This morning Tom Doherty from Beyond Targets spoke to Corks Open Coffee about a concept called The Embedded Entrepreneur.
Toms talk, directed at Entrepreneurs encouraged those aiming to create a business to put their idea to the test as early as possible. Embed a pre-start entrepreneur in a host customers site for a fixed period of time and only launch a start-up once proof of concept has taken place within a host customer.
It was an excellent presentation and sparked plenty of conversation after the presentation. The slides of the presentation are below, thanks to Tom for sending them on.
Tom also mentioned an initiative he is running in Waterford called ExploreTech where a select number of technical people are brought together to focus on a specific objective. Based on the level of interest he is considering exploring this in Cork.
If you are interested, Contact Tom now as places are limited – Make direct contact with Tom Doherty at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0862574332 for an initial ExploreTech Cork meetup
Elaine Rogers has just announced OpenCoffee Mallow. It’s fantastic to see another OCC in Munster and, having talked to Elaine, I know she has a great vision for facilitating business networking in that part of the county.
If you find the trip into Cork City or Limerick too far or you just need a change of scene, then why not attend?
The first one is on in Springfort Hall, New Twopothouse, Mallow, on Tues 7th July 2009 in the main bar from 10 am to 12 pm. Contact: Elaine Rogers on 086-1955660 or Gráinne Sherlock on 086-2119326
We have the following dates and locations finalised for the next few months. For the undecided locations, it will either be Nosh+Coffee in the City Centre or somewhere that we have been invited to. Feel free to invite us somewhere!
We meet, as always, from 10am-12
- This Friday 12th June – Regus offices in Cork City Gate, Bld 1000, City Gate, Mahon. Suzanne in Regus is kindly hosting OCC and will give anyone who wants a tour of their new facility. It’s the new building just up from the shopping centre on the corner near NSC.
- 26th June – Rubicon Centre in CIT
- 10th July – Brew Cafe, Paul Street
- 24th July - Rubicon Centre in CIT
- 7th August - Location TBC
- 21st August - Rubicon Centre in CIT
- 4th September - Location TBC
- 18th September - Rubicon Centre in CIT
- 2nd October - Location TBC
- 16th October - Rubicon Centre in CIT
- 30th October - Location TBC
- 13th November - Rubicon Centre in CIT
- 27th November – Location TBC
- 11th December - Rubicon Centre in CIT