Be Inspired. Be an entrepreneur with Sarah Newman from Dragons Den
DIT Hothouse in conjunction with Dublin City Enterprise Board (DCEB) are proud to present the 2009 series of live interviews entitled Be Inspired. Be an entrepreneur.
Date: 24 March 12.45 – 14.00 Gleeson Theatre, DIT Kevin Street
Time: 12.30 – 12.45 Registration, Doors Close at 12:45 sharp
12:45 - 12:50 Tom Flanagan, Head of Commercialisation, Hothouse, Introduction
Presenter – Conall O’Morain, Sunday Business Show, TodayFM
12.50 – 01.10 On the Couch interview by Conall O’Morain with DIT Hothouse Venture Programme graduates Michelle O'Keeffe Travel Affiliate and Ciaran Bollard muzu.tv.
01.10 - 1.30 Dot com millionaire to Dragons Den
Sarah Newman – Dragon Den, needahotel.com
Sarah Newman is a dotcom millionaire and Ireland's only female dragon on the hit TV series Dragons Den. She grew a business of booking hotel reservations online from nothing to €100m and employing 95 people and sold it for a speculated €50m with long term contracts with Ryanair, Aer Lingus, and BMI.
There has been no standing still for Sarah who has since diversified into private equity investments, a chalet operator in the Alpine Mountains and as a dragon who is always looking for new ventures and entrepreneurs in Ireland.
1.30 – 1.50 Q&A
1.50 – 2.00 Wrap up - Tom Flanagan, Head of Commercialisation, Hothouse and Greg Swift CEO Dublin City Enterprise Board
To register email firstname.lastname@example.org. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Hothouse is the award winning Innovation and Technology Centre at Dublin Institute of Technology. A magnetic energy hub, Hothouse draws in entrepreneurial and academic talent, ignites creativity and provides a dynamic environment to fast-track business and technologies to commercial success. www.hothouse.ie
Dublin City Enterprise Board is a state funded agency that helps start-up and micro businesses in Dublin city with enterprise information, advice, training, mentoring, networking and in some cases financial assistance. http://www.dceb.ie/