Oscar winning director Anders Walter and producer Kim Magnusson participated in the launch along with Hollywood superstar Zoe Saldana. Other special guests on the day included Bryan Doyle Chief Executive of Wicklow County Council, Michael Brougham from Enterprise Ireland, Head of LEO Wicklow Sheelagh Daly,Vibeke Delahunt and Lorraine Bowen from The Entrepreneurs Academy who will be delivering this tailored programme on behalf of the LEO.
Sheelagh Daly (Head of LEO Wicklow) stated “This is extremely exciting for us and everyone involved and we are delighted and excited to get started. There is so much that can and will come out of this project, in addition to the LEO Grant Aid of €100,000 which will be awarded and paid out, we also aim to create 40 new jobs in the region and get a minimum of 40 companies with strong growth potential to participate in the LEO mentoring programme by 2017. We are hoping to attract the best in the industry and look forward to what will no doubt be a thrilling journey ahead.”