“Turning impossible into inevitable” with Bill Liao

Bill Liao is General Partner at SOSV, supporting, mentoring and investing in companies and startups at all stages of growth. Runs RebelBio in Europe, focusing on entrepreneurs building technologies in or around the field of synthetic biology. Co-founder of CoderDojo, a free global network formed to assist young people with learning computer programming, Bill also … Continue reading ““Turning impossible into inevitable” with Bill Liao”

TEDxDrogheda returns with a call out for speakers

TEDxDrogheda 2017: “Private Lives” TEDxDrogheda is back! The second TEDx event in the North-East of Ireland has been officially launched on Monday, 28th August 2017 under the title “Private Lives”. The event will be hosted in the Droichead Arts Centre on 3rd November 2017 and will provide a broad interpretation of the theme “Identity”, with presentations by … Continue reading “TEDxDrogheda returns with a call out for speakers”

Ignyte – “Problem Solving and Creativity” Taster Session

About Ignyte IgnYte is a 6-week youth entrepreneurship programme run for unemployed young people in the Drogheda area. The programme wil focus on entrepreneurship skills for those wishing to start their own business or develop a career pathway for themselves based on their passions and interests. Course content will include soft skill development (problem solving, … Continue reading “Ignyte – “Problem Solving and Creativity” Taster Session”

IgnYte is back! An opportunity for young unemployed people to explore self-employment

                                                    Aim: To provide the opportunity & environment for young unemployed people to explore self-employment as an alternative to a life of unemployment. IgnYte will recruit motivated individuals who have … Continue reading “IgnYte is back! An opportunity for young unemployed people to explore self-employment”

The Digital Transformation of Ryanair

Declan Costello – Head of IT infrastructure at Ryanair will talk about – Where Ryanair came from, – The changes over the last few years, – How they achieved the changes, – What’s coming in future Declan has been working in IT for 19 years across Manufacturing, Finance, Gaming and Aviation sectors. Currently lead a … Continue reading “The Digital Transformation of Ryanair”

International Design Expert, Brendan Kearns of ‘Billion Dollar Startup’ Invision visiting Drogheda

The latest Refresh Boyne event on June 29th saw a packed house at The Cross Pub in Drogheda listening to Brendan Kearns, an Australian Digital Product Designer, based in London, speaking on ‘Creating a Design Culture’. This continues Refresh Boyne’s strong track record of bringing leading creative and technical thinkers to the NorthEast region. For … Continue reading “International Design Expert, Brendan Kearns of ‘Billion Dollar Startup’ Invision visiting Drogheda”

Youngest winner of Drogheda Young Innovators Competition – Dragon’s Den Alison Cowzer, hosts Drogheda Young Innovators Final

On Friday, 12th May, the Drogheda Young Innovators (DYI) Competition Final for secondary school students took place at East Coast Bakehouse’s Centre of Innovation. Twenty shortlisted projects from the original 100 applications, were reviewed in details by the judges. The overall winner was Blathnaid Murphy, a student at Our Lady’s College, Greeenhills, who impressed judges … Continue reading “Youngest winner of Drogheda Young Innovators Competition – Dragon’s Den Alison Cowzer, hosts Drogheda Young Innovators Final”

Drogheda’s teenagers ready to take on the world

On March 2nd, more than 70 students from Drogheda, Dunleer and Laytown, attended an Innovation Workshop organised by the Coca-Cola International Services team in Drogheda, as part of the Drogheda Young Innovators (DYI) Competition, managed by The Mill Enterprise Hub. The transition year students availed of an opportunity to work on their ideas for the … Continue reading “Drogheda’s teenagers ready to take on the world”

The search is on for Drogheda Young Innovators

Transition year students in the nine Drogheda-based secondary schools (including Dunleer and Laytown) will have a chance to put their innovation skills to the test and win the 2017 Drogheda Young Innovators competition. Now in its 3rd year, the 2017 competition was launched on Thursday January 19th, in the new conference facilities at The Mill; … Continue reading “The search is on for Drogheda Young Innovators”