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Friday, October 29th, 2-3pm (and again on Friday, November 12th, 2-3pm)

Networking Meetup   (Host Liam Horan)

If you haven't received Zoom link 24 hours before the event, email info@connectedhubs.ie. You don't need to have a Zoom account to attend - read how HERE


Presenters: Please log in 20 minutes before the start of the event to test your technology.

Please note: Main Hall discussions are recorded and  all Chat messages are saved for circulation to the network.

Upon entering the venue, please rename your profile as per instruction on the screen.


UPDATES: Pauline Leonard (Connected Hubs update); David Murphy (Data & Mapping updates).

NEWS & ITEMS TO FLAG: All news updates are HERE.

HERE'S MY HUB (3 minutes - we are strict on the time limit as we have just an hour for the meetup): The Waterside Hub at Scotstown Business Centre. Coming soon: open to suggestions.

PRESENTATIONS: Upcoming Connected Hubs marketing campaign by Allan Mulrooney; LEAPS Programme by Lisa Rowntree of ACE Enterprise Park, Dublin 22. 

Coming soon: ieDigital Town Awards  by Ooonagh McCutcheon; Presentation by BaseWorx on key stats from the platform; Podcasting with Mike Knightson.

HUB USER SHOWCASE (3 minutes - strictly...):  Bowsy: why not let qualified students prepare your business plan, create your website, manage your SEO, or make your Shopify store? - Bowsy are based in the Guinness Enterprise Centre, Dublin.

Coming soon: Swyft Technology: Increase leads by up to 200% with the Swyft Technology online estimator - Swyft are based in the Rubicon Centre, Bishopstown, Cork (November 12); Johnny Beirne of JohnnyBeirne.com (provisionally pencilled in for November 26). Johnny is based in The Hive, Carrick-on-Shannon.

GROUP PHOTOGRAPH

BREAKOUT ROOM TOPICS (30 minutes - please note that we are introducing two new rooms this time for Large and Small & Medium Hubs): Platform/BaseWorx (chairperson, Carol Ho, BaseWorx); Large Hubs; Small & Medium Hubs; Branding/Marketing; + open to suggestion for other breakout rooms. We will assign further chairpersons prior to opening the breakout rooms.

 If room is half empty, or your topic is exhausted, you can move to another room (either move yourself, or leave your room to come to main hall and we will move you. Don’t suffer in silence).

EXIT POLL.

HUBS LIVE ON THE PLATFORM: 152



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Friday, October 15th, 2-3pm (and again on Friday, October 29th, 2-3pm)

Networking Meetup   (Host Liam Horan)

UPDATES: Pauline Leonard (Connected Hubs update / one-to-ones with BaseWorx / Connected Hubs Newsletter); David Murphy (Data & Mapping updates).

NEWS & ITEMS TO FLAG: All news updates are HERE.

HERE'S MY HUB (3 minutes - we are strict on the time limit as we have just an hour for the meetup): None this week as we have a number of presentations below. 

PRESENTATIONS: Hub Insurance Overview with Fintan Kennedy (Secretary, Aclare Hub, Co. Sligo - Fintan works in insurance and established the affinity scheme with FBD for Grow Remote); eInvoicing for Communities, an EU funded action aimed at simplifying the adoption of eInvoicing using community-based models in Ireland (Trish Walsh, Hub Manager South Sligo Enterprise Centre / An Chroi).

HUB USER SHOWCASE (3 minutes - strictly...): Criona Turley, CEO of Capella Workplace Solutions, a software business that focuses on the challenges around the management of teams working hybrid or remotely. Capella are based in the Media Cube at the Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dún Laoghaire.

BREAKOUT ROOM TOPICS (30 minutes): Platform/BaseWorx (chairperson, Carol Ho, BaseWorx); BCP's; Current Occupancy Levels; Branding/Marketing; Hub User Showcase/Here's My Hub; Insurance (chairperson, Fintan Kennedy); + open to suggestion for other breakout rooms. We will assign further chairpersons prior to opening the breakout rooms.

HUBS LIVE ON THE PLATFORM: 149

Friday, October 1st, 2-3pm (and again on Friday, October 15th, 2-3pm)

Networking Meetup   (Host Stephen Carolan)

UPDATES: David Murphy (Connected Hubs update; Data & Mapping updates); Insurance poll (in response to some queries, we may run an insurance workshop).

NEWS & ITEMS TO FLAG: All news updates are HERE.

HERE'S MY HUB (3 minutes): Stream Birr (Caitriona Montgomery) Coming soon: Open to suggestions.

HUB USER SHOWCASE (3 minutes): Breda Colgan, Salutem Advice & Training Ltd, who is based in The Junction, Tullamore. 

15 October - Cliona Turley, CEO of Capella Workplace Solutions, a software business that focuses on the challenges around the management of teams working hybrid or remote. Capella are based in the Media Cube at the Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dún Laoghaire.

PRESENTATION: www.digi2market.eu, presented by Seán O Coisdealbha, gTeic @Béal an Mhuirthead. 

Coming soon: Upcoming Connected Hubs marketing campaign by Allan Mulrooney; ieDigital Town Awards  by Ooonagh McCutcheon (October); LEAPS Programme by Lisa Rowntree of ACE Enterprise Park, Dublin 22 (October 29); eInvoicing for Communities, an EU funded action aimed at simplifying the adoption of eInvoicing using community-based models in Ireland (Trish Walsh, Hub Manager South Sligo Enterprise Centre / An Chroi, October 15); presentation by BaseWorx on key stats from the platform; Insurance.

BREAKOUT ROOM TOPICS (30 minutes): Platform/BaseWorx; BCP's; Post Covid reopening (Stephen Carolan facilitating); Branding/Marketing; Hub User Showcase/Here's My Hub; Rates (George Bulman, Rubicon Centre).

HUBS LIVE ON THE PLATFORM: 149

Friday, September 24th, 2-3pm (and again on Friday, October 1st, 2-3pm)

Our new Funding Calendar page (early-stage work in progress) is HERE - please let us know of any funding programmes that should be included there.

POLLWe aim to support hubs that are re-opening, or expanding their opening arrangements, in the coming weeks as Government restrictions are lifted.To make sure we get the best possible snapshot from hubs, we would be grateful if you could complete THIS SURVEY either before or during this event.

UPDATES: Word of welcome from Dr. Stjohn O'Connor (Principal Officer DRCD); Stephen Carolan (re-opening post Covid), Pauline Leonard (Connected Hubs update) and David Murphy (Data & Mapping updates / auto signatures).

NEWS & ITEMS TO FLAG: All news updates are HERE. Ballyglunin Hub assistance (Stephen). Kevin McShane assistance. 

HERE'S MY HUB (3 minutes): M-Space Malahide. Coming soon: Open to suggestions.

HUB USER SHOWCASE (3 minutes): Yang Tong, Founder of My Cloud PA, An integrated small business app that creates efficiencies, cuts costs, and saves time: Tong's business advocates for the ditching of the spreadsheets, Improving cashflow and credit , Understanding finances at-a-glance, Contactless transactions on-the-go and Embracing paperless. Tong operates from the ACE Enterprise Park, Clondalkin. 
Coming soon: October - Breda Colgan, Salutem Advice & Training Ltd, who is based in The Junction, Tullamore; 15 October - Cliona Turley, CEO of Capella Workplace Solutions, a software business that focuses on the challenges around the management of teams working hybrid or remote. Capella are based in the Media Cube at the Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dún Laoghaire.

BREAKOUT ROOM TOPICS (30 minutes): Platform/BaseWorx; BCP's; Post Covid reopening (Stephen Carolan facilitating); Branding/Marketing; Hub User Showcase/Here's My Hub; DRCD (Stjohn O'Connor).

HUBS LIVE ON THE PLATFORM: 143

Friday, September 3, 2-3pm (and every second Friday thereafter)

If you haven't got Zoom link, email Liam Horan (liamhoran@wdc.ie)  

Networking Meetup   (Host Liam Horan)

You don't need to have a Zoom account to attend - read how HERE

Here's My Hub (3 minutes)The Junction Tullamore, with a passing doff of the cap to their sister hubs, eHive Edenderry and Stream Birr. Presenter Mary Hensey. And let us know if you would like to showcase your hub at a future meetup. 

Coming soon: M-Space Malahide (September 17).

Hub User Showcase (3 minutes): A new feature where a company based in a hub showcase their product or service to the network. If you've a company in your hub who would benefit from doing this, let us know by email. First into the breach is Cynthia Baloula of CB Media, who are based in gteic @ Béal an Mhuirthead

Coming soon: Company from ACE Enterprise Park, Dublin 22 (September 17).

Presentations (5 minutes): Updates from WDC/ConnectedHubs.ie personnel - Pauline Leonard (onboarding), David Murphy (mapping), Stephen Carolan (north-south relations and sundry), Liam Horan (sundry). We are always open to suggestions re presenters - email Liam Horan your ideas. 

Coming soon: Presentation on upcoming Connected Hubs marketing campaign by Allan Mulrooney (September 17); www.digi2market.eu, presented by Seán O Coisdealbha, gTeic @Béal an Mhuirthead (September 17); .ieDigital Town Awards  by Ooonagh McCutcheon (October 1); LEAPS Programme by Lisa Rowntree of ACE Enterprise Park, Dublin 22.

Items to flag (3 minutes): Email us any news from your hub that you'd like highlighted at this event. Great piece HERE (scroll to 19 minutes and 8 seconds) on RTE Prime Time last week featuring Dingle Creativity & Innovation Hub. The Hive in Carrick-on-Shannon feature on RTE's Countrywide programme this Saturday (September 4). 

We are hoping to establish a number of working groups at this Friday's meeting, namely: Hubs from the Perspective of Users (already volunteered: Patricia Ryan, Croom Community Enterprise Centre); Hubs from the Perspective of Communities; and  Hubs from the Perspective of Employers (already volunteered Caitriona Montgomery, Stream Birr) (email Liam if you'd like to be on one of these groups, specifying which one). 

Tweet from Dept of Social Protection that might interest you HERE

Anyone got a good legal contact - i.e. a solicitor who knows about the complexity of insurance of hubs? Email Liam if you do.

Network plans (5 minutes): Update from the 'success criteria' working group on upcoming network plans. By the way, our IT partners BaseWorx are available for half-hour 1:1 sessions if you need assistance with onboarding or amending your profile. You can book a time with Carol HERE, or Graham HERE.

Breakout room topics (30 minutes): Platform/BaseWorx; BCP's; Connected Hubs Fund; Post Covid reopening; Desk & Room Pricing; Here's My Hub (The Junction); Hub User Showcase (CB Media); more to be added - feel free to suggest one by email.

Hubs live on the platform: 137



Friday, August 20, 2-3pm  Networking Meetup    

Here's My Hub: gteic @Gaoth Dobhair, Micheál Ó Duibhir.

Presentations: John Evoy (Grow Remote); 

Update from WDC/ConnectedHubs.ie personnel Items to flag: Effective use of Connected Hubs logo and links on your own sites; 

Email us any news from your hub that you'd like highlighted at this event. 

Network plans: At our network meetup on Friday, July 23, a number of people volunteered to work with WDC/ConnectedHubs.ie personnel to develop what we called a 'what success looks like' outline for the network. At this meeting, we will give an update on this. Members: Julianne O'Leary (The Guinness Enterprise Centre);  Trish Walsh (An Chroi); Kevin McShane (Inishowen Innovation); Eoin Costello (Digital HQ);  Joe Kelly (Cairn Enterprise Centre); Ciara Breen (Creative Spark) + WDC/ConnectedHubs.ie personnel Stephen Carolan, Pauline Leonard, David Murphy and Liam HoranLisa Rowntree (Ace Enterprise Park), Clare McEnroe (Edgeworthstown Hub) and Mike Hannigan (Coworkinn) have since volunteered to join this group and we are now working as a group. 

Breakout room topics: Platform/BaseWorx; Branding/Marketing; BCP's; Connected Hubs Fund; Network Plans; Post Covid reopening; More to be added - feel free to suggest one by email.


We are building community and networking functionality within the platform at the moment - until we have it finalised, we will use this page to share relevant information with hub owners and managers. You might find it useful to bookmark this page and keep an eye on it between events etc. This page is not publicly visible on the site.

ORGANISERS: Stephen Carolan, Hubs Project Manager; Pauline Leonard, Atlantic Economic Corridor Project Executive, WDC; David Murphy, Data & GIS Analyst, WDC; Liam Horan, National Hubs Executive, WDC.

SOFTWARE: To get optimal value from our weekly events, please download the latest version of Zoom as we are using a number of features from that version. You can read how to do this here: Zoom Software Update If you don’t get around to downloading it, you can still attend and derive benefit from the event, of course. 

HUB MANAGER SURVEY: August 2021, we have initiated a survey of all Hub Managers & Owners to see what you want from the network. It has been emailed to our manager database, but if you missed it, you can take it HERE 

ATTENDANCES: See all attendances at previous events HERE

ONBOARDING: We now have 128 hubs onboarded onto the platform. If you are not on the platform yet, you fall into one of the following two categories: 

(1) You have completed the National Hubs Network Survey we issued in February, but you haven’t received an onboarding email. If that is your situation, please email info@connectedhubs.ie with your Hub Name, Hub Contact Person’s Name and Hub Contact Email; or (2) You haven’t completed the National Hubs Network Survey. If that is your situation, please complete it here: https://connectedhubs.ie/nationalhubsmap.html

Any queries, please contact liamhoran@wdc.ie

FROM HERE ON YOU WILL FIND THE ARCHIVES FROM PREVIOUS EVENTS

Tuesday, August 17, 2.30-3.30pm: 

Improve Your Profile Workshop 2 (for all hubs already live on the platform). 

(Email Liam if you haven't received the Zoom link)


Thursday, August 5, 2-3pm:  CH Funding Call Networking Event

For all entities who were successful in the recent Connected Hubs Funding Call 

Friday, July 23, 2-3pm - Networking Meetup 

(If you haven't got Zoom link, email Liam and he will send it on)

Presentations / speakers

Stephen Carolan (National Hubs Programme Manager, if available on the day); Pauline Leonard (AEC Project Executive) 

Diarmuid Ó Corrbuí, CEO, Carmichael, 4 North Brunswick Street, Dublin, D07 RHA8. 

Siobhan Finn, National Hub Manager, NACEC

Items to flag (notes): Improve Your Profile Workshop (spelling, book your own venue, complete survey); 'Success committee' (David M); Here's My Hub; Photography costs; Network plans; this page https://connectedhubs.ie/hubs-community-meet-up-and-networking-events.html; the usual PR photo; 

Breakout rooms

NACEC Funding Application;  Platform / BaseWorx;   Branding / Marketing;   Broadband Connection Points (BCP’s); One or two wild cards we may select on the day – or feel free to suggest

BREAKOUT ROOMS: In the event, most people are able to select their own breakout rooms. If you’re not able to, we assign you to the room of your choice. You can decide to leave a breakout room midway through the session by either choosing a new room or hitting ‘Leave Room’ at the bottom right of your screen. If you hit ‘Leave Room’, we will then manually re-assign you to your new breakout room choice.