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Little Museum of Dublin win David Manley Emerging Entrepreneur Award 2014

January 31st, 2014

L-R Sarah Costigan (Little Museum of Dublin), Rowena Neville (Business to Arts), Simon O’Connor, Trevor White (Little Museum of Dublin), Gerard McNaughton (Vice-Chair Business to Arts),  Claire Lord (Mason Hayes & Curran), Andrew Hetherington (Business to Arts)

Business to Arts is delighted to report that The Little Museum of Dublin have been named the David Manley Emerging Entrepreneurs 2014, winning €10,000 in cash and over €100,000 worth of mentoring and consultancy services. They were presented with their Award at a ceremony in Mason Hayes & Curran by Dr. Chris Horn, chair of the Jury panel.

Founded in 2011 by writer, Trevor White and composer, Simon O’Connor, the Little Museum is based at No. 15 St. Stephen’s Green and every one of the 5,000 pieces on display there have been donated by the people of Dublin.  The Museum’s philosophy is to feature life in Dublin as most people experienced it.

This is the eleventh year of the Awards which are sponsored by Dublin Chamber of Commerce and Ulster Bank.  The aim of the Awards is to recognise and nurture entrepreneurialism in Business, the Arts and in Social/community. Administration of the Arts Category is managed by Business to Arts.   The mentoring and consultancy is supplied by leading experts in finance, law, accountancy, management consultancy, social media, marketing, payroll & accounts software, corporate and brand identity and public relations.


2014 David Manley Emerging Entrepreneur Awards Shortlist is Announced

January 3rd, 2014

Last year’s David Manley Award arts winners Block T (Laura Dovn & Ben Readman) with Chris Horn (left), Chair of the Jury Panel.

Three recently established arts organisations are included in the nine shortlisted projects for the 2014 David Manley Emerging Entrepreneur Awards. The overall winner and winner in each of the three categories – Arts, Business and Social – will be announced at a ceremony in the offices of Mason Hayes & Curran on 30 January 2014 by Dr. Chris Horn , chair of the panel of judges and guest speaker, 13 year old Jordan Casey, Founder and CEO of Casey Games.   The winner will win a prize package worth over €100,000 – comprising €10k in cash and mentoring and consultancy services from a range of companies.

Arts Shortlist

  • Print Block : a group of 6 textile artists and designers who set up Ireland’s only textile print facility
  • 10 Days in Dublin Festival : Ireland’s only completely open-format festival
  • The Little Museum of Dublin : a museum comprising exhibits entirely donated by the people of Dublin

Business Shortlist

  • Temptster : an app for hospitality venues to make same-day offers to customers
  • Q1 Scientific : stability storage chambers for pharmaceuticals
  • Ar Nua Tec : enabling people to make their own electricity

Social Shortlist

  • Solas Project : A Prison Programme for young offenders which is delivered in prisons and carried through to post-release support
  • Bizworld Ireland : a workshop programme taking entrepreneurship into the classroom
  • Coder Dojo/Hello World Foundation : supporting, scaling and connecting the CoderDojo community

Business to Arts, Social Entrepreneurs Ireland, Business Innovation Centres, Incubation Centres and Enterprise Support Agencies work with the David Manley Award Committee in implementing the Award scheme.  Dublin Chamber of Commerce and Ulster Bank are the main sponsors of the Awards.

The €100,000 mentoring and consultancy services are provided by Deloitte, Business & Finance, Enterprise Ireland’s Mentor Network, grainne byrne PR, Image Now, Islandbridge Brand Direction, Kendlebell, Mason Hayes & Curran, Newmarket Consulting, Newmarket Partnership, and Thesaurus Software.

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