An Evening with Ray Nolan (February 2010)1 February, 2010
On 11th February 2010, Flynn O’Driscoll sponsored an Irish International Business Network, Dublin evening where over 100 guests attended the event.Ray Nolan was the keynote speaker and Pat Flynn of the firm also gave those in attendance an overview of some topical legal issues.A serial I.T. entrepreneur, Ray Nolan has been instrumental in the success of a number of companies in the Irish technology sector.
He founded his first company in 1989 to develop bespoke software solutions for the legal and hospitality sectors, before subsequently developing www.coretime.com, a leading time and billing management system sold to Sage in 2004.Ray founded Hostelworld.com in 1999 when he identified an opportunity to introduce online bookings to youth and tourist hostels.As CEO, Ray grew the company to become the leading worldwide brand with distribution contracts in 170 countries and sold it in November 2009 for more than $500MM.>Ray continues to enjoy success with new companies, launching www.worky.com, and Cloudsplit in 2009.Awards for Ray include Ernst & Young Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year 2003, and IIA Net Visionary 2006.
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