Startup Weekend Immigration Dublin
Friday, March 8 - 10, 2019
Friday, March 8 - 10, 2019
Event starts at 6:00 pm
Sir John Rogerson's Quay
Block C, 5th Floor (c/o Spaces)
Your idea in 54 hours
Do you think that in diversity comes strength? That our cities and society should be more inclusive? You are passionate about innovation? You also always have ideas that you want to share with the world? Then look no further as we have the perfect event for you! Our goal is to create a healthy environment where entrepreneurs from a non-traditional background can create, collaborate and build firm contacts in the Irish business scene as well as finding innovative solutions to make the world more diverse and inclusive.
Startup Weekend Immigration is the perfect opportunity to pitch an idea, gather a team and see if you can turn that idea into a startup or into a viable non profit organisation that will support and enhance our economy, society and surrounding environment from the beginning.
Whether you come from an immigrant background and want to start a business, you want to create innovative solutions to societal barriers related to Immigration, or you have a diversity-related startup idea, our Startup Weekend Immigration is the perfect venue to show off your creative business skills. 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.
You don’t have any idea, or you not sure of your 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!
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 Immigration for?
Literally, everyone. It doesn't matter what you do or where you come from, Startup Weekend Immigration is designed as an inclusive event and program that brings all sorts of people together.
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) meals over the course of the weekend (Vegetarian and Vegan option)
- 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!
Overall Winner :
- 2-month co-working space (4 desks) in Huckletree, Dublin (worth €2000)
- A place on a Start Your Own Business Course from the Local Entreprice Office (worth €500)
- One-on-one time with an amazing investor from the Guinness enterprise center and the Business innovation center Dublin(worth €500+)
- The prize is for a place on the Dublin Tech Summit 2019 scale up programme Scale X which includes a two day exhibition space at the summit, 5 one to one arranged meeting with mentors suited to the startups business and numerous networking opportunities. (worth €2000)
- Opportunity for most appropriate projects to be connected in with the global Techfugees Network and / or nominated and shortlisted to pitch at for Techfugees Global Summit.
- Meeting with Techfugees's representative after the Startup weekend to follow up the project.
- For for each ticket sold, Sticker Mule is offering a discount of 70% (50 stickers for 19€ instead of 62€)
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 @SWMDublin
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My experiences from being a startup founder a mentor has given me the ability to generate an idea, conceptualise it and develop it into a strong business value proposition. Most importantly through graft and experience, I have learned how to craft a presentation and communicate the key messages of a product/brand and strategy to an audience with the intent to inspire enthusiasm and generate actions. A skill I'm always improving and helping others to improve.
I've mentored over 700 startups, reviewed over 1500 pitches and run pitching competitions and webinars all over the world, working with some of the biggest names in investing, media and international business. I'm always interested in meeting startups, charities and businesses of all shapes and sizes to see how we can work together.
Campaign Outreach Coordinator,Human rights,social Justice Activist at End direct provision campaign
Originally from Malawi, Ellie has been seeking asylum in Ireland for the past nine years. Her family were driven to empower marginalised people at home, and she has carried this same passion for social justice and equality with her to Ireland.
In 2015 Ellie established Our Table, a non profit that helps refugees and asylum seekers gain skills and employment. Our Table fights to end the harmful system of Direct Provision through the celebration of food and culture. Our Table has seen a number of successes including winning The Irish Cafe Awards, establishing a cafe in Christchurch Cathedral and launching its own range of Hot Sauces and Hummus.
In 2016 Ellie was in an award winning radio drama ‘Flight Risk’ which won the Gold Award for Best Drama Special in New York Radio Awards and was nominated for the Prix Europa Berlin, Irish Radio Awards, and the Prix Italia Milan.
In 2018 Ellie was featured as part of Dublin City Council Culture Company’s ‘Local Heroes’ and announced her candidacy for Dublin City Councillor for the Social Democrats Dublin Central. She was also featured alongside other Irish activists in Hozier’s video for ‘Nina Cried Power’
Outside of her day job, Furkan enjoys speaking at international events about her journey into tech world as a woman, her recommendations for women in tech issues and power of diversity and inclusion at workplace.
Honoured with "Diversity and Inclusion Role Model in Business" and "Trailblazer" Awards.
Coaches and Mentors
Within the last twelve months I've been an active participant of the New Frontiers Programme with Enterprise Ireland. I was also one of the finalists on the Bridge to Mass Challenge where I represented the company in Boston. I have most recently been a participant of the ChangemakersXChange Programme where I engaged in personal and professional development while also developing invaluable relationships with fellow participants located across the world.
She has been an organiser and mentor for SWDub for 4 years - having won a few weekends before becoming an organiser.
She founded the Order of Malta Knight Run in 2014 which is a weekly soup kitchen for the homeless community in Dublin – in partnership with Dublin Simon Community. She is passionate about Social Entrepreneurship and building long term partnerships.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Immigration 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
Born in Kenya, raised in Bahrain and lived in India, Netherlands and Norway, I enjoy collecting the best things from all cultures to build a sustainable and caring future for everyone. I am driven by sustainable innovation, even in my free time where I experiment with zero-waste living and share the benefits of chemical-free cosmetics and slow food.
In Norway, I am working to bring together public and private stakeholders to discuss sustainable innovation and build programs to educate and motivate future generations to find creative solutions to some of our most pressing issues today, especially in today’s food systems.
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