14 November 2014 – Here’s some highlights of last weeks Silicon Stroll Bootcamp, hosted by Dublin BIC as part of the European Investor Gate project. The event welcomed 50 tech entrepreneurs to Dublin for a day event which included a tour of Google, IBM & PayPal followed by pitch battles and entrepreneurial workshops.
Rory Caren of IBM and Paddy Flynn of Google launch the event with Dublin BIC team members John Phelan and Tara Beshoff
Getting ready for the event
The steps to Google
Paddy Flynn, Director Product Quality Operations at Google with John Phelan of the Halo Business Angel Partnership
John Phelan of Dublin BIC opens the event
Tony Corrigan of Tenderscout enjoys the Google session
The IBM Tech expo gets off to a good start
Alexandra Rudl and Corinna Voss of German innovation agency bwcon, lead the an entrepreneurial workshop on business modelling
Victor De Witt of Luxembourg startup Recipay engages with the tech expo in IBM
Anthony Rafferty of PayPal prepares to present “The Future of Money”
Patrick Rahme of All Square, a golfing platform, pitches to the audience
Conor Carmody of Dublin BIC participates in the judging panel with Gilles Le Cocguen of BPI France and Brigitte Baumann of Go Beyond
Lucas Pedretti of Qymatix, a German sales analytics company, smiles for the camera.
Heidi Corr from DublinBIC moderates the pitches with Joana Soares of Portuguese Innovation organisation Insituto Pedro Nunes.
Catherine Delevoye of Luxembourg innovation agency Technoport, leads the group workshop on “Deal Flows & Exit Strategies”
Nadir Benouli of French startup Medicadose presents in the final pitch battle.
Frank Devisme of Hanakai, a french startup in the creative sector, listens attentively.
Newship’s CEO Paul Quigley gets interviewed
Tom Morrisoe of The Now Factoy and Ronan Rooney of Curam present as case studies to the event participants
An entrepreneur engages with the Q&A session
Italian entrepreneur Gianluca Ferranti engages the audience to pitch his company Vivocha, recent winner of the 2014 Red Herring Top 100 Europe, 2013 IBM SmartCamp and White Bull and IAB competitions.
The judging panel decide the final winner – Paolo Anselmo, president of Italian Business Angel Network is joined by Chris Dial of Microsoft, Des Fahey of Dublin BIC, Sean Beirne of Halo Business Angel Partnership and Alex Hobbs, fund manager for the AIB Seed Capital Fund.
Desmond Fahey, CEO of Dublin BIC welcomes the participants to the networking dinner
Entrepreneurs from Italian startup PostGol enjoy the view of the city from the Gravity Bar
Tara Beshoff, the event project manager with Dhinakar Subramani from Bizbase
Wendy Grey and Padraig Hennessy of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation join Guinness Enterprise Centre board member David Varian together with Dublin BIC chairman Frank Roche and CEO Des Fahey for the networking dinner.
Pitch battle winners Seabery enjoy a pint of Guinness in the Gravity Bar.
Alejandro Villarán Vázquez & Basilio Marquinez of Spanish startup Seabery get presented with the prize!