Special event to celebrate Gaeltacht women in business

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GALWAY daily news women in business event in furbo with businesswomen

A celebration of Gaeltacht women in Business will be held in the Connemara Coast Hotel in Furbo next Friday, 31 March, hosted by Údarás na Gaeltachta and Atlantic Technological University.

In the morning at a private event, 13 women who were selected onto the 12-week Cumasú start-up programme will pitch their start-up ideas to a panel of judges.

At 12.45pm there will be an event to celebrate all female entrepreneurs who have started businesses or are based or working in the Gaeltacht and a general event celebrating female entrepreneurship.

EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017, Evelyn O Toole, who is a native of Clifden and founder and CEO of CLS, will be there to chat to Noreen D’Arcy about growing a business in the Gaeltacht area and the support she has received to-date.

Siobhán Ní Chofaigh CEO and founder of Mint-Tek, a prototype creator that services some of the largest multinationals in Ireland, will be talking to Noreen about her own journey and the opportunities and challenges that have come her way.

Minister for State at the Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment, Dara Calleary, will be among the distinguished guests on the day, marking the end of what will be the first Gaeltacht enterprise programme with a specific focus on women entrepreneurs.

This is an invite-only event so anyone who wishes to attend should register their interest at www.eventbrite.ie/e/ag-ceiliuradh-cumasu-fiontraithe-mna-na-gaeltachta-tickets-539313771007