Irish Female MMA Entrepreneur Makes History at All Ireland Business Summit

Irish woman and creator of MMA Connect TV, Lydia Des Dolles has been nominated for a prestigious Business All-Star award at the upcoming All-Ireland Business Summit on Thursday April 19th in the category of ‘Rising Star in New Media’.

Lydia created MMA Connect TV was created in 2016 to provide a platform to promote grassroots combat sports, documenting the journey from amateur to the professional ranks and sharing the health and wellness benefits of the martial arts lifestyle.

MMA Connect TV Lydia Des Dolles

In just under 3 years the company has amassed a social following of 35K, audience reach of 120K, and total video views of 1.2million becoming Ireland and the UK’s leading combat sports platform and and the first of its kind in social broadcast.

MMA Connect TV Lydia Des Dolles All Ireland Business Summit

Speaking from the national media photocall at Croke Park spoke on her nomination Lydia said: “It’s a huge honour to be here today, to be amongst so many key players in Ireland’s successful Business landscape is an incredible feat for myself and MMA Connect TV.”

MMA Connect TV Lydia Des Dolles

“Win or Lose, to be recognised alone is a gentle reminder to myself that I am on the right path with MMA Connect TV. Not to mention its a huge boost for the wider martial arts & combat sports community in Ireland – this is the first time martial arts or combat sports has been recognised at the All-Ireland Business Summit in this capacity which is hugely encouraging for us,” she added.

Lydia and her fellow nominees will join the likes of Gerry Hussey, Bressie, Dragons’ Den Ireland’s Gavin Duffy, Ramona Nicholas, Keith Barry, Supermac’s CEO Pat Mc Donagh, and Ivan Yates, on April 19th for the official award accreditation’s and a day of business networking.

Lydia is a strong contender who we are backing all the way.