Fuelling Ambition Roadshow - Galway - Wednesday 4th May, 2016

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Encouraging female entrepreneurs to maximise their full potential

Enterprise Ireland and Network Ireland have joined forces for the Fuelling Ambition Nationwide Roadshows to encourage female entrepreneurs to maximise their full potential on the road to business success.

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Who should attend

Any female business minded person thinking of starting up a business or working in a  business who want to maximise their full potential to grow their business.

 

Keynote Speakers

Evelyn OToole
Keynote speaker
Evelyn O'Toole
Complete Laboratory Solutions

Evelyn O’ Toole is a native of Clifden, Co Galway. She has a certificate in Applied Biology from AIT, diplomas in Pollution Assessment and Control from SIT, Train the Trainer from NUIM and Business Development from the IMI. Her most recent business education was the leadership for growth course in the IMI in partnership with the IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland. Following her graduation in Science she worked in the UK in R & D and QA in Industrial Paints and managed a laboratory for an aquaculture group in Ireland. Following redundancy, Evelyn set up CLS in 1994. CLS (Complete Laboratory Solutions & CLS MedPharma) is the largest Irish owned and leading contract laboratory. The company provides microbiological & analytical testing and supply trained analysts on contract to the pharmaceutical, medical device, food and water industries. It has two main laboratories one in Ros Muc testing environmental and food. This was its original facility and provides services to the EPA, Marine Institute, Local authorities, Supermacs, Shell & TOPAZ. This facility is the leading provider of ready to eat food testing and forensic identification and finger printing for oil spills in water, soil and sand. The CLS MedPharma department of CLS is located in Galway City and supplies the medical device and pharmaceutical industries; it has FDA and HPRA approval and supplies services to global iconic companies such as Medtronic, Cook, Amgen, Biomarin, Alkermes & Allergan. It also has overseas clients in this area including Medtronic and Novo Nordisk. The company is very proud to work in partnership with its clients, many of whom are leading global brands. CLS is approved by the FDA and the HPRA and ISO 17025 (accredited by Irish National Accreditation Board, 108T) testing facilities.

 

Sinead Kenny
New start-up company
Sinéad Kenny
DiaNia Technologies

Sinéad is a founder of DiaNia Technologies, an R&D company whose vision is to advance the next generation of medical devices by harnessing the potential of new materials. ExtruLubTM, the MVP, is an innovative, disruptive extrusion technology with the ability to change the surface of a catheter without affecting core device properties. She has over 15 years’ experience working in companies such as Cook Medical, Boston Scientific, Altran and Creganna-Tactx Medical. Working at Creganna-Tactx she successfully developed a range of delivery devices including a novel blood clot removal device to CE mark approval, bioactive bone cement delivery system to design freeze and the design and transfer to production of a device to deliver coronary pacing leads amongst others. She studied Materials Science at degree level, researched Biomedical Materials for her PhD and completed a Masters in Project Management. Currently she is working towards the commercialisation of ExtruLubTM Technology and further developing other features of the core technology.

 

Programme

6.00 pm Arrival Registration, Refreshments, Networking
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6.45 pm Welcome and Introductions
Linda Forde President Network Ireland Galway
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6.50 pm Event Facilitator
Olwen Dawe, immediate past President Network Ireland
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6.55 pm Established Company Case Study
Keynote Speaker - Evelyn O’Toole, Founder and CEO Complete Laboratory Solutions
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7.15 pm New Start Up Technology Company
Sinead Kenny, Founder and CEO DiaNia Technologies
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7.35 pm Supports for Female Entrepreneurs
Breda Fox, Head of Galway Local Enterprise Office
Sarita Johnston, Manager - Female Entrepreneurship Enterprise Ireland
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7.55 pm Panel Discussion with Q & A
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8.15 pm Network Ireland Galway Soapbox - Catherine Dunne from iCatch Design
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8.20 pm Close and Networking
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Download Galway Roadshow Programme

 

Date & Time

Wednesday 4th May, 2016 - 6 pm to 8.30 pm.

 

Venue

This Galway Roadshow takes place in The G Hotel Galway.

 

Registration

The Roadshows are free to existing and potential female entrepreneurs and business women.

Register here

 

Contact

For further information, please contact:

Margaret Charleton
Enterprise Ireland - West Region
Galway

+353 91 735900 

westenterprise@enterprise-ireland.com

The ‘Fuelling Ambition’ Roadshows will visit Dundalk on Tuesday 3 May; Galway on Wednesday 4 May; Athlone on Tuesday 17 May; Limerick on Wednesday 8 June, and Cork on Wednesday 6 July. 

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