About Stephen Dillon
My main business interests are in the drinks industry. I own and operate three Off Licences one in Santry Dublin 9, one in Kimmage Dublin 12 and one in Harolds Cross Dublin 6W. I also own the Corkage Group which has a portfolio of Drinks Industry related websites including Corkage.ie (Ireland’s leading wedding wine website), Simplygifts.ie (Online Gift & Hamper Company) & thebeerclub.ie (Ireland’s speciality and craft beer online store). More sites are currently under development in the group.
I have been interested in business and entrepreneurship for many years and have always wanted to run my own business. My experience of setting up my businesses over the years prompted me to set up Startups.ie, I felt that there was a need for real and relevant information for people facing the scary world of going it alone. I wanted to create a website that would let people see other Startup stories at an early stage to show that it can be done!. Providing Information & Inspiration has been the motto from day one..
Since our launch Startups.ie has grown from strength to strength, we now receive thousands of visits each month and a constant stream of questions, offers of help and contributions from far and wide. We have big plans for this year so watch this space.
2012 saw the launch of the Startup Awards which were held in the Burlington hotel on the 24th of May. The awards recognise and reward the best in Irish Startup businesses. Applications to enter for the 2013awards will be opening soon, please get in touch if you would like to enter your company. Further information can be found on www.startupawards.ie
If you would like to contact me please do so at firstname.lastname@example.org