Saturday 20 December 2014

Web Summit founder turns to Facebook to catch bike thief

Published 03/08/2014 | 22:58

Still of video footage

Dublin Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave has appealed to his Facebook followers to find his stolen bike.

The young tech entrepreneur turned to social media after his bike was stolen from an unknown thief.

Dublin-based Cosgrave posted CCTV video footage that appears to show the robber enter his courtyard and run off with the pushbike.

"This is the guy who stole my bike on Thursday evening from inside my house," was the accompanying text from the 29-year-old.

"I gave chase, but it was a fast bike, what can I say. Any ideas on tracking the bike down, please let me know."

Web Summit (known as ‘The Summit’) is a Dublin-based technology conference which began in 2010 and has grown to become Europe’s largest technology conference, creating €20m for the local economy.

Co-founded by Paddy Cosgrave, last year the conference attracted over 10,000 people from 97 countries last year and is expecting over 20,000 attendees this year.

Cosgrave also founded the high-profile 'F.ounders' conference and returned profits of over €600,000 between the two in 2013.

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