The second panel discussion will be on the subject of funding your start-up. This one (to be held in the 11.45 to 12.30 slot) will feature a combination of well known and not so well known names to you.
The Panel so far (2 others may also join it):
Louise Grubb is the CEO of Nutri-Science, a nutraceutical company based in Waterford. In business since 1999 they have raised funding from a variety of sources including County Enterprise Boards, Enterprise Ireland (€150k) and BES (€250k). They are previous participants on the SEEPP program.
Mick Cahillane is an active private investor and may be able to help participants understand the way in which Angel Investors make their decisions.
Evert Bopp who is in the process of fundraising for www.wimax-eu.com/
Brian Caufield of Trinity Venture Capital.
UPDATE – 5th panel member is Bernie Goldbach – a lot of people missed his Cork Barcamp presentation (available here) where he spoke of his dot-bomb business experience so you can catch up with that here.
So we have a spread of experience ranging from self-funding and CEB grants to the Angel Investor and VC. What is missing is the slow burning web service start-up, however we will cover that nicely in the first panel discussion after lunch where a number of the participants are in that phase of development.