Archie Talks start-up series returns, with focus on ‘co-founders’

27 May 2013

Speakers and audience at a previous Archie Talks event. Image via Archipelago

Archie Talks, the seminar series for young entrepreneurs in Ireland, is hosting an event in Dublin this evening, with the focus being on co-founders of Irish start-ups.

The event series is run by Archipelago, the not-for-profit youth group that was set up in 2010 by John Egan. He is also Dublin ambassador of Sandbox, the global community of young innovators.

Tonight’s Archie Talks event will take kick off at The Sugar Club in Dublin at 6.30pm. Sophie Morris from the Dublin-based cookie dough start-up Kooky Dough will host the event, which will home in on ‘co-founders’. Morris is the co-founder of Kooky Dough along with Graham Clarke.

Morris will be joined on stage by the co-founders of three Irish start-ups: Dave Lombard and Daragh Whelan from Pure Brazen, a creator of natural food stock; Katie Cronin and Liz Fingleton from the product design studio Klickity Design; and Robbie Godsil and Mark from the debs planning company

Those attending tonight’s event can opt to ‘pay what they can’ if they book their ticket online. Otherwise they can pay €15 at the door, but all gate receipts will be given to one start-up as part of the ArchieBoost competition.

Steven Menton from Archie Talks said the aim of the seminar series is to give Ireland’s young entrepreneurs a voice.

“We’re trying to establish a consensus of what enterprise means to young people in Ireland and to encourage people to innovate,” he said. “There are a lot of young people doing extraordinary things in Ireland right now – they just need somewhere to shout about it.”

Carmel Doyle was a long-time reporter with Silicon Republic