START - Monthly Business Network for Start-Ups


Thinking of Starting Your Own Business? In the Early Stages of Growing One?

START is our New Network for Start-Up & Early Stage Enterprises (0-2 Years)

  • Gain Expert Advice on Business Stategies from Guest Speakers
  • Exchange Ideas and Share Experiences with other Entrepreneurs
  • Avail of Opportunities to Build Contacts and Win Business
  • Guests are welcome (no charge for first time visit)

When and Where?

START network meets on the second Tuesday of each month in Stillorgan, 7pm to 9pm. 

Meeting: December 6th 'Festive Networking'

'Create an Effective Email Marketing Campaign' November 15th meeting

This talk will outline how a good email marketing campaign can build customer contacts and loyalty and form the core of your marketing strategy.  Cost-effective and possible to automate, email marketing can play a significant role in driving your business forward. 

Speaker, Alan O'Rourke, founder of Spoiltchild and

Spoiltchild is one of the leading digital agencies in Ireland with over 10 years creating and implementing marketing and design compaigns for start up and blue chip clients around the world.  1 downloadPDF

Previous Meetings:

October 11th  Write to Wow your Audience - Get 7 step to winning copy

Denise Fay - Achieve Marketing and Author of '31 days to write better copy' will discuss the all important topic of copy writing - the hidden secret to successful marketing. 1 downloadPDF 

Sept 20th:  Fly Higher, Celebrating & Inspiring Enterprise. 

Our hugely successful event motivated and stimulated the 250 guests in attendance with key note speakers, mentoring and networking and also showcased the county finals of the National Enterprise Awards.

July Event: Members only BBQ

June Meeting: Small Business Clinics on Filing Tax Returns/Book-keeping/Finance

Three of our members who are qualified practitioners in the areas of taxation and accountancy shared their knowledge in ten minute one to one clinic sessions with simultaneous structured networking. Download details: 

May's Meeting: "Cloud Computing for the small Business" with Fintan Murphy of Damson Technologies 

What is cloud computing? Everyone in the business and technology worlds is talking about it... and a lot of people are asking the same question, What does it mean for my business?  Cloud computing platforms are growing in popularity, but why? What unique advantages does cloud computing offer to companies in today's economic climate? If you would like to learn how some of the worlds largest (and smallest) organisations and brands are using the cloud to save money and increase their efficiency then join us on May 17th.  Dowload more info:1 downloadPDF

April's Network meeting "Online Marketing & Social Media Clinics".

A very successful evening with One to One clinic sessions with our member panel of experts: Lucy Johnston Bread & Butter Marketing; Killian Halpin Killian; Barbara Monahan CUBE Design; Elaine Walsh Have the Craic and Petra Bangemann bang-on webdesign.

Download pdf for details: 1 downloadPDF 

2012 Meeting dates

(3rd Qtr)
  • January 17th, February 21st, March 20th, April 24th, May 15th, June 19th

Membership Enquiries

To benefit from membership of the START network, contact:
Angela Tynan, DLRCEB Network Co-ordinator

Email: [email protected]
Tel: 01 494 8400
Mobile: 087 223 5269


Annual Subscription

Price: €100 full year (Jan-Dec)


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