Yesterday saw the launch of the Startup Gathering 2015 programme at Dublin’s NDRC.
The goal of the Startup Gathering, which takes place from October 5-10 forthcoming, is to promote entrepreneurship and help develop world class regional startup hubs as well as highlighting Irelands startup sector to global entrepreneurs, investors and R&D teams.
To this end, three hundred events will take place across five days in Dublin, Waterford, and Cork, Limerick and Galway, with additional programmes taking place in the North-East and North-West of the country. Participants will have an opportunity to showcase their startups, discover the supports and services available to them, take part in networking opportunities and collaborate with other startups and established corporates.
— Gene (@genemurphy) September 8, 2015
Eoin Costello, co-founder of Startup Ireland said Startup Gathering 2015 is more than just an awareness campaign. Its about driving real change across the startup sector, creating better networks, connections and collaborations with all of the players in short, we want to kick-start Irelands startup revolution.
We already have most of the key elements in place. As Forbes best country in the world for business, Ireland has lots in its favour with an enviable presence of leading international companies, good rankings in the Global Innovation Index, a skilled workforce, good accelerators and incubators for early stage companies and well-established support systems from State agencies.
To attract overseas entrepreneurs, Enterprise Ireland has established a dedicated 500k Startup fund in conjunction with the Startup Gathering to attract international startups to locate in Ireland.
Pictured above, from left: Liam McLoughlin, Chief Executive, Bank of Ireland Retail; Minister of State for Business and Employment, Ged Nash TD; Eoin Costello, co-founder of Startup Ireland; Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton T.D.; and Iseult Ward, founder of FoodCloud.