Boost My Business has put together a handy guide to some of the best conferences, webinars and inspiring events happening in October to inform, impress and inspire SMEs, start-ups and entrepreneurs.

This month webinars focus heavily on Brexit preparations, tech conferences will inspire you and your team in the digital age. Start-ups will get some excellent networking opportunities and we can all be inspired by the innovators and women in business being celebrated this month. And it’s all done virtually so you can attend them all from the comfort of your own desk.

The UXDX team are going virtual this year as they bring you their product focused conference bridging the gap between UX, Design and Dev. You’ll find out all you need to know to run a smooth digital transformation.  6th-9th October. For more info click here.

Women’s National Enterprise Day – 14th October The theme is Stronger Together – and is hosted by Boost My Business favourite Áine Kerr (host of the inspiring radio show, and now podcast, Reignite – listen here). If you’re interested in being inspired by the Local Enterprise Office 'leading lights’ check out the list of events here and get your tickets here 

The 14th of October also sees Dublin Tech Summit go virtual. For informative panel discussions and fireside chats that will give start-ups, scale ups and entrepreneur insights and inspiration click here 

Start-up Grind Dublin are also bagging the 14th October for their Start Up Grind Dublin with Maximilian Tayenthal co-founder and CFO of N26. Starts at 5pm and you can find tickets and more details here 

Responsible Innovation Summit – Build Back Better is on 20th-21st of October. This virtual event explores how to 'build back better' after the Covid19 pandemic by adapting responsible innovation and sustainable business practices. You can find out more details here 

WIN Global - Women's Inspire Network annual conference goes virtual on 21st October with inspiring talks from many leaders in business. You can find tickets here

Future Human on 29th-30th October  promises us the ‘leading minds from Life, Science and Tech, mining the future of Robotics & AI, Urban Landscapes, Security & business, Life Science, Workplaces and our Planet - and how a global pandemic has accelerated so many of these key trends. Future Human will continue to be the most inclusive and forward-looking event the world has ever seen.’ And you can find out more details here 

Enterprise Ireland are opening International Markets Week with 'Ready for a New World' virtual conference on October 5th at 9:30am. Opening remarks from An Tánaiste Leo Varadkar TD and hosted by RTÉ The Business host Richard Curran. You can register here 

EI also have some very handy Brexit webinars. You don’t even need to line up a date, just click the link here and you can watch them at your leisure.

Dogpatch Labs First Fridays for Start-ups this Friday 2nd October for mentoring, talks and networking.

Get inspired by UCC's IGNITE Awards and Showcase on 15th October at 7pm. Check out details of the IGNITE programme here and you can register to watch the event here

There’s a Business Start-Up for People with Disabilities webinar on 8th October 12pm.  The goal for this event is to inform attendees about supports that people with disabilities can access when becoming self-employed. The webinar will feature speakers who will inform you about welfare supports and self-employment programmes currently available in Ireland. You can get your ticket for this event here 

The Small Firms Association are talking security in their webinar - Securing your small firm 24x7x365. It takes place on Thursday, 22nd October at 3pm and you can find more details here

They also have a Brexit webinar Preparing to Trade with the UK Post Brexit – how to prepare for Customs Thursday on 8 October at 12pm and you can find the details here 

ISME have a webinar running over three days on Remote Working – Managing Teams Remotely. The 90 minute sessions are at noon each day on 13th, 15th and 16th October. Click here for more details. 

They are also running a Q&A on all things Brexit on Tuesday the 20th October at 11am. You can find the details of the event here 

And if you’re in need of some customs training the Local Enterprise Offices around the country are running one day interactive courses  check here for dates with your local LEO.

Also, check out the Guaranteed Irish events and webinars calendar here where you’ll find October is Pharmaceutical Month, as well as two other Sustainable Communities Through Enterprise webinars this month.

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