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Friday Night Mashup aims to raise the profile of NI Startups

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Northern Ireland’s newest entrepreneurial support network, Friday Night Mashup will launch the first of a series of regular events to connect and empower NI Entrepreneurs “to take on the world”.

The first event on the 29th November will welcome 150+ NI tech, business, investment and media heads to the *Titanic Docks and Pumphouse in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter.

A couple of weeks ago, we had the pleasure of being invited to report on The Summit (née Dublin Web Summit) a mammoth annual event for the Tech, Friday Night Mashup BelfastEntrepreneurial, and Startup scene and it was fabulous to see such an ecosystem of enterprise and innovation all in one place.

But much like the big events like The Summit or Le Web can spread a global tale and message, small microscale events like Friday Night Mashup or the 3 Beards organised London event Don’t Pitch me Bro, are vital and just as important in providing regionalised startups with the chance to tell their tale, tell it to others, tell it to others who might be able to support and help them going forward and also listen to other experienced entrepreneurs and startups share their knowledge, experiences and tales.

Of course, when pitching in front of your peers, there is always a chance that you might get an icy reception, but what better place, than a localised event on your front doorstep to find out if you’ll sink - a place where you can sound off others with local contacts and ideas.

Organised by NI based businesses Taggled and GoPrezzo the aim of Friday Night Mashup is to ‘energise the entrepreneurial eco-system in Northern bringing good-quality speakers and by opening up the opportunity for tech startups to demo their products and pitch for support and mentoring.’

With planned speakers such as John Pryor, Corporate Innovation consultant of US based RocketSpace and Paul McDonnell, Start Up Director from the Dublin Web Summit, this NI based startup event is well on the road to having a good start, and it’s certainly worth a gander for any startups or entrepreneurs based in Northern Ireland.

If that type of thing floats your boat and you fancy pitching at a future event or heading to the event on the 29th - here’s that all important link to the Friday Night Mashup website for all the detail.

You never know, you might see us there sometime!

(N.B. We thought it best not to include any Titanic related /linked puns in this article, but unfortunately a couple slipped in…)

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Published on: 17th November 2013

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