2019 Launch

Aine at LaunchOur  2019 Programme was launched in fine style on Tuesday 5th March as part of National Enterprise Week.  We were delighted to welcome Lough Egish woman, Áine Kerr – as our guest speaker.

Irish Tatler Woman of the Year in Media 2018, Áine is Co-Founder and COO at Kinzen – formerly Neva Labs –  an ambitious new media project which aims to build a daily news experience that YOU control.  A very welcome development in days when we are awash with surplus, and often irrelevant news!

Áine led global journalism partnerships at Facebook in New York, overseeing a team focused on building products, tools and services for the news industry. She was instrumental in creating the Facebook Journalism Project and the News Integrity Initiative (NII). Before joining Facebook in March 2016, she spent five years at Storyful, where she served as head of content and political editor before being appointed managing editor in at the time of the company’s acquisition by News Corporation.

Áine brought us a wealth of knowledge and insights into her own career development and business story, inspiring leadership and innovative business development. at Kinzen.

Check out the photos from the event below.  As you will see, in addition to learning, lots of fun, food, prizes and networkiing were enjoyed!

Also, Áine has very kindly agreed to share her presentation materials with us.  You can access those by visiting our resources page.  Thank you Áine!