Donegal Connect is to take place virtually again this year.
Getting underway on Thursday October 28th, the key themes for this year’s event focus on starting a tech business in Donegal and showcasing inward investment in the region.
It will be split into two engaging and insightful sessions.
Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr Jack Murray says the aim is to showcase Donegal to many as possible and is encouraging people to take part in the initiative:
The first session focuses on the dynamic tech sector and will feature several Donegal based businesses and entrepreneurs who are at different stages in the journey of starting and establishing a business in the region.
Speakers include John McNamara from Sendmode, Clare Ryan of ITUS Secure Technologies Ltd and Philip Graham of Secora. This session will aim to provide practical and informative advice for those who are considering embarking on this journey in Donegal.
The second session tells the story of Donegal in terms of its readiness and support for inward investment, as well as the eco-system in place that allows companies to establish and grow in the region.
Speakers on the day will include Garry Martin and Michael Tunney of Donegal County Council and Michelle Conaghan of the IDA and David Roche of Tata Consulting Services, Eamonn Gallagher of Virtual Teic who have moved back from East Coast America to set up business in Donegal and Niamh Walsh, moderator for the day who moved back from Dublin to set up successfully her own company. There will also be impartial observers such as Mark O’Connell, OCO Global who have huge experience in terms of identifying current global trends in investment and Mary McKenna, a hugely successful entrepreneur and investor based in the county.