Dungarvan Enterprise Centre
Old Friary Building
Lower Main Street
Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

Tel: 058 23598    Email: info@dungarvanec.com

Digital June in Dungarvan Enterprise Centre

June is Digital Month here in Dungarvan Enterprise Centre

We have a busy month ahead here in the Enterprise Centre, the following events are planned:-

  • E-commerce Clinics
  • Introduction to Digital Marketing
  • Open Evening with Digital Marketing Institute

E-commerce Clinics

We are starting off the Month with an E-commerce Clinic on the 5th of June, these one-to-one  clinics are for anyone who needs help with strategy and marketing.  These clinics are being run by Niall McCann who is the founder and owner of a highly successful online business thewoolshop.ie
The cost of these clinics will be €20 per person for a private consultation.

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Introduction to Digital Marketing

We are then hosting an Introduction to Digital Marketing, this is a two day programme being hosted by Justin Kearns of Shadow Marketing, who are the sole distributor for Purple Wifi in Ireland
The skills that will be obtained will be:-

  • Ability to identify each basic component of online marketing
  • Understand how to create content & engage with a customer on each social media platform
  • Design a basic email marketing campaign
  • Recognise the importance of search engine optimisation
  • Be familiar with the various free tools used to measure the success of online marketing
  • Create an outline for a Digital Marketing Strategy
This will be held here in the Enterprise Centre on the 23rd and 24th of June, The cost for the two days will be €90.00.

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Open Evening with Digital Marketing Institute

In Business it is now more important than ever that we understand how to maximise the digital tools that are available to us.
On the 26th June at 6:00 pm we will be holding an open evening in conjunction with the Digital Marketing Institute. The Institute are the leading providers of Digital Marketing education globally.

This open evening will be particularly useful for anyone who is considering taking the Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing from the Digital Marketing Institute.

This course has been over subscribed each time it has been held in Dublin so we are delighted to be able to run it here in Dungarvan.

We are also happy to announce that we now have a easy payment plan available to anyone who would like to spread the cost of the course over several weeks.

The open evening will be held here in the centre and is free to attend. This is a great opportunity to meet the people behind the course as the Representatives will be on hand to answer any questions you might have.

Further information about any of these events or if you wish to book any of the above you can contact us on 058 23598 or dungarvanec@gmail.com.

Coder Dojo needs You!

As the song says “Children are the future teach them well and let them lead the way”

All kids now seem to be whizz kids when it comes to using iPad and laptops to play games. Would it not be great if they could put all that time to better use?, The Coder Dojo programme does exactly that, it teaches kids the skill of computer programming so that they can create their own websites and games and even design apps. Coder Dojo is a non-profit programme that relies solely on volunteers. This is a global movement and there are currently 420 Dojos in 43 Countries. The Ninjas will learn to use HTML, CSS and PHP. Bill Liao who has been involved in the set- up of the Coder Dojo movement encourages us to empower children to be creators rather than consumers, to get the children to start thinking about how these games work as opposed to just swiping screens. This is a free programme  open to kids from 8-11 years of age. The Eircom Junior Spider awards have seen a 45% increase in participants, many of these kids are or have been Coder Dojo Ninjas.

Dungarvan Enterprise Centre has been involved in  the Coder Dojo programme since 2012, and so far has put eighty Ninjas through the programme so far. The Ninjas from the 2013 programme will receive their belts on the 31st of May 2014.

If you have a programming background and are familiar with HTML, CSS and PHP and can give the kids two hours of your time every second Saturday during the school term we would love to hear from you. Without the help of volunteers this programme can't go ahead, thus preventing the kids from discovering their potential which may set them on a career path that may never have been explored without Coder Dojo.

If YOU can help keep this programme in Dungarvan or have kids interested in becoming Ninjas please contact us on 058 23598 or dungarvanec@gmail.com

Open your Eyes to Alternative Funding 14th May 2014

When:                  14th of May 2014
Where:                 The Town Hall, Dungarvan                                                          
How Long:           9:00- 1:00
So, you have a great idea and need the funds to make it happen? Alternative Funding is now providing entrepreneurs, business people and athletes, sports clubs, arts, film and drama groups alike with the means to get that project up and running.

In partnership with the Local Enterprise Office, we have decided to run an Alternative Funding seminar to inform people about what other options are available to them.

The speakers at the seminar are a representation of some of the Alternative Funding services that are available in the Waterford area. This is a free seminar which aims to arm you with the knowledge you need to make your dream a reality. The speakers  at this event will be;

Lorna Coleman : from MicroFinance Ireland has spent many years as a self-employed training consultant working with SMEs, business start-ups, and enterprise development agencies in Ireland and the USA.  Now working fulltime with Microfinance Ireland, she manages the stakeholder relationship and business development functions.  www.microfinanceireland.com

Marc Rafferty: from Linked Finance Marc is an entrepreneur with 12 years’ experience in US, Holland and Ireland setting up and running SMEs. Marc looks after all aspects of business development as well as heading marketing at Linked Finance.  www.Linkedfinance.com

Aidan Shine: is Assistant CEO of South East BIC. His role is to advise entrepreneurs and small companies on all aspects of business planning and development, with a special emphasis on financial planning and sourcing funding.  As part of its remit in sourcing funding for start-ups, South East BIC manages the Halo Business Angel Partnership (www.businessangels.ie) in the South East region

David O’Shea: is a former athlete and co-founder of nTrai, who hopes to provide an easy way for athletes to raise money for their training and equipment needs.  nTrai provides an on-line funding platform to encourage family and friends and supporters to invest in the athlete’s future by pledging to their crowdfunding campaign.  www.ntrai.com

There will also be an opportunity to hear some case studies from local business that have used alternative funding and how they got on, such as Justin Collery from Multipath Networks, a huge success story based here in Waterford, Justin will talk about his experience with CrowdFunding.   To give us some insight of their experience we are delighted to welcome other local business such as Jitterbeans and M&D Bakers also Chia Bia who have all had experience in Alternative funding.

This is a free event open to all, for further information and bookings please contact us on 058 23598 or email: dungarvanec@gmail.com   Booking Essential and can be done by clicking here:  Get your free ticket
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