Startup Weekend Limerick

    Friday, March 24 - 26, 2017

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  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Limerick

Friday, March 24 - 26, 2017

Friday, March 24 - 26, 2017
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Limerick, Ireland

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Friday March 24th

6:30 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

7:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

7:20 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

7:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

9:00 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

9:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

10:00 pm
Begin Work
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday March 25th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

2:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

5:30 pm
John Moran, Ex-Sec Gen Dept of Finance
John will talk about the importance of startups to Limerick & Ireland's future success

6:30 pm

7:30 pm
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

10:00 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday March 26th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions

12:00 pm

12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS

3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place

4:00 pm

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!


Gene Murphy
Co-Founder Startup Boost Pre-Accelerator, Co-Organiser Startup Week Dublin

Gene loves Startups! He is the Co-Founder Startup Boost a global pre-accelerator program for pre seed startups, Co-Organiser Startup Week Dublin and works with startup communities, city's and VC funds to increase opportunities for entrepreneurs.   He has also organised, helped or facilitated over 20 Startup Weekends! Previously he was a Co-Founder of Startup Ireland and Entrepreneur In Residence at Bank Of Ireland.

Event Judges

Gillian Barry
Head of Innovation & Enterprise, LIT

Gillian is head of the Innovation & Enterprise Office whose mission is to deliver high quality support for aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators at the early stages of their startup journey in order to maximise the opportunity for venture success. LIT have the largest portfolio of enterprise, incubation and acceleration centres in Ireland with 7 centres across Limerick and Tipperary.  They have a highly successful RD&I function to support growing companies as well as startups who can scale, have 2 seed funds and run Enterprise Ireland’s National Entrepreneur Development Programme for emerging High Potential Startups called New Frontiers

Austin Ryan

Co-founder, AMCS Group

Maria Kelly
Head of Bank of Ireland, Limerick

Responsible for leading and developing the business, customer experience, people and digital transformation strategy across BOI's 12 branches in Limerick City and County.

Paul Ryan
Director Technical Support WP Engine

Coaches and Mentors

emily ross
Founder of Inkvine Agency

Founder & Experienced Marketing, Comms, PR Expert. 

Paul McSweeney
EVP Product Webio

Product Expert. Strategic Advisor. Director of Innovation.

Jessica Devine

Customer Support Specialist, WP Engine

Peter Hunt
Content Creator, Strategist and Podcaster.

Gareth O'Shea

Web Developer, WP Engine

Barry Kennedy
Software Engineer

Mark Cahill


Allen Wixted
UX Designer

Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Limerick is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Pat
  • Cheyenne
  • Craig
  • Andreas
    Maximilian Schwarz
  • Dylan


Robbie Skuse
Co-Founder & Head of Business Development @ Kollect | Previous Lead Organiser @ #swCork

Robbie graduated from Business Information Systems in UCC in 2014. Robbie is now the co-founder and Head of Business Development at Kollect; Irelands fastest growing and top rated waste company. Robbie was 2nd runner up in Ireland Best Young Entrepreneur Competition 2018. He sits on the board of Start-up Waterford for his involvement with the start-up scene and is twice listed in Irelands 30 under 30.

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