events

Countdown on to our first Momentum Mastermind Event

We would love if you/colleagues could take a little time out from your business this month and join us for a special informal and inspiring networking event (with a strong innovation and well-being theme).

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Join us for the launch of our International Student Entrepreneurship Programme

I-STEP is short for International Student Entrepreneurship Programme. The project aims to enhance international entrepreneurial skills and attitude of teachers and students in VET by creating an international dimension to entrepreneurship programmes and strengthening the local and European (business) network.

WHY ?

A truly international curriculum benefits all students because it calls on everyone to apply a wider perspective, combining the local with the global. It is widely accepted that students need to develop the skills and attributes that will enable them to operate effectively in a global market, therefore those in the VET community need to equip them with the ability to work across borders, both physical and virtual.

AGENDA

12.30 – 1pm Registration • Registration with light lunch
1.30 pm What the i-Step Erasmus + project has achieved?
2 pm Interactive demonstration of the I-Step community platform
3pm Guest speakers
4-5pm Contributions from attendees • Discussion groups x 3 Round table discussions • Open forum of Q&A
5pm Refreshments, Networking and Photocall
Reserve your place at this event – email Orla

Taste Leitrim Masterclass – Join Laura on May 30th

Apologies in advance, this may sound like an Oscar acceptance speech but delivering a Taste Leitrim Marketing event is something I am more than proud of!

First let me tell you about Taste Leitrim and its food heroes. This team are the bomb diggity, fact! They are part of the reason Leitrim is one of the happiest places to live in! The food businesses of Leitrim will tell you themselves in a more than a confident note that they are ‘A collective of happy people’, ‘We’re proud and passionate people about the business of food and hospitality and where we do it’, ‘We’re people people, we really care about our customers’. Why wouldn’t you want to be part of that!

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Game changing the Adventure Tourism Environment

Momentum invites you to join the Newly Launched Adventure Tourism Innovative Partnerships. The world is changing, fast! Technology from Interactive/Responsive Wearable Devices to Drones and Augmented Virtual Reality may not be familiar to our adventure businesses just yet – but they will be. They present huge opportunities to capture the imagination and spending power of wide audiences. But most of us struggle to understand how we can take advantage of this new dimension technology.  This is at the heart of our new project and we want to share it with you.

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HEALTHY FUTURE FOR THE LOCAL FOOD SECTOR – Leitrim, Roscommon, Cavan, Longford

60% of Irish adults are obese or overweight and this worrying figure will set the scene for a major food innovation conference this week in Drumshanbo which Momentum in delighted to be a part of. The networking and showcase event on October 14th in Lough Allen Hotel, Drumshanbo will look at tackling creative ways to produce, market and distribute healthy food, while meeting like-minded entrepreneurs and buyers, and of course, sampling some of the innovative and healthy foods on offer in the region.

The overall aim of the healthy food initiative is to secure business and tourism opportunities for the future economy of the area, while supporting local enterprise diversity and innovation.   Food producers attending are interested in innovating healthier food ranges by either modifying their existing ranges or developing new products.  Companies attending range from  from Aurivo’s  Connacht Gold Low Fat Butter and For Goodness Shakes range to Lakeland Dairy who supply all of the UK milk for schools programme with a low sugar milk drink to smaller artisan producers. We look forward to meeting with lots of our curennt and past food clients many of whom are already excelling in the area of product innovation and health and wellness trend including Jinny’s Bakery, The Cheese Hub,  and recent Blas na HEireann winners Chef Sham Sauces, Roll it Pastry and Waldron Meats

Supported our Eu funded Erasmus+ Nourish EU project, which stimulates the development of healthy and innovative food regions, the Upper Erne Shannon Erne Future Economies, the Local Enterprise Offices of the region and Aurivo, the leading food co-operative embarking on innovative healthy food initiatives, the conference is free to attendee for food producers and buyers and  includes a Spotlight on Distribution, Learning from Others, and focus on Financing Innovation. The end of programme reception sees the launch of Nourish EU’s ‘Irish Healthy Food Partnership Toolkit’, an Erasmus + initiative by the Chief Executive of Leitrim County Council, Frank Curran.

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Nourish EU, Local Enterprise Office and Aurivo Ireland, there’s no fee payable to attend the event – just book online at www.nourisheu.com/booking to secure your place and start growing profits from healthy food!