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Startup Weekend Dublin immigration aims to builds ideas not borders

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Startup Weekend Dublin immigration
The first ever Startup Weekend Dublin immigration comes to Dublin this March from the 8th to 10th. Powered by Dublin City Council and LEO Dublin, the 54 hour long event aims help introduce migrants to entrepreneurship and those wishing to solve problems affecting them.

We love the 'doing-it', not just 'talking-it' approach and thought wise to share all the details someone would need to know...

Migrants are gonna surround us, With ideas! Was the catchy article title that caught our eye on LinkedIn earlier this week. It was a clever way to grab our attention and full credit to Sophie Benoi, the article author and one of the Startup Weekend Dublin immigration team, for bringing to our attention, the coming-soon 'Startup Weekend Dublin immigration' event. 

Startup Weekend is a 54 hour experience where people experience the highs, lows, joys and pressures that form life at a startup. Within those 54 hours, participants will learn how to create a real company, whilst meeting the very best mentors, investors, co-founders and sponsors, all of whom are ready to help them get started. 

The goal of this particular startup weekend is slightly more diverse than most.

Startup Weekend Dublin immigration

Organised by the Techstars Startup Weekend Dublin team of David Pollard, Sophie BenoiT, Lopamudra Sasmal, Pàdraig Reidy and Katalina Aguilar, the goal of this Startup weekend edition is to create a healthy environment where entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds can create, collaborate and find innovative solutions.

And this is the important part - because the team believe we need people from every country and every background to tackle the problems we face together and that only Startup Weekendcombined together that we will have all the pieces to change the future. 

And any one working in the startup scene, be it in the UK or Ireland will surely know that diversity is already a key strength of the respective startup ecosystems. Wave goodbye to all the talent from elsewhere in the World, be that those living in London, Dublin, Manchester....and it is fair to say that the entrepreneurial scene would be much much weaker (and potentially short of the folk doing to the doing part!). Which is why we (Startacus that is) are concerned about the impact that BREXIT could have on the UK startup and business scene

The Startup Weekend Dublin team have pulled in some fab sponsors, alonside a 'speakers, mentors and judges' line-up that includes diverse talent such as David Watters, Gene Murphy, Ellie Kisyombe, Furkan Karayel, Nicholas Henderson, Máirín Murray, Lizzy Hayashida, Serena de Stacpoole, Susan Moran, Áine Mulloy, and Suad Aldarra (full fab list here). 

Diverse talent, fab support and 54 hours to create, collaborate and find innovative solutions. 

It's hi-5's all-round to all involved and lets hope we can follow up on this article with a round-up of all the fab ideas, innovation and all round diverse craic that's built. together. 

So as a reminder, the first ever Startup Weekend Dublin immigration comes to Dublin this March (2019) from the 8th to 10th and you can book your ticket here

If you like the sound of the above, you might also want to read our recent article 'Teens Unite to Make Sense of Brexit using AI'


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Published on: 7th February 2019

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