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Dragon’s Den star to discuss entrepreneurship before Oireachtas committee today

O’Sullivan will discuss what the government can do to encourage and support entrepreneurs in business.

Sean O'Sullivan
Sean O'Sullivan
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DRAGON’S DEN STAR Sean O’Sullivan will appear before the Joint Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation today to discuss what can be done to encourage entrepreneurship in Ireland.

The committee will be discussing a report by the Entrepreneurship Forum, called: Entrepreneurship in Ireland – Strengthening the Startup Community.


Sean O’Sullivan has founded several technology companies and organisations, including MapInfo, a $200 million software and services business head quartered in New York. Currently he is managing director of of his newest ventures called Avego Ltd which is a small technology firm with offices in Ireland, China, and the United States.

Last month, the Entrepreneurship Forum, which is chaired by O’Sullivan launched its report which has a total of 69 recommendations which require Government action, said Committee Chairman Damien English TD.

However, he said there are also recommendations aimed at businesses, entrepreneurs and industry representative bodies to engage them in building a stronger entrepreneurial culture in Ireland.

Ahead of the meeting today, English said the committee members and O’Sullivan will discuss the report in greater detail and consider “what can be done at state level to create an environment for entrepreneurs to start, survive and thrive”.

The meeting will start at 1.30pm in Committee Room 2.

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