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Show your business with Bank of Ireland

As part of the Startup Gathering, Bank of Ireland are opening the doors to their magnificent premises on College Green from Monday 5th October through to Friday October 10th so that you can show your business.

Start-ups are invited to pitch their wares at this most famous of locations under the ‘Show your Business’ banner. The College Green premises has massive daily footfall of over 150,000 people and it’s an ideal location for a start-up to showcase its products or services.

There is five different showcase sections over the five days and Bank of Ireland have already selected a number of companies to present on the day. However, they will try to fit you in on the day that’s most appropriate.

Monday:         Tech                            

Tuesday:        Export                          

Wednesday:  Tourism  

Thursday:    Retail

Friday:         Food

The showcase starts at 10am every day and finishes at 4pm. There will be live music and food to support exhibitors and visitors. even though the area is sheltered, exhibitors are welcome to bring mini gazebos.

If you are interested in exhibiting your start-up then please get in touch with Noel McCluskey, the event oganiser at Bank of Ireland.








Marc O'Dwyer

After completing a Graduate program in Marketing, Marc’s impressive sales career began at Allied Irish Banks, Pitney Bowes and Panasonic where he received numerous Irish and European sales performance awards and consistently exceeded targets and expectations. In 1992, Marc’s entrepreneurial spirit led him to set up his own business, Irish International Sales (IIS). Initially, this company was a reseller for Take 5 Accounts and Payroll software. Within four years, IIS became the largest reseller of Take 5 in Ireland, acquiring four other Take 5 resellers. He also found time to set up two mobile phone shops under the Cellular World brand and a web design company offering website design services for small businesses. In 2001, he bought the majority share in a small Irish software business, Big Red Book. At that time, the company was losing money. The company became profitable within two months, and Marc then acquired a payroll company to compliment Big Red Books Accounting products. In 2003, IIS were appointed as Channel Partners with SAP for their new SME product, SAP Business One. Marc sold his Take 5 business and concentrated on developing this new market for SAP As a result, by 2007, IIS was recognised as the largest Channel Partner for SAP in EMEA (Europe Middle East and Africa). In 2008, the IIS Sales Manager bought the Company from Marc in an MBO. He launched Big red cloud in June 2012, the online version of big red book, to date the company successfully converts 59% of trials into sales and the number of customers is growing rapidly. Marc continues to run both Big Red Book and Big Red Cloud which now support 75,000 businesses. He is a very keen sportsman, having played rugby for 20 years, represented Leinster at under 16 and under 20 levels, and league squash with Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club for 10 years. Marc has competed in 11 Marathons, including the London and Boston Marathons, and has completed several Triathlons and Half Ironman races. He has also completed six Ironman Races in Austria(x2), Frankfurt (Germany), Nice (France) , Mallorca (Spain) and Copenhagen (Denmark)

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