Startup Weekend Galway
Friday, October 2 - 4, 2015
Friday, October 2 - 4, 2015
Event starts at 6:30 pm
54 hours of activity will culminate in a round of presentations to the assembled judges, mentors, and other teams, leaving attendees with valuable feedback on their ideas, new skills, great contacts, and hopefully, a viable startup business.
Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1800 past events in 120 countries around the world in 2014. Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups.
Friday October 2nd
Saturday October 3rd
Sunday October 4th
Founder 37 West & 56 Central
Surveys undertaken by Red C in 2008 and 2013 show that 96 per cent of city-based readers and 70 percent of county based readers read a Galway Advertiser in any particular week.
His tenure has also seen the expansion of the group with the opening of newspapers in Mayo, Athlone, Kilkenny, Mullingar, Carlow and into a strategic second newspaper in Galway.
He has also been instrumental in ensuring that the Galway Advertiser's mark on social media has been significant with a hands on approach to atttracting almost 80,000 Facebook followers and 15,000 Twitter followers. The Advertiser's social media has an audience which is several times those of other local media and is now seen as a key tool in creating the biggest free digital content space in the west of Ireland.
Head of Youth Banking at Bank of Ireland
Coaches and Mentors
Head of Innovation & Enterprise Development at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology
An active member of the startup community in Europe, Niamh has mentored in a number of incubators and at events, including the world’s first tech accelerator for innovative eye related products, EyeFocus Accelerator in Berlin. She has a strong focus on business development, marketing and community building.
COO & director at beachhut
Over the years, Maricka has worked with large corporate brands ranging from GlaxoSmithKline, PaddyPower, Ladbrokes, and Unilever to working with organisations such as Fine Gael and Leinster Rugby.
Maricka, now based in Galway and is responsible for the Digital Marketing Strategy for Altocloud. Maricka's digital marketing specialities lie within the B2B sector for Medical Device, Engineering and ICTs (SaaS based models) sectors.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Galway 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 Galway is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here