Tuesday 21 November 2017

Free access for startups to new event space in heart of Dublin's Silicon Docks

Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

A free-for-use event space in the middle of Dublin's Silicon Docks is being made available for start-ups, coworkers and local groups.

DoSpace coworking and Dublin City Council have teamed up for this new pilot programme which aims to encourage networking, knowledge sharing and connectivity of the city's enterprise community.

The innovative project aims to succeed in its mission by running a series of events, the first of which will take place between November 2017 and January 2018.

Lord Mayor of Dublin, Mícheál MacDonncha said "partnerships and events such as these are vital to aiding the vibrant entrepreneurship and business community in Dublin City. These events provide great opportunities for new and existing small businesses to grow their ideas, network and business further".

Graham Barker’s DoSpace facility, which was first created in 2015 on a barge moored along the Grand Canal Basin, has already welcomed many events, hosting startups from around the world.

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DoSpace, which is an industry partner to Trinity College Dublin, boasts members - freelancers, entrepreneurs, startups, sole traders, service providers expanding firms - from the software, medtech and renewables sectors.

"We have hosted startup weekends, hackathons for many businesses such as  Drupal as well as meetups and college innovation events for Stanford University and HEC," DoSpace community manager, Gwladys Pennac said.

"With the kind and supportive backing of Dublin City Council, we look forward to offering our space to even more of the ecosystem, especially at a local level."

Event slots for the space are limited and can be applied for via this application form or by contacting DoSpace.

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