Startup Grind Hosts Colm O'Brien (Founder, Carambola Kidz)

Apr 27, 2017, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Workbench, Bank of Ireland, 125 O'Connell St., Limerick, V94 NC82

Colm is founder of Carambola Kidz, Ireland's market leader of bespoke healthy school lunches based in Limerick employing 120 people with annual turnover in excess €7m. After 4 years as General Manager of Bewley's flagship Grafton St Café in 1998 Colm took on the Bewley's franchise in Limerick & after initial success, it ultimately failed. Carambola was founded in 2003 as a result of that failure.

In-person event

About this event

Colm is founder & MD of Carambola Kidz, Ireland's market leader of bespoke healthy school lunches based at Annacotty, Limerick employing 120 people with annual turnover in excess €7m. His hospitality career highlights include four years as GM at Bewley's flagship Grafton St Café. In 1998 Colm took on the Bewley's franchise in Limerick & after initial success, it ultimately failed. Carambola was founded in 2003 as a result of that failure.  Carambola supplied 27 school lunches on day one and 27,000,000 lunches since. He tells all in his best selling book, Feeding Johnny and in 2016 he founded Colm O'Brien Motivation.



Check out what happened

Speaker

  • Colm O'Brien

    Carambola

When

When

Thursday, April 27, 2017
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM UTC

Agenda

Networking and Food
Fireside Chat
Networking

Organizers

  • Peter Hunt

    ActionPoint

    Chapter Co-Director

  • Gillian Barry

    Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest (TUS)

    Co-Director

Partner

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Bank of Ireland

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