Noreen Doyle CEO the Irish Biltong Company

Introduction – Export to Win

For the fifth StartUp Ballymun we have set a new theme, “Export to Win”. Book here Export to Win StartUp Ballymun 26 April

To grow a business in Ireland exporting is a must. With an all-island population of 5 million plus, for most businesses there are better growth opportunities elsewhere.

With this event our aim is to encourage small and SME business owners in north Dublin (and in Ireland) to realise their potential for creating wealth by exporting.

There are 3 pillars to all our events in Ballymun, north Dublin

  1. Information & advice from our enterprise partners
  2. Creating a space for networking
  3. The panel of entrepreneurs, sharing practical advice and offering their experience


Mark Loftus of the Paddy Box


Free business mentoring including export advice and social media audits provided by experienced mentors of LEO Dublin City, Carol Cousins @CarolCousins, Siobhan Riordan and Lisa Cunningham.

Partner information stands, practical information available from our partners, LEO Dublin CityEEN the European Enterprise NetworkBallymun4businessDublin North West Area Partnership, North Dublin Chamber of Commerce, Innovate Dublin and Enterprise Ireland

Ronan Clarke of Smarter Surfaces


Presentation on grant-aid and other supports for exporting companies

LEO Dublin City, Lisa Cunningham

European Enterprise Network, Aoife Ngo

Enterprise Ireland, Deirdre O’Neill


Welcome by Eoin Murray, Murray Chartered Accountants

Panel of guest speakers, presentations by business owners on export experiences including Sam Kelly Tweeting Goddess and of the Women’s Inspire Network ,   Noreen Doyle co-founder and CEO of award winning the Irish Biltong CompanyCharlie Sherlock founder of blockchain technology based meds verifier CheckItsReal , Ronan Clarke founder of Smart Surfaces who Reinvent the way you work, and from Ireland with Grá Mark Loftus of the PaddyBox – more excellent speakers to be announced!


Question & Answer session


Networking and refreshments

Sam Kelly Tweeting Goddess and the Women’s Inspire Network

Ends before 8pm

Partner speakers include the European Enterprise Network based at Dublin Chamber offering support and advice to SMEs to make the most of business opportunities beyond Irish and European Union borders. Also see EEN Ireland

  • refreshments and light food available from 4pm







The event is free with registration and open to everyone.

Charlie Sherlock of Checkitsreal

Event moderator: Billy Linehan business mentor and MD of Celtar business consultants

Book here Export to Win StartUp Ballymun 26 April

StartUpBallymun is an initiative of Dublin City Council, and the DCC economic development officer in Ballymun, Liam Barry.


Thank you!

A shout out to all the people who have supported this event behind the scenes. In the search for speakers (who are unpaid) I have contacted and near harassed many people from my own personal network, and poked into other people’s networks of friends and business connections. Exporters are busy people in April, so we are delighted with the depth of experience on this impressive panel.