Grainne Lennon from Intertrade Ireland talked about the Seedcorn Business Startup competition. More details on the competition are here. Probably good to enter to help knock your business plan into shape, rather than expecting to get the Eur100,000 prize.
Matt Keenan- from OpCode solutions (and one of the Barcamp organisers) – Starting your own tech business. Key points:
Cash is King.
Have a Business Plan – and don’t forget about your cashflow (spot a theme here?) as well as the usual revenue projects.
Remember your exit strategy when talking to investors – they will want their money back!
Enterprise Centres in Northern Ireland (38 of them)
Subcontract rather than Employees – reduces your exposure / liabilities.
Professional Contractors Group – free tax audit insurance , advice for members
Con Hennessy from OpenApp.ie – Open Source GIS (Geographic Information Systems), particularly in the Health sector.