BNest social entrepreneur brainstorm at Limerick's Workbench

BNest social entrepreneur brainstorm at Workbench

Eamon Ryan, BNest, pictured with Gert O'Rourke, Nexus center UL, and Mary Shire, UL. BNest hosts an ask and advise event in Workbench next Tuesday for social entrepreneurs

SOCIAL entrepreneurs looking for advice on practical problems will be putting their heads together next week at Workbench in Bank of Ireland on Limerick's O’Connell Street. 

An ‘ask and advise’ event which aims to help would-be social entrepreneurs tap into the deep well of practical knowledge in Limerick is being run by BNest next Tuesday evening, December 5.

While emerging social entrepreneurs have great ideas and rarely lack passion, they also face challenges like limited resources, lack of contacts, or know-how.

To help with this, Tuesday’s event will have an “open mike” format where people can pose practical problems that they have, and the room tries to help them find a solution. 

The problems will vary, so the organisers are hoping for a wide range of contributors – whatever their skills, experience, hobbies or connections are – to join them for the evening.

No asking for money, no asking for volunteers – just people’s  brains for an hour or so in return for beer and pizza. More details can be found here.

The event, which begins at 6pm, will be hosted by Chris MM Gordon – business and social entrepreneur, CEO of the Irish Social Enterprise Network ( and BCorp Ireland.

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