Start you own business information evening for undergraduates

We are running an informal evening for the undergraduate community to provide a better understanding of the challenges and supports for business.

At Maynooth University we have an excellent track record in helping entrepreneurs convert their ideas into business which includes the undergraduate community. If you don’t believe us see Ollwyn Moran pitch in last Sunday’s Dragons Den. Ollwyn was the finalist in the Student Entrepreneur Competition in 2012 and has demonstrated whats possible.

Do you have lot of unanswered questions that are making it difficult to make that jump?

  • What does it involve, how hard is it, what  will you learn from the experience?
  • More importantly what supports are out there?

If you have you ever thought about bringing your idea to the market place then come along to our informal Q&A session in our incubator MaynoothWorks (in the Eolas Building) where a number of entrepreneurs will share their experiences, answer your questions and perhaps help you on the start of your journey. Our panel for the informal evening will be;

Milad Alucozai graduated from Purdue University’s Honors program with training in Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering. Milad is current completing a Master’s in Immunology and Global Health at Maynooth University through the George Mitchell Scholarship program. Milad is a serial entrepreneur, having invented four technologies and being awarded two of Purdue’s Technology Commercialization and Entrepreneurship Innovator awards. Milad co-founded Symmetry Therapeutics, a pharma startup with the goal of being a leader in metabolic and mitochondrial diseases by bringing multiple therapeutics to the market utilizing their robust mitochondrial carrier drug platform.

To learn more: He was featured in the Irish Times, where a week in his life was shared with readers. Milad Alucozai Irish Times Profile

Along with his personal website:

Ollwyn Moran CEO of Ollwyn is a graduate of Maynooth University and won the Student Entrepreneur competition in 2011 and is recently known for turning down a investment on the Dragons Den. Ollwyn has launched her three products internationally and is well on the way to building a valuable brand.

Matt McCann CEO of has just joined us in MaynoothWorks and will share his early experiences in start up mode. Access Earth is a great example of how passion and drive can be translated into a great business opportunity. recently won grant funding from Enterprise Ireland to get them started and mentoring from MaynoothWorks.

Join us for a great evening (and Pizza) on Tuesday 26th April at 5pm in the seminar room in Eolas Building. To get to the seminar room take the lift at the main (largest) entrance near the digital art screens to the third floor and you will be directed from there.

To register your interest please email us at

Places and pizzas are limited!

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