About Upstarts

In a crowded business world, we organise information to make it easy to understand and be accessible, for people in all stages of business, by pointing them to the right direction and helping them connect.

UpStarts began as a radio show to showcase what is new and innovative in Ireland, and provide useful information, as well as expert hints and tips, to anyone starting a new business, social, community, charity or artistic venture of any kind, big or small.

We talk the nuts and bolts of entrepreneurship at all levels. With expert interviews and excellent advice, UpStarts is the one-stop-shop for anyone doing anything exciting in Ireland. If you have something you want to share with the world, or are thinking about starting up, we’d love to hear from you!

Over the last year we’ve grown into a hub for information, media, support and networking for people at all stages in their business, and we aim to become experts on all supports and structures available to businesses in Ireland.

We aim to help businesses succeed by making sense of and connecting them to the right business supports and to be the first with information on new services, assistance and industry news by establishing key partnerships.

Our main channels are :

  • UpStarts Radio – Every Friday 1.30pm on Dublin City FM 103.2
  • UpStarts Blog – Through www.upstarts.ie
  • Business Directory – A complete list of our partners, friends of UpStarts, and previous guest
  • ConnectUp – Where you can showcase and seek support for your ideas and innovations online
  • Events – Such as networking and business showcase events.

Andy Byrne

AndyAndy started his career in sales in the telecommunications sector and quickly established an effective method of communicating complicated ideas and technical information in a simple and clear manner.

Andy has over 14 years of experience in P2P and B2B sales with 6 years of this as a sales and IT trainer for corporate groups such as Vodafone Ireland. He has trained all levels from retail, contact centre, management training and holds a certificate in Professional Training from the Irish Management Institute.

He has trained a broad range of courses from customer value management & outbound sales skills to data support and has an extensive sales and customer care background. He also designs and builds websites and is proficient in several web languages including HTML, CSS, Php and MySql.

In 2012 he founded Definition Training, a sales and IT training company aimed at helping small business owners and start-ups to build their skills in everything from their online presence to making that all important first sales call.

Andy uses his experience, knowledge and skills to bring energy, enthusiasm and tech savvy to UpStarts.

Kelly K

AndyFrom a very young age, Kelly has founded, and been involved in, many projects and enterprises in a wide variety of categories, including music and entertainment, community, charity, media, marketing, technology and business.

She has also studied in several disciplines, and holds a B.A. (Hons) in Management and Media Production, a Post Graduate Diploma in Digital Media Production, a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Strategy with Digital Marketing and a Higher Diploma in Business and Enterprise Support.

Kelly understands the inherent challenges of starting and running your own project or business, and enjoys helping people build success and reach their goals, in addition to enabling people overcome budgetary constraints and assisting them in promoting their ventures.

Please feel welcome to get in touch with Kelly at Kelly@upstarts.ie.

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