NDRC to host ‘open mic’ event for self-starters in Dublin tonight

16 Oct 2012

Self-starters, entrepreneurs, innovators and people with ideas for new businesses are being invited to take part in an ‘open mic’ night hosted by the National Digital Research Centre (NDRC) this evening in Dublin.

The Open Mic Idea Jam is the second such NDRC event in recent weeks and it will be hosted in the Stag’s Head pub on Dame Lane in Dublin 2.

The idea of tonight’s event is to give people a platform to share their business proposals and get guidance and feedback.

People will have three minutes to stand up and pitch their idea to the audience. The initiative is part of the Inventorium programme at the NDRC that works with start-ups, businesses and social enterprises.

At the last event held a few weeks ago, speakers included Olan O’Sullivan, who pitched his idea for TripClocker, a rewards scheme for people who travel, and Emmett Corcoran, who pitched a new type of online recruitment solution Wanawork.ie.

NDRC’s marketing and communications manager Fiona Hyland said anyone who has ever thought of a different idea they believe could be a success should come along to tonight’s event.

“Anybody who wishes will have three minutes to pitch their idea. They’ll stand up at the microphone, say what they want and then, afterwards, they can receive feedback from people who could put their ideas into action,” she said.

Tonight’s event runs from 7-10pm.

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Carmel Doyle was a long-time reporter with Silicon Republic