upcoming  events

A New Era in Mental Health: How Technology can enable Homecare and Treatment

Tuesday 6 March 2024, 12.00-1.00pm


Join us for a fascinating webinar which will look at the digital transformation that has taken place in the delivery of mental health services in the home.

Speakers: Orla Gogarty, MScOT, MBA is Director of Digital Health, Transformation and Partnerships at St Patricks’ Mental Health Services.

The event will be moderated by Professor Joyce O’Connor, Founder Member and Chair of BlockW.

Orla Gogarty, MScOT, MBA is Director of Digital Health, Transformation and Partnerships at St Patricks’ Mental Health Services. Drawing on over 35 years of clinical, management and academic experience in the NHS, Medicare Canada, the HSE, TCD and the not-for-profit sector, Orla has a proven track record in leading strategic technology, transformational and data projects including Ireland’s first integrated electronic mental health record and Patient Portal and more recently the integration of remote mental health service pathways at scale. Orla collaborates with a number of European and national forums to support Innovation, Professional Training and Smart practice in Mental Health.

Professor Joyce O’Connor, Founder Member and Chair of BlockW. Non-Executive Director St Patrick’s University Hospital and Chair of the Expert Group in Mental Health Policy -Vision for Change  

Register here for this webinar

BlockW and Ogier: Female Founders: Get Ready for Acquisition

Thursday 14 March 2024, 5.00-7:30pm

Location: Ogier's offices, Percy Exchange, 8-34 Percy Place, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 (see map)

BlockW and Ogier are delighted to announce that together with Global InvestHer, we are co-hosting an event focusing on the challenges, opportunities and reality of the start-up, exit and acquisition journey. 

'Female Founders - Get Ready for Acquisition' brings together a professional panel of Irish ecosystem leaders engaged for a part-panel, part-workshop event that has been designed for female founders.

Panellists will include:

  • Professor Joyce O'Connor - Co-Founder and Chair of BlockW
  • Sharon Meaney - Associate, Ogier
  • Lorraine Curham - Programme Director, Dogpatch Labs
  • Alison McMurtrie - COO, Trrue
  • Sorcha Mulligan - BlockW Steering Group
  • Amy Neale - Partner, Delta Partners VC
  • Anne Ravanona, Founder and CEO, GlobaI InvestHer / InvestHer Summit

There is often a psychological barrier, particularly for women, envisioning the bigger picture which can be deeply empowering for any Founder with a clear, ambitious exit plan to entice investors to their CAP Table as well as paving the way for growth success through their business activities.

State of mind is everything. We want to help create that vision for our audience on this day and beyond.

If you are a Founder who has been through an acquisition, on your roadmap towards exit or a budding entrepreneur beginning your start-up journey, we invite you to join us, to share your experience and ask any questions. Drinks and canapés will be served.

Spaces for this thought-provoking session will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. 


Ogier is a professional services firm with the knowledge and expertise to handle the most demanding and complex transactions and provide expert, efficient and cost-effective services to all our clients.

With a growing team of more than 1000 people around the world, we regularly win awards for innovation, client service and quality. Regulatory information can be found at www.ogier.com