Updated: 2012-03-28 15:23:05
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By: Sligotoday.ie 
The Creative State North West

Entrepreneur and Dragons Den’s Bobby Kerr launches a new talent

voucher fund of €100,000 for the North West

The Creative State North West launched a major new business support programme for the North West at IT Sligo’s Enterprise and Innovation Week 2012. Supported by the EC, the fund is part of a new business support programme called 4CNW (which stands for Creative Challenge Celtic Crescent North West), which will focus on harnessing creativity in the North West, and developing the natural creative assets of the region to foster innovation and lead to economic growth.

Original article HERE

Some photos from the day by SligoToday.ie

Gordon Ryan, Roisín McGlone, Cll Michael Fleming, Taiwan Ambassador Harry Ho Jen Tseng, Senator Michael Comiskey and Mark Dolan
Gordon Ryan, Roisín McGlone, Cll Michael Fleming, Taiwan Ambassador Harry Ho Jen Tseng, Senator Michael Comiskey and Mark Dolan
Head of Development and Business Operations at IT Sligo, Gordon Ryan with Sinead McGovern, Communication Manager IT Sligo and Ray MacSharry, Chairman of the Institute's Governing Body
Head of Development and Business Operations at IT Sligo, Gordon Ryan with Sinead McGovern, Communication Manager IT Sligo and Ray MacSharry, Chairman of the Institute's Governing Body
Ray Mac Sharry, Hui-Wen (Angel) Cheng; Ambassador Tzeng, the Taiwanese  Ambassador and Michael Fleming - Leader Sligo County Council
Ray Mac Sharry, Hui-Wen (Angel) Cheng; Ambassador Tzeng, the Taiwanese Ambassador and Michael Fleming - Leader Sligo County Council
Ray MacSharry and Eileen Monahan
Ray MacSharry and Eileen Monahan
Nicola Cahill with Michelle Doherty and Christine Barrett
Nicola Cahill with Michelle Doherty and Christine Barrett
Photographers Mike Bunn and James Connolly
Photographers Mike Bunn and James Connolly
Larry Farrell and Carole Brenan
Larry Farrell and Carole Brenan
Padraig Harte and Frank Kelly
Padraig Harte and Frank Kelly
From the Clarion Hotel, Sheila Grey, Audrey Lynott and Ann Lee
From the Clarion Hotel, Sheila Grey, Audrey Lynott and Ann Lee
Alex Y.H.Lee, Kathy Yi-Cgia KO, Ambassador Harry Ho Jen Tseng and Hui-Wen Cheng
Alex Y.H.Lee, Kathy Yi-Cgia KO, Ambassador Harry Ho Jen Tseng and Hui-Wen Cheng
Gordon Ryan - Business Development IT Sligo with Senator Susan O'Keeffe
Gordon Ryan - Business Development IT Sligo with Senator Susan O'Keeffe
Aine Conaghan (Team HERMES), Ian Brannigan (CEO-WDC), Shaun Purcell (CEO - Sligo VEC), Bobby Kerr (Insomniac/Dragons Den), Senator Michael Comiskey
Aine Conaghan (Team HERMES), Ian Brannigan (CEO-WDC), Shaun Purcell (CEO - Sligo VEC), Bobby Kerr (Insomniac/Dragons Den), Senator Michael Comiskey
Co-Organiser Dr Michelle Doherty and Anton Savage
Co-Organiser Dr Michelle Doherty and Anton Savage
Eyes down...fora full house
Eyes down...fora full house
Anton Savage gets the proceedings underway
Anton Savage gets the proceedings underway
Shaun Purcell - CEO Sligo VEC addressing the conference
Shaun Purcell - CEO Sligo VEC addressing the conference
Transition year students on the day
Transition year students on the day
Sound engineers at work
Sound engineers at work
Streaming live onto the internet
Streaming live onto the internet
Enjoying the day
Enjoying the day
Mary McAuliffe of the European Creative Industries Alliance
Mary McAuliffe of the European Creative Industries Alliance
Bobby Kerr launches the Vouchers
Bobby Kerr launches the Vouchers
Larry Farrell - The Farrell Corporation
Larry Farrell - The Farrell Corporation
Team Hermes Member Aine Conaghan
Team Hermes Member Aine Conaghan
Taiwan Ambassador Harry Ho Jen Tseng
Taiwan Ambassador Harry Ho Jen Tseng
Film maker Johnny Logan
Film maker Johnny Logan