02 October 2015 – Over 300 entrepreneurs have registered to attend Silicon Stroll, an annual event created by Dublin Business Innovation Centre (Dublin BIC) to foster collaboration between the global technology companies based in Ireland and our indigenous entrepreneurial community. The event will take place on Monday 5th October at the Marker Hotel in the heart of the Silicon Docks.
Dublin BIC has pulled together an impressive who’s who of industry leaders from the internet, enterprise software and internet of things sectors to provide insights on ‘Current Trends & Future Insights’. Facebook, Google, Cisco, IBM, Accenture, Microsoft, Trinity College Dublin and the Dublin Commissioner for Startups are included in the line-up of speakers. The insights are aimed at helping early stage companies understand the landscape of what technologies and business models are emerging and where these market leaders see opportunities for start-ups and innovators in the medium and longer term.
The audience will include representatives of the start-up community, from very early stage to fast growing companies such as NewsWhip, which announced in May that it raised €1.5 million in funding.
NewsWhip will be joined by three other innovative Dublin BIC supported companies, Blueface, Davra and Heystaks Technologies, as they showcase during the networking reception that will take place following the ‘Current Trends & Future Insights’ presentations.
Here’s some shots from the 2014 event..
According to Dublin BIC’s John Phelan there are significant benefits to be realised by both multinationals and start-ups from increased engagement. Leveraging its strong position within the ecosystem, Dublin BIC is very well placed to act as an interface and create a platform for engagement between these two communities.
“The Irish subsidiaries of multinationals can gain a huge amount by keeping in touch with the start-up scene. It encourages “intra-preneurs” to innovate internally and – as much as anything it keeps creativity, innovation and that all important entrepreneurial spirit alive in big organisations’.
‘For the start-ups, market knowledge and a global perspective are vital ingredients in getting on the right track and the nuggets and nuances that can be picked up from events like Silicon Stroll can be invaluable. In my view, it is the networking element of these events that offer the real opportunities for entrepreneurs –the chance to share and discuss ideas, build relationships and even possibly lay the groundwork for collaboration and new products”, concluded John Phelan.
The networking event this year is kindly sponsored by Softlayer and Accenture.
You can follow the event on Twitter: #SiliconStroll2015
Link to register on the flyer. Silicon Stroll 2015 – Flyer