Techstars Startup Week Set For Dublin

27 Sep 2018 | 03.08 pm

Techstars Startup Week Set For Dublin

30 events from November 19-23.

27 Sep 2018 | 03.08 pm

Techstars, the international seed accelerator, is bringing its Startup Week to Dublin in association with Dublin City Council from November 19-23. The event is aimed at entrepreneurs, startups, community facilitators and those hoping to start their own businesses.

Techstars Startup Week has previously taken place in 57 countries and hosted 100,000 participants globally in 2017. TechStars currently employs hundreds across its headquarters and member programs, and more than 1,600 portfolio companies.

The gathering will consist of a five-day series of free networking events, keynotes, panel discussions and workshop sessions on topics such as getting started, joining a tech startup, finding funding, how to build your team and how to promote diversity in a startup . CEOs and investors will also be present for mentoring sessions and other events.

Co-Organiser Gene Murphy said: “If you’ve been thinking about beginning a startup, want to jump into a high growth company or run your own company then Startup Week Dublin is designed for you as it showcases the people and places that can help you take that next best step.”

Programme director Matthew Helt claimed that the entrepreneurial community in Dublin “stands out as one of the top in terms of educating its participants about what it takes to create a thriving business”.

Events will be held at various venues across Dublin City. Local organisers have selected five ‘tracks’ which they feel are relevant to the startup community in the capital:

  1. Entrepreneurship 101
  2. Diversity and Inclusion
  3. Design
  4. Developer
  5. Future

Events are designed to take place at times that suit participants who are currently working, with events taking place in early morning, lunch times and evenings.

Senior economic development officer at Dublin City Council Steven O’Gara added: “Last year saw a record number of startups created in Dublin with 22,354 new companies formed. Local Government is supporting this activity through initiatives such as the Local Enterprise Office (LEO). In 2017, the LEO network nationally, directly invested €16m in over 1100 start-up projects, which in turn supported the creation of 3,760 new jobs.”

Attendees can register at dublin.startupweek.co to get early access to the events schedule.

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