THE FIRST LIMERICK OPEN COFFEE meets today, promising cross-talk of ways entrepreneurs are side-stepping Ireland's current economic woes by creating compelling export-based products and services. I hope I can get some feedback for the Web Promotion for Business short course that Tipperary Institute is running with LIT for the exclusive benefit of Dell redundant workers. Perhaps I can arrange a short piece in FocuSME magazine. The monthly meet-ups of entrepreneurs, founders and students in Limerick's Absolute Hotel is one of the most inspiring activities I do every month. Limerick Open Coffee is a relatively long-running affair, inspired by James Corbett on the heels of Sal Klein's London network. Most of those attending come from incubation centres in the University of Limerick and the Limerick Institute of Technology. Even though third level students benefit from LOCC meetings, it will be more difficult to arrange these meet-ups next during next semester because of timetable conflicts so it's good to get rejuvenated today.