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ITB win the iFactor

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11/3/2009 3:44:26 PM


ITB win the iFactor with their "NESA - National Entrepreneurial Speakers Academy" idea.



Claire Quigley and Cormac McMahon represented ITB at the iFactor competition which was part of the Dublin Business Innovation Week. Their idea which was awarded first place was called "NESA - National Entrepreneurial Speakers Academy" and is intended to support the delivery of support to entrepreneurs based in incubators. The event was hosted in the Synergy Centre in IT Tallaght on Monday 19th October. This competition was run among the incubation centres in the Institutes of Technology in the Dublin region to come up with a business idea and present it in front of a Dragon's Den type panel as part of Dublin Innovation Week.



The panel consisted of:

  • Bernie Cullinan: CEO of Clarigen
  • Christine Kurjan: Creative Director of IDL
  • Joseph F Harford has held various senior positions with multinational pharmaceutical companies during his career, including Astellas Ireland Co. Ltd., Bristol Myers Squibb, Newport Pharmaceuticals
  • Martin Kelly is the EMEA partner for IBM Venture Capital Group



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