Masterclass Getting Investor Ready & Managing Growth


Following on from a very successful 2016 Entrepreneur Experience® we are currently organising 2 half day Masterclasses for clients on June 17th. The two Masterclasses form part of the Growth Pathway Programme and will run simultaneously from 09:00 - 12:00 on Friday June 17th in the Clarion Hotel, Lapps Quay, Cork. 

The two masterclasses are 

Getting Investor Ready 
Managing Growth 


Getting Investor Ready 


This masterclass will be chaired by Neil Gordon, AxisBIC who will be joined by Ted Foley, Regional Co-Ordinator for HBAN in the South and South West and Entrepreneurs with experience in raising investment and have been through the Enterprise Ireland HPSU process. 

The key areas that will be covered include:

  • A Startup’s Need for Funding
  • Clarity on what you do and your ambition
  • The Funding Environment
  • What Investors Want to Know (Investor Presentation Outline) & Nailing the Business Plan 
  • Communicating with Investors and winning
  • Where Investment Propositions Typically Fall Down

This Masterclasses is targeted at Entrepreneurs

  • Who will be looking to raise investment in the near future
  • Who are currently raising investment
  • Who want to understand what investors are looking for 
  • Who want to nail their Investor Ready Business Plan




Managing Growth 


This masterclass will be chaired by Michael O'Connor, AxisBIC, who will be joined by Peter Crowley, DynoRod and other Seasoned Entrepreneurs who have built and scaled businesses and grown internationally. 

They will cover areas like:

  • Preparation and creating the foundations to scale
  • Team, culture and managing a Board. Operational efficiency and Board effectiveness. Shareholder support & management.
  • Building rapid revenue growth through partners, platforms and channels. Retention and multi annual revenue - gross margins and cash
  • Strategic longer term - internationalisation, partnerships, JVs and acquisitions, franchising, corporate structuring, tax planning/country of incorporation, exit
  • Effective communications, trade mark registration, IP/patent protection

This Masterclass is targeted at Entrepreneurs & SMEs who Ideally have a turnover of €1m+ per year with the potential to grow rapidly in the coming years.


Places are limited for these masterclasses, registration is essential. If you want to bring a colleague or co-founder, please supply their details.  

Please Register with Fionnuala at 


These sessions are part of the Growth Pathway programme supported by Bank of Ireland, Cork City Council and Cork County Council.



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