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AskATon is back: Starting up = panel discussion on entrepreneurship

We are back! :)

6 pm | 22nd of February 2017 | Science Gallery Dublin |

The first event of the year will run on the 22nd of February in Science Gallery Dublin. The theme of the event is ''How to start'' and it will focus on starting up as an entrepreneur. A speaker panel will share their insights into entrepreneurship: Eimear Farrell - Founder of Artzheimers, Tracy Keogh - Startup Community Manager Bank of Ireland and Rhona Togher, CEO and Co-Founder Restored Hearing. The panel will be hosted by Andreea (Co-Founder & CEO & Founder AskATon).


Eimear Farrell - Founder of Artzheimers | 

Live crowdfunding campaign:

Eimear is a social entrepreneur and founder of ARTzheimers, a thought-provoking art exhibition highlighting issues surrounding Alzheimer's disease. ''We give people permission to talk about Alzheimer's. We use the medium of art and human stories to connect with people. We provoke honest and open conversations that will ultimately lead to change within our care system. We act as a signpost to help families understand the full range of services available to them''. Eimear is currently fundraising on Fundit:

Rhona Togher, CEO and Co-Founder Restored Hearing |

Rhona is the CEO and co-founder of Restored Hearing, a company born out of a BT Young Scientist project. Rhona manages all aspects of Restored Hearing from finance to product development. Having studied physics at University College Dublin, Rhona uses her technical training to create innovative products focused on changing the way the world hears.

Tracy Keogh - Startup Community Manager Bank of Ireland 

Tracy manages - Bank of Ireland's first incubator for tech startups, based in Galway. She previously lead operations in a HPSU startup from concept to revenue generating software. Tracy is also the Co founder of Startup Hiking - Hiking, with startup people: and she was named Sunday Business Post 30 Under 30. Tracy also lead a team of Startup Weekend organisers and organised a number of Startup Weekends both in Dublin and Galway. Tracy is also a speaker and a mentor. 

Nicola O'Sullivan - Graduate, Entrepreneur 

Nicola is an Electronic Engineer who has experience in founding and working for startups. In 2015, straight after college she founded ExerWise with two of her classmates developing an activity tracker for children. ExerWise successfully completed a Kickstarter and were involved in a number of startup programmes. She can be frequently found at networking events and Startup Weekends especially since returning to Dublin in August.

We will also have a word from Catherine Thomas Banks, associate investor at


Just a small reminder of who we are and what we are about: AskATon is a voluntary organisation based in Dublin, Ireland supporting diversity in STEM. The event format is quite unique, featuring surprise, impromptu talks from the events participants (randomly selected from the attendee list), as well as panel talks, keynotes and workshops. 

The event starts at 6pm (will have some food and drinks waiting for you) and finishes at 8pm (when the Science Gallery closes). As usual, after 8 pm we will go across to O'Neills pub on Pearse street. 


I LOVE Askaton!!! The events are full of spot-on, really valuable training and information, but what makes it so different is the warmth and friendliness that I haven’t experienced at any other event like it. Andreea is amazing and the people who go to Askaton really support each other and are eager to help. That makes it so easy to ask any questions and to get truly valuable feedback. I gained so much clarity, confidence and guidance with projects I have been working on through Askaton. I can’t speak highly enough about it.

- Aoife O'Leary -  Singer, Songwriter. 

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  • Andreea

    Thank you all for yesterday!

    February 23

  • ankurveer s.

    Was an absolute treat to hear some inspirational stories from the panel. Highly motivating stuff guys, keep it up 🙂

    4 · February 22

  • Jana A.

    Informative, inspirational and fun !!

    2 · February 22

  • Andreea

    Friendly reminder that we have impromptu talks :) I just picked two of you (from the attendee list) and I created a slide for you. :) You will have 5 min to tells us a bit about what you do. :) You will want to kill me first but... in the end you will enjoy it. \o/

    2 · February 20

  • Andreea

    Hi all, any gluten free requests? I'm talking to the Science Gallery Cafe about some treats for the event, can't promise anything (I asked the question) but I'll try. Any other allergies?

    2 · February 8

    • Andreea

      Yep, no worries with that, I'm pescatarian so will have to have non meat options. \o/

      1 · February 14

    • Aoife

      Thank you!!! 😊

      1 · February 17

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