Listen to The ThinkBusiness Podcast, first edition

The first ThinkBusiness Podcast features interviews with Rosanne Longmore from Coroflo, John Beckett from Forestry Partners, the NETA 2019 winners, expert views on why Irish firms need to scale and how a global AI conference is coming to Sligo.

ThinkBusiness has launched a new way of sharing business stories and know-how through podcasting.

The ThinkBusiness Podcast will each month feature a number of in-depth interviews with business leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators, bringing to life real stories and real insights in audio form.

Our podcast series is available here on ThinkBusiness every month but also on our channels and via mobile apps on Spotify, SoundCloud, Stitcher and Apple.

Special shout-out to the talent Robert Kelly from Stereosonic for his professionalism, patience and advice while putting these together.

In this month’s line-up, we feature:

Rosanne Longmore, Coroflow


Rosanne Longmore, CEO of the Irish medtech start-up Coroflo, talks to ThinkBusiness about the company’s plans to launch its groundbreaking breastfeeding device in late 2020. Coroflow recently raised €1m in funding as well as a €2.2m accelerator grant from the European Commission under its Horizon 2020 programme.

John Beckett, Forestry Partners/ChannelSight


John Beckett CEO of ChannelSight and founder of the social enterprise Forestry Partners talks to ThinkBusiness about his views on entrepreneurship, building the original Ryanair website while in school and his new plan to take 250 tonnes of carbon out of the atmosphere by bringing native tree species back to Ireland.

National Enterprise Town Award winners


ThinkBusiness attends the National Enterprise Town Awards and talks to Marian Acremon and Deidre Shine from the overall winning town Kilkenny as well as Ann Conlon, John Mulroy and Bernard Hughes from Rising Star award committee for Castlebar. In recent weeks Bank of Ireland launched a three-year €3m all-island Begin Together initiative to improve the financial, physical and mental wellbeing of Ireland’s communities, while supporting the underlying local economies. The initiative consists of three key annual strands: the €500,000 Begin Together Fund, the €200,000 Begin Together Awards and the €300,000 Begin Together Colleagues component.

Why we need more Irish scale-ups


John Kennedy talks to scale up coach and author Nikolai Ladanyi from scale up Academy Europe and Paul O’Kelly from scale up Ireland about why we are great at starting businesses in Ireland but we need to get better at scaling businesses.

AI for Good 

We talk to Elaine Murphy and Paul Conneally from LiveTiles in Sligo about a global artificial intelligence conference coming to the town. Live Tiles is setting itself up for success in Sligo and what better way to make an impact than to bring a global UN conference focused on AI for Good to boost the local economy. John Kennedy talks to Elaine Murphy and Paul Conneally about the company’s vision for Sligo, how AI can be used for good and the role Yeats and lake isles will play in the global event.

Update (10 March, 2020): Due to the unfolding story of Covid-19/Coronavirus the Sligo event is to be postponed until the crisis has passed. Plans to hold a virtual version of the event were also impacted. “We are extremely disappointed of course to make such a decision but in the health interests of our speakers, sponsors and guests we believe it is the correct and responsible thing to do,” Conneally explained.

Stay tuned for more podcasts coming your way in the weeks ahead!

Published: 6 March, 2020