Dublin Student Startup Weekend
Friday, November 4 - 6, 2016
Friday, November 4 - 6, 2016
Event starts at 6:00 pm
University Branch Montrose
Build A Business And Become The Founder Of A Startup In Just 54 Hours!
Welcome to the Dublin Student Startup Weekend!
This event is all about bringing together students from all of Dublin's universities who are passionate about entrepreneurship, technology and design!
All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54-hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback. Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a co-founder, meet someone new, or learn a skill, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic, but fun, world of startups.
In just 54 hours, you will experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at a startup. Over the course of the weekend you will work in teams of like minded university students with various business, technology and design courses to develop a viable business.
As you learn how to create a real company, you'll meet the very best mentors, investors, cofounders, and sponsors who are ready to help you get started.
If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur for just one weekend; come get involved!
Friday November 4th
Saturday November 5th
Sunday November 6th
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
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).
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.
Coaches and Mentors
He completed a marketing dissertation in Word of Mouth and the triggers that make us talk and spread ideas on, and currently completing a masters in Digital Brand Management.
Over the last 3 years, his areas of experience are Content Marketing Strategy, Brand Awareness, Demand Generation, and Business Development.
Director of Strategy, Enhancv.com | Founder of ShortBio.me | Serendipity Evangelist
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Dublin Student Startup Weekend 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
He is from Slovenia and spend 7 years living in Copenhagen. After working at Y Combinator backed startup, he joined a healthcare and insurance accelerator as Program Manager in Switzerland.
He attended his first Startup Weekend in 2012 and he is an organizer and facilitator of Startup Weekend since 2014.
Jay was a lead organizer at Europe's first ever Startup Weekend Mega. A Startup Weekend with 4 tracks: Smart City&IoT, Healthcare, Media and Services running simultaneously at same venue over a weekend. By this date it's Europe's biggest Startup Weekend with 300+ attendees.
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