Be Inspired with Bobby Kerr
Wednesday 20 October, Gleeson Theatre, DIT Kevin Street, 12.45 - 2.00
Bobby Kerr – Dragons Den Judge and CEO of Insomnia
Bobby Kerr is CEO of Insomnia Coffee where he has led the expansion of Insomnia from 17 to 50 shops and increased turnover from €5 million to €13 million. Recently, he has also closed two major deals with selling the Kerr family business, Newpark Hotel in Kilkenny for €23 million and 51% of his Insomnia group to Penninn, valuing the business at €16 million. Bobby has had a steady career in the catering industry and is a graduate of Catering Management at DIT Cathal Brugha Street.
12:45 - 12:50 Tom Flanagan, Head of Commercialisation, Hothouse, Introduction
12.50 – 01.10 Conall O’Morain interviews DIT Hothouse Venture Programme graduates Jonathan Ruane, MD of Eventovate Garret Coady, MD BlueBridge Technologies.
Jonathan Ruane, MD of Eventovate - award winning developers of cloud based software for the hotel event market.
Garret Coady, MD BlueBridge Technologies
BlueBridge Technologies is a product design and innovation company working internationally with organisations and entrepreneurs bridging the gap between early stage concepts and commercially viable products.
01.10 - 1.30 Bobby Kerr – Dragons Den Judge and CEO of Insomnia
1.30 – 1.50 Q&A
1.50 – 2.00 Wrap up - Tom Flanagan, Head of Commercialisation, Hothouse and Dublin City Enterprise Board
Book early to avoid disappointment. Watch the full Be Inspired Video Series here
The Be Inspired Series is sponsored by;
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/
Hothouse is the award winning Innovation and Technology Transfer Centre at Dublin Institute of Technology. A magnetic energy hub, Hothouse draws in entrepreneurial and academic talent. Based in Docklands Innovation Park, it is a place that ignites creativity and provides an exciting and dynamic environment to fast-track businesses and technologies to