Startup Weekend Dublin
Friday, November 11 - 13, 2016
Friday, November 11 - 13, 2016
Event starts at 6:00 pm
What can you create in a weekend?
The weekend culminates with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback! If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur and contribute to a more sustainable world, be part of Startup Weekend Dublin.
Friday November 11th
Saturday November 12th
Sunday November 13th
Currently leading MasterCard's Start Path Global programme and working with early stage companies in the fintech, commerce and payments space to grow their businesses.
Previously part of the startup team and Director of Communications at NDRC, an early stage investor in technology startup companies and ranked #2 University Business Accelerator in the world.
Led the Business Development team for Queen Mary, University of London, managing a team to identify opportunities for technology commercialisation and industry collaboration.
Named as as one of the 100 top women in STEM in Ireland in 2014. In the same year, designed and led the Female Founders startup programme for 10 early stage companies with women in a founding role.
He is currently Head of Domestic Clients for Google's Large Customer Sales team in Ireland, on a mission to help Irish companies grow by getting the most out of Google's platforms.
He has worked with Google for the last four and a half years, before which he was Sales Director with The Sunday Business Post.
Cian studied German and English at Trinity College Dublin and enjoys running, rugby and reading, but not at the same time.
Jeanne and her team provide a practical, solution-driven approach to data protection issues, and she has been a thought leader on GDPR preparedness strategies for several years, including during the negotiation period of the Regulation.
Jeanne is a regular speaker at conferences in Ireland and abroad on GDPR, legal issues for start-up and scaling companies and data privacy generally. Previous speaking engagements include IBA, ABA, UCD, TCD and Law Society of Ireland (including teaching on its MOOC on Data Protection Law).
Silviu is also the chairman of one of Entrepreneurs Anonymous, providing monthly networking events for budding entrepreneurs. He is organising the Travel Meets Big Data Hackathon + Conference; and is one of the founders of Event.Cards; a tool making business networking more effective. On top of that he is also a lead investor. He has founded and exited tech companies and can as an experienced entrepreneur and judge provide hands on feedback to all participants of SW Dublin!
Coaches and Mentors
As an NDRC Venture Investment Lead, David sources, engages, guides, and enables teams to transform the best ideas into globally scalable businesses.
David is a talented communicator and connector, with a unique understanding of the Irish and European startup ecosystems.
He helps his clients to deliver winning presentations that replace the usual “death by powerpoint” style of presentation with one that is simple, clear and engaging.
Having come from a business background he approaches presentations from both a business-sense as well as design standpoint, knowing that for a winning pitch both aspects need to be well thought out.
Prior to Axonista, Claire was part of the team that established the Setanta Sports channels in Ireland and the UK. Her experience across broadcast and mobile industries has cemented Claire’s reputation as a recognised thought leader and speaker at global industry events, and as a trusted advisor to numerous startup communities.
She is also an ambassador for the Silicon Valley based accelerator Blackbox Connect, and for Going for Growth, an Irish initiative to support female entrepreneurs to achieve their growth ambitions.
Following time at IBM and Merrill Lynch, David joined McKinsey & Company Consulting where he advised a wide range of clients including internet start ups, mobile phone operators and private equity firms.
After McKinsey, David joined the senior management team of ezetop as the Head of Online and Head of Product before leaving to advise a number of multi-nationals and start-up companies in the areas of online sales, technology and fund-raising.
David received a Masters in Business from Smurfit Business School, University College Dublin (2007) and a BA Mod in Computer Science from Trinity College Dublin (2006).
He lives by the vision of “be inspired every day and every day inspire others” and has a goal of making a huge positive impact on this world. You might see him jogging early in the mornings (humming to the Rolling Stones) or finding him somewhere hiking in the mountains.
He has watched Star Wars too many times and believes the force is strong in this generation
In 2011 he planned to move abroad for half a year. Since then he desperately tries to figure out what went wrong. Secretly he thinks that moving abroad was one of the best decisions he made in his live so far.
In his spare time he can be found climbing in and around Oslo however if you try to find him during work hours your best bet would be the cookie jar.
Organizer at AdTech Meetup London: A meetup aimed to build awesome relationships, discuss great ideas, educate the AdTech community and have fun while doing it.
Lover of Chess Boxing.
She has recently founded ArtCraft, a social enterprise enabling homeless and disabled artists to sell their art online.
He has participated in Adopt a Startup program as well as volunteered at previous Startup Weekends. He has been part of a startup as well as indie game development team before joining Google.
He frequently leads agency trainings about marketing solutions and how to achieve greater impact. In his spare time Richard is an avid mountaineer and catching up with e-sports.
In the early 1990s she founded, managed, raised venture capital and grew a successful technology company for which she was recognised “Business woman of the Year”. She has lectured extensively in Universities and on public and private MBA programmes.
She has played an instrumental role in the growth of over 120 high potential Irish startups through her unrelenting focus on customers. This focus has gained her both national and international acclaim.
A natural leader she inspires enthusiasm in others to stretch beyond their comfort zone to attain targets they never thought possible.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Dublin 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 Dublin is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
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