A group of business people from North Wexford/ South Wicklow have organised a Business Expo with a difference to take place on the 24th of February 2011 in the Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey. The Business Expo will consist of a Trade Show for BNI Falcon members followed by a 'Dragon's Den' style competition for new and aspiring businesses.The prize will be €10,000 worth of services and products from the members of the group.
The Trade Show will open from 6p.m to 9p.m with the competition taking place between 8p.m and 9p.m. A competition will run along with the Expo in the style of a Dragon’s Den. The group is the Falcon Chapter of Business Networking International, BNI Gorey.
More information will be available on www.bnigorey.com this week and entrants will be able to apply on-line and get a chance of winning the top prize.
Dragon's Den Competition
■The competition is now open and the closing date for entry is Thursday, February 10th
■Entry to the competition is strictly through the website www.bnigorey.com
■Application to the competition is strictly limited to new start up businesses or people with ideas for a new business
■The Competition will run from 8p.m. to 9.p.m
■the team of "dragons" will select the five best applications who will be 'grilled' on the night before the public
■When each of the contestants have completed their presentation, the dragons will leave the room for approx 15 minutes to decide the winner of the €10,000 prize
■During this 15 minutes the MC will interview three local business people about their experiences and how they are handling the current economic climate.
Pat Walsh owner of 'Walsh Mushrooms'
Niamh O' Sullivan owner of 'Ruby Rouge'
Shayne Byrne owner of 'Arklow Waste Disposal'
At 9p.m. the winner of the Competition will be announced and presented with their prize of €10,000 worth of services and products.