Our New Frontiers participants Graduate!

Congratulations to our New Frontiers Phase 2 Group who graduated from the Programme yesterday!

 

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Phase 2 participants receive intensive support for six months to develop both their own skills and to work up their business proposition. This will entail full-time participation in workshops, mentoring and regular reviews. Using these supports, participants will fully detail and validate their business proposition and identify potential customers, sales channels and funding options.

The aim of this phase is to support participants in the development of an investor-ready business plan.

Keep up to date with next Phases, dates and locations at http://www.newfrontiersprogramme.com/

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Half Price Course – For All Trades and Building Site Workers

Foundation Energy Skills Training Course Starting in May 2017 / 3 Days at IT Blanchardstown

This course is for ALL Building Construction Workers and will provide a Single Subject Certificate in Introduction to Low Energy Buildings.

Content covered includes:

•Buildings as a System
•Energy Principles
•Air Tightness and Building Fabric
•Thermal Bridging
•Ventilation and Condensation
•Heating Systems
•Energy use in Buildings
•Low Energy Language

Qualifies for CIRI CPD Points

Course fee: €170
Apply on-line at www.qualibuild.ie/event/fes-training-dublin-may-2017

Contact Mark on (01) 8851035 Mark.Keyes@itb.ie for more information

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Raising Finance for your Business

Date: Wednesday 8th March 2017lew2017_logo_tagline_cmyk_cropped

Time: 08.30-11.00

Location: The LINC, ITB, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

There are many funding options available for start-up companies and SMEs. In this seminar hosted by the LINC Centre in the Institute or Technology Blanchardstown, you will hear from the perspective of a number of local entrepreneurs who have successfully raised funding for business start-up and expansions. This is an excellent opportunity to learn first-hand where and how you can raise finance for your business.

FREE – Book your place today @ http://bit.ly/2lhb2Uo 

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Five Shortlisted Companies to Battle it Out For JumpStart 2016 Top Prize!

The LINC (Learning and Innovation Centre) at the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB), are happy to announce the shortlist for their annual business start up competition ‘JumpStart 2016’ now in its seventh year. Five Dublin businesses have been shortlisted from an incredible array of entries from Irish Entrepreneurs.  The quality of entries keeps growing with their originality and enterprise ensuring that 2016 will be a tough year to pick an overall winner.

JumpStart is an annual competition that awards a winning business start with €10,000 cash plus an office space at the LINC for one year.

The five companies that have been shortlisted for JumpStart 2016 are:

  1. Chinnery Spirits
  2. InvizBox
  3. Kickabout
  4. PhysioLinked
  5. Sproose

The JumpStart 2016 shortlist will be judged on 6th December when the shortlisted entrants will get the unique opportunity to present their ideas to Ireland’s best known and liked entrepreneurs, Bobby Kerr with other judges including Shane Doyle Vice President for Manufacturing Ireland, Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc, Oisin Geoghegan, Head of Local Enterprise, Local Enterprise Office Fingal, Declan Lyons, Commercialisation Manager, Enterprise Ireland and Padraig Challoner, Business Manager at AIB.

JumpStart 2016 is sponsored by the LINC, Alexion Pharmaceuticals,  Fingal Local Enterprise Office and AIB.

Profiles of Finalists:

  1. Chinnery Spirits

Chinnery Spirits was founded by Marie Byrne in 2016 and is in the process of launching a major new international gin brand with its first and flagship product, Chinnery Gin where Chinnery Spirits are combining a base classic dry gin made in London (by Thames Distillers) with a spirit distilled at their Dublin facility featuring more unusual botanicals. The blending and bottling of the gin will happen at a specialist bottler in Waterford city.

  1. Invizbox Ltd

This is InvizBox Ltd’s second time to be shortlisted as they were runner up in JumpStart 2016. Co-founded by husband and wife, Paul Canavan, Elizabeth Canavan (from Skerries) and Chris Monks (from  Rush), InvizBox Privacy Made Easy is the world leader in highly configurable with their easy to use “plug and play” devices which secure your communications and provide privacy. All one needs to do is connect your phone, laptop, etc. over WiFi and that’s it! Your communications are encrypted as they travel across the Internet, keeping them secure from prying eyes.

  1. Kickabout

Gary originally from Limerick now living in Dublin founded Kickabout in 2015.  A proprietary software solution Kickabout allows football players to create and organise a game of football easily and quickly as an app via a smartphone. The app allows pitch owners to manage their bookings and advertise directly to users.  It works in a similar manner to the Hailo Taxi App where the taxi drivers are the owners and the passengers are the players. Gary was a former Ireland youth International footballer with caps at u15 and u18 level and trials with Arsenal FC in London.

  1. PhysioLinked

Creator, Sonia Neary from Dublin founded PhysioLinked in 2015. PhysioLinked is the http://www.bookings.com of the physiotherapy world.  Offering not just lead generation but also a complimentary streamlined practice management system for physiotherapists. For patients, they exclusively list vetted clinicians, verified reviews and offer reduced package rates.

  1. Sproose

Sproose is Dublin’s new on-demand laundry and dry-cleaning service. Sproose collect, clean and deliver your laundry direct to your door or desk. Founded by Conor Wilson and Pat McKenna in 2015, the software platform empowers dry cleaners to modernize, grow and develop their businesses.

www.thelinc.ie/jumpstart

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The Internet of Things (IOT): Business Opportunity and Competence Shift

Hosted by Institute of Technology Blanchardstown Supported by ICT Ireland Skillnet

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This event is targeted at Heads of Department, Senior Managers and people in the Business and Technology sectors that are keen to know the status of the Internet of Things.
Location: The LINC Centre, Institute of Technology Blanchardstown, Dublin 15
When: Friday 2nd December 2016 at 8:00am to 11am. Admission free.

Agenda:

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To register for this event please visit: https://internet_of_things_itb.eventbrite.ie 

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Annual Security Intelligence Seminar

Hosted by Security Research Lab at the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown

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Supported by ICT Ireland Skillnet

This event is targeted at senior managers and CEOs in Business and Technology sectors that are keen to know the status of Security Intelligence from a National, Corporate and End User level and how to get support in R&D to deliver competitive advantage for their business.

Location: LINC Building, Institute of Technology Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

When: Thursday 8th December 2016 at 8:30am to 12 noon.  Admission free. 

Agenda:

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To register for this event please visit: https://annual_security_intelligence.eventbrite.ie 

FAQs

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Visitors may use the Pay & Display spaces (€1 per hour or €5 per day – coins only)

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Dr. Anthony Keane
Head of Department of Informatics
School of Informatics & Engineering
Institute of Technology Blanchardstown
Dublin 15, Ireland
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Phone: +353 1 885 1085

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JumpStart 2016 – Closing Date Fast Approaching! Win €10,000 Cash Prize

DO YOU WANT TO JUMPSTART YOUR BUSINESS?

JumpStart 2016 is now searching for Ireland’s next big startup. If you have a great business idea, a rock star team and the vision to grow a global business, we want to hear from you. We have a cash prize of €10,000 and free office space for 12 months for our competition winner!

The competition is open to entrepreneurs giving them a unique opportunity to really JumpStart their business and who wish to base their business in an innovative and supportive environment whilst developing their business.

The winner will get a cash prize of €10,000, an office space at the LINC and mentoring supports. They will also get access to:

  • A structured approach to the development of their business through the “Create, Learn, Grow” programme
  • Mentoring on key aspects of business development
  • Industry specific seminars to support innovation and development for the 
companies
  • Access to the academic expertise of the Institute
  • Access to a cohort of students for placements and possible recruitment
  • Access to the facilities in the LINC including; meeting rooms, training rooms and computer labs.

Upload your short pitch online at www.thelinc.ie/jumpstart. Closing date for receipt of videos October 14th at 5pm. The short list of winners will be announced on November 11th with the JumpStart 2016 winner being announced on December 6th at the LINC.

Sponsors for Jumpstart 2016 are Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc,  Fingal Local Enterprise Office and AIB

Apply now and Find out More @ http://thelinc.ie/jumpstart/

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LAUNCHED! JumpStart 2016

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DO YOU WANT TO JUMPSTART YOUR BUSINESS?

JumpStart 2016 is now searching for Ireland’s next big startup. If you have a great business idea, a rock star team and the vision to grow a global business, we want to hear from you. We have a cash prize of €10,000 and free office space for 12 months for our competition winner!

The competition is open to entrepreneurs giving them a unique opportunity to really JumpStart their business and who wish to base their business in an innovative and supportive environment whilst developing their business.

The winner will get a cash prize of €10,000, an office space at the LINC and mentoring supports. They will also get access to:

  • A structured approach to the development of their business through the “Create, Learn, Grow” programme
  • Mentoring on key aspects of business development
  • Industry specific seminars to support innovation and development for the 
companies
  • Access to the academic expertise of the Institute
  • Access to a cohort of students for placements and possible recruitment
  • Access to the facilities in the LINC including; meeting rooms, training rooms and computer labs.

Upload your short pitch online at www.thelinc.ie/jumpstart. Closing date for receipt of videos October 14th at 5pm. The short list of winners will be announced on November 11th with the JumpStart 2016 winner being announced on December 6th at the LINC.

Sponsors for Jumpstart 2016 are Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc,  Fingal Local Enterprise Office and AIB

Apply now and Find out More @ http://thelinc.ie/jumpstart/

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Local Enterprise Office Fingal is Looking for Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneurs 2016

Apply Online now @ www.ibye.ie or www.localenterprise.ie

Closing date is Friday October 14th!

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Course Alert! Foundation Energy Skills Programme to run again in October

IT Blanchardstown, on behalf of the QualiBuild consortium, has partnered with the Sustainability Skillnet to offer the Foundation Energy Skills (FES) programme in Dublin in October/November.  The Sustainability Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnets funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.

The course is intended to provide know how and practical information for building construction workers with the intention of improving their skills and awareness of Quality, Energy Efficiency, Best Practice and System Thinking.

Course details:

  • Wednesday 26/10/16 9am – 5pm
  • Wednesday 09/11/16 9am – 5pm
  • Wednesday 23/11/16 9am – 5pm

Location: LINC Centre, at IT Blanchardstown (Room B112)

Course fee: €296 (Normal fee is €500 fee is fee is subsidised by Sustainability Skillnet)

Apply now at http://www.qualibuild.ie/fes-training/foundation-energy-skills-fes-sustainability-skillsnet/ 

 

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