The Startup Gathering was launched today by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, together with the Minister of State for Business and Employment, Ged Nash TD. Led by the not-for-profit organisation Startup Ireland, with Bank of Ireland as strategic partner, The Startup Gathering will be a national week of over 50 events held in five cities promoting entrepreneurship and showcasing Ireland’s startup sector to more than 15,000 people. Events will be scheduled for Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Waterford during the five day long programme in October.
As part of the launch, Startup Ireland is issuing a national call to Ireland’s startup sector for events to be included in The Startup Gathering’s week of activities. The call can involve stakeholders either creating new initiatives or moving existing events, programme launch dates, accelerator recruitment dates and conferences to the week of October 5th. Among the events already planned in October are Hackers and Founders team building events, Diaspora Networking Events, Entrepreneur Career Fairs, and a national ‘Startup Demo Day’ where entrepreneurs can pitch to top accelerators, investors, mentors and corporates, both national and international. Anyone interested in submitting proposals can do so at http://startupireland.ie/startupgathering/