The Mission of the Prosper Series is to create a network of support among a county’s business diaspora to enhance prosperity in the county through co-operation, knowledge sharing, creativity,inspiration and a stronger entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Kerry was the first county to benefit from this new initiative at the inaugural event held in the GEC last November. At our first two events, we have introduced Kerry start-ups ( Mibeau Interiors, Crua Outdoors, Storystock,The Freebird Club, GoYeti! and Southern Scientific ) to showcase their businesses to the Kerry diaspora eager to assist them in their growth. We have heard from Kerry entrepreneur Jerry Kennelly who shared the hard-earned lessons of growing a global business from Kerry; and Killorglin exile Luke Moriarty who employs 650+ people in the retail & hospitality industry in Dublin. If you’d like to see highlights of the first Prosper Series you can do so here.
The next event in the Prosper Series will be held in collaboration with the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle in the Killarney Plaza Hotel on Friday, July 6th at 6.30pm. We’ll hear from Kerry start-ups developing jobs in the county; we’ll hear from Kerry SciTech promoting jobs in Kerry as well as the work of Kerry County Council CEO Moira Murrell. We’ll be joined by Ed Harty, CEO of Dairymaster who employs more than 350 people at its global headquarters in Causeway. We shall also hear from some leading personalities participating in the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle the following day.
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The Kerry Prosper Series was developed by The GEC in partnership with Kerry County Council, IT Tralee, the Kerry LEO office and Enterprise Ireland, along with the Kerry working group based in Dublin. Watch this space: The GEC plans to bring the Prosper Series nationwide – Limerick you’re next! ☺