Girls in Tech to bring chapter to Dublin ahead of Lady Pitch Night

19 Jun 2015

Girls in Tech has plans to set up a Dublin chapter this year, with its Lady Pitch Night officially welcoming applicants for 2015. Last year, Irish start-up Cortechs reached the finals, just missing out on the overall prize to EasySize.

Lady Pitch Night is the largest pan-European competition for female-founded start-ups, aiming to give more visibility to women entrepreneurs and to encourage diversity in the technological industry.

This year, all tech start-ups that are between six months and three years old, with their HQ in Europe and featuring at least one women in the founding team can apply.

From all the applications, 10 head over to Paris to compete for the overall prize.

“We are hoping to have more Irish female entrepreneurs apply this year as well – and we are looking at opening a Girls in Tech chapter in Dublin later this year,” said Roxanne Varza.

Last year the judging panel said that Cortechs and its range of digital tools to help improve mental functions such as attention, focus and concentration, came in at a close second in the overall results, with CEO and neuroscientist Áine Behan delighted with the experience.

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Inspirefest 2015 is Silicon Republic’s international event running 18-19 June in Dublin that connects sci-tech professionals passionate about the future of STEM with fresh perspectives on leadership, innovation and diversity.

Gordon Hunt was a journalist with Silicon Republic