As a full-time MBA student, I expect to be in the ‘hot’ seat. Yet somehow on November 7, 2017 the tables turned and I found myself interviewing one of the top executives in Ireland. Thomas Strimbu and I produced a video-interview for the Michael Smurfit MBA Entrepreneurship Society which will be released along with this … Continue reading The Entrepreneurship Society- Preparation of a Video Interview
One could argue that the main draw each Wednesday evening was the fine canapes and wine; but with over 1400 man hours of discussions and learning about entrepreneurship that were enabled this semester, the bait wasn’t really needed but was much appreciated. The opportunity to get a first-hand interpretation of experiences from industry stalwarts, serial … Continue reading The Entrepreneurship Club
On Monday evening, the Entrepreneurship Club were lucky enough to have Justin Keatinge of Version 1 as our guest speaker. In short, Version 1 are an IT services company with €75m in revenue and Justin is the current CEO. Justin and his co-founder John Mullen established the company from home in 1996, took on their … Continue reading MBA Entrepreneurship Club – Version 1
On April 1st, Smurfit’s MBA entrepreneurship club visited LinkedIn Dublin, the EMEA HQ of this fast growing tech company. This event was a great occasion to mix-up with other students as 50 MBA students attended, coming from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, Trinity and Dublin Institute of Technology. Our alumna, Barbara Gilleran (thanks for … Continue reading Entrepreneurship Club Visit LinkedIn’s EMEA HQ
It was a couple of weeks back when we had commenced our journey to South Africa for our 8-day intensive Study tour, as part of the ‘Doing Business in Emerging Markets’ MBA module. Though, we were looking forward to whole new world of learning and experiences, we never thought that it would be such an … Continue reading Study Tour to South Africa – Fostering the Spirit of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
On Tuesday 2nd of September, the MBA Programme Office were delighted to host a Celebrating Entrepreneurship Event in the Hibernian Club on St. Stephens Green in Dublin. After a brief introduction by Prof. Pat Gibbons, MBA alumni and current students were treated to some rare insights from Claire Lee, head of Corporate Venture at Silicon … Continue reading UCD Smurfit MBA50 Celebrating Entrepreneurship
The UCD Smurfit Entrepreneurship Club put together an introductory event on 8 October. Over 35 current and recent MBA participants attended. The event was hosted at the Google Docks building on Barrow Street with an incredible line-up of speakers and club member who stepped up to make it happen. When you see them, thank these … Continue reading UCD Smurfit MBA Entrepreneurship Club kicks off a new season in Google HQ.
The Entrepreneur’s Club finally got the opportunity to hold the ‘How To Finance Your Business’ session at the end of January. Free from the travails of the snow and fresh after a well deserved month off everybody was keen for new events. 4 great speakers convened to give their views on raising finance from different … Continue reading MBA Entrepreneurship Club
“It’s all about the knowledge economy, the tech industry, -no the food industry, – sorry I disagree, it will be the pharma industry”. These are the statements we hear as we look for a glimmer of hope in the current economic climate. Who are the Entrepreneurs who will offer the spark for the future? This … Continue reading The Smurfit MBA Entrepreneurship Club – From Conception to Fruition
FTMBA Student Ken Power has good things to say about his Smurfit experiences on-campus and around the world.