Comment: The pros and cons of networking events

Leanna Byrne reveals how to get the best out of these awkward social gatherings

26th August, 2016

Networking is a curious thing. You go to a venue, wear a name tag and find someone to talk to until it’s acceptable to hand them your business card.

The ritual itself is usually preceded by a speech or else sandwiched between a series of speeches. Oftentimes the networking is the main event.

Even with the departure of the Web Summit, the vibrancy of Ireland’s start-up scene has spawned a large number of...

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