In an educational adventure focused on finance and global business strategy, the Pipeline entrepreneurial fellowship program ventured across the pond for a week of relationship building.
I tagged along not only to observe the experience — expect more on that front soon — but to capture some moments with my camera. This smattering of photos, which is from Pipeline and me, is a but taste of our week on the Emerald Isle. But first, some background on the week.
The journey began in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Pipeline clan visited Queen’s University Belfast, innovation hub Catalyst Inc., the dock where the Titanic was built and the historic Cathedral District. The gaggle of American entrepreneurs also engaged in speed dating with Northen Irish entrepreneurs to explore opportunities with other executives in their industries. Fellows later faced off against their new friends in a “Pitch for the Throne,” in which six entrepreneurs presented their businesses in a battle for a seat on the Game of Throne’s top spot.
After a few days in Belfast, the group traveled south to Ireland for a visit to the Boann Distillery, the Guinness Storehouse and the beautiful Carton House golf course for a tournament against Irish innovators. EyeVerify CEO Toby Rush joined four Irish entrepreneurs in an informative panel discussion on their experience with global business expansion. And the week was capped off by a jovial celebration — a “Feis and Pléaráca” — complete with a presentation of Pipeline’s custom-made Claddagh, Irish music and traditional Celtic dancers .
Hope you enjoy!