Online Masterclass Series and Start-Up Competition

April 15, 2021 11:00 am

If you missed the event you can watch the recording below: 


This is a great opportunity to explore your Sustainable Business Idea with the support of MaREI.

You will learn about Start Up methodologies that help understand what is important in developing your idea. You will also learn some of the language of Entrepreneurship and how to effectively communicate your idea.

There are three Masterclasses in the series with support available throughout. Those who want to pursue their idea further after the series will be introduced to people who provide relevant follow on supports. These supports could be in your University or Third Level Institution if you are a Student or Researcher or perhaps they are available elsewhere.

Early stage start ups not associated with any Third Level Institution are also very welcome and encouraged to participate.

We have connections with a broad network of Irish and International support organisations who are waiting to support your Entrepreneurial Journey.

The Masterclass facilitators are Ron Immink and Judie Russell, two experienced professionals in this area who also like to have fun!

  • April 1st – Ron – Start Up Methodologies that Work and Why

    • April 15th – Ron – Applying the Strategic Box – Passion, Purpose and Positioning

    • April 22nd – Judie – Design, Create and Deliver a Great Video Pitch


Ron Immink – Ron is a Serial Entrepreneur who works with Sustainable Nation Ireland and delivers Sustainable Business Programmes like Climate Launchpad and EIT Climate KIC. He believes in the Power of Books and has published 15 books. Ron will provide Start Up Methodologies, free access to some of his relevant books and summary content on 10 other books which will help fast track your Entrepreneurial learning.

Judie Russell – Judie is a Video Specialist and has worked on TV, Content Creation, Presentation and Production Internationally. She has a Master’s Degree in Business which gives her a deep understanding of how to effectively communicate Business Messages through Video Content. Judie also realises that Start Ups operate with limited resources so her programmes focus on low cost, high impact approaches.

Watch the recording below for more details about the Masterclass from Ron & Judie: 

You will have the option of submitting a Video Pitch of your idea before May 6th to be in with a chance of winning. 


There are three prizes in each category

Overall winner – €4,000

Runner up Winner – €1,500

Runner up Winner – €1,500

 The seventh prize of €1,000 is also available. Details of this prize will be announced at the awards event on June 3rd 2021.

Prizes have been kindly sponsored by the Local Enterprise Offices Cork City, South Cork and Cork North & West. These Local Enterprise Offices will arrange for prizes to be transferred to the prize winners as soon as is practical after the awards event. The Local Enterprise Offices will contact prize winners to explain the transfer process and to identify any additional information they may need to allow for the transfer of prizes. Prize winners must provide relevant information to faciliate the transfer of prizes.

More information available here.


If you missed the event Business Ideas for a Resilient and Sustainable Future you can view the recording below: