Startup City will be launched by Lord Mayor Cllr Oisin Quinn on Wednesday at 12.45 in the Digital Hub, Crane Street, Dublin 8.
I am delighted to be supporting this event through working with the business participants and Dublin City Enterprise Board, and being a member of the StartUp City team.
A co-creation event to redesign City supports for enterprise
How can Dublin effectively encourage, support and create opportunities for the city’s startups and entrepreneurs? How can the city systems and resources be used to develop new business ideas? By sharing our experiences and skills can we quickly design initiatives that will make a real difference?
Irish enterprise support has traditionally been provided by a range of diverse national and local bodies, however the Dublin startup support system is changing. Dublin City Council has a new role in directly supporting the Local Enterprise Offices (LEO’s) and the Digital Hub.
This changing environment gives the opportunity to examine how these and other city systems, resources and assets could be leveraged to support early business development and social entrepreneurs.
Dublin City Council has invited key stakeholders connected to the Start Up community to get involved in addressing these challenges. Over 2½ days, representatives from city businesses and others, Dublin City Council, the City Enterprise Board, public sector bodies and industry professionals will develop solutions to these challenges and pitch them to a judging panel.
WHERE & WHEN?
The Digital Hub, Crane Street, Dublin 8.
We are delighted to announce Toby Scott of Know Innovation and Joanne Hession of QED Training and QED International as keynote speakers on Wednesday afternoon. We will also be joined by a panel of home grown start-ups – including Graham Clarke of www.KookyDough.ie , Yinka Rahman of www.Hairweavon.com , Jason Roe of www.ParkYa.com , Mark Loftus of International Life Ireland, Tom Ponsonby of www.eXsite.ie and Jason Tully of www.Buildcost.ie who will share their experiences and challenges.
On Thursday, as teams get working addressing the challenge, they will learn practical tools and techniques from Ré Dubhthaigh of Civic Works and Monica Contreras and Andrea Di Marco of the Institute without Boundaries. They will also be supported by a range of facilitators, visualisers and topic experts as you formulate up solutions and opportunities for Dublin’s entrepreneurs.
Other business participants and team members are
Keith McDonnell, of Extreme Ireland
Audrey Hughes of PrincipleHR
Carol Cregg of SEDA College
Graham Clarke of Kooky Dough
Paul Haycock of Paul Haycock & Associates
Alison Hackett, writer
David FitzGerald of Scapegoat Design
Kevin Loaec of Reinventing the wallet
Aidan MacDonnell of Synergy Stocktaking
Paul Byrne of Optophonic
John Bourke of Col Lab
Conor Quinn of Bikesnug
Anna Young of Accents Coffee & Tea Lounge
Ailbhe Roche of the Irish Whiskey Museum
Friday will see the results of their hard work presented to a distinguished panel of StartUp partners and city companies
Eva Byrne of www.ArchitectsHouseExchange.com ,
Cora Barnes of www.3qrecruitment.ie and
Agata Stoinska www.d-lightstudios.com
chaired by the Dublin City Manager Philip Maguire.
On behalf of the Startup Team in Dublin City Council, the Dublin City Enterprise Board, The Institute Without Boundaries and the Digital Hub we look forward to working with the teams this week .
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Billy Linehan of Celtar
“business advice in Dublin”