Bizcamp South East June 12th

I’ve been asked to give a talk at the upcoming Bizcamp event in Waterford in June 12th. Its the first Bizcamp event in Waterford following on from successful ones held in Dublin and Limerick. The concept is ‘by entrepreneurs, for entreprenurs’ with multiple sessions of talks, each lasting no more than 20 minutes with a further 10 mins Q&A. The plan is to cover a wide range of topics on the day, so people depart having learned something new, come up with new ideas and some new contacts. The event takes place on Saturday June 12th next from 9.30am in Arclabs, which is based on WIT’s Carriganore campus (map below) and it’s entirely free.

My talk will be looking at the use of Facebook for business. It will be more practically driven than my last presentation, Market To Me (slides here), as in the aim will be to give the audience ideas on how to begin or improve their social network marketing strategy.

You can register and get more information on the event here, they are also still on the lookout for speakers so if you would like to get involved check out their site. Strictly NO sales pitches!

Info on speakers confirmed so far here

Googlemap to the location below. From the city centre, go out the cork road to the Holycross roundabout, take a right, the next left, the next right, yes it is a small country road, and the entrance to the driveway will be signposted on the right hand side.

Full Press Release:
Bizcamp event comes to the South East to inspire and support entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs, innovators and people with ideas in the South East region are invited to get involved as both speakers and learners for an upcoming conference with a difference.

Organised BY entrepreneurs, FOR entrepreneurs, Bizcamp South East is the first event of its kind to be held here in the South East on June 12th. Based in the Arclabs Research & Innovation Centre in Waterford, this day long event follows the model set by previous events held in Dublin and most recently Limerick with great success.

Peter Grogan, Director of Emagine Media and Bizcamp South East organiser said: “With a growing unemployment rate in the South East, we rely on the successes of innovators and entrepreneurs for our future economic success and prosperity. We are asking people from the South East to come to Bizcamp and learn and share from each other.”

“The Bizcamp event is deliberately NOT about sales pitches, we want to hear about skill sets you wish to share, to lessons learned, to valuable experiences gained within your business.”

Bizcamp already an exciting panel of speakers lined up, but organisers still want to hear from people in the region who would like to present a short talk.

Speakers will give a short 20-minute presentation, with 10 minutes for open discussion, on a topic of their choice. Bizcamp is not necessarily a ‘techy’ event and topics will vary from starting your own business, to marketing, to presentation skills, to design, finance, web & social networking and stress management.

Continuing the theme of innovation and entrepreneurship, Tom Corcoran, Centre Manager introduces Arclabs as the Bizcamp South East venue; “ArcLabs is all about encouraging, mentoring and supporting innovative and ambitious early-stage business ventures. The centre has all of the leading-edge facilities that companies need and expect, but much more than that – it is an exciting networking community, driven by entrepreneurial spirit in which businesses can thrive and become successful.”