Startup Weekend Dublin June 2017
Friday, June 16 - 18, 2017
Friday, June 16 - 18, 2017
Event starts at 6:00 pm
Google EMEA HQ
Get Ready for 54 Hours of Building Awesome Startups!
The hardest part of starting up is starting out. At Startup Weekend, you'll be immersed in the ideal environment for startup magic to happen.
Surrounded by smart, passionate people and with the best tools and approaches at your disposal, you’ll take giant leaps toward creating a business, becoming a founder, and connecting with the right people and resources.
Friday June 16th
Saturday June 17th
Sunday June 18th
Dermot was COO and CTO for Storyful where he grew it from two to 35 staff, build the core technology platform and operations and managed finances and investment. Storyful was sold to NewsCorp for $25 million in 2013. Dermot spent over decade in GE working in Ireland & Europe on financial services products, strategy and technology.
Dermot was an adjunct lecturer at the Smurfit Graduate Business School for 12 years.
Skilled in Retail Banking ,Operations Management, Consumer & mortgage Lending, Banking, Credit Analysis, and People leadership. Strong professional background with a Master's in Business Administration, Certified Bank Director and Strategic Management from London Business School. Director and Executive council member of the Institute of Banking in Ireland The Institute of Banking - UCD . Previous Chair of the Irish Mortgage Council , Irish Banking Federation.
The team work closely with Start-ups to help refine their proposition and prepare them for external investment.
Prior to working in HPSU, Tom worked as a strategic and financial adviser within the Growth Capital and Banking relationships team. He has a strong track record in assisting clients from a wide variety of sectors at various stages in their lifecycle, in the development and implementation of their growth strategy, helping them to identify and secure the most appropriate form of finance necessary to achieve scale.
Prior to joining Enterprise Ireland, Tom worked for over 9 years across multiple industries including telecoms, banking and consulting.
Tom is a qualified CIMA Accountant, holds Masters of Business from the IMI and a degree in Business Studies (specialising in Economics & Finance) from Waterford Institute of Technology. In addition Tom has completed executive training courses in IMD (Switzerland) and EVCA.
Coaches and Mentors
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.
Founder - Hibeam.co
CTO, Co-Founder & Developer Redeem&Get
Specialties: User Interface Design | Information Architecture | Content Strategy | Usability | Front End Coding | Project Objective Setting | Development Liaise
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.
Paddy was part of technology teams which lead to some of Ireland's most successful acquisitions with Cape Technologies (Acquired by WeDo Technologies), The Now Factory (Acquired by IBM), Mobile Travel Technologies (MTT, Acquired by TravelPort).
Paddy also advises early stage companies on modern product development and strategy techniques to grow their business.
Sean has ~20 years experience as an entrepreneur, engineer and business executive who has founded, financed and run several start-ups in the technology, mobile and venture capital sectors as well as holding senior leadership roles in Google’s advertising business and the Google X research lab.
He has spent the last 3 years working at Google [x], leading Business, Product & Partnership Strategy for Project Wing. As Head of Business Strategy, Sean helped grow the team from a small research idea into a substantial organisation focused on launching a breakthrough consumer product. Prior to joining Google, Sean was a co-founder of Masabi (2001-05), a leader in mobile train ticketing which has raised $20m in VC financing and a Founding Partner in Inventive Capital (2006-11) a Venture Capital boutique, which partnered with leading institutions such as Max Planck Institute.
Angela started her own market research consultancy after gaining years of experience in the corporate world. In the US she worked as a global marketing manager for Medtronic, and in Ireland lead innovation activities for the company. She held academic positions in both the National University of Ireland and the Royal College of Surgeons. She has PhD in clinical pharmacology, an MBA and diploma in digital marketing. She is a business opportunity specialist, an expert in identification of customer needs and insights, innovation practices and new technology project management.
Angela loves to travel, doesn’t drink black tea, and chills out by life drawing.
Gianfranco has organised Startup Weekends in Dublin previously.
At the moment is Givebox.xyz - Give and take old things away locally. It's an Android and iOS mobile app developed re-using Web Technologies skills.
He is a firm believer that consistency of communication is crucial to the success and effectiveness of any brand, regardless of whether it’s implemented in print, online or anywhere else!
Keith has also co-organised a Startup Weekend in Galway focused on FoodTech.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Dublin June 2017 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