Startup Gathering 2015: Dublin Highlights X 3

After months of preparation, Startup Gathering 2015 arrives next week, with over 300 events taking place over five days across five cities: Dublin, Waterford, Cork, Limerick and Galway.

Each day of the event (which runs October 5-10) focuses upon a different city. And
Dublin Globe being, well, Dublin Globe, we’ve selected a trio of choice happenings on October 5th, the Dublin-centric portion of the programme. Attendance to these events, it should be noted, is free.

View the programme in full here. And don’t worry, we’ll follow this piece on Monday with a national Startup Gathering round-up.

MORNING: Venture Capital Case Study
Jurys Inn Hotel, Customs House Quay, Dublin, Dublin
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Presented by InterTradeIreland, the objective of this workshop is to help early stage and new businesses experience the stages and issues in raising VC finance. The workshop will use a real venture capital case written by Lucius Cary OBE, the founder and MD of Oxford Technology Management. Cary has led four VC Trust Funds, and invested millions of pounds in dozens of startup businesses at the angel and first round funding stages.

AFTERNOON: The Silicon Stroll 2015
the Marker Hotel, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 2, Dublin
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

The annual event held by Dublin Business Innovation Centre (Dublin BIC) has as this year’s theme ‘Current Trends And Future Insights’, as interpreted by a choice selection Ireland’s most influential technology companies. Multinationals from the internet, enterprise software and the IoT sectors take to the stage to share their perspective on where these industries are right now, and where they may be in future years. Confirmed speakers include representatives from Facebook, Google, Cisco, Microsoft, IBM, Accenture and Trinity College Dublin, as well as our very own Dublin Commissioner for Startups, Niamh Bushnell. A networking event after the presentations will give both sides a prime opportunity to start relationship building with the communities.

EVENING: SFI Technology Innovation Development Award (TIDA) Pitch Off
Science Gallery Dublin, Trinity College, Pearse St, Dublin, Dublin
5:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) in association with the DCU Ryan Academy is hosting the SFI Technology Innovation Development Award (TIDA) Pitch Off. This event offers the opportunity to learn about the people and ideas being funded by SFI across the Irish Higher Education Institutes. Here, researchers funded under the SFI Technology Innovation Development Award (TIDA) will deliver short pitches to a panel of judges, with the winner and runner-up receiving funding from SFI to further support the development of their idea. The event will also provide ample opportunity to network with policy decision makers across the Irish R&D and enterprise system.

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