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Wednesday 22 October 2014

Much to learn at the Inbusiness Incork showcase

Published 08/11/2012 | 08:49

CORK innovates is inviting the general public, students, entrepreneurs and SMEs from all walks of life to join the inaugural INBusiness INCork Showcase, which takes place in City Hall, Cork on Wednesday, November 14, to mark Global Entrepreneurship Week for the Cork region.

INBusiness INCork is a free of charge, half day event that will open the door of entrepreneurship to anyone interested in starting their own business and for those already in business, which will offer an excellent opportunity to identify information sources and network with peers.

One of the main focal points of the event will be an extensive exhibition area which will offer the opportunity to link with support agencies both public and private, as well as products and services of interest to entrepreneurs.

In this area there will be many opportunities to engage with like-minded individuals in a highly focused and informative networking setting. A number of speakerbased workshops and case studies will run throughout the morning and right up to the 2pm closing, where those in attendance will have the opportunity to listen to experts like Gavin Duffy who will deliver the keynote address; as well as hear the stories of those who have already embarked on the road to self-employment.

The event is open to everyone, and will cover all facets of entrepreneurship.

"This event is the first of its kind for the Cork region, where private and public have come together in such a united and proactive way," Siobhán Finn, Cork Innovates co-ordinator said. "Anyone in the region who is thinking of starting their own business, or who is looking to grow their business, needs to attend INBusiness INCork.

"Throughout the day they will be able to engage with all of our stakeholders who can be a key resource to any business - whatever stage they are at."

The initiative sees the coming together, for the first time ever, of specific public and private sector stakeholders, who have an interest in and/ or commitment to job creation and the delivery of entrepreneurial supports (educational, financial, mentoring etc.) in the Cork region. The group comprises of County & City Enterprise Boards, Enterprise Ireland, Cork City Council, Cork County Council, UCC, CIT, South West Regional Authority, Cork BIC and Cork Chamber of Commerce along with a number of entrepreneurs from the region.

For more information visit www.corkinnovates.com, mail hello@ corkinnovates. com, follow on Twitter @corkinnovates and use #corkinnovates.

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