Former Rose of Tralee Walsh to help startups blossom in new role with Bank of Ireland
Former Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh has joined Bank of Ireland as the events manager for Workbench in Limerick.
Workbench offers entrepreneurs and startups a free space in which to discuss new ideas, pitch and develop relationships.
Ms Walsh joins Bank of Ireland from AR, a New York-based advertising agency. Following her stint as Rose of Tralee she campaigned in favour of the marriage equality referendum.
Ms Walsh will manage upcoming events and initiatives at the Limerick Workbench such as the monthly Startup Grind events.
"We are delighted that Maria is joining the team in Workbench Limerick," said Pat Carroll, Start Up Community Manager at Bank of Ireland Limerick. "Maria will manage the Bank's busy events programme for 2017.
"She brings a wealth of creative and marketing thinking to the role which will really help the startups based in the Workbench think differently about how they bring their product to market. I would like to welcome Maria to the team and look forward to working with her."