Barclays to host entrepreneurs seminar

Panellists include Colm Lyon of Realex Payments and Colm Piercy of Viatel and Digiweb Group

Up-and-coming tech entrepreneurs might want to check out a seminar being hosted by Barclays Bank Ireland this Thursday in Dublin.

The event will examine how Irish entrepreneurs fund, grow and ultimately realise the fruits of their hard work via a successful exit.

The seminar has an interesting line-up of panellists, including Colm Lyon of Realex Payments and Colm Piercy of Viatel and Digiweb Group.

Kevin Sherry, head of the high-potential start-ups division at Enterprise Ireland, will talk about supporting the creation of the best possible ecosystem for start-ups.


Meanwhile, a panel discussion on fundraising will feature Orla O'Gorman, Irish market manager at the Irish Stock Exchange.

"Ireland has nurtured and produced a very significant number of successful entrepreneurs," said Martin Cass of Barclays Bank Ireland, "and through this event we wanted to share some of their experiences and relay some powerful insights from experienced Irish entrepreneurs to younger ones on how to maximise their chances of success as they seek to grow their businesses.

“In our experience there are certain characteristics entrepreneurs share; chief among them are vision and hard work, alongside courage in the face of risky, but potentially rewarding business opportunities,” he added.

In addition, Simon Taylor from Barclays' design office, will speak about the Barclays Accelerator programme which is run in partnership with Techstars, and which supports financial technology start-ups worldwide.