Jim Barry & Rena Maycock to Captain the 2023 Entrepreneur Experience™

13 July, 2023


AxisBIC is excited to announce that Jim Barry, The Barry Group and Rena Maycock, Cilter Technologies will take on the role of ‘Captains’ of the 2023 Entrepreneur Experience™.




AxisBIC is looking forward to working with these two wonderful entrepreneurs who will bring their own perspectives and ideas to our 2023 event.

Huge thanks to Pete Smyth, Broadlake who has captained the Entrepreneur Experience™ with such passion and commitment for the past 10 years and helped bring this event to the national stage.

The Entrepreneur Experience™ is a unique event for 24 Emerging Entrepreneurs to gain unparalleled access, advice and mentoring from 24 of Ireland’s most successful business leaders over 24 hours. The 2023 Entrepreneur Experience™ will take place on October 20th & 21st in Ballymaloe, Co. Cork and applications are NOW OPEN via the website.

Commenting on the Announcement:

Larry O’Donoghue, CEO, AxisBIC commented that, “AxisBIC couldn’t be happier with our new Entrepreneur Experience Captains. Jim has been a long-time supporter of the Entrepreneur Experience, mentoring numerous companies during and after the event. Rena is a past participant of the Entrepreneur Experience and hugely passionate about the impact the event can have on emerging entrepreneurs. Jim and Rena will make a formidable team”.

Jim Barry, Barry Group said that "I am delighted to be co-captaining the 2023 AxisBIC Entrepreneur Experience with Rena Maycock. This is an event that I’m passionate about and have immensely enjoyed over the years. I look forward to leading the established entrepreneurs and sharing our wisdom and guidance, while encouraging the emerging entrepreneurs to challenge their business strategies and open their minds to new possibilities. This is an incredible opportunity for any business founder to learn from the experiences of some of Ireland’s most successful entrepreneurs and further propel their business in its journey to success. I look forward to participating in this high energy event."

Rena Maycock, Cilter Technologies said, "When I attended the Entrepreneur Experience I couldn't have imagined how it would accelerate my journey in business through guidance, information and connections. As such, it is an incredible honour to be asked to take over from Pete Smyth and I can only endeavour to fill those big boots and do justice to the role. I look forward with excitement to the next Entrepreneur Experience in October and meeting the '23 class of emerging entrepreneurs. We will do our best to make sure they get as much value from the experience as I did." 

For the Entrepreneur Experience, AxisBIC partners with Cork City Council, Cork County Council, Grant Thornton, Broadlake, William Fry and The Currency.






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