Startup Weekend Limerick
Friday, November 20 - 22, 2015
Friday, November 20 - 22, 2015
Event starts at 6:15 pm
Nexus Innovation Centre
University of Limerick
Friday November 20th
Saturday November 21st
Sunday November 22nd
David’s personal business successes have been built on a strong understanding of national and international legislative regimes, his ability to identify and engage with new business opportunities and his drive to successfully deliver predetermined business objectives.
Following legal training, David trained and worked as a tax consultant with the FDC Group, one of the largest accountancy firms in the country. Here he specialised in advising private clients as well as Irish based companies in relation to: purchase and sale of businesses, passing assets to family members, estate planning and providing personal tax and wealth management advice to high net worth individuals.
David trained as an apprentice solicitor with Nagle & Co. in Cork. He has wide experience in land use, planning and environmental law. In particular, he has acted as external consultant to many major organisations within the extractive industry.He graduated from University College Cork with an Honours Law Degree. Subsequently he completed a Masters Degree in Law.
He is interested in Software System Analysis and Design with the ongoing aim of designing systems and frameworks that are robust in the face of evolving requirements while being performant, scalable and easily implemented/maintained.
Particularly interested in mobile and cloud based applications along with traditional web and desktop applications. Always interested in new tools & techniques, while only deploying same when they are proven to be stable and unlikely to become obsolete in the short term.
• Received the graduate gold medal from UL for the graduating class of 2001
• The third person in the colleges’ history to graduate on an A1-average QCA of 4.0.
Received a scholarship from Intel IAD for exceptional college results (2000)
Tutor for Design Studio (years 1-4), Design for Sustainability & Contemporary Design Culture.
Coordinator of Industry Partnerships and International Academic Collaborations.
Advisor with Nexus Innovation Centre, University of Limerick.
Editor ITERATIONS Design Research and Practice Review.
Researcher, Design Factors Research Group.
Tutor on BioInnovate Fellowship programme.
Co-Chair of the University of Limerick Environmental Committee.
Coaches and Mentors
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.
Pat is also involved in a number of Bank of Ireland supported events including Friday Breakfast Clubs, which are monthly business networking events which include Fireside Chats with successful local entrepreneurs. Pat is also Techireland’s Midwest’s advisor. Pat is well known as a 'connector;' who has learnt the importance of combining the online with the face-to-face in order to network really effectively. Prior to his current role with BOI, he worked for many years in sales and marketing during which time he built a Global Irish Social/Business Network and ran his own digital marketing company.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Limerick 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.
Bank of Ireland are Startup Limericks Premium sponsor
Techstars Startup Weekend Limerick is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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Previously Tracy has won best pitch at Startup Weekend Dublin and has also organised and been lead organiser at Startup Weekend Dublin!
She runs a number of community events, holds a board seat on the Irish Internet Assoc. and has experience in getting multiple startups off the ground.