Published on September 28th, 2015 | by Mick Brennan


350 Events Announced For The Startup Gathering 2015


Supported by Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through the Action Plan for Jobs 2015 and sponsored by Bank of Ireland, the Startup Gathering 2015 is set to be one of the biggest startup events in the world. Taking place across Ireland from the 5th to 10th October, over 350 gatherings will take place across 5 days, 5 industries and 5 cities giving participants the opportunity to showcase their startups, connect to the supports and services they need, take part in networking opportunities and collaborate with other startups and established corporates.

“We are thrilled to have over 350 startup gatherings planned for next month. It is going to be a really interesting and exciting 5 days for Ireland. The Startup Gathering is about driving real change across the startup sector, creating better networks, connections and collaborations with all of the players across the entrepreneurship spectrum – to work collectively to build on Ireland’s strengths, and work towards the shared goal of Ireland becoming a world class startup hub by 2020.” – Eoin Costello, co-founder of Startup Ireland.

Among the flagship events taking place during Startup Gathering Week, each of the 5 cities will host an Open Forum conference event, inviting the startup ecosystem to come together to discuss the big ideas that will turn their location into a startup hub. To attract overseas entrepreneurs, Enterprise Ireland has established a dedicated €500,000 startup fund in conjunction with the Startup Gathering to attract international startups to locate in Ireland.

A sample of events taking place during Startup Gathering 2015 week include:



Startup Island 2020 Forum – As part of the biggest national startup event in the world, Startup Gathering 2015, Startup Island 2020 Forum is one of a series of events that will take place across Ireland. The overall goal is to champion the growth of the startup sector in Ireland so it becomes a leading global hub for startups by 2020. A highly interactive forum with open discussions and breakout sessions. Keynote speakers and forum guests discuss their roles within the startup community and what their vision is to make Ireland a Startup hub by 2020

ISA TechBrew – Run by the Irish Software Association (ISA), ISA TechBrew is an informal gathering of software company management and technology leaders, getting together to chat over a bite and a beer.

The Silicon Stroll 2015 – Following on from last year’s successful “Silicon Stroll” event, DublinBIC are hosting their annual “Current Trends and Future Insights” Conference as part of the startup Gathering 2015. Join us for the Silicon Stroll 2015 in the Marker Hotel located in the heart of Dublin’s Silicon Docklands as tech giants stroll through their perspective on Current Trends and Future Insights. Multinationals from the Internet, enterprise software and the Internet of things take to the stage to deliver presentations on their views of “Current Trends and Future Insights”.



CoderDojo presents: MegaDojo Limerick – A mixture of CoderDojo sessions, cool technology talks and some fun science events. The talks will be a mixture of speakers from multinationals, local businesses and startups. Local companies and startups will be invited display their products as well as CoderDojo Coolest Project entries from around the country. A youth Hackathon will be held over the day with challenges set and prizes given by sponsoring companies in the region. All Dojo in Ireland as well as the public are invited to come along and have fun on the day.



The Enterprise Playground – In partnership with the Waterford City and Dungarvan Enterprise Centres, The Enterprise Playground is a workshop where new business ideas are developed, creatively expressed, their market broadly defined and the financial needs outlined. The workshop is designed for those in a startup phase or those adding new products/services to an existing offering.



Bank of Ireland presents: Female Founders – East Side Story. Leading female business leaders from the surrounding area of Galway share their business experiences, whilst also discussing the support they have received from various support networks e.g. GTC which led to their business success.



Launch of The Entrepreneur Ship – The official launch of The Entrepreneur Ship in a new co-creation space for maritime and energy startups and overseas companies looking for touchdown space. The Entrepreneur Ship fosters the most exciting technologies being developed by talented entrepreneurs and companies on a co-located campus with world class research, training and test bed facilities. On the night the finalists of the IMERC Innovator of the Year Award will pitch to our audience with the judges selecting the winner.


The full programme of events is available for download on the Startup Gathering 2015 app online at or on the Apple app and Google play stores.


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Mick Brennan

Michael Produced Irelands first Computer game and technology dedicated tv show called "Game On" for Channel 6 Ireland in 2006 and is the Founder of the website and also Michael has been working in the television industry for the past 16 years with the roles of Producer/ Director, Camera Operator and Editor.

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