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Startup Events UK and Ireland 2015

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by Startacus Admin

Calendars at the ready folks, it’s time for a look at some of the UK and Ireland startup events happening in 2015.

In our daily ramblings across the world of startups over the past year, we were lucky to come across and have the honour of attending, a huge range of fabulous startup events in the UK and Ireland.  Now we would like to share some of the ones comingUK and Ireland Startup Events 2015 up in 2015 that we reckon are worth keeping an eye on.

This is not a definitive list mind you (and it will get updated as the year marches on) but rather just a signpost to some of the more intriguing events happening in 2015.

If you think we've missed an event that could do with being highlighted, feel free to drop an email to Startacus elf Eoin and he will be happy to give it a look.

Now on with the show!

UK and Ireland Startup Events 2015


17 January
Startup 2015

500 entrepreneurs will takeover Somerset House, London and transform it into an amazing entrepreneurial incubator and pitch platform.

31 Jan - 1st Feb
Student Enterprise Conference

This annual event from the National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs (NACUE) is the largest of its kind in Europe and brings together students and graduates for a weekend of inspiration, discovery, networking and practical workshops.


23 - 27
Social Media Week

An enormous week of events with loads of ways for you and your startup to get involved.


FutureEverything Festival

This unique festival will bring people together to discover, share and experience new ideas for the future.


Global food technology and innovation Summit

Inspiring the next generation of global food and beverage innovation


QCon London

This event hopes to help software development by aiding the spread of knowledge and innovation in the developer community.

London Enterprise Festival

The London Enterprise Festival presents and facilitates world-class discussions, dabates, and insights from global business leaders to connect and inspire entrepreneurs from the London area. Now in its first year, this festival is sure to grow, so now is the perfect time to get involved. 


19- 30
Adobe Digital Media Conference

Connect with over 3,000 digital marketing leaders

Smart Business Show Dublin

An event aimed at fostering smart partnerships with the most innovative companies in Ireland.

AppsWorld Germany

OK, so this one’s not in the UK or Ireland, but with keynote speakers including Steve Wozniak and Peter Molyneux we couldn’t pass it by!  Last year we gave away a free gold pass worth £995!


Digital Shoreditch Festival

One of the largest events of its kind in Europe which celebrates, showcases, and supports outstanding technical, creative, and entrepreneurial talent.

Business Startup Show London

The business show specifically for startups and the self employed.  It is expected to bring in around  around 25,000 people over the course of two days!

Makegood Festival

From the folks at School for Creative Startups, the MakeGood Festival is London’s major gathering contemporary creative startup culture.


London Technology Week

Celebrating London’s position as a hotbed of tech innovation, creative talent, and entrepreneurship.

Le Web London

An annual international conference in technology that brings together the leaders of internet innovation.


Converge 2015

Just 3 Years old, this is a fast growing geeky conference for developers, designers, tech startups and more!  Engage, debate, and collaborate.


Health and Care Innovation Expo

The biggest event in UK Healthcare attracting care leaders, commissioners, clinicians, voluntary sector partners, innovators, and the media.

CultureTECH  Now in its 4TH year, CultureTECH is growing into a major tech / startup / creative event.



MADE Festival 2015

The UK’s leading business and entrepreneurial event that showcases, explores and inspires entrepreneurialism and brings together inventors, designers, manufacturers, business owners, and budding entrepreneurs. 
Check out our review of the Event, from Startacus member Col Skinner




Quite Simply; where the tech world meets.  Read Niall's review of Web Summit 2014 here, and read Eoin's review here

Digital DNA

A unique all round event showcasing the very best knowledge, practice and expertise from successful business and global thought leaders.

Global  Entrepreneurship Week

The annual global celebration of entrepreneurship!


Small Business Saturday date to be confirmed 

Small Business Saturday aims to make a lasting impact on small businesses and the consumers' mindset to 'shop local ' throughout the year.

Throughout 2015

Startup Weekend

A global collection of events that challenge you to launch a startup in 54 hours; happening in cities across the world throughout 2015.


Britain’s biggest small business competition is open for applications once again.  Lots of events happening throughout the year.  


This is the UK’s leading trade event for designer makers and artisans who can meet directly with an audience of international retailers and professional buyers and collectors.

Apps World London
(As Above)

In November Apps World will be holding a developer conference in London.  Exact dates still to be confirmed, we will keep you posted.

Please feel free to get in contact with any startup / technology / business events that you think we should include in our list.  Drop an email to Eoin


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Published on: 16th January 2015

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