Schedule Launched for Startup Week Dublin! (19-23 Nov 2018)


Start Up Week


Countdown to Startup Week Dublin! Schedule announced for the 58th city to host Startup Week

Dublin, November 1st: Techstars’ Startup Week Dublin, powered by Dublin City Council, has announced the schedule of free events taking place across Dublin city venues from the 19th - 23rd of November.

Startup Week Dublin has confirmed over 40 free panels, workshops and mentoring sessions across the city, with more to be added in the run up to Startup Week Dublin.

Entrepreneurs, startups, community facilitators and those in pursuit of starting their own business are encouraged to review the schedule and register for events before they fill up.

A town hall session held in early October resulted in nearly 200 expressions of interest for Startup Week Dublin. From event ideas, volunteering, and the offering of event spaces, the Dublin community and the Startup Week Dublin team have come together to curate and coordinate a week full of learning and entrepreneurship.

Techstars’ Startup Week was created to inspire and strengthen entrepreneurial communities through a 5 day series of free networking events, keynotes, panel discussions and workshop sessions on topics such as getting started, joining a tech startup, finding funding, how to build your team and how to promote diversity in a startup . Events also include mentoring sessions with CEOs, investors and more.

“If you’ve been thinking about beginning a startup, want to jump into a high growth business  or scale your company to new levels then Startup Week Dublin is designed for you. It showcases the people and places that can help you take that next best step”, Gene Murphy, E.I.R., Bank of Ireland and Co-Organiser of Startup Week Dublin.

Events will be held at various venues across Dublin City. Speakers from the community, and outside it, will be brought in to share their story, to motivate and to inspire the entrepreneurial community. Local organisers have selected the following five tracks which they feel are relevant to the community and they have lined up local and international guests based on those tracks.

  1. Entrepreneurship 101 Track

  2. Diversity and Inclusion Track

  3. Design Track

  4. Developer Track

  5. Future Track

Events are designed to take place at times that suit participants who could be working 9-to-5 but they wish to learn how to start a business, take part in an intensive workshop or join a fast paced company, with events taking place in early morning, lunch times and evenings. 




Techstars’ Startup Week Dublin powered by Dublin City Council is a 5 day event that celebrates the Dublin’s great startup community with a series of free events.

More information can be found at and @StartupWeekDub on twitter.

WHEN: Events will happen across Dublin throughout the week of the 19th - 23rd of November.

CALL TO ACTION: Register your interest to support to get early access to our events schedule before it is published this October.





Event Organisers: Gene Murphy and David Pollard             

Dublin Startup Week                          


About Techstars

Techstars is the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. Techstars founders connect with other entrepreneurs, experts, mentors, alumni, investors, community leaders, and corporations to grow their companies.

Techstars operates four divisions: Techstars Startup Programs, Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator Programs, Techstars Corporate Innovation Partnerships, and the Techstars Venture Capital Fund.

Techstars Startup Week has taken place in 57 countries, hosted 100,000 participants globally in 2017, and now Dublin is joining this global event series in November. TechStars itself now encompasses 44 separate programs covering six continents and a large number of industry verticals. The firm has hundreds of employees across its headquarters and member programs, and more than 1,600 portfolio companies.


About Dublin City Council

Dublin City Council is the Local Authority and the democratically elected body that governs Dublin City. It is the largest Local Authority in Ireland and provides a vast range of services in areas like Environment, Transportations, Housing, Culture, Tourism and Economic Services. Through its Economic Development Office it seeks to encourage sustainable and strategic economic development in the city and to this end supports a wide range of events which enable increased business and entrepreneurial activity within the city.