The Silicon Stroll Bootcamp – The ACE Project Joins Forces!


21 October 2014 – Dublin BIC is delighted to announce the involvement of the European ACE project in the upcoming Silicon Stroll Bootcamp taking place on 3rd and 4th November as part of the European Investor Gate project.

The Silicon Stroll Bootcamp  will bring 50 of Europe’s most innovative and investable ICT start-ups to Dublin to meet with tech giants Google, PayPal and IBM after which they will go head to head in pitch battles to international investors.

The entrepreneurs are drawn from across Europe and Ireland, featuring cutting edge ICT innovations and the next big things in technology.

A large number of the companies are also participating on the ACE Project, a targeted acceleration programme that assists European tech startups to enter new markets.  ACE Project Manager Margaret Mulligan of EBN was “welcomes the high number of ACE companies selected for the event” which she sees as “a great opportunity to encourage the cross border venturing activities of that are a core feature of the ACE Acceleration Programme”

The event takes place over 2 days, the first day is a “Tech Giant Tour” of Google, IBM and PayPal where the companies will gain exposure to upcoming trends and technologies, while day 2will present an opportunity for all companies to pitch to investors.

The Silicon Stroll Bootcamp is part of the European Investor Gate Project (EIG), an investment preparation programme aimed at supporting participants to develop their investor-readiness by providing them with the skills, opportunities and contacts to access international finance.  The project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme.

The event is also being supported by Google, PayPal, IBM, the Web Summit, Enterprise Ireland, the ACE project, Microsoft Ireland and Trinity College Dublin.

Tara Beshoff, Dublin BIC