SportsTech Ireland co-founders to share start-up journey insights

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SportsTech Ireland co-founders, Grainne Barry, Emily Ross & Martina Skelly. Picture: Brian Gavin, Press 22

SportsTech Ireland co-founders to share start-up journey insights

SportsTech Ireland co-founders, Grainne Barry, Martina Skelly and Emily Ross, will talk about what it takes to be an entrepreneur at Network Ireland Limerick’s event on Wednesday, November 21, at One Pery Square, Limerick.

Gráinne Barry, EMEA Operations Director for STATS Data & Technology Ltd, Martina Skelly, Co-founder and CEO of software company YellowSchedule and Emily Ross, Founder and CEO of InkVine Consultants will share their collective, as well as their individual, business journeys.

Grainne Barry, Martina Skelly and Emily Ross set up SportsTech Ireland which aims to champion Ireland as a leading destination for sports technology and innovation. It was established in 2017 and is headquartered in Limerick.

Gráinne Barry is EMEA Operations Director for STATS Data & Technology Ltd.  STATS are the most innovative sports technology company worldwide, headquartered in Chicago with its EMEA headquarters based in Limerick, employing 130 people.  Prior to STATS, Gráinne was COO with Irish healthtech company Salaso.  Gráinne holds multiple qualifications in business, management and computer science, and is a Chartered Director IOD.

Martina Skelly is Co-founder and CEO of software company YellowSchedule, Vodafone Start-up Awards Businesswoman of the year and the Irish Internet Association’s Net Visionary Awards Start-up of the Year 2014. Named by the Silicon Republic as one of the top 100 women in STEM in Ireland 2014. She holds multiple qualifications in Marketing, Management and Technology.

Emily Ross is Founder and CEO of InkVine Consultants.  PR, SEO and Communications specialist, journalist and marketing strategist.  Former Director of Unicef Ireland and WhatClinic.com.

Not content with their own businesses and job roles, the three businesswomen and SportsTech Ireland co-founders came together to establish SportsTech Ireland which aims to champion Ireland as a leading destination for sports technology and innovation in 2017. 

At the Network Ireland Limerick event which is supported by LEO Limerick, they will talk about what drove them to take on the additional challenge of another business and share their insights, lessons learned and practical tips on how to run a number of businesses at the same time.

Valerie Murphy, President of Network Ireland Limerick said, “We’re hoping this event will inspire those who have a business idea to make it a reality.”

About Network Ireland Limerick:

Network Ireland Limerick provides a forum where women in business, the professions and the Arts can exchange business ideas and increase their business contacts. It encourages women to achieve more satisfying careers and promotes women as worthy contributors to the Irish economy. Network Ireland Limerick is a branch of Network Ireland, a national organisation driving the personal and professional development of women with over 1,000 members and 12 branches throughout the country. 

Network Ireland Limerick holds monthly networking meetings where a guest speaker is invited to educate, inform and entertain on topics of interest to women. Members can develop and pool their individual skills through interaction with other women in a supportive environment which offers, training, mentoring and an opportunity for women who call on other members with specialist expertise for help. It also provides a forum for established women to develop professional and social contacts.

Network Ireland Limerick is sponsored by the Local Enterprise Offices in Limerick.  The Local Enterprise Office is the First Stop Shop for anyone seeking information and support on starting or growing a business in Ireland.  For further information please visit www.localenterprise.ie.

AIB is a partner with Network Ireland and supports the organisation at both a national and regional level.

This event will take place on Wednesday, November 21 from 6 pm to 8.30 pm at One Pery Square, Limerick.

 

 

Tickets are free for members and €20 for non-members and are available on www.networkireland.ie or www.eventbrite.ie 

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