Youre probably already following Paddy Cosgrave (and if youre not then click that link right now). But if you really want a proper perspective upon the Irish startup scene, whether youre part of it or watching from abroad, then its worth following a select few of its key players on Twitter. Which is why weve put together this post: consider it your Irish Tech Twitter primer – the first in a series of lists of people we think are total legends.
1. Ed Fidgeon-Kavanagh
Founder of Startup Slides and Chief Presentationist at Clearpreso an odd-sounding job title, but he’s the go-to guy for crafting an impressive pitch, as well as these Saul-esque business cards:
The “Better Call Ed” business cards are almost gone, so should I reorder them, or copyright infringe on another show? pic.twitter.com/5I6u6KtEk1
Ed Fidgeon-Kavanagh (@Clearpreso) March 25, 2015
2. Kevin Abosch
Aside from taking all those lovely Web Summit portraits and the Faces of Ireland you see at the airport, Abosch works on Kwikdesk (its most recent product was Cryptoshift) and pens the occasional must-read Medium essay.
“Birthday Cake” (2009) pic.twitter.com/MBPUlLkpOg
kevin abosch (@kevinabosch) May 15, 2015
3. Ann O’Dea
O’Dea is CEO and editor-at-large of Silicon Republic – aside from offering tech news and insights, her Twitter feed is full of stories, meetups and events championing women in Irish tech.
Ann O’Dea (@AnnODeaSR) March 18, 2015
4. Stephen McIntyre
You know you want to see inside Twitter’s Irish HQ… Aside from unique insights as the Managing Director at Twitter, McIntyre’s Twitter is a great collection of Irish stories, tech and non-tech.
5. Darragh Doyle
The person to know if youre (a) Irish and (b) involved in the arts, Doyle does online strategy and community management for arts and business organisations and also looks after the @Ireland project.
Darragh Doyle (@darraghdoyle) March 24, 2015
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Des Traynor (@destraynor) March 19, 2015
Paul Quigley (@paulyq) March 6, 2015
10. Andreea Wade
Wade is involved with tonnes of interesting Irish tech: she’s head of product at INM Ditial, organiser of Startup Weekend Dublin, and Founder of AskaTon events and Startup Hiking. She also has an adorable pet dog (below).