Tuesday 21 November 2017

Web Summit founder puts health and education in the picture

Paddy Cosgrave, co-founder of Dublin Web Summit
Paddy Cosgrave, co-founder of Dublin Web Summit

THE co-founder of the Dublin Web Summit, Paddy Cosgrave, is considering expanding the company's conferencing activities into the health and education sectors.

"I think we should be in both those areas," he said. "If you look at how much governments spend on health and education and then look at the amount that private citizens spend on it, it's a huge opportunity. We're in a very good place where we could bring the most disruptive companies to those spaces, as well as active investors and the media."

Mr Cosgrave was speaking ahead of October's Dublin Web Summit, which is due to attract more than 10,000 attendees and hundreds of start-up firms. The conference has become Europe's largest technology start-up event.

Pictured above is Mr Cosgrave holding photographs of Liam Casey (founder of PCH) and Niklas Zennstrom (founder of Skype) who will both speak at the upcoming Web Summit.

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