Monday, 20 May 2013

Startup Weekend ready to Rock Dublin again!

Startup Weekend Dublin is back and ready to create a whole new host of Startups in just 56 Hours.

The attendees will pitch their ideas on the Friday night and form teams around those ideas. Ideally we'd want to have a mix of backgrounds on every team, i.e. at least one developer, one designer and one person with a business background on each team.
After this, teams will brainstorm their ideas over the course of the weekend and work together to build on their idea. Our mentors (listed below), with years of experience, will be there with them to provide mentoring and guidance.
On Sunday night teams pitch their ideas to a panel of judges (also see below) and our judges will score the ideas based on certain criteria. The best ideas will win some great prizes. All the teams will have gained great experience, made contacts with all the right people and some will even go on to launch their own startups – which was created at Startup Weekend Dublin.

The event is being held in Google Ireland on Barrow Street. There will be food on the Friday night and three meals per day on Saturday and Sunday, with snacks throughout the weekend. All participants will get t-shirts and swag.

Our list of confirmed judges are:
  • Paddy Cosgrave, Web Summit, F.ounders, WEF Global Shaper
  • Barry O'Neill, CEO, StoryToys and Games Ireland
  • Eamon Leonard, VP Engineering, Engine Yard
  • Gene Murphy, Founder at Redeem&Get
Our list of confirmed mentors are:
  • Anatoly Lebedev, Strategic Partnership Development Manager, Google
  • Andrea Magnorsky, Game Developer and Co-Founder at BatCat Games
  • Edward Fidgeon-Kavanagh, Founder & Managing Director at Clear Presentation Design
  • Eimear McCormack, Managing Director at B*Different - Marketing Transformation
  • Eoin Costello, New Frontiers Programme Manager, DIT
  • Karl Aherne, Executive Director, Wayra Ireland
  • Mark Kearns, CEO of Nootrol / Director Inventorium & NDRC
  • Markham Nolan, Managing Editor, Storyful
  • Paul O'Grady, Researcher & Software Developer
  • Paul Watson, CTO @Storyful
  • Peter Crowley, Entrepreneur, Internet Strategist
  • Phil Riordan, CEO, Bragbet
  • Ravi Chodavarapu, Software Consultant & Startup Advisor
  • Sean Blanchfield, Technology Entrepreneur
  • William McQuillan, Partner, Frontline Ventures
  • Charles Lee, Coder, Product and Startup Guy

If you havn't got a ticket definitely get one here