Mid-Kerry Business Wins €3,000 Prize At Elevator Pitch Competition

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Photographed at The Great Southern Hotel in Killarney at The Fuelling Ambition ‘Lead and Suceed’ Roadshow were winners on the night were ‘The Busy Botantist’. From left; Network Ireland President Rosann Heavey, Clair Kelly, The Busy Botanist, Rachel James, Female Entrepeneur Manager, Enterprise Ireland, Joanne Arbon, The Busy Botanist & Aoife ni Mhuiri CEO Salaso. Photograph by Sally MacMonagle.

THE Busy Botanist was the winner of an Elevator Pitch competition worth €3,000 in Killarney recently.

The Elevator Pitch competition offers a cash prize package sponsored by Facebook worth €2,000 at each location, as well as additional prizes worth up to €1,000.

Joanne Arbon and Clair Kelly of The Busy Botanist in Glenbeigh will receive a prize package that is designed to support them on her business journey, including:

• 10 sessions with Enterprise Ireland Mentors and attendance at Enterprise Ireland’s Excel at Export Selling training programme

• Annual membership of Network Ireland

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The Busy Botanist makes a range of herbal drinks to support a healthy lifestyle.

The competition was part of the Fuelling Ambition ‘Lead and Succeed’ Roadshow event in the Great Southern Hotel, Killarney organised by Enterprise Ireland and Network Ireland, in conjunction with the Entrepreneurs Academy, and was attended by business women and entrepreneurs from the South West region.

The Killarney Roadshow was one of a series of free-to-attend events that have taken place across the country during March and April which aim to encourage, support and drive the ambition of female entrepreneurs nationally by showcasing thriving Irish business women and entrepreneurs.


Guest speakers at the event were Aoife Ni Mhuiri of Salaso  and representatives from Enterprise Ireland, Network Ireland, Facebook and Entrepreneurs Academy were on hand to discuss the range of supports available to female entrepreneurs and those thinking of starting their own businesses.

The event also provided an opportunity to network with entrepreneurs and business people.

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