Start-ups seek to fill 100 positions at Dubstarts jobs fair
The crowd gathered at a previous Dubstarts event

Start-ups seek to fill 100 positions at Dubstarts jobs fair

20 Mar 2014

Dubstarts returns to the Powerscourt Centre on 25 March with 100 roles on offer from about 30 start-ups plus a few big-name organisations. Up to 2,000 job-seekers are expected to attend the Dublin jobs fair with a difference.

Start-ups featured at the event include Datahug, Eagle Alpha, Newswhip, Cityhook, Fanfootage and SkillPages, joined by larger companies Ryanair and Hubspot.

Positions available at the various companies range from programming to design to business and marketing.

Dubstarts is like speed-dating for start-ups,” explains event founder Vincent Lyons. “The atmosphere is always lively and fun, with music playing as our start-ups pitch their ideas and explain how they plan to build a team around them.”

Music at the event will be provided by a jazz band and visitors also have the option to have a drink or two. The event is free, thanks to support from Bank of Ireland, and has a relaxed atmosphere not often typical of a jobs fair.

Dubstarts hosted 800 attendees in 2012, growing to more than 4,000 in 2013. More than 200 people have been hired as a result of these events over the past two years.

Elaine Burke
By Elaine Burke

Elaine Burke was editor of Silicon Republic until 2023, and is now the host of For Tech’s Sake, a co-production from Silicon Republic and The HeadStuff Podcast Network. Elaine joined Silicon Republic in 2011 as a journalist covering gadgets, new media and tech jobs. She later served as managing editor before stepping up as editor in 2019. She comes from a background in publishing and is known for being particularly pernickety when it comes to spelling and grammar – earning her the nickname, Critical Red Pen.

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