Seedcorn Workshop




It’s Seedcorn time again. The Seedcorn competition mirrors the real life investment process and can greatly improve your ability to attract investment for your business by helping you and your business become investor ready. The competition is aimed at early and new start companies that have a new equity funding requirement and has a total cash prize fund of €280,000.


The 2017 competition launched on 8th March and the closing date for initial applications is 26th May. For any start-ups in the South East who wish to enter, Connor Sweeney from InterTrade Ireland is conducting a short workshop to go through the process of applying and share some helpful hints and tips. Many successful winners have benefited from this in the past!


Venue: South East BIC, Unit 1b, IDA Industrial Estate, Cork Road, Waterford

Date: Wednesday 26th April 2017

Time: 11.30am – 1.30pm


5th Annual WIT Lean Enterprise Excellence Forum


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Thursday, 4th May 2017 at Waterford Institute of Technology


This industry-academia conference focuses on best practices and cutting-edge developments in lean enterprise, operational, and process excellence; lean thinking and practices; and continuous improvement. It will be of interest to organisations of all sizes and from all sectors that are adopting, or seeking to adopt, lean thinking and practices to enable and sustain competitiveness in national and global marketplaces.


This Forum is distinctive for featuring organisations of all sizes - from large Multinationals to SMEs to Micro Enterprises - as well as being distinctive for its diversity of presentations from public and private organisations across manufacturing, services, construction, and healthcare sectors.


The conference provides a wonderful opportunity for industry practitioners to network; to exchange knowledge about their experiences and learnings; and to participate in presentations and breakout sessions delivered by subject matter experts and by experienced lean practitioners delivering daily at their gemba.


This Forum is a free and open all-day conference; however places are limited and it is strictly a ticket-only event.

Lessons for Ireland from UK Business Disability Forum


EDI-logoAs members of the Employers Disability Information Service, Chambers Ireland along with Ibec and ISME will be participating in a seminar entitled, Lessons for Ireland from UK Business Disability Forum hosted by the National Disability Authority on Thursday, 27th April from 10am–4pm at Enterprise Ireland, East Point Dublin.


Brendan Roche from the UK's Business Disability Forum will discuss how they work with employers and the benefits of peer networking. The seminar will address the key barriers and aids to the retention of employees with disabilities and will provide an overview of the guidance for employers and how it is developed.


Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to register or for more information.

European Online Job Day


EURES Cork/ EURES Ireland, together with the direct support of the European Commission, is organising an European Online Job Day aimed at attracting skilled IT/ Business Service talent from Europe to join Ireland’s booming technology sector.


What’s happening?

The event, happening exclusively online on the 4th of May 2017, will take place virtually on the event’s website created on the European portal:


Through the website and its interactive elements the jobseekers will be able to apply for jobs, make contact with you and book job interviews during the event. EURES Ireland will assist you with preselection of candidates and interviews scheduling if required. Interviews with the selected candidates may be conducted online on the day of the event using Netop Live Guide available through the website or any other software (e.g. Skype, video conferencing) preferred by you. In addition, live streaming of your company’s presentations, live broadcast of pre-recorded videos and public &amp private chats will be available to all European jobseekers targeted for this event.


Who will be attending?

The event will be widely advertised in Europe. IT/ Business service professionals will be targeted through a European promotional campaign including: social media advertising (European Commission and EU/EEA countries), online advertising on a number of ICT/ Tech websites in Europe, information distributed to EURES departments and Technical Engineering/ICT Professional Bodies in all EU/EEA countries. As the event is funded and supported by the EU Commission there is no cost to your company to participate.


How to participate?

The registration for jobseekers will be open from the 4th of April and from then we will start promoting your jobs in Europe. We would advise that you have your vacancies (if possible) uploaded by this date. This will ensure the maximum amount of time for advertising vacancies throughout Europe and for Jobseekers to browse and apply for positions before the day of the event.



Please contact:

Hugh Rodgers; Tel. 086 7951894; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Kamila Weglicka de Carvalho; Tel. 01 673 2544; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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