Into the North West – The Entrepreneurial Edit

Into the North West – The Entrepreneurial Edit
Into the North West – The Entrepreneurial Edit 

This is the third in our series of Into the West Events.

Speakers & Panel Members

  • Larissa Feeney, Accountant Online
  • David Gildea, Druva
  • Phil O’Doherty, E&I Engineering

In this event we meet business people, all of whom started their business from a small base and have grown and developed into much larger entities.

The panel will be moderated by Michael Margey, President of Letterkenny Chamber.

This is an opportunity to hear how they started, how they scaled and how they see their future plans. We will get to understand the challenges, the skills needed and a little of what motivates them.

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This event is kindly sponsored by Tech North West Skillnet





Speaker Bios:

Head shot photo of Larissa Feeney     Larissa Feeney, Accountant Online

Larissa Feeney is the Founder and CEO of Accountant Online, a firm of Chartered and Certified Accountants serving over 1,900 clients across Ireland and the UK. Larissa leads a team of accounting professionals who work both remotely and in offices in Dublin and Letterkenny. She has been shortlisted for the Image ‘Businesswoman of the Year Award’ 2017 and 2018 and awarded ‘Accountant of the Year’ in 2018. Larissa volunteers as a role model for LEO Donegal’s ‘Ambition’ programme and is a Lead Entrepreneur for ‘ACORNS’ , ‘Going For Growth’ and ‘Back For Business’. Accountant Online has won many awards, ‘Best Small Practice’ in 2017, ‘Best Medium Practice’ in 2018, and in 2020, ‘Medium Practice of the Year’ and ‘Practice of the Year’.

Image of David Gildea

David Gildea, Druva Inc

David Gildea started his career with Pramerica Letterkenny before taking a position with a new start-up called 3D Issue. Working with 3D Issue at an early stage gave him the insights that inspired him to set up his own business. In June 2014 David set up CloudRanger joining Enterprise Ireland programmes New Frontiers, CSF and HPSU raising rounds of funding in Ireland and the US before being acquired by Druva, a Silicon Valley-based leader in Data Protection. David currently leads the Ireland office for Druva.

Philip O’Doherty, E&I Engineering

E+I Engineering Ltd. was founded in 1986 by Philip O’Doherty and has been headquartered in Co. Donegal, Ireland since 2004 with 1,000+ employees at present. The 300,000 sq ft facility was purpose built to house both the switchgear and Powerbar production lines.

E+I Engineering Group is the largest electrical switchgear manufacturer in the UK & Ireland.

Event Information

}  September 29, 2021
  Wednesday, 12:30 to 13:30
n  Upcoming Event
  Into the North West

Event Organizer

   Letterkenny Chamber

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