Founder Friday Waterford on 6th October

Come along to an evening of networking, sponsored food & craft beer, great life choices & stories and entrpreneurial speakers sharing their stories.

Founder Friday Waterford, is a free monthly meetup held on the first Friday of every month. It's where people share their story about starting and growing their business(s) Its an oppportunity to meet and make new connections, share your own story and engage with like minded or not so like minded people, on a similar entrepreneurial path. Founder Friday welcomes everyone with an interest in starting or growing a business including and not limited to techies, designers, filmmakers, foodies, and business folk.


Fiona Dowd, Founder and CEO of three companies OmnivendSystems, Omnipath and the latest venture Exhale Wateford an organic wellness centre. Fiona began her career in 1994 in IONA, the most successful technology company to come out of Ireland during the 1990’s and subequently listed on the Nasdaq in 1995. Fiona spent 10 years with IONA working between Boston and New York before returning to Wateford where she Co-founded Omnivend Systems in 2003. Onnivend Systems developed a world class Network Operations Centre (NOC) which manages a large number of remote devices communicating over the Internet and GSM/GPRS/3G. In 2015 Fiona founded Omnipath – a bonded router application capable of bonding different internet protocols to give combined speeds. At the start of 2017 Fiona co-founded Exhale, a paraben free, holistic treatment center specialisng in wellness for cancer patients and survivors.

Brian Robinson, co-founder & technology innovator behind Dataworks. Brian's area of expertise is in business analysis and process automation and with over 20 years optimising large scale manufacturing processes, he has seen first-hand how innovative, integrated software applications can create huge rewards for clients. Brian leads the Innovation Process which has become part of the ingrained culture in Dataworks.

We look forward to Fiona and Brian sharing their unique life journey from where they started, to where they are today, and to what lies aead in the future.

Tickets are free, but please register via Eventbrite

Founder Friday is sponsored nationally by Bank of Ireland, and locally by Revolution Bar, Triangle Marketing and Boxworks.

If you have any queries or would like to get involved please contact:

Emer Powell 085 2521508 or Hillary Coghlan 086 3448551



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South East BIC CLG.
Unit 1B, Industrial Park
Cork Road, Waterford
X91 DT38

Tel: +353 51 356300

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