Ireland's Student Startup Weekend
Friday, April 10 - 12, 2015
Friday, April 10 - 12, 2015
Event starts at 6:30 pm
Western Gateway Building WGB
Transform your ideas into action in 54 hours
Saturday morning: Workshops! We'll have mini-bootcamps led by local experts on such topics as lean start-up methodologies, building effective launch pages, and more -- all lessons you will be able to leverage over the weekend.
Saturday and Sunday: Work days! Teams focus on user research, customer development, validating their ideas and building prototypes with the help of experienced coaches from the entrepreneurial world. You’re welcome to stay and work as long as the venue will allow!
- Delicious & healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner for the whole weekend
- A free .co domain name
- Awesome coaching by industry leaders
- A network of 100+ new business, developer, designer & entrepreneur friends who are also excited about changing the world
Friday April 10th
Saturday April 11th
Sunday April 12th
He specialises in Sales, and has demonstrated his entrepreneurial flair through his organization of events such as the monthly gather 'Mobile Monday', having founded a sales consultancy 'Flex Strategic', as well as founding his current adventure 'Touchdown Partners' who's aim is to help scale EMEA consumer electronic brands.
He has mentored and advised a vast number of new startup businesses and he has great experience in marketing and event management.
Christine is skilled in formulating and driving strategies for business development and performance improvement. She is a proactive and enthusiastic person who is results-driven and has broad customer service experience
Coaches and Mentors
Having co-founded National Beauty Distribution in 2010, he has helped grow it into the leading PR, marketing a distribution company for emerging brands in the beauty industry in Ireland. Through the experience derived in the industry, he then co-founded WhatSalon - a mobile application that allows you to browse and book appointments in salons local to you. They have just closed their Series A and are now launching in London.
Sarah has academic and commercial experience in sales and marketing and loves all things business. She was previously a UCC Lecturer’s Assistant and Exam Corrector for the Department of Management & Marketing, specialising in Market Research and Consumer Behaviour.
Frank is a Business Graduate of Trinity College Dublin.
Extensive international experience in business development, evaluation, consultancy and training, in areas such as local economic development, entrepreneurship and venture creation working in USA, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, UK, Taiwan, Albania, Mongolia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Serbia and Montenegro.
Tommy led from the front as Auditor at the UCC Entrepreneurial & Social Society, a position which he held for two years.
He is one of the Founders of the Irish Student Startup Weekend, as well as UCC Coderdojo.
Ross is Co founder of Pundit Arena, Irelands leading sports media website. Pundit Arena is powered by articulate fans, aspiring and established journalists. The ‘pundits’ write about topics and sports of interest to them and publish their content through the Pundit Arena web platform.
Richard and Ross won the Bank of Ireland IGNITE Business of the Year award in 2014 and are currently completing their Seed round funding for Pundit arena which now has 200+ writers working for the website.
His outstanding marketing & social media campaigns have gotten himself and his business noticed nationwide and abroad everywhere from the Irish examiner to the CNBC and ABC news in the US. He was also involved in bringing the first Startup Weekend to Cork back in 2013!
UA identifies and empowers the world's top students across the sciences, business, humanities and creative arts, and is rapidly expanding around the world having been founded in Ireland in 2008. In 2013, Louise edited a best-selling book, New Thinking, New Ireland, featuring contributions from young Irish high-achievers. She is also the founder of #Fifty50, an initiative that champions equal gender balance for conference speakers in Ireland.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Ireland's Student Startup Weekend team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.
Techstars Startup Weekend Cork is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
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