The National Digital Research Centre (NDRC) recently held its virtual Founder Weekend at the Killorglin RDI hub, and it was a resounding success. The event brought together aspiring entrepreneurs, industry experts, and investors for a weekend of learning, networking, and pitching.
The virtual format of the event allowed participants to join from anywhere in the country, making it more accessible than ever before. This meant that a diverse range of entrepreneurs from all over Ireland were able to take part in the event, bringing a breadth of perspectives and experiences to the table.
The weekend kicked off with a series of workshops and masterclasses led by industry experts. These sessions covered a range of topics, from refining business ideas to creating a solid business plan, and from building a sustainable business model to perfecting the art of the pitch. The workshops provided participants with valuable insights and practical advice that they could immediately put into action.
One of the highlights of the weekend was the pitching session, where participants had the opportunity to present their business ideas to a panel of investors and receive valuable feedback. This was a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs to practice their pitch in a supportive and constructive environment, and to make important connections with potential investors.
The virtual format of the event also allowed for plenty of networking opportunities. Participants were able to connect with each other through virtual breakout rooms, chat functions, and one-on-one meetings, making it easy to build relationships and seek out potential collaborators.
Overall, the NDRC virtual Founder Weekend at Killorglin RDI hub was a fantastic opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs to learn, connect, and grow. The event provided valuable insights, practical advice, and important networking opportunities, helping participants take their business ideas to the next level.
For the NDRC, the success of the virtual Founder Weekend at Killorglin RDI hub reinforces the importance of hosting events that are accessible to entrepreneurs from all over the country. By breaking down geographic barriers and embracing the digital format, the NDRC is able to reach a wider audience and provide even more opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs to succeed. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for the entrepreneurs who took part in this event, and we look forward to seeing the innovative businesses that will emerge as a result.