The final event of the ACORNS pilot programme, designed for rural-based early stage female entrepreneurs, took place recently.
Two Longford entrepreneurs participated in the ACORNS (Accelerating the Creation of Rural Nascent Start-ups) programme which was funded under CEDRA through the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.
Participants from the midlands were supported by Volunteer Lead Entrepreneurs, Anne Cusack, Managing Director of Kilbeggan business, Critical Healthcare and Anne Reilly, owner of Paycheck Plus in Louth. Ann O’Reilly, The Sewing Boutique, Augnacliffe and Siobhan Quinn, Ballyboy Design, Abbeylara were among the 44 participants.
Right, ACORNS partipants photographed all wearing capes designed by Siobhan Quinn of Ballyboy Design. From left, Alma Jordan (AgriKids, Meath), Nessa Duggan (Rightify, Louth), Lisa Marie Clinton (Avail Support, Monaghan), Collette McGowan (Stripe Marketing, Leitrim), Anne Reilly (Paycheck Plus, Louth), Jing Farrelly (Zatino Travel, Meath), Mila Khokha (Baked with Love, Monaghan), Catriona Whyte (Naul Brewing Company), Siobhan Quinn (Ballyboy Design, Longford)