Startup Galway Meetup with Jerry Kennelly (Tweak)
8 PM, 24 November 2016, The PorterShed
Sponsored by Collins McNicholas
24th Nov 2016
Jerry Kennelly is founder and CEO of Tweak.com. He previously founded Stockbyte and Stockdisc, two companies based in Tralee, that captured 10% of the global royalty-free stock photography market in ten years. In April 2006, both companies were sold to Getty Images (formerly GYI) for a consideration of $135 million. Kennelly's companies produced the highest pro-rata profit and profitability per employee in this worldwide industry. Kennelly, who started business as a freelance photojournalist in 1981, has been honoured by the Deloitte Fast 50 Awards and was selected as the Ernst & Young Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year in 2005. Stockbyte is also a former winner of the DHL Exporter of the Year Award. Kennelly has spearheaded the Young Entrepreneur Programme since the concept was first mooted in 2006 and has collaborated with the poverty relief agency GOAL and the Press Photographers Association of Ireland in documenting their work abroad and using those creative images to spread their messages through the media, exhibitions and calendars.