Startup Weekend Dublin - City Edition
Friday, November 16 - 18, 2018
Friday, November 16 - 18, 2018
Event starts at 6:30 pm
4 Barrow Street
Your idea in 54 hours
Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.
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. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.
Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:
- 7 full (and delicious) 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.
Still have questions, feel free to reach us at “firstname.lastname@example.org”.
Don’t wait any longer and join the Techstars Startup Weekend movement!
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Friday November 16th
Saturday November 17th
Sunday November 18th
He has spent ten years developing early stage startups - strategy towards growth and the investment needed to support that growth.
He is also a founder of the M1PaymentsCorridor creating a major payments cluster in Ireland.
A sociologist by training, she also serves as the research director for the European Startup Initiative, a non-profit research group that works to facilitate mutual understanding between municipalities and their startup ecosystems.
Natalie's research focuses on early-stage entrepreneurship and the development of healthy startup communities, a topic that she has dedicated her work to promoting across Europe and beyond. She is the author of Seed the Future, a new report by Tech.eu written in collaboration with Stripe and Techstars. #givefirst
Through Norio Ventures, a specialist advisory firm based in Dublin that he founded in 2016, Pete partners with fintech founders and leadership teams of established financial firms to build new ventures.
Lately, Pete has been spending most of his time in fintech-driven blockchain and distributed ledger technology projects in Ireland and abroad.
Pete is also the co-host of Money Never Sleeps, a podcast that looks inside the minds of entrepreneurs and at what makes them do what they do.
Prior to his life in the wild, Pete was the chief operating officer and global head of product development for a division of BNP Paribas and director on the board of its Irish franchise for ten years. He began his career in Boston in 1995 at Fidelity Investments and then departed for six years of servicing hedge funds in Bermuda before moving to Ireland in 2006.
With over 20 years experience in design and project management, Lewize is passionate about creating an impact for students globally. A self confessed chocoholic and animal lover who goes slightly bonkers for architecture (Zaha Hadid), the smell of the sea, Jeremy Irons and simple but life changing solutions.
He has extensive experience across digital banking, the payments industry and innovation in financial products. He has been responsible for Credit Card, Deposits and Current Account product strategies and has delivered multiple new retail products to the Irish market.
His recent role in Bank of Ireland looks at long term planning, consumer behaviour changes, market planning and incubation and the integration of fintech and innovative start-ups. He is responsible for Bank of Ireland workbench and Startlab initiatives which incubate and support the vibrant tech ecosystem across Ireland. He is also responsible for the Bank of Ireland Enterprise programme supporting business and community growth in Ireland through National Enterprise Towns and Awards and the digital platform Thinkbusiness.ie
Coaches and Mentors
Brian has leveraged the growth of MiniCorp to create and invest in multiple product ideas. Prior to the inception of MiniCorp, Brian co-founded Media inMotion, a steaming wireless in-flight entertainment, travel, and retail platform.
She is currently involved in establishing SALLI (the Smart Ageing Living Labs of Ireland) as a preeminent telehealth-and remote care facility for addressing the health and care needs of our rapidly ageing global population.
This follows on from her role as founding CEO of ISAX, the Ireland Smart Ageing Exchange, which was established in 2015 to exploit the business opportunities for Ireland in the rapidly emerging global smart ageing economy.
Prior to that she founded and ran the Ageing Well Network, a think-tank comprising senior policy makers, academics, NGOs and experts in the area of ageing, providing a forum for addressing the challenges and opportunities posed by population ageing.
Outside of work - she is currently the Chair of Teac Damsa (international award winning contemporary dance company) and a governor of the Royal Hospital Donnybrook; she has recently stood down from the board of SEAI (Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland).
She has previously been a director of a number of boards – An Post, Chair Simon Community Ireland, ICC Bank, Agency for Personal Service Overseas.
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.
She has a keen interest in how the future of travel planning and booking will evolve and how an online platform can support this through data, technology and serving real customer needs while maintaining the excitement of going to new, spontaneous or favourite places.
Laura has previously supported and helped organise internal idea generation sessions and 24-hr Hackathons.
After applying DevOps with Cloud Computing in the Automotive Industry, specifically on digital roadside assistance, Kim became a co-founder of SPIRE which featured on Microsoft's Customer Stories and is now funded by Enterprise Ireland as a High Potential Startup scaling to the UK.
As a finalist in Google's Spring 2018 Adopt A Startup programme, Kim's focus has gone under the hood into the Connected Car with his spin out Bumblebee AIR, a value-based enterprise using IoT for Driver Experience, Transparency, and Sustainability in Smart Cities. Using an eclectic blend of Ai, Mobility, and IoT OBDII (OnBoard Diagnostics) Kim is currently on Enterprise Ireland's New Frontiers 2 programme at DIT HotHouse and is based at Dogpatch Labs Google for Entrepreneurs.
She is a qualified chartered accountant, and in 2017 she began sharing her story of overcoming adversity to help change the stigma attached with youth homelessness. She has won the JCI Dublin Ten Outstanding Young Persons award for 2018 and the JCI Ireland Ten Outstanding Young Persons award for 2018 as a result of her work in this area.
She recently founded Empower the Family, a not for profit company which aims to open student accommodation with affordable quality childcare for single parents between 18-23 in third level education. Empower the family is one of the acts for the UN SDG’s with a focus on 3 goals, poverty alleviation, reducing inequality and providing access to quality education. Empower the Family was a finalist for the Social Entrepreneur Awards in 2018. Deborah was also a finalist for the Newstalk Female Social Entrepreneur award for 2018.
In addition, Deborah currently sits on the board of directors for Chartered Accountants Support which supports members and students of Chartered Accountants Ireland.
Alexey is the founder of Appuchino and a software developer with over 15 years of experience.He is running mobile software development company Appuchino helping businesses from start-ups to an enterprise to deliver the best mobile experience to the market. Alexey is extremely passionate about creating beautiful and simple mobile experiences.Before founding Appuchino Alexey was working in smart card industry across the globe - Russia, Ireland, Singapore for almost 9 years.
He embodies the values of community development and entrepreneurship, having fostered communities like Startup Weekend, Google for Entrepreneurs, Xoogler.co.
Currently consulting at WeWork helping teams to increase productivity, retain talent, commoditise innovation and do what they love most.
Since graduating from DCU in 2008 with a Bsc in Computer Applications, Graham has amassed years of product development experience working for Irish Startups OpenJaw Technologies and Realex Payments as well as multi-nationals such as Oracle and HubSpot.
Jonny leads the Dublin Chapter for the newly founded Grow Remote community movement to help make Ireland the remote working capital of the world.
He has successfully scaled and exited businesses and worked with hundreds of SMEs as a trusted advisor with a focus on business strategy and execution, over the past 10 years.
Donal has third level qualifications in business and digital innovation and is passionate about accelerating early stage businesses and supporting emerging entrepreneurs. In January 2018, he took up the role as Chief Executive of DCU Ryan Academy.
A former chair of Young Engineers in Ireland, Dave has participated in several Hackathons and Startup Weekends. Dave runs a blog about presentation and public speaking skills called Communicate You blog and this year he launched the Tribe of Speakers podcast.
Since graduating from DCU in 2005, he has worked within the investment industry and maintained a consistent focus on sales and presentation skills with a forward thinking customer approach. Shane’s a frequent speaker at Ireland and beyond investment events and provides regular video updates to the Investment industry covering a broad range of markets and themes.
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.
Jerry’s journey in innovation started at a startup weekend in 2013 when a young beardless Gene Murphy introduced him to the concept, since then he has been hooked and is a huge supporter of the format to give people the opportunity to work on a project that they believe will make a difference.
Commercially, Customer and delivery focused Jerry will help you find your MVP or even your ETP if you ask him nicely to validate your idea quickly and learn from real customers.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
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Has since moved to an ecommerce start-up but has been involved in multiple start-up weekends and is interested in changing the way we do business.
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