Raising Funds for a Food Business

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Event Date:  7:30am, 24th April 2018

Location:  Hallows College, DCU All Hallows Campus, Gracepark Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9, D09 N920, Ireland

Ticket Price: €10


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LEO Dublin City Breakfast Event 24th April 2018

This is a new format event for Dublin Food Chain.  As well as having expert contributors in the room (see below), most of the learnings will come from the participants who will contribute their tips and advice, based on their own journey.

This event is being led by LEO Dublin City and will be held in Hallows College, DCU All Hallows Campus, Gracepark Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9, D09 N920.


07.30 – 08.00:  Registration, tea/coffee and networking
08.00 – 08.10:  Opening and Welcome: LEO Dublin City
08.10 – 08.45:  Hear from each of the experts in a short five-minute overview of funding available
08.45 – 09.30:  Open floor discussion.  This session is designed as a peer group learning forum and the financial experts will join the participants from the floor to discuss and learn from each other.

Local Enterprise Office - Dave Connolly

The Local Enterprise Office aim to promote entrepreneurship, foster business start-ups and develop existing micro and small businesses, to drive job creation and to provide accessible high quality supports for your business ideas.

Linked Finance - Adam Hankin

Linked Finance is Ireland’s leading P2P lending platform. They connect creditworthy Irish SMEs who need loans with a vibrant online lending community; real people lending to great local businesses at attractive interest rates.

HBAN - Julian Seymour

HBAN is the all island network responsible for Angel Investing on the island of Ireland. Supported by Enterprise Ireland and Intertrade Ireland, it connects private investors that have sectoral expertise and capital to companies looking to raise seed investment funding.

Microfinance Ireland - Deirdre Parkinson

Microfinance Ireland is not for profit lender that is government funded providing small loans up to €25,000 to both Start-Ups and Established Businesses that are finding it difficult to access finance from commercial lending providers. 

Flender - Oli Cavanagh

Flender is a Peer to Peer Finance platform changing the way businesses raise fast finance while increasing loyalty from their own customers.


We will also have a bank representative on hand to give a perspective from their side .

Enterprise Ireland

We will also have an Enterprise Ireland representative to overview their role and funding options.


This event is open to cafes, restaurants and food producers seeking to understand funding options.


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Dublin Food Chain is a collaborative initiative of Local Enterprise Offices in the Dublin area. The Dublin Food Chain is part of an ongoing effort to harness the power of the 'collective', in order to ensure that Co. Dublin's unique food heritage benefits from the attention it deserves.

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