Ludgate Propeller Series

The Ludgate Propeller Series was launched by Fiona Ryan, our Start Up & Entrepreneurship Manager in November 2021. The series is designed to aid start ups and entrepreneurs, offering webinars and workshops. Find out more about our Start Up Pillar here.

Episode 7

Business & Innovation with The Welsh Government

Ludgate was delighted to have John O’Loughlin as a speaker in our Propeller series. John is “Head of Trade and Investment” for Welsh Government in Ireland. They aim to create pathways for international investors and Welsh exporters by unlocking knowledge, connections and opportunities in Ireland and Wales. The Welsh Government in Ireland is tasked with helping Irish companies bring their high quality investments to Wales. This event he explored the supports available to businesses to expand into the Welsh market, funding sources available to businesses. Networks and communities that businesses should explore in order to grow business. The prevalent industry sectors in Wales and the Agencies available to help you succeed.

Episode 6

“Cognitive Performance: Insights for the Tech Entrepreneur with Des Golden.”

Ludgate was delighted to host Des Golden presenting on “Cognitive Performance for the Tech Entrepreneur” , as part of IT@Cork’s Tech Fest. Des facilitates leaders, entrepreneurs and Teams from around the world to better performance. After spending time lecturing in Physical Education and coaching at the Rafa Nadal Academy in Spain he studied the Neuroscience of Coaching at the Neuro leadership Institute (NLI). He uses the NLI´s Results Coaching System methodology to great effect with his clients. Des is a mindfulness practitioner and is a qualified health Coach with Precision Nutrition, Canada. He facilitates health and well being seminars and workshops for clients in the UK & Ireland, he is also a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

Episode 4

“The Art of Communication”

In the fourth episode of our Propeller Series, for Start ups and established Businesses, we were joined by Judy Hopkins of Hopkins Communications. Twenty years ago, Judy Hopkins started out in the PR, Events, Digital Media and Marketing industry working in in-house retail, tourism and technology marketing roles, followed by international marketing agency positions and then on to the family business, Irish integrated marketing communications agency, Hopkins Communications.

Episode 3

“Perfecting Your Pitch”

During episode 3 of The Ludgate Start-up Propeller Eamon Curtin of Ignite in UCC discussed “Perfecting Your Pitch”. The 45 minute presentation covered the important elements of a pitch and how they can help you become a more professional, confident, and persuasive entrepreneur.

Episode 2

“Digital Marketing Essentials to Grow Your Business”

Episode 2 of Ludgate’s Propeller Series, for Start ups and established Businesses, welcomed Marie Wiseman, founder of Wiser Marketing. Wiser Marketing is a West Cork based marketing consultancy offering training, advice and practical help in delivering all forms of marketing initiatives, working with micro and small businesses as well as start-ups.

Episode 1

“Financial and Educational Supports Overview with LEO”

We welcomed Kevin Curran, Head of Enterprise at LEO, and Deirdre O’ Mahoney, Senior Enterprise Development Officer at LEO on Thursday 18th November 2021 for the first episode of Ludgate’s Propeller Series.


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