22 May Welcome to Ireland – 2015!

Here we are in Dublin at Trinity College starting our two-week course on Leadership & Entrepreneurship in Ireland!  We’ve got a great group this year – 7 MBA students, 6 business students, one teaching assistant, and a videographer for the first day.  The students are diverse in background, perspective, and future goals.

Day 1 IRLOur focus will be on working with start-up organization on real work, and studying the leaders of those organizations.  This year, we’re privileged to be working with:

  • Emmet Brown, CEO, Nuritas
  • Conor Toolan, CEO, iData
  • Eoin Costello, Startup Ireland

In addition, we have a pretty robust itinerary for Dublin & Belfast:

  • Sat, May 23
    • Kilminham Jail
    • Guinness Storehouse
    • Welcome Dinner
  • Sun, May 24 – FREE DAY!
  • Mon, May 25 –- guest lecturers
    • Sarah Scannell, Dublin Commissioner for Startups Office
    • Enda Madden, CEO/Founder
    • Andrew Parish, Entrepreneur – former CEO
    • Kieran Daly, Entrepreneur – former CEO
    • Jack Teeling, Founder & CEO, Teeling Whiskey Company
  • Tue, May 26
    • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade at Iveagh House – Ruaidhrí (Roy) Dowling, Director of US Affairs
    • Tour Dail by Michael O’Brien
  • May 26-28
    • Work with assigned companies on projects and leader study
  • Fri, May 29 – Travel to Belfast – guest lecturers via Bryan Keating
    • Titanic Dock Tour)
    • Gary Hamilton,   ex CEO Omiino / Xilinx
    • Colm McGoldrick, ex CEO Mail Distiller currently M8A lead for Proof Point
    • Prof Alistair Fee
    • 00 Bryan Keating, CIP Partnership
  • Sat, May 30 – 9:30am – Tour Belfast via Black Cabs
  • Sun, May 31 – Travel back to Dublin (FREE AFTERNOON!)
    • Tour The Teeling Whiskey Distillery
  • Mon, June 1 –group projects & leader study
  • June 2-3 – work with assigned companies on projects and leader study (4 days total)
  • Thu, June 4 –
    • Address by Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade Charlie Flanagan T.D. at Dublin Castle.
    • US Embassy Annex briefing via Jen McAndrew, Deputy Director of Public Affairs, and Finola Cunningham, Foreign Commercial Service Director
    • Digital Hub (aka NRDC) – Amy Neale and Sarah O’Farrell, Community Coordinator)
    • Farewell Dinner with keynote speaker

And here are the student blogs to follow:

  1. Meimei Huang – http://meimeihuang.wordpress.com
  2. Courtney Fronk – irelandmaymestercudenver.tumblr.com
  3. Alex Hardie – alexgoestoireland.wordpress.com
  4. Emily Ridder –  irelandcla.wordpress.com
  5. Tamara Hummer – tammy3559594.wordpress.com 
  6. Anna Curtis – http://bananaineurope.weebly.com
  7. Amber Wofford – http://alwirelandexperience.blogspot.com/?m=1
  8. Hunter Quinn – https://hunterquinn.wordpress.com/
  9. Cece Shepherd –  ceceshepherd.tumblr.com 
  10. Dane Grashuis –  dgrashuis.wordpress.com 
  11. Gabbi Briones – https://intb6028.wordpress.com/ 
  12. Sydney Barritt – ireland55sb.wordpress.com
  13. Mike Cerbo – www.Cerbom.tumblr.com 

Much more to come!!

 

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