We don’t usually cover events abroad, but as Ireland is just across the wee pond and this might be of some interest, there we go. A business planning workshop on the 27th and 28th of August in Galway.
Co. Galway, Ireland — 10 Aug. 2010 — Féile Icarus today said 65 people had already signed up for the first collaborative business planning workshops to be held in Galway, Ireland at the end of August 2010. The crowd-planning workshops, to be run on the 27th and 28th August, provide a supportive platform for entrepreneurs, start-ups and creatives to identify their passions, madness and strengths and to devise practical ways to plan their business future.
Féile Icarus promoter, Chris Mortimer says, “We’re delighted at the response so far. The website was put up just 4 weeks ago and the online and offline buzz has even surprised us. It seems we have struck a chord in entrepreneurs, creatives and start-ups judging by the bookings, e-mails and phone calls we’ve received.” He continues, “Entrepreneurs are driven by their passions and learn from their failures. Through this event, we endeavour to make use of those learnings and devise actionable plans that will capitalize on the passions.”
During the workshop, participants work through a number of exercises and business critical questions, drawing on the expertise and insights of the group. All delegates will develop a ‘flight plan’, and identify a ‘tag-team’ partner, who they will continue to collaborate with after the event, as they put their plans in place.
Féile Icarus is inspired by the Greek tale of Icarus who fashioned makeshift wings to aid his escape, only to fall fatally from the sky due to flying too close to the sun. “Modern entrepreneurs have a lot to learn from Icarus,” says Chris Mortimer. “Icarus had the passion to succeed and the creativity to devise an innovative solution. His biggest mistake was not recognizing when he was failing and changing his focus accordingly. As people driven to create we know that failure can be a fantastic catalyst for change and learning, however we must learn and plan based on our individual needs and resources”.
Tickets for the events are priced at €19.50 per day and can be purchased at www.feileicarus.com. This site also contains further information on the event, in addition to accommodation information for those visiting Letterfrack in Connemara for this event.