Daniel Ramamoorthy

Daniel (known more popularly as DanRam) is a catalyst. A 3x entrepreneur, prolific speaker, and startup coach, his clients range from individual founders to national governments. His eclectic background growing up in 10 countries on 4 continents as well as his work in diverse industries from the UN to Consulting to Private Equity to Startups ensures that his clients are the cutting edge of innovation.

On the ground, he is the founder of several startups in multiple countries and has coached scores of founders and startups. At the national level, Daniel was part of the 7 person panel commissioned by Minister of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation to put together an Entrepreneurship Policy. Daniel has consulted for multinationals, hosted some of the largest startup events on the planet, mentored at accelerators and facilitated deal flows for investors. He lectures on entrepreneurship at DIT, Trinity, and UCD Innovation Academy and is a regular speaker in the local and international startup circuit.

Chris MM Gordon

Chris MM Gordon is a business and a social entrepreneur.

Chris’ work focuses on Social Enterprise, Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship, Startups, Cooperative Development, Exporting and Small Business in Ireland. He is a director of Treehouse, Far & Wild, and CEO of the Irish Social Enterprise Network (Socent.ie) and Founder of the Irish Export Cooperative (ExportCoop.ie).

Through Socent.ie, Chris built Ireland’s largest network of social enterprises, social entrepreneurs and social innovators in Ireland. Through the ExportCoop.ie, Chris brought together Irish SME exporters reducing business costs through cooperative means opening up new avenues for business growth.

Through his deep and broad engagement with social enterprises, his experience reflects grassroots organisations. He engages on national discourse and policy development providing sectoral reporting, supports and proposals to government.

Chris has featured in the Sunday Times, BBC, Irish Independent, RTÉ, Today FM, Sunday Business Post and other media. He recently contributed to the Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Panel on Community Interest Companies in Ireland.

Chris is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership & Management in the UK, a Social Innovation Fellow from StartingBloc in the US, a ChangeMaker from Ashoka in Ireland, a Constellations Society Fellow from France, Tällberg Pathfinder Fellow from Sweden and a Boston College/ US Department of State awardee on Social Enterprise and Tackling Long Term Unemployment programme. Chris’ passion is in outdoor facilitation, youth work, social inclusion and his community development experience, where he worked in Northern Ireland for a number of years.

Chris has a degree in Theoretical Physics from Queen’s University Belfast, a Masters in Business from the University of Ulster, Diploma in Corporate Governance, Professional Diploma in Financial Advice,  and has spent time at Babson College, Dorset College and Boston College. Aside from his work, Chris enjoys water sports, late night music sessions, exploring outdoors and holds a Guinness World Record for the most number of leprechauns in one place.

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