ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: Difability Entrepreneurs as Creators of Future Wealth | Tom Cooney | TEDxDrogheda

ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: Difability Entrepreneurs as Creators of Future Wealth | Tom Cooney | TEDxDrogheda

Here’s Great Tip: Difability Entrepreneurs as Creators of Future Wealth | Tom Cooney | TEDxDrogheda


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Tom believes that people with disabilities (or, rather difabilities, derived from the word “differences”) should have an opportunity to start their own business. In this talk, Tom shares his thoughts on how we, as a society, can make it happen.

Thomas Cooney is Professor in Entrepreneurship at the Dublin Institute of Technology, Academic Director of the DIT Institute for Minority Entrepreneurship and Adjunct Professor at the University of Turku (Finland). He is a former President of the International Council for Small Business (2012-13) and of the European Council for Small Business (2009-11), and was Chair of the ICSB 2014 World Entrepreneurship Conference. He was a Member of the Department of Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation ‘Entrepreneurship Forum‘ (2013-14) and has been a policy advisor to the Irish Government, European Commission, OECD and other international organisations. He was a founding Director of Startup Ireland and works in various capacities with a range of businesses and not-for-profit organisations.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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