As part of our Boost My Business initiative we've put together a guide to some of the business events happening this month.

Dogpatch Lab’s First Fridays for Start-Ups is on 7th May and includes networking, mentoring and has two informative sessions - 10 reasons why you should join an accelerator and Closing $56m Investment in 3 months. You can find more information here.

Enterprise Ireland have some informative masterclasses this month including Masterclass in Digital Lead Generation on May 11th, Masterclass in Sales Pipeline Management on May 18th and Virtual Selling Masterclass on May 25th. For more information on EI events click here.

Knowledge Transfer Ireland’s May webinar will focus on connected health, wellbeing and ageing. Unlocking Knowledge Transfer Webinar Series - Irish Innovation in Connected Health, Wellbeing and Ageing is on May 11th and you can find out more information here.

NovaUCD have two events of note this month. Debt as a Suitable Source of Finance for Early Stage Companies on May 11th. Robert Adams and Alan Kelly of Focus Capital will discuss Venture Debt, Senior Debt, Asset-Based Finance and EIIS. More information can be found here.

And on May 13th NovaUCD Innovation Awardees Professor Patricia Maguire and Dr Donal MacKernan are in Conversation with journalist Olive Keogh. You can register for this event here.

Avid Partner's Winning at Business webinar series continues with HR Issues – The Future of Work on May 12th. It looks at managing remote teams and planning for the post-Covid workplaces with guest speaker Eamonn Gibney, MCIPD, HR Dept. You can register for this event here.

Dogpatch Labs NDRC Pre-Accelerator Showcase on May 14th. The virtual event showcases around 20 entrepreneurs making up the first cohort of NDRC Pre-Accelerator programmes across the country. To find out more about this event and register click here.

TrainedIn are running a Re-Ignite Programme for the Hospitality, Food, Beverage and Events industry, starting next May 17th - 28th. The programme takes a practical approach to assist those returning to the workforce on June 2nd. The programme has been fully funded by Taste 4 Success Skillnet under the Skills Connect Initiative and you can find out more information here.

Startup Grind Dublin are hosting a chat with David Spinks, Co-Founder of CMX & VP of Community @ Bevy May 20th. You can find more information and get your ticket here.

InterTradeIreland Funding Advisory Service Workshop Limerick will be held via Zoom on May 25th. It will cover an overview of the current funding landscape including active funders, how providers of funding make their funding decisions and discussions around the types of SMEs they have funded and advice on how to make your business ready for funding. To book you spot click here.

IT@Cork TechFest21 virtual event is on 25th -27th May with panel discussions - Innovating for People, Prosperity & Planet, The Future of Transformative Tech: AR/VR and Start-Ups Change the World. And keynotes from Marcus Weldon, former President of Bell Labs and former Corporate CTO of Nokia, Caroline Dowling, Non-Executive Director at UNICEF Ireland and Rory Fitzpatrick, Managing Director at National Space Centre. Tickets are priced at €20 for it@cork members, €30 for non-members and free for students. You can find out more here.

On May 25th NUI Galway are hosting Pivoting During The Pandemic: Innovation, Case Studies And Panel Discussion. The webinar targeted at food sector SMEs and Start-ups will take place as part of a European project funded by the Atlantic Area Programme; AHFES. To find out more about his discussion and register you place click here.

The Sunday Times and The Times Ireland Edition in partnership with KTI (Knowledge Transfer Ireland) and hosting a free 'Knowledge Connects' webinar on May 25th. The event will cover key topics including how businesses can effectively tap into Research and Development (R&D) opportunities in the third level. For more information on the event click here.

The Ultimate Social Media Boot Camp for Beginners on 26th May will take you through Twitter (@TweetingGoddess), LinkedIn, TikTok, Canva, Instagram and Livestreaming for beginners. Tickets for this event can be found here.

SFA’s Boosting Business Success Conference 2021 - a free half-day virtual conference taking place on May 27th will support you not only to do business in the current challenging environment, but to take the next steps forward and grow your business, identify new opportunities, and become even more successful whilst improving productivity. To find out more about this and other SFA events click here.

Its Professional Services month at Guaranteed Irish. 'Recovery’ is on May 27th. A panel of industry leaders will be discussing the latest trends and challenges facing the professional services sector. The theme of this forum will focus on recovery in the sector post Covid-19. You can see more information in this and other GI events here.

NovaUCD are hosting Building your Resilience with Tips from Olympians & Military with Georgina Corscadden, CEO Peak Connexxions on May 28th. You can find more information and register for the event here.

Another NovaUCD event happening on June 3rd is Heads Up: 'Agri-Food Underground trends and tips for Startups' with Antoine Pajot, UCD AgTech Director and John Hartnett, Founder & CEO of SVG Ventures/THRIVE. You can register for this event here.

If you have a business event you feel would be appropriate for our Boost My Business audience email and we'll keep the list updated.

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