Dublin City shows the Way for the StartUp Gathering 5 Oct 2015
It is great to be involved in organising an event for early stage businesses with LEO Dublin City, the enterprise department of Dublin City Council.
Again business owners of early stage startups are the focus of the event, no business celebs here claiming starlight for themselves. A previous attendee of this event likened it to a ”mini accelerator”, so great was the impact of listening to a wide range of speakers sharing their’ warts and all’ experiences.
Set to be one of the biggest national startup events in the world, Startup Gathering 2015 will take place across Ireland from the 5th to 10th October, with over 300 events being planned across 5 days, 5 industries and 5 cities, Dublin, Waterford, Cork, Limerick and Galway, with the aim of championing the growth of the startup sector throughout Ireland.
Owners of 16 great businesses share their personal experiences of growing a company in the Capital City. This event happening in Wood Quay will be one of the first to kickstart the week of the StartUp Gathering.
Greg Swift, Head of Enterprise, Dublin City Council, comments “We are delighted to be involved in the StartUp Gathering, and to put forward such a wide range of companies willing to tell their tales. These companies are typical of the businesses we support, coming from technology, food, web and the creative industries sectors.”
“I based the design of this event on previous ‘Your Business Day’ showcases in Dublin’s Science Gallery”, says Billy Linehan, “and then we were heavily influenced by the format of the Dublin Web Summit – in its the early days.”
All businesses have been founded in the last 5 years, and have been supported by LEO Dublin City.
Our clients will be from all sectors, including:
- Creative Industries
- Food Business
The venue is in the Dublin City Council’s offices at Wood Quay. Places are free, so book today.
Included at the event are:
- Presentations from 16 business owners
- Free speed mentoring, short advice sessions with expert business mentors
- Networking over coffee and lunch breaks
#StartUpCity & #SG2015 #startupirl
For further information contact: Billy Linehan, Celtar. T: 00 353 86 608 6991
Coffee & speed mentoring
|Greg Swift, Head of Enterprise, Dublin City Council
Billy Linehan, Facilitator, Celtar & LEO business mentor
|9.40||Panel 1 – Tech
Stuart Mcmullen, Downthesofa.com
Marcio Prudencio & Tiago Mascarenhas, POW eLearning
Gemma Clarke, Inforama
Paul McDonald, Sonitus Systems
|10.40||Panel 2 – Food
Isolde Johnson, Cool Beans
Catherine Buggy, Boutique Bake
Sabine Hobbel & Nico Oliveri, Leaves Pure Food
|11.30||Coffee break & networking|
|11.50||Panel 3– Creative & Design
Beibhinn Flood, The Design House
Lucy Clarke, Elks (formerly Si and Lu)
Ali Ryan, Goss.ie
|12.40||Panel 4– web & ecommerce
Rosanna Fiorenza, Travelling Languages
Georgina Caraher, Experience Gaelic Games
Ailbhe Roche, Irish Whiskey Museum
Stephen O’Brein, Cableflag
|1.30 – 2.30||LUNCH