Blue Sky Day - Friday September 26th

Brandon Conference Centre, Tralee


Time

Topic

9.45am

Entrepreneurship - what an exciting career choice!

What lies ahead today....

What you'll get from the Young Entrepreneur Programme

Neasa Fitzpatrick, Winner Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2008 interviewed by Colette Fitzpatrick
10.00am

How I made my Wall Street dream come true

Michael Brewster, Managing Director MB Funds, Lehman Brothers, NewYork, interviewed by Colette Fitzpatrick
10.15am

The secret behind O'Brien's success

Brody Sweeney, Founder O'Brien's Sandwich Bars
10.30am

Our passion became our business

Fresh from their Dragon's Den grilling, ifoods.tv founders, Niall Harbison and Sean Fee tell Colette Fitzpatrick what it's really like to be in the heat of an online start up.
10.45am

Getting sacked made me an Entrepreneur

Jacob Fruitfield Group Chairman Michael Carey tells how getting the bullet drove him on to global success.
 

BREAK


11.15am

Entrepreneurship - Better than a job?

Panel discussion hosted by Colette Fitzpatrick featuring: Caroline McEnery, Operations Director, Garvey Group, Paul Ashe, CEO, Zeit Solutions, Michael Brewster, Lehman Brothers, Sean Murphy of Murphy's Ice Cream and Michael Carey of Jacob Fruitfield Group.
11.45am

The ten best kept secrets of starting a business

by Jenni Timoney, CEO, Doolittles
12.00pm

Building a business quickly and seizing the opportunity!

Founder and CEO Denis O'Brien tells the amazing story of how his company Digicel has brought low cost mobile phone services to 27 of the world's poorest and war-torn countries and territories - some of the most dangerous places on the planet.
12.30pm

The art of the deal

Interviewed by Colette Fitzpatrick, Neil O'Leary, CEO of Ion Equity spills the beans on the real story on how he and his team turned the Shell and Statoil brands into Ireland's biggest energy retailer - Topaz.

12.45pm

Light lunch


1.30pm

The teenage millionaires

Patrick and John Collison, founders of Auctomatic tell Collette Fitzpatrick the amazing story of their multi-million dollar success while in their teens.
1.45pm

How we've made crime pay

DavidWalsh and Niall Kelly of Netwatch tell Colette Fitzpatrick the secrets that made Netwatch an award-winning, crime-stopping sensation.
2.00pm

The downturn? We're loving it!

Conor Foley, CEO,Worldspreads.
2.15pm

How I'm saving builders millions

Donseed CEO Vincent Lynch how he and his team turned a simple concept in an enterprise that could save builders from financial disaster.
2.30pm

What makes a winning idea stand out?

A panel of top entrepreneurs, chaired by Colette Fitzpatrick attempts to find answers. Featuring Aileen Hannan, Aisling Software, Joe Gantly, ex Apple Executive and Chairman of SensL and Globetech, John O'Connor, Prestige Foods, Denis O'Brien, Digicel and Neil O'Leary, Ion Equity, Patrick and John Collison, founders, Auctomatic.
2.55pm

Nintendo DS draw

Everyone in the audience who has texted a question is entered.
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