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BUILTINCORK: How to Start a Startup

  • Republic Of Work 12 South Mall Cork, County Cork, T12 RD43 Ireland (map)

Join us in REPUBLIC OF WORK on the 27th of March for BUILTINCORK: How to Start a Start Up

Do you want to start your own business, do you have an idea or are you looking for inspiration? We have invited a panel of enthusiastic, creative and experienced entrepreneurs to share their story on how they built up their very own startups. Our panel have been there, done it all and got every t-shirt!

Our panel:


Robbie Skuse, Kollect

Robbie is co-founder and Head of Business Development at Kollect; Kollect is a booking engine for waste collection, but instead of moving people they move waste. Kollect is Irelands fastest growing and top rated waste company. Kollect operates 3 main verticals Bin Collection, Junk Removal and Skip Hire. In Jan 2018 Kollect acquired the Bigbin company adding a Pay To Use element to their business. Kollect now employees over 20 people in its Waterford HQ. Robbie is a Cork native from Bandon, graduating from BIS in UCC in 2014.

Robbie was 2nd runner up in Ireland Best Young Entrepreneur Competition 2018. He sits on the board of Start-up Waterford for his involvement with the start-up scene and is twice listed in Irelands 30 under 30.


Elena Vassileva, RDJ Startups

Elena is a member of Ronan Daly Jermyn’s Corporate and Commercial Department and advises a broad spectrum of domestic and international clients across a number of industry sectors on a variety of corporate and commercial law matters. Elena’s practice has a particular focus on data protection and privacy, intellectual property and electronic commerce.

Elena is a member of the firm’s Startup Team and regularly presents to emerging and scaling companies on intellectual property protection (including copyright, trademark, trade secret and licensing), data protection and privacy issues.

Elena is also a member of Ronan Daly Jermyn’s Cyber and Data Protection Group and has extensive experience in advising companies, not-for-profit organisations and state bodies on a broad range of data protection issues, including international data transfers, data subjects’ rights, and controller and processor obligations.


Sarah Kiely, Bean Brownie Company

It all started when they made a brownie out of kidney beans....and the rest is history!

Bean Brownie like to "healthy" it up by not using any refined sugar in their products. They replace traditional white flour with ingredients such as ground almond, wholegrain spelt flour and of course BEANS! They have goodies such as energy balls, cookies, brownies and muffins to cater for gluten free, dairy free, paleo diets and general guilt free snacking!

Hear from Co Owner, Sarah Kiely, all about how Bean Brownie Company developed as one of Cork's leading providers of healthy, delicious treats!



BUILTINCORK is a monthly event sponsored by Brewdog that gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to meet other like-minded people in business, industry leaders and innovators. Sharing stories, the good and the bad of business. This is a supportive community ambitious about business in Cork and a great networking opportunity where you can meet some key players on the scene.

Let’s chill with a few BrewDog beers and talk business!

Later Event: 29 March
Startup Weekend Cork 2019