Dublin Web Summit launches networking event – the Start Summit

18 Jan 2012

The Dublin Web Summit is launching the Start Summit, a series of events to bring together 300 members of Ireland’s tech community for an evening of talks, networking and product demos.

The Start Summit will let entrepreneurs, investors, developers, designers and executives network for an evening in Dublin. It will let a number of Irish start-ups speak and exhibit their works. There will also be opportunities for those looking to get hired in companies.

“We decided to start this start-up specific event in response to the growing start-up sector in Ireland,” said Dublin Web Summit organiser Paddy Cosgrave.

“Every other day we’re hearing great news from Irish start-ups, from Dog Patch and the NDRC. This is a great opportunity for companies to show off their latest product developments and for investors to see the great talent we have here. We hope this will become a regular thing with a number of events throughout the year.

“The Start Summit came about in response to the popularity of our Pub Summit events. Over two days last October we saw 1,200 people attend the summits. The events sold out in just a few hours. Dublin is clearly buzzing when it comes to tech and we want to meet that demand,” he said.

The Dublin Web Summit held its main event in late October 2011, which brought members of the Irish and international technology community to Dublin. It will return again this October and plans to feature more than 150 speakers.

The first Start Summit, which is invitation-only, will be held on 15 February from 5pm in the Odeon on Harcourt Street, Dublin.