The unique individuals featured in the First Up series believed in an idea and did everything possible to make that idea work. They invested in their own talent and creativity in order to create a career or lifestyle suited to their vision and personal aspirations.

The speakers will tell their own stories from the beginning, how they developed their ideas and will share their plans for the future.

Katie Holly is the Managing Director of Blinder Films, where she has produced documentaries, scripted comedy, web-series, short films and feature films including The Savage Eye, The Queen of Ireland, Love and Friendship, and the upcoming Grace Jones documentary The Story of My Life. Previous to Blinder, Katie was Head of Development and Production Executive for Treasure Entertainment.