Free fair for start-ups and job-seekers to mingle at Dubstarts in Dublin City

17 Oct 2013

A recent DubStarts event. Image via DubStarts

Dubstarts, the new jobs fair for start-ups, is holding another one of its free events in Dublin City on 29 October. The idea of the event, which will run in The Powerscourt Centre and Pygmalion, is to get job-seekers to mingle with 50 of Ireland’s growing start-ups over three hours. And some of these start-ups are seeking new hires – there will be around 150 roles on offer, apparently.

At the event, there will also be bands and pints thrown into the mix, said event organiser Mark Whelan.

Dubstarts is on a mission to get young people excited about entrepreneurship and careers with Irish start-ups – particularly in the digital space.

Representatives from Dropbox and Paddy Power will also be at DubStarts. Seemingly, both of these companies are also on recruitment drives.

New Irish start-ups such as, Newswhip, Soundwave, Frockadvisor and GetHealth will be hiring on the night for positions ranging from programming to design, business and marketing.

“It can sometimes take companies months to find, interview and hire the right people. Dubstarts is like speed dating for start-ups and we’ve even seen some people land jobs on the spot at our events,” said Whelan.

At the last Dubstarts in April, around 1,500 people met with around 30 start-ups in The Button Factory in Temple Bar in Dublin.

Logentries, Trustev, Skillpages, Intercom and Swrve were some of the start-ups at that particular event.

Apparently, more than 150 people have been hired into start-ups as a result of Dubstarts’ three events to date.

Dubstarts will take place on Tuesday, 29 October, kicking off at 6pm. Those interested in attending can sign up for a free ticket.

Carmel Doyle was a long-time reporter with Silicon Republic