Be Inspired. Be an entrepreneur 2009

16th March 2009

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. Following on from the success of last years events with guest speakers Denis O? Brien, Brody Sweeney and Eamonn Fallon, the 2009 series promises to be just as inspirational.

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Date: 24 March 12.45 ? 14.00 Gleeson Theatre, DIT Kevin Street
12.30 ? 12.45 Registration, Doors Close at 12:45 sharp

12:45 - 12:50 Tom Flanagan, Head of Commercialisation, Hothouse, Introduction Chair 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 from TravelAffiliate and Ciaran Bollard from MUZU.TV.

01.10 ? 01.30 Dot com millionaire to Dragons? Den

Sarah Newman ? Dragons? Den judge, founder

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 passionate 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
If you have missed any of the Be Inspired series you can watch videos of the events. Visit

Sponsored by;

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.

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.

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