Back for Business is a new pilot initiative to foster and support entrepreneurial activity among emigrants returning or recently returned to live in Ireland. It addresses the challenges that all early stage entrepreneurs face with a particular focus on the additional barriers and challenges faced by those who have been out of the country for some time. This can often result in their local knowledge, contact base and professional and personal networks being less developed than those of typical entrepreneurs. Back for Business aims to bridge this gap.
Supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Back for Business initiative aims to foster and support entrepreneurial activity among emigrants returning or recently returned to live in Ireland.
Paula Fitzsimons Consulting is managing the Back for Business initiative which will be run on the same basis as the Going for Growth initiative – Entrepreneurs supporting Entrepreneurs at Lead facilitated round tables.
Lead Entrepreneurs in place around the country include –
- Áine Denn, Altify, (Dublin)
- James Murphy, Life’s2good (Galway)
- John O’Hare, Azotel, (Cork)
- Julie Currid, Initiafy, (Dublin)
- Mary McKenna, formally Learning Pool (Donegal)
- Tom Brennan, formerly EirGen Pharma (Waterford).
- Chris Winning, Corporate Care Relocation, will advise on issues relating to returned emigrants.
The programme runs from November 2017 to May 2018 with no costs to participants. The deadline for completed application forms to be returned is no later than Friday 3 November 2017.
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