|Date||Tuesday, November 12th, 2013|
|Venue||The Pavilion at University of Limerick|
|Time||7.30am to 11.30am|
Event summary: Launching a new enterprise, whether it's a tech startup, a small business or an initiative within a large corporation, has traditionally been a high-risk proposition. The normal approach is to write a business plan, pitch it to investors, assemble a team, develop a product and start selling as hard as you can. Somewhere in this process you'll more than likely suffer a fatal setback. Three out of every four startups fail but methodologies are emerging and taking root that improve the chance of success. These involve concepts such as minimum viable product, lean approaches, iterative design and pivoting. This event with explore these emerging approaches and show some examples from practitioners.
|7:30am||Guests arrive at Pavilion for light breakfast & networking|
|8:00am||Event Welcome from The Irish Times|
|8:05am||Host Welcome from Dr Philip O’Regan, Dean, Kemmy Business School & Dr Mary Shire, Vice President Research, UL|
|8:15am||Keynote: 'The Lean Start-Up', Jeff Skinner, Executive Director of the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at London Business School|
|8:45am||Colm Tracey, Eishtec|
|9:05am||Kieran Curran, Gencell Bio|
|9:25am||Stephen Kinsella, Kemmy Business School|
|9:45am||Panel Session, Q&A|
|10:15am||Session close & networking|
|11:00am||Part II Interactive Workshop, Nexus Innovation Centre|
|12noon||Limerick Focus Event closes|
Spaces on the Interactive Workshop are limited. If you wish to attend and reserve a place at this workshop, please email your name and organisation to firstname.lastname@example.org.