileen Daly, The AT Network

12.00 Developing Enterprise Support Materials - Helen McQuillan, Employability Clare

12.15 Learning from Canada - Brian Aird, TEAM Work Cooperative, Canada

12.40 What Next? - Audience Participation

13.00 Networking Lunch 

14.00 Seminar Closes

The Seminar is open to people of all backgrounds who would like to positively contribute to this discussion.

You can register your attendance here.

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