ConnectIreland Assumes Control of Startup Ireland

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ConnectIreland Assumes Control of Startup Ireland

Making Ireland a Global Start-up Hub by 2020

It was announced this week that ConnectIreland has assumed control of Startup Ireland, paving the way for an exciting new era in the ongoing evolution of Ireland’s startup ecosystem.

Both organisations strongly believe in making Ireland a global startup hub by 2020 and have worked closely on furthering this ambition. ConnectIreland has seen a significant upsurge in International companies wishing to start in Ireland as well as expand to Ireland and see this a very natural next step building on the success of the Startup Gathering.

ConnectIreland has seen a significant upsurge in International companies wishing to start in Ireland as well as expand to Ireland and see this a very natural next step building on the success of the Startup Gathering.

Welcoming the announcement Joanna Murphy, CEO of ConnectIreland, said

“This is a very innovative development for both ConnectIreland and Startup Ireland. Given the skillset that currently exists in ConnectIreland, this union will integrate seamlessly into what we do while also offering new opportunities and areas for growth”

Mission to attract early stage, well-funded, high growth startups to Ireland

By absorbing Startup Ireland, ConnectIreland has strengthened its commitment to Irish and international startups, with Eoin Costello, co-founder of Startup Ireland, commenting “If Ireland is to become a global startup hub by 2020 it is now fitting that a bigger, internationally connected organisation takes on this mission”.

Startup Ireland, powered by ConnectIreland, will co-host the GEN Startup Nation Summit as part of the Global Startup Gathering 2016 with Cork Innovates in November.

The Global Startup Gathering 2016, which will run from 18-20 November 2016, will feature events, mentoring and incubation labs as well as competitions, all with the aim of promoting entrepreneurship and showcasing Ireland’s startup sector to a global audience.

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