StartUp Ballymun presents

The Business of Sport and Fitness  from StartUp Ballymun – free seminar

4.30-8pm Wednesday 26th April, Civic Centre, Ballymun

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What is StartUp Ballymun about? Promoting enterprise in Ballymun and nearby.

How? By bringing together groups of entrepreneurs to share their know-how of starting and running their own companies.


For this April seminar “We present a diverse group of business people all united under the theme of Sport and Fitness” says Liam Barry of DCC. “This is the third in the series of StartUp Ballymun seminars. These entrepreneurs will tell the audience how they realised their ambitions they and started and grew their companies.”

Stephen Connolly of the Lo-cal Kitchen will join us to talk about the business of healthy food. Husband and wife owners Stephen and Jenny Connolly had a dream to open a café producing food that tastes great but without the bad ingredients! “Our dishes are low in calories and filled with nutrients to help you to maintain a strong and fit body and mind. All our products are Irish and Organic where possible.”  Located in the Phoenix Park Racecourse between Ashtown and Castleknock, and Lo-cal Kitchen Express at 14 Pembroke Street Lower, Dublin 2.

Rob Forbes is a professional rugby coach with 20 years experience coaching at all levels of the game with men, women’s and underage rugby. Career highlights have included coaching the Leinster Women’s Rugby Team and involvements with the Irish Womens Squad 2014/15. Robert is a co-founder of the Irish Rugby Institute, a professional rugby coaching company based in Dublin.

Kick Start Movements, KSM, has been developed by former Dublin football players, Micheal McCarthy and William Lowry. Their vision is to teach and coach pre-school children on nutrition and physical education in a fun, effective manner.

Playing tennis at both junior and senior levels for Ireland, Tennis4kids CEO and founder Annette Smith knows exactly what playing tennis means. It’s not about the winning, but the confidence that a young person gets when playing tennis and the love of sport.

Sean Boland M.SC. founded his physiotherapy practice in 2012 and as Clinical Director has steered the company to build long term relationships with a number of sports teams; rugby, GAA and basketball, local communities and patients. The company he has grown, Be Well Physio, now operates from 4 clinics in Dublin and in the greater Dublin area.

Yvonne Brady is the Founder and MD of EVB Sport established to provide women with a range of sportswear specifically designed to provide support to the pelvic floor muscles. Her products are available from her website, and are stocked in Elverys Intersport and in Intersport UK. She is extremely proud of creating a product that looks and feels great, which really works and that women love.

The event is moderated by Billy Linehan of Celtar business consultants

StartUp Ballymun Schedule – may change – Wednesday 26 April 2017

4.30pm Free business mentoring from mentors of Dublin City LEO, networking

5.30pm Presentation on LEO funding support & the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance

6pm       The Business of Sport, speakers panel

7pm       Questions & Answers

Twitter: @StartUpBallymun

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StartUpBallymun is an initiative of the Dublin City Council economic development unit in Ballymun.

Contact: Liam Barry, 087 138 7804 [email protected]

Economic Development Officer, Ballymun Town Civic Alliance, Dublin City Council

Contact: Billy Linehan, 086 608 6991 [email protected]

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