This school focused on how to sell, pursuassion tactics and the psychology of selling successfully. Free for all to attend, it ran on Monday evenings in the Bank of Ireland StartUp Workbench in Galway city center. Paul Behan, an experienced salesman and marketer brought the students through four separate modules teaching lead generation, public speaking, SMART Goal setting and persistence.
The first week will focus on bringing your idea to life, and will feature mentors Paul Killoran, CEO of Ex Ordo, Gill Carroll, CEO of 37 west and Michael Campion, Lecturer and Director of "Innovation, Creativity & Enterprise"(ICE).
It brings students from no trading knowledge through the foundations of stocks, bonds, commodities and derivities amoung other financial vehicles. Stock Runs a competition for its students with virtual money on real markets, with a €1000 prize for the student who grows their initial $100,000 amount the most over the year. This gives students the opportunity to apply their knoweldge straight away and learn by doing, as well as in lectures.
Over six weeks various speakers and mentors will talk to NUIG students about different aspects of marketing. Their wealth of knowledge can kick-start your path to Marketing Mastery.
Our members are highly proactive, we attend (and this year win) StartUp Weekends. We volunteer at event and conferences and get invited to loads more. These can range from the Web Summit, StartUp Gathering Week, Student Summit, Venture West, etc etc.
We also like to get around.
In year one our members took to Riga, Latvia. This year we took flight again to Berlin, Germany.
The SEA is a campus-wide competition open to all sutdents, undergrad and postgrad regardless of discipline. The awards include €3,000 of investment and incubation office space.
Blackstone LaunchPad is a campus based entrepreneurship program, accessible by over 500K students globally, designed to support and mentor students, staff and alumni - regardless of major, experience or discipline.
We try to bridge the gap between the Galway Startup scene and student startups on campus. The center of all start up activity in Galway is the Workbench. We host events here, have breakfast meetings here and attend talks hosted by BOI at the Workbench and Founder Fridays.