What is Bizcamp?
A conference/ gathering which is happening in Galway on Saturday 10 September 2011. The venue is in NUI Galway. It’s almost free – there is a nominal €5 charge that’s being donated directly to Cope Galway when you register.
It is organised by a team of entrepreneurs just like you.
Seriously – what is it?
It’s based on the fact that each of us as entrepreneurs have loads to learn from our peers. And we have a lot to share with them as well. There are a lot of great things happening in the Irish Economy – especially in small and medium businesses and this day will be a celebration of those.
It’s also a great place to come for people who are actively looking at starting up. Your start-up concept could be Ireland’s next business success story – and BizCamp might be the place to get it started!
I’ll sign up to attend, but not sure about talking.
At each event about 1/3rd of the attendees also give talks – it can be daunting for the first time. Everything about this is voluntary so don’t worry about just attending – please do sign up.
Once you’ve got that done give the idea of a talk one last chance – your expertise will help someone, and the day does not work without it!
I hate listening to Sales Pitches
So do we…every one of us. Life is too short.
Talks at bizcamp can be based on things like:
- skill sets which a speaker will share
- experiences that are relevant for others to hear about
- lessons learned that will help the audience to avoid similar ones
They are explicitly not about sales pitches and the ‘Rule Of Two Feet’ will be open to all – if you’re caught in a sales pitch, then stand up and walk out. We’ll be making this clear to all speakers to help them get into the spirit of the day.
BizCamp is for you!
BizCamp is an opportunity for entrepreneurs and innovators to come together, share experiences, and possibly create new value out of the day. It’ll be a chance to meet up with people who’ve been there, done that and bought the t-shirt – members of the business community, VCs and investors, and representatives from the relevant state agencies.
Lost your job recently or thinking about bringing your good idea to the world? Come along to BizCamp; who knows what new opportunities might present themselves?
It’s all about variety
Our aim is to embrace as much of the Irish business community as possible. We want to see people from all areas – finance, operations, HR, legal, delivery specialists, R&D, marketing and technology. Ireland Inc. has a wealth of knowledge and acumen, more than enough to help us out of these troubled times. By attending (and more importantly contributing!) you can help make BizCamp a new good news story coming out of the recession.
Still not convinced?
Hey, it’s almost free (only €5, donated directly to charity), what have you got to lose?
Who knows – your idea could be Ireland’s next success story. Why miss the opportunity to get the push it needs to get it started, find some support that will help, or talk to people who have been through it before? This is a user-generated conference, so it’s up to you what you bring to and take from the day. If you want to learn and share your thoughts with some of the brightest and most enthusiastic minds in the country, then BizCamp is for you.
Speakers & Talks
The listing of speakers for Bizcamp Galway is now available. We have also released a schedule for the day. For the second year running we had far more people register to speak than we had available slots; we would like to thank all those who submitted talks, and we are sorry that we couldn’t accommodate everyone.
In addition to these speakers, we have an end-of-day panel. This year’s panel discussion features John Keogh, Founder & Managing Principle of Shantalla Inc. and a renowned expert in international trade and development, Conor Kenny of Kennys online bookstore and John Concannon, Director of Market Development at Failte Ireland. Each panelist will share their stories of innovation and show how challenging experiences can positively contribute to a business and the economy succeeding.
If you haven’t registered to attend yet, there are still tickets available and it would be great to see you there. If you are in Galway on Friday evening, Demobar Galway is on in the Oslo from 8.30pm – you can register for free here.
Attending the conference is almost free – there is a €5 charge that is donated directly to Cope Galway on registration. Places are limited, so be sure to sign-up early. To register, use the button below and fill in your details. Easy!
You should also sign-up to give a talk on the Speaker Registration page.
If you have any questions you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any other information.