Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology (IADT) Entrepreneurship December update.
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IADT Entrepreneurship Degree News (CAO codes: DL701 & DL823)This newsletter features news and some of our  600+ graduates (since 2001). See the 'IADT Entrepreneurship Alumni' group on Linkedin for more information.
Congratulations to our students and graduates who were recently short-listed for national entrepreneurial awards (photo - clockwise from top left); Grace O Sullivan and Ellen weber (Glitz n'Pieces), Nicki Hoyne (My Shining Armour), Eoin Dixon Murphy (CASTLE33 and Craft Digital) and Pauline Fitzgerald QFA,B BUS,MA. (Woof Stuff).
Happy Christmas and Best Wishes for a Great 2017.

Best of luck to Conor Duggan (2016), and Conor McDermott on the launch of Devilicious Desserts. Desserts delivered to your (south Dublin) door.
Outstanding social entrepreneurs' panel discussion with Olive O'Connor of MediStori, Janice Valentine of #HackAccessDublin and Deirdre Mortell CEO at Social Innovation Fund Ireland.
Congratulations to Conor Banahan (2012) on his appointment as Head of Rugby at
which arranges customized sports tours in Ireland and abroad.

Best of luck to Shane Connolly (2015) with his fatigue management solution business, see here.

Michael Murphy, Entrepreneurship lecturer, discovers invaluable film footage of the music legend, Jeff Buckley, at the 1992 Trinity Ball. Listen to the radio documentary at: here.

Edel Kenny (2008) Customer & Field Advocacy Manager (Ireland) @  Microsoft.

Despite a catalogue of injuries and playing away, IADT beat O'Fiaich College, Dundalk, to reach the quarter final (February 2017) of the Cup. 
Excellent presentations by Norma O’Mahony (Effey Solutions - startup) and Declan Moran (Accenture) about the 'Leaders of Tomorrow' award. Details of the competition, open to students and recent graduates, are here.

Ross Watkins (2014) Partnership Development Coordinator at Liverpool Football Club.

Magic reindeer stall run by Adam Silver, year 2 student.
Get all the latest news from the IADT Student Enterprise blog at here.
See our short Happy Christmas animation at here.
Congratulations to Nicholas Murphy (2010) on winning the Best Visual Effects IFTA for The Frankenstein Chronicles. Nicholas has won numerous international awards for his work on Ripper Street and Moonfleet.
Chris Burgess (2010) gave an inspirational talk on 'life after IADT'. Chris has accumulated a wealth of experience in sales and recruitment and works in Linkedin. Talk organised by Shauna Fitzpatrick (left) and Hannah Dunne (both year 2).
Aimee Quinlan (2009) Managing Director - Easi Haul Traders.
Dominika Kowalska (year 3 student) with her models from DK House of Fashion as she prepares for her show in London.

Joe Reid (2011) Inbound & SEO Marketing Manager EMEA - Salesforce.

Congratulations to Neil O'Sullivan (2007) on making the shortlist for the 'Irish Australian Business Awards Peoples Choice' -  see here. Neil is a public relations professional and entrepreneur based in Sydney.
Adam Butler (2016) joins Fonua as their Business Development Executive.
Niamh Byrne (2006) Senior Institutional Client Manager - IG Group - London.
Congratulations to Eva Perez , marketing lecturer, on completing the New York Marathon. Eva ran to raise funds for Concern.
John Roche (2006) Account Executive - Dell - Melbourne.
Our next Open Day is on Saturday, 14 January, from 11.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. Great chance to chat with staff - details here.
One of the many excellent student Christmas stalls featuring Ciara McGrane and Andrew O'Leary (year 2).
Andy Smyth (2007) National Corporate Partnerships Manager - Groupon ANZ.
Read the Nicki Hoyne (2007) entrepreneurial story on Stellar magazine at here. Nicki's business; My Shining Armour online store is at here.
Best of luck to Joseph Brennan (year 2 student) on his social enterprise collaboration with Saoirse Sheridan (2013) of Elderhomeshare. Read about Joseph's first day here.
Great graduation day in the RDS in November. Congratulations to all.
Excellent talk on 'team culture in the Financial Services industry' by Gary Mahon (left) and Stephen Brady (right - 2013 graduate) of State Street, in a packed IADT student auditorium. Dr. herese Moylan (centre) is Head of the Department of Entrepreneurship.
Great day (November 9) in KBC Bank Ireland for the Enactus Ireland Pitch Perfect 2016 with 'Donor Ireland' taking home the gold for Enactus IADT.
Claire Barcoe (2005) Senior Manager - Financial Services Consulting - Mazars LLP - London.
Michael Murphy, Entrepreneurship lecturer, presented a paper at the University of Northampton Conference and Postgraduate Symposium with the title: "The Punk Promoters: The Entrepreneurs who Brought Punk Bands to Ireland" - see here.
Gordon Curtis (2009) Sales Development Representative - Cargurus.

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