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Minister for State Damien English trying his hand at programming with Vista Systems co-founders Enrika Baleviciute and David Moore. Enrika will be among those representing the Cork North & West LEO at the National Women’s Enterprise Day event in Killarney.

Minister for State Damien English trying his hand at programming with Vista Systems co-founders Enrika Baleviciute and David Moore. Enrika will be among those representing the Cork North & West LEO at the National Women’s Enterprise Day event in Killarney.

Minister for State Damien English trying his hand at programming with Vista Systems co-founders Enrika Baleviciute and David Moore. Enrika will be among those representing the Cork North & West LEO at the National Women’s Enterprise Day event in Killarney.

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THE driving force behind the innovative Buttevant-based company Viska Systems is urging other female entrepreneurs from Cork to ‘look to the future’ and register for this year’s National Women’s Enterprise Day event.

For the past 16-years the Local Enterprise Office (LEO) initiative has taken the lead in celebrating the success of female entrepreneurs and inspiring new ‘start-up’ enterprises.

This year National Women’s Enterprise Day will see 16 events taking place across the country on Thursday, October 13, including one at the Brehon Hotel in Killarney organised jointly by the LEO’s across Cork and Kerry.

Enrika Baleviciute, the co-founder and director of Viska Systems will represent the Cork North & West LEO at the Killarney gathering, which will echo the ‘Our Future, Or Way’ national theme of the 2022 initiative.

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Viska Systems was established in 2015 with the aim of creating intelligent automation that enables machines to ‘move, think and see’. Its core expertise is on three key areas, robotics, machine vision and software development.

Enrika Baleviciute explained that so far Viska Systems has been ‘bootstrapped’ by its co-founders without any external investment.

“Even though we are currently a small five- member team, we thrive on innovation and have managed to build strong partnerships with the most successful names in automation and machine vision sectors,” said Enrika.

Viska Systems boats an international customer base in the medical device, automotive, food and beverage, semiconductor, and research industries.

In recent years the company has also launched its own ‘Visible’ software platform that operates as a ‘No-Code’ interface for robot, camera and image processing controls.

The Killarney event on October 13 for female entrepreneurs from Cork and Kerry will kick off with a welcome address by Kerry County Council chief executive Moira Murrell. It will be followed by network event facilitated by Marie Wiseman of Wiser Marketing, offering attendees an opportunity to meet with other female entrepreneurs and share experiences and ideas.

The keynote speaker will be Sonya Lennon, designer, broadcaster, social entrepreneur and successful businesswoman.

The event will include an interactive panel discussion of Cork & Kerry Leading lights hosted by MC Elaine Kinsella, Radio Kerry presenter and RTE Broadcaster.

Speaking about the event Joan Kelleher, business advisor with the Cork North & West LEO said National Women’s Enterprise Day has always been a day of “ celebrating the very best in female entrepreneurship and highlighting the strength of that community.”

“This year is no different and we are very much looking forward to showing how we can help female entrepreneurs in Cork & Kerry sustain and develop their businesses and ideas going into the future,” said Ms Kelleher.

Don’t miss out on this inclusive, creative, inspirational, unique event with plenty of networking, celebrating women in business. All sectors are welcome from entrepreneurs with a business idea, to start-ups and well-established businesses,” she added.

To book a place for the Killarney event, which cost €30.00, follow the link at www.localenterprise.ie/CorkNorthandWest/Training-Events or call 022-43235.


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