Dubstarts jobs fair to link up start-ups with job-seekers

2 Apr 2013

An innovative jobs fair will be taking place in Dublin later this month, with the aim of pooling together students, recent graduates and those aiming to break into the tech scene with up to 30 start-ups that are hiring.

The jobs fair, dubbed Dubstarts, held its most recent jobs fair at the Workman’s Club last November. According to one of the event’s organisers, Vincent Lyons, the two Dubstarts events held last year managed to attract more than 600 attendees.

In all, he says both events resulted in more than 50 hires being taken on from start-ups, including Swrve, BulletHQ, NewsWhip, GetHealth and Boxever.

The upcoming Dubstarts event will be held in the ‘Bar with No Name’ on Fade Street, Dublin 2, on 23 April.

Dubstarts will be hosting the jobs fair along with Enternships.com, the online platform for internships and graduate jobs in start-ups. The site was founded by the young entrepreneur Rajeeb Dey while he was a student at Oxford University in 2009.

As for the Dubstarts event, it will be an informal affair against the backdrop of jazz music to allow people network with companies.

Lyons, who is also building a design and development consultancy business called Fullstack, is aiming to have 30 start-ups there on the night to scout for new talent. Some of these companies will include Conker, Popdeem and Skynet Labs.

“The start-ups are looking to hire talented people for positions in marketing, business development, software engineering and design. The open positions will range from internships to senior roles,” explains Lyons. He says there is also still space for start-ups looking to hire to attend Dubstarts.

The event will kick off with a series of short talks from the companies to give attendees more of a flavour of their work.

People will then have an opportunity to pitch to the start-ups and potentially come away from the event with a new job.

Those interested in attending the 23 April event can register online.

Jobs announcement image via Shutterstock

Carmel Doyle was a long-time reporter with Silicon Republic