Dell announces technology clinics for start-ups
3 October 2012 | 0
Dell is to host a series of technology clinics at this week’s Irish Innovation Showcase focused on the role that technology can play in helping new businesses to succeed.
One clinic will focus on the role that technology can play in helping start-ups to get up and running and to grow while a second clinic will help new business owners understand the potential that cloud computing presents for their business.
The clinics will be among a suite of exciting elements at the Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) organised Irish Innovation Showcase at Dell’s Limerick Campus on Thursday 4 October from 11am-6pm.
Other key aspects of the Showcase will include seminars on accessing funding, innovation and internationalisation.
The seminars will be moderated by Richard Curran from the Dragon’s Den and one of the 150 or so companies exhibiting on the day will be in with a chance to win the €25,000 Dragon’s Den style ‘pitchcrawl’ competition.
In addition to the Technology Clinics, Dell will be represented on the Innovation seminar by Tom Kitt, vice president, Dell global engineering operations and technology, who will join a number of other speakers from the multi-national sector.
"Efficient use of technology is essential to running a successful business," said Padraig Healy, executive director global supply chain and site leader, Dell Limerick. "By leveraging technology correctly entrepreneurs will be in a position to scale and grow in a more efficient manner – and in many cases, with limited upfront investment required. We are delighted to bring our expertise to the showcase this year and hope to help the vibrant entrepreneurial community in the mid-west get off to a good start."
Pictured: Padraig Healy, executive director, global supply chain, Dell; Gillian Barry, LIT; Dr Maria Hinfelaar, president, LIT