Startup Weekend Sustainability Dublin
Friday, October 19 - 21, 2018
Friday, October 19 - 21, 2018
Event starts at 6:00 pm
42 Pearse Street
Startup Weekend Sustainability
Are you passionate about innovation? Design? Sustainable development? Want to work toward building a more sustainable future for all? Then look no further as we have the perfect event for you! Whether you are currently working within these industries or not, your personal experience, passion and perspective can enable the development of a successful idea. Anyone can help disrupt an industry and transform nations, regardless of what their skill set is. Programmers, Marketers, Strategists, Creative Professionals, Inventive Students and all around driven people will come together for this Startup Weekend of collaboration and innovation.
Startup Weekend Sustainability is the perfect opportunity to pitch an idea, gather a team and see if you can turn that idea into a startup that will support and enhance our economy, society and surrounding environment from the beginning. Whether the idea is sustainability-focused, or is simply a business which integrates sustainable practices in their operations and strategy, we will provide you with the tools to get your idea produced in an incredibly short amount of time, test it with potential consumers and pitch your startup to a panel of judges.
Don't have a startup idea? That doesn't matter, we want you anyway - and we would bet our bottom dollar that you will end up pitching something before the weekend is out!
What's different about this event?
To show that sustainability is the future of business, we are ensuring the entire event is a green event itself! Every element from our branded t-shirts to stationary, from food to waste disposal, we are incorporating ethical production and sustainably sourced or recycled materials throughout.
In just 54 hours, you will experience the highs, lows, joys and pressures that make up life at a startup. As you learn how to create a real company you will meet the very best mentors, investors, co-founders and sponsors, all of whom are ready to help you get started. So whoever you may be and whatever dreams and aspirations you may have, come and take part in a weekend that could change your life and the future of many! And even if it doesn't, you can be sure that you will come away from the event with an extremely rewarding and memorable experience.
Who is Startup Weekend Sustainability for?
It doesn't matter what you do or where you come from, Startup Weekend Sustainability is designed as an inclusive event and program that brings all sorts of people together including...
- aspiring & experienced entrepreneurs
- developers and other tech-related professionals
- designers of all types
- non-technical talent (i.e. business, sales, finance, legal, etc.)
- students from universities and even secondary school
- professionals looking to switch careers or build new skills
- passionate visionaries
- lifelong learners and educators
What do you need to bring?
Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.
Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. Over the course of the weekend, you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your minimum viable product that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get mentoring, feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely!
Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend-long experience. Your ticket includes:
- 7 full (and delicious) vegan meals over the course of the weekend
- Benefits and discounts from our global partners
- One-on-one time with amazing mentors
- A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
- All the internet and coffee you can consume.
- A jam-packed weekend of learning, innovation and FUN!
- 1-month co-working space in Huckletree, Dublin (worth €500+).
- 3-months co-working space (4 desks) in the Hatch Lab, Gorey (worth €3,000).
Feeling inspired? Join us for a very special weekend, and be a part of the global Techstars Startup Weekend movement!
Questions? Press inquiries? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and don't forget to follow us on Twitter and Instagram @SWSustainDub
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He’s currently Global Head of Start Up Delivery for Aviva where he works with the Start Up and Innovation community to identify emerging businesses, technologies and operating models that can deliver material impact. He also runs shuggi.co where he helps start-ups and high growth companies reach their potential. Elie has a Bachelor of Science (Computing Science) sub-majoring in International Management with First Class Honours from the University of Technology, Sydney and is also a member of Mensa. He’s an avid gamer, yoga practitioner and very passionate about social, economic and environmental sustainability (which is why he’s so excited to be a judge this weekend).
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.
After moving to Europe from the U.S., she founded The Giving Circles of Amsterdam and Ireland, whose aim is to democratize giving and engage a new generation of donors. Following work in a major law firm and political campaigns, she served as Executive Director of the Freedom Writers Foundation through its book and feature film release. She now provides strategy, management and fundraising guidance to social enterprises, start-ups and foundations whose values align with hers.
Faye believes impact investing is inevitable and is a member of several investor syndicates in Europe. She is a board member of Philanthropy Ireland and The Community Foundation for Ireland. She holds a B.A. (University of Washington) and an MBA (UCLA Anderson School).
Coaches and Mentors
He is currently the International CIO at Aviva Group with technical responsibility for Europe & India with a remit to kill legacy, drive their Digital agenda by introducing the next generation of Agile based on Flow Principles and to disrupt the insurance business by collaborating with FinTech/InsurTech startups.
In his first book "Flow - A Handbook for Change Makers, Mavericks, Innovation Activists and Leaders", Fin explores what he calls the new world of Agile. The second book, "12 steps to Flow: The New Framework for Business Agility" delves into more detail and is backed up by a comprehensive training program. The third book, “From DevOps to Flow: Creating Teams That Win the Future” is the first part of a mini-series aimed at Executive education.
Prior to Aviva, Fin joined Paddy Power as the Group CIO & CTO for Europe where he pioneered DevOps, Kanban, Continuous Delivery and an early variant of Flow where he discovered that Technology and Process change is relatively easy compared to cultural change.
Senior Manager, Climate Change and Sustainability, Natural Capital Partners; Co-Founder, Climate Cocktail Club
My experience incorporates over ten years of team leadership, engineering, technology development/deployment, project management and sustainability in a range of industries including smart cities, energy, environment, education, government, project management and financial reviews.
My specialised experience includes:
• Project management (interdisciplinary & technology);
• Software/app and business model development;
• Technology research, development and deployment;
• Energy/sustainability/environmental management systems (ISO 50001, ISO 14000);
• Strategic planning and implementation;
• Sustainability/environmental/energy reporting;
• Regulatory compliance and negotiation;
• Environmental and energy legislation development/compliance;
• Greenhouse gas emission regulatory reporting and supply chain assessment;
• Sustainability policy development, implementation and assessment.
Research Co-ordinator - UCD Centre for Business and Society (CeBaS) and Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI)
CTO @ Parkpnp
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Sustainability 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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