Ireland's

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Startup Gathering 2015

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Startup Gathering 2015

5th - 10th October 2015

  • Dublin 5 OCT
  • Waterford 6 OCT
  • Cork 7 OCT
  • Limerick 8 OCT
  • Galway 9 OCT
  • Regions 5-9 OCT
Dublin
+60 events

Dublin.

With a startup scene to rival London, Berlin and New York, Dublin is fast becoming the hub for startups with a vast array of activities dedicated to the needs of the community including pre-incubators, and accelerators, high-performance workspaces and events such as startup weekends and drinkabouts. Reflecting the change in the city`s economic landscape, Dublin is now home to a significant number of international companies including: Facebook, Google, Intel, LinkedIn, alongside many high performance indigenous Irish startups. Amongst the 70+ events taking place as part of the Dublin Startup Gathering programme is the longstanding DublinBeta and newest addition to the fintech scene, Idea Starter Weekend.

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Waterford
+20 events

Waterford.

Waterford is the location of choice for prominent multinational companies GlaxoSmithkline, Bausch & Lomb, Genzyme, Hasbro, Teva Pharmaceuticals and Honeywell International as well as being home to the startup programme New Frontiers in Waterford Institute of Technology. IBEC, New Frontiers and Enterprise Ireland are just a sample of the many organisations that will be hosting events as part of over 20 Startup Gathering events in Waterford.

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Cork
+50 events

Cork.

With a population of over 100,000, Cork is the second largest city in Ireland, with a highly active eco-system which includes; incubators Gateway University College Cork (UCC) and the Tyndall National Institute. The Rubicon Centre and UCC`s IGNITE Programme are home to the city`s startup programmes. Cork Innovates also play a very supportive role in the startup sector and will host the Horizon2020 for Startups & Scale-ups event as one of over 50 Startup Gathering events in Cork.

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Limerick
+40 events

Limerick.

Limerick is the third most populous city in the country and has a burgeoning startup sector. Supports such as Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT), The University of Limerick (UL), Shannon Airport and the Shannon Development agency are the driving forces behind its success. Startup programmes in New Frontiers LIT and the Nexus Studio Programme in UL along with the Hartnett Accelerator are also hugely supportive to the startup scene. `Megadojo Limerick` run by Coderdojo is among over 35 events for Limerick`s Startup Gathering.

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Galway
+20 events

Galway.

Galway has a strong academic base in the form of NUIG and GMIT with several national research labs, including the Irish Marine Institute and the Insight Centre for Data Analytics contributing to the growing number of PhDs and researchers in the area. Startups such as OnePageCRM, Ex Ordo and Element Wave as well as Startup Galway contribute to the vibrant tech startup scene in Galway. Among the top events for Galway`s Startup Gathering are `Design Your Future` run by CURAM which aims to promote entrepreneurship as a career path and `Going International` hosted by WestBIC as well as over 25 other events for Galway`s Startup Gathering.

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Regions
+70 events

Regions.

With over 300 events taking place as part of the Startup Gathering 2015 across five cities: Dublin, Waterford, Cork, Limerick and Galway, the reaction to the inaugural event has been unprecedented, further demonstrated by the project extended reach across the regions with over 70 events taking place.

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