At 10:30am there will be speakers from Enterprise Ireland, the International Fund for Ireland, Donegal County Council and AIB. Eamonn Quinn of RTE’s Dragons Den will officially launch the centre and introduce some of Donegal’s newest entrepreneurs.
Participating on the day will be Finn Technology (Bespoke IT training and support), Innovation Renovation (Bringing clarity to construction), Viking fit (Fitness training and body conditioning) Utility Choice (Independent Utility Consultant for Small and Medium sized Businesses), Donegal First Aid Services(Bringing training Alive), Ruth Graham Design (illustrator/graphic designer offering initial branding & promotional material for both start-ups and established businesses), Bog Bean Designs(Rugged knitwear design), All About Water (Water Consultancy), Peoplesafe (A UK based company who design Health & Safety softwear for global markets), Advance Survey Solutions (Freelance Engineering and Surveying services) William Kelly (Business Advisor) Finn Valley Amateur Boxing Club & Ballybofey and Stranorlar Chamber of Commerce.

Eamonn Quinn says “I’m really delighted to be launching the BASE, I’m hugely supportive of initiatives that seek to support entrepreneurs and create opportunities, hats off to the individual committee members who work tirelessly on a voluntary basis, to the funders for having the foresight to support this project and I wish each and every one of the businesses there every success as they build and grow. I’m really looking forward to the 8th its inspiring to meet new entrepreneurs and those who support them”.

On the day of the launch The BASE will also be hosting ‘A Creative Touch of Donegal’ an exhibition celebrating Donegal’s rich diverse creative offering. Exhibitors to include:

Morgan Ferriter

Ruby Doodle

Kara Gems

Michelle McKee

Kennedy or Ardara

Edel MacBride

Stephen Bennett

Fiach Art Circle

Maria Noonan McDermott

Bogbean Designs

Ronan Hanna

Barry Sweeny (Local Hands)

Laura McDowell (Paper Tree)

Connell McGinley

Tony Gallinagh

Fiona Higgins &

The Pinnacle Office Furniture Company.