Sunday 17 November 2019

Dublin Web Summit announces new competition aimed at 'early stage' Irish start-ups

WEB WIZARD: Event organiser Paddy Cosgrave at the Web Summit
WEB WIZARD: Event organiser Paddy Cosgrave at the Web Summit
Adrian Weckler

Adrian Weckler

Dublin's Web Summit has announced a new startup competition aimed at "early stage" Irish startups.

The three winners of the 'Go Global' competition will be offered expert advice from senior investors, technology entrepreneurs and technology journalists.

All three winning Irish startups will also be flown to the Web Summit's sister conferences in Las Vegas and Hong Kong.

They will also appear in front of an expected 6,000 people on the main stage at this November's Dublin Web Summit to talk about their companies.

“We've built good relationships with many of the world's leading tech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, journalists and more who attend our events around the world," said Paddy Cosgrave, chief executive and co-founder of the Web Summit.

"From investors like Google Ventures and Index Capital to entrepreneurs like the founders of Dropbox and Uber, to journalists like the editors of the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times.

"At the same time, Ireland has some brilliant early stage startups. We want to connect these two world's and help accelerate the next wave of breakout Irish startups. We want to help the next Liam Casey, the next Patrick Collison or the next Oisin Hanrahan. That's what our Go Global competition is about."

To apply, startups must be less than three years old and have raised less than €3m in funding.

Applications for the competition close next Friday, March 27th. Startups can apply at

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