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UPRISE Festival Dublin
Six months after its Amsterdam edition, the UPRISE Festival is returning to Dublin, bringing together 500 companies, 200 UPRISE Festival Dublin'Founder' Mentors, 128 world class speakers and an estimated audience of 3000 to the ‘People First, Tech Second’ festival.

As we are attending the event as media partners this Thursday, (26.10.17) we thought it only wise to give you all a brief overview of the festival. 


Continuing a commitment to no-wifi and no event apps, the UPRISE Festival recently announced that it was relocating its main annual event to Ireland.

With four stages set for intimate conversation, workshops panels and valuable networking, an estimated 66 hours of content from 128 product-focused speakers will keep attendees fully occupied for the entire day and into the night-time, with content themes ranging from ESports, Blockchain, ICO’s to Personalisation in Music.

80 startups and scale-ups will also populate a marketplace area with Enterprise partners subsidising clustered stands and offering resources to the growing companies. Some of the UPRISE Festival key-speakers include:


Anne Boden
- Founder & CEO at @StarlingBank

Mark Little - Founder of @Storyful, Eamonn Carey - MD Techstars UPRISE Festival Dublin

Ian Eliis - Director of Microsoft Startup Growth Partners

Liam Harrington - CEO at UNILAD

Mahoney Turnbull - Early Stage Growth of Crowdcube

Darren Westlake - CEO Crowdcube

Amal El Alami - Founder of evntify

Jon Davies, Director, Music Partnerships at Shazam

Harry Davies, Head of Regional Programmes of Wayra UK 

Nicola McClafferty - Investment Director of Draper Esprit

Niamh Bushnell - Founder Tech Ireland

Linda Griffin - Co-Founder European Tech Alliance 

Startacus looks forward to seeing as many of the speakers, sponsors and attendees at this fab one-day event which is being held at the RDS in Dublin this Thursday, 26th October. We wll share all on our experience post event too - keep an eye out via our twitter account and Facebook page as well for any pictures we take on the day too (WiFi or not!).


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Published on: 20th October 2017

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