Sean Weafer on the importance of creating a business message that appeals to customers’ emotions.

The 11 AIB Start-up Academy finalists were last week introduced to sales and negotiation by executive coach and speaker Sean Weafer. During week four (...)

Gerry Delaney says the most important part of financial statements is the projected cash flow forecast.

For week three of the AIB Start-up Academy, the finalists received an introduction to finance and learned why managing finances and accounts are criti(...)

Herdwatch founder Fabien Peyaud: ‘I’m an IT guy, so naturally the thing to do was to figure out how we can help farmers with the adoption of technology.’

“If you’d asked me what a heifer was three years ago, I would have said next question,” says Fabien Peyaud, founder of Herdwatch, a cloud-based “mobil(...)

Seamus Tighe: got into  the advanced programme of Bord Bia’s  food academy  and received mentorship from the Musgrave Group.

Seamus Tighe is thinking about climbing a mountain to promote his new food company. Which mountain? Look only to the company’s name: Everest Granol(...)

James Winans of Vanguard Beer Collective: ‘The timing couldn’t have been better. We’ve been able to ride the wave of public excitement and interest in craft beers.’

James Winans was sitting in a Texas bar with friends, debating whether Guinness was really better in Ireland. “I had the harebrained, last-minute idea(...)

Blanco Niño founder Philip Martin: ‘To make a taco with what’s currently available on the market is pointless. It’s not the real thing, and I didn’t want to do it.’

“I don’t think most normal people would hang out in [Mexican] corn fields for a few weeks to understand the process of harvesting,” says Philip Martin(...)

Insomnia Coffee Company chairman Bobby Kerr is this week’s AIB Start-up Academy mentor.

Insomnia Coffee Company chairman Bobby Kerr is this week’s AIB Start-up Academy mentor.Originally from Kilkenny, Kerr has been in the food and beverag(...)

UCD Innovation Academy  executive director Dr Johnny Ryan will lead the start-ups through a day of learning by doing.

This week, the 11 AIB Start-up Academy finalists will gather for the programme’s second module. The Academy lecturers will introduce the start-ups to (...)

The AIB Start-up Academy finalists have lunch with Seán Weafer

The Irish Times/AIB Start-up Academy kicked off on Monday, with guest speakers Johnny Ryan and Seán Weafer discussing the lean business canvas, and ho(...)

Sean Weafer is a performance coach and an international speaker on sales strategy, networking and business development.

Today is day one of the AIB Start-up Academy, and lecturer Sean Weafer will lead a session on advanced business networking.Weafer is a performance coa(...)