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The business Banter – and OTR Presents 2012 gig

The next to-do in the current Banter series is Young Guns Go For It – the good news about new Irish business in 2011. It happens in the Twisted Pepper, Dublin on Thursday March 10. The pitch: it’s the day …

Tue, Mar 1, 2011, 14:40

   

The next to-do in the current Banter series is Young Guns Go For It – the good news about new Irish business in 2011. It happens in the Twisted Pepper, Dublin on Thursday March 10.

The pitch: it’s the day after the TDs elected to the 31st Dail meet for the very first time but, as our new government prepare to take office against a backdrop of economic doom and gloom, life outside Leinster House for new, aspiring Irish businesses goes on as normal. The well-documented problems which businesses face on the ground won’t change overnight just because there’s a new man at the helm of the Department of the Taoiseach.

But while these are tough times for business people like our three guests, this state of affairs has not stopped them – or hundreds like them – from giving it a go. Instead of expanding energy on giving out or planning a life abroad, they’re spending their time and energy working on nascent business ideas and seeing where it all goes from here.

On the agenda: innovation, ideas, ingenuity, funding, optimism and the future.

On the panel: Anne Bedos (Rothar.ie), Colin Harmon (Third Floor Espresso Coffee & Café), Al Coleman (Onlineadvertising.ie). Trying to avoid saying “going forward”: Jim Carroll

Doors open at 7.30pm and the discussion gets underway at 8pm-ish. Admission is 5 euro in advance or 7 euro on the door. You can sign up to the invite list here.

And don’t forget that the first of the OTR Presents 2012 gigs happens tomorrow night (Wednesday) in the main room of the Twisted Pepper. Daithi: kicks off the night at 8.30pm, The Kanyu Tree are on at 9.20pm and Jennifer Evans & The Ripe Intent will be onstage at 10.10pm-ish. Admission is a tenner on the door or you can purchase advance tickets here (no booking or ticket agency fees apply).

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