Network Ireland Laois Branch Christmas Event

Network Ireland Laois Branch Christmas Event

 Network Ireland Laois Branch Christmas event to celebrate local businesses with Tech entrepreneur Jennie McGinn

Network Ireland Laois Branch provides a forum where women in business, the professions and the Arts can exchange business ideas and increase their business contacts. It encourages women to achieve more satisfying careers and promotes women as worthy contributors to the Irish economy. It liaises with national and international organisations and creates links with Government and State bodies. Network Ireland Laois Branch is one of thirteen branches of Network Ireland, a national organisation with over 750 members.

As the year draws to a close, it’s timely to reflect on the achievements of the year in the most wonderful festive environs of Durrow Castle.

Our final event of 2018 will be our Christmas Extravaganza! Taking place in the beautiful surroundings of Castle Durrow with guest speaker Tech entrepreneur Jennie McGinn of the McGinnSisters. Jennie Mc Ginn is a serial entrepreneur. Alongside her sisters, she most recently co-founded Opsh; a ground-breaking and award-winning fashion-technology platform. Prior to that, she co-founded shoppable magazine Prowlster and one of Ireland’s first fashion blogs What Will I Wear Today. Jennie has been listed as one of the Irish Independent and Sunday Business Post’s Top 30 Under 30 Entrepreneurs, The Hundert’s Top 100 European Female Leaders and was shortlisted as Image Magazine’s Digital Business Women of the Year. After raising almost €1m in investment, securing the Arcadia family as a backer and winning area across tech, business and consumer, Opsh fell victim to Brexit and was sadly wound down at the end of 2016. However, Jennie has decided to share the story to help others learn and to give back to the startup ecosystem. Jennie is currently working as a freelance consultant, broadcaster and commentator and has launched Sister; The Agency in an effort to equip other businesses with the right ecommerce and digital skills they need.

Network Ireland Laois Branch Christmas Event

Event is open to friends, family, employees of Network Ireland members, non-members and those wanting to hear Jennie McGinn’s story. We welcome everyone to come along and enjoy prosecco on arrival, a five-course meal in Durrow Castle and listen to Jennie’s inspiring story. We are encouraging attendees to use this event as their Christmas party and to extend an invite to their employees. Each of our events offer a wonderful opportunity to introduce yourself and your business/ startup to network with other attendees and members. With prosecco on arrival, registration will begin at 6.30pm and the event will start 7.30pm. Network Ireland Laois Branch is supported by Laois Local Enterprise Office.

Early Bird Tickets are available until Dec 7th for €30 and €35 there after. Existing Network Ireland members are €15 Tickets are available via Eventbrite here or simply email Maryrose at to avail of tickets. Find Network Ireland Laois Branch on Facebook @networkirelandlaois for our latest updates on events.

Further information on becoming a Laois Network Ireland member please email or visit their site here.