Following a hectic and invigorating inaugural 12 months since formal inception - the Pulse Clubs held its first meeting of 2020 in Gullanes Hotel, and they have set out its outline plan for the next six months. Following a hectic and invigorating inaugural 12 months since formal inception - the Pulse Clubs held its first meeting of 2020 in Gullanes Hotel, and they have set out its outline plan for the next six months.
The Pulse Clubs mission is to provide a networking platform for both new entrepreneurs and developing businesses; in the locale and also to provide members a mentoring and support service via monthly presentations by seasoned executives as well as subsidised in-depth courses on key topics. On Wednesday February the 4th, Pulse members will either pitch or present to the other fellow members. Both AV Electrics (Raj Lyon Chohan) and Marie Lyons (Sky Blue Counselling) will get this opportunity on the night. This meeting will be held in Gullanes Hotel at 6.30pm.
The next meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 4th. The event will be in conjunction with Galway LEO as part of Enterprise Week. There will be a number of guest speakers on the night. There will also be networking and a one on one mentoring session with LEO. This meeting will also be held in Gullanes from 6pm to 8pm.
The April meeting will be held on Tuesday the 7th. This will be a networking event for all members. The time and venue will be confirmed closer to the time. On Tuesday May the 5th, there will be interviews held for all members. Discussions will also be had on the night. Some new Pulse members will get the chance to present their new business, if they have not done so already, and what their learnings and challenges have been so far. The time and venue are yet to be confirmed.
For the June meeting on Tuesday the 2nd, there will be a fireside chat with a successful entrepreneur which will be available for members to attend. There will be a networking Summer barbeque for all members in July. Full details about these meetings will be available on www.thepulseclub.com and all social media or by contacting the Enterprise Centre on 090 964 6516.
Tuesday 4th @ 6.30pm
The Library - 2nd Floor Offices
New Attendees welcome
Meeting Agenda for February 4th:
ii.Raj Lyons Chohan (EV Energy)
Please rsvp to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hot on heels of the entrepreneurship lessons from our terrific speakers in December, and having finally finished off the trifle and mince pies, we are looking forward to get started with 2020!
First meeting will be held on Monday 13th Jan at 6:30pm in Gullane's Hotel.
This meeting will be an opportunity to:
Reconnect & Welcome New members
OUR TOWN, OUR FUTURE
PULSE CLUB HOSTS VISION FOR GROWTH – BALLINASLOE 2020 EVENT
The Pulse club in conjunction with Ballinasloe Enterprise Centre (BACD) hosted a very successful business networking event on Thursday, 5 December at the Shearwater Hotel Ballinasloe.
The event saw many businesses coming together to showcase their products and services to all in attendance. The evening was a great launch pad to step beyond regular networks and create new synergies, collaborations and promising friendships within the community. Exhibitors expressed delight in being part of the positive movement happening in Ballinasloe.
Special guest speakers, Sean Gallagher and Eleanor McEvoy of TV’s Dragons Den along with local businessman Pat McDonagh of Supermac’s entertained the room with their inspiring stories on their own journeys of entrepreneurship.
Sean Gallagher stated, “it’s all about coming together - working together to grow your business by collaborating with others. It takes optimism and self-belief - belief in your own idea”.
“Change is something we must stop fearing, accept change as the new normal and you will never fear change again, was the advice from Eleanor McEvoy. Eleanor shared her challenges and key takeaways from starting to selling her various businesses.
Pat McDonagh shared his inspiring story of how an idea can grow and flourish with the right combination of skillset and mindset. Pat also expressed how wonderful it was to see so many new start-ups in Ballinasloe. “If you’re waiting for someone else to do it for you it will never happen”, says Pat.
The evening was facilitated by Brian King who highlighted all the great progress and business momentum taking place around the town – with a great foundation and scope for more to come.
The evening concluded with questions and answers from the audience, where business enthusiasts took the opportunity to question and gain valuable insights from our speakers that they could take away and apply to their own business.
The event would not have been possible without the continued support of our local sponsors: The Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe Credit Union, Bank of Ireland, Galway Rural Development, KPW Print Manager, AIB and Clare’s Flowers. Without our sponsors, events like ‘Vision For Growth’ are just not possible.
Parting words from Sean Gallagher was to “stay focused and take the risks, be courageous, demand more and make Ballinasloe the place it’s capable of becoming”.
Networking Event - Ballinasloe Town Enhancement Plan & Ireland's Hidden Heartlands - June 18th, Shearwater Hotel
The Pulse Club in conjunction with Ballinasloe Enterprise Centre (BACD) and Shearwater Hotel & Spa will host a special networking event on June 18th centered around what the future holds for both new and existing businesses in Ballinasloe.
Ryan Hanly Consulting Engineers (on behalf of Galway County Council) will make a presentation on the town enhancement plan which we're sure will be of interest to many business owners in the town.
Mark McGovern, Manager of Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands (Fáilte Ireland) will speak about the impact this exciting new initiative can have on the local economy and how Ballinasloe can benefit from it.
And finally, there will be a panel discussion with selected members of the Pulse Club who will share their experience around starting a new business venture in Ballinasloe within the last 6 months.
We encourage anyone who is interested in the business and economic growth of Ballinasloe to come along and network with like minded people.
To register for the event, click here
Following from the launch event on January 8th, our inaugural Pulse Club meeting is taking place on Tuesday 5th February @ 18.30 in the offices above Ballinasloe Library.
If you are a business owner or an aspiring entrepreneur we invite you to come along to meet and network with other like-minded people.
The main aim of our first meeting is to hear from YOU and find out what needs you have around doing business or starting a business in Ballinasloe and the surrounding areas.
Agenda - 18:30 Start
1. Welcome and Recap on Launch – Brian King
2. Club Charter and Guidelines – Renate Kohlmann
3. Introduction to Club members- Eoghan Kenny, Joe Glennon, James Coyle
4. Participation from attendees on priorities & needs of members
Here are a few photos from the launch event of The Pulse Club which took place on Tuesday January 8th in the Ballinasloe Library bulidings which have been renovated by Galway County Council.
Guest speakers on the night were Michael Burke, Founder of Chanelle, Gerry Kilcommins, VP Global Vascular Operations, Medtronic and Alan Farrell, Galway County Council.
There was a fantastic turnout and as you can see from the images below, it was a great opportunity for business owners, local agencies and aspiring entrepreneurs to connect with one another.
Last night's launch of The Pulse Club in Ballinasloe Library was a tremendous success with over 100 entrepreneurs, business owners, local representatives and guests in attendance.
Our MC for the night was Brian King and sincere thanks to our guest speakers, Gerry Kilcommins from Medtronic and Michael Burke from Chanelle and to the many other contributors on the evening. Eoghan Kenny finished the night's proceedings and spoke on behalf of the steering committee of The Pulse Club.
On behalf of The Pulse Club we would like to thank everyone who attended and hope you enjoyed a very informative and inspirational evening.
We look forward to starting our 1st Tuesday Clubs on Tuesday 5th February and will post details over the coming days
If you haven't joined The Club yet or would like more information please click here.
Take a look here at all the action from the Event: