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Event at Startup Week Dublin to explore startup collaboration between NI and Ireland

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by Startacus Admin

Startup Week Dublin event
With the impact of BREXIT on the island-of-Ireland still very much an uncertainty, our evening event at this month's Startup Week Dublin will explore further startup collaboration and the opportunities that exist between NI and Ireland.

Held at the fab Huckletree in Dublin, the Startacus organised evening event on Thursday 24th October will include a discussion on startup collaboration between NI and ROI - the differences, challenges and similarities, opportunities to co-create, co-innovate and diversify the startup talent across the island of Ireland, with Conall Laverty - Founder & CEO of Wia, Natalie Novick - Research Lead at, Simon Baile, CEO of Digital DNA and Jenny Ervine, co founder of private accelerator Raise, leading the panel. (full panel details below!)

Sponsored by Raise Ventures, RealTime Recruitment and Funds Axis, the Startup Week Dublin evening event which starts at 6pm will also aim to highlight the sponsorswider benefit for startups reaching out to neighbouring & partnering tech startup ecosystems, with a number of NI startups sharing their stories with the audience.

Alastair Cameron, co-founder of Startacus and event MC said:

Whilst our startup audience and community is based all over the UK and Ireland, as we are ourselves based in NI, we are always keen to champion the people, places and startups that make the NI startup and tech scene so excting.

We also love the Dublin tech scene, it's global position and the strength-in-depth of the tech startups that are born in Dubln and Ireland. We are exicted to see how we can further bridge the gap between to the two ecosystems and to create opportunities for those that attend.

With drinks and food also on offer for attendees, the evening event will also feature cocktails care of new NI startup Batchbuddy a new drinks industry concept aiming to make cocktail-making more accessible for both on-trade & at-home users! The event starts at 6pm with networking expected to last till 9pm! 

Book your free ticket to the 24th October event here 

Full event Panel Bios

Conall Laverty is the Founder & CEO of Dubln-based Wia, a leading platform for companies building and deploying Internet of Things solutions. The platform is now being used in more Connall Lavertythan 100 countries and has attracted €1m in venture capital funding. He is a key figure in the global Internet of Things ecosystem and was recently listed on Forbes 30 Under 30.

Natalie NovickNatalie Novick is the Research Lead at She is a social scientist and passionate advocate for the European startup ecosystem. Her research work has taken her to nearly 30 countries to investigate the mechanisms that help make entrepreneurial communities thrive. Natalie's research aims to examine the social practices of entrepreneurship and communicate the motivations and needs of today's entrepreneurs. She regularly consults with policymakers and community builders across Europe committed to building better conditions for early-stage companies.  

Simon Baille
 is the driving force behind the hugely successful Digital DNA event in Belfast and a leading voice in the tech Simon Baillesector in NI. Held every year in Belfast since 2013, Simon has spearheaded the growth of the event from a 1 day local event to a 2 day international event, attracting over 3,000 attendees to the city. A champion of all things tech, Simon is passionate about supporting the growth of early stage and scaling start-ups in NI.

Jenny ErvineJenny Ervine is Co Founder of Raise, a private accelerator programme aimed a disruptive, high growth startups. The programme aims to build the foundations of startups and get them investor ready for early seed funding. Jenny has a background in marketing and business strategy for companies in the UK and Australia. Jenny has wealth of direct experience in working with startups to get investment and is an active investors in multiple startups.

Book your free ticket to the 24th October event here. 

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Published on: 11th October 2019

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