Not Just Boffins! How DCU Can Help Entrepreneurs and Early Stage Business

How DCU helps fund:
Collaborative Projects for companies like Hayes Culleton and entrepreneurs with brand new ideas like Exit Entry

Join us as we chat with Lewize Crothers who joined DCU to develop the technology for her successful spin-out Exit Entry and Susan Hayes Culleton who is on her second collaborative project with DCU. This event is organised by Talent Garden in association with DCU Invent.

12:00-12:05- Introduction to Talent Garden

12:05-12:10- Introduction to DCU Invent – Paddy O’Boyle

12:10- 12:30 – Innovation Partnerships with DCU – Susan HayesCulleton

12:30-12:50 – Fusion, DCU spin in programme – Lewize Crothers

12:50-13:00 – Q&A

More about the speakers: 



Susan Hayes Culleton CFA, “The Positive Economist” is Managing Director of the Hayes Culleton Group, with clients across Europe and the USA. Susan has twice co-authored “Positive Economics”, the market-leading Leaving Cert economics textbook in Ireland, and she is the author of two books published by Penguin, The “Savvy Woman’s Guide to Financial Freedom” and “The Savvy Guide to Making More Money”. Susan is co-founder of The Positive Economist. Associate Lecturer at Ulster University, host of “Fantastic Female Fridays” and presenter of the Savvy Women Online podcast. She serves on the boards of the Irish International Business Network and the Ireland Hong Kong Business Forum.

Lewize Crothers CEO of Exit Entry. From selling jeans out of her school bag in Soviet Russia at 15 years old to CEO of Exit Entry, the Irish tech start up revolutionising the global recruitment Industry, Lewize Crothers will not rest until her Global VISION is complete – ‘Creating opportunities for everyone’. Exit Entry is software platform that uses best practice science to assess and allocate human capital, creating opportunities for all. Exit Entry services 3 markets – schools , colleges and re skilling. The Exit Entry app is free to download in the app store and currently has users in 98% of secondary schools in Ireland and users in 26 third level institutes .

Paddy O’Boyle, DCU Invent: Paddy O’Boyle is the Director of Business Development for ICT at Dublin City University, “Ireland’s University of Enterprise”. He has responsibility for bringing new technologies to market. In this role Paddy has created more than 30 new technology-based start-up companies, has negotiated over 120 large scale collaborations with industry and has helped researchers get funding for hundreds of innovative projects. Prior to this role Paddy lived in the US and held a variety of senior management positions at Bell Labs (part of Alcatel Lucent now Nokia) and a number of technical management roles for Nortel Networks in the UK. Paddy has an MBA from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam/University of Michigan, having completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Queens University Belfast.

About Talent Garden:

Talent Garden offers an unprecedented combination of creative coworking campuses, an internal educational institution and industry-driven events to connect tech talents. Our mission is to create local, vibrant, globally connected campuses that empower digital and tech communities.

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