December's Mayo Open Coffee Club Meeting will take place on Wednesday, 5th December in the Innovation in Business Centre (IiBC) at GMIT Castlebar at 9.30am and there will be a distinctly Christmas feel to the event. Our topic of conversation will be "Sources of Funding and Supports for Start Ups and SME's" where a panel of experts from South West Mayo Development Company (SWMDC), Mayo County Enterprise Board (CEB), Enterprise Ireland and the Innovation in Business Centre (IiBC) will be there to answer questions from the audience.
Hosts, the IiBC, will lay on some mince pies to add a seasonal flavour, and Belmullet-based event photographer Proinsias Mac an Tuile from Tullylens (www.tullylens.com ) will come along to take festive shots of the attendance.
MOCC is a business network run by business people for business people. The event is FREE of charge. All meetings last between one hour and 90 minutes.
All you have to do is turn up on the day. More details on the Mayo Open Coffee Club are available on http://mayo-open-coffee-club.org/, or you can email any of the organisers: Judith Feehan firstname.lastname@example.org and Maria Staunton Maria.Staunton@gmit.ie
Budding entrepreneurs, Start-up business owners and established businesses all find the Open Coffee Club a great way to network and keep in touch with what's happening in the business world around Mayo.
The IiBC in GMIT Castlebar and Galway have created the following:
- 200+ jobs created
- €50,000,000 funding raised by client companies
- 14 HPSU (high potential start-up) companies created
- 27successful spin outs