Dublin Tech Summit

Dublin Tech Summit
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The Dublin Tech Summit is an international tech conference held in the capital of Ireland. It was founded by former Accenture consultant Ben English and Ian Hyland, Business & Finance Magazine owner and publisher.

From 2010 to 2015, Dublin hosted the Web Summit (formerly known as the Dublin Web Summit), an international technology conference focusing on internet technology. However, in 2016 the event was moved from Dublin to Lisbon due to organizational problems and lack of support from the Irish Government. The controversial departure of the Web Summit left a void which a number of new conferences strive to fill. The Dublin Tech Summit is one of such conferences.

The Dublin Tech Summit is held at the Convention Center Dublin located in Silicon Docks. Silicon Docks is a nickname for the area in Ireland’s capital around Grand Canal Dock. It is a reference to the San Francisco Bay Area’s Silicon Valley due to the high concentration of high-tech companies and startups in the area. Tech companies located in Silicon Docs include Google, Facebook, Twitter, Airbnb, Tripadvisor, Amazon, Linkedin, Dropbox, Yelp, Groupon, and others.

The conference covers seven core themes: business and marketing, social enterprise, fintech, medtech, big data and analysis, the Internet of things, and creativity. It features over 200 speakers and 500 global investors from around the globe. The Dublin Tech Summit focuses on creating lasting relationships between its participants, bringing key influencers together in order to foster the spirit of partnership and collaboration, bridging the gap between large corporations and emerging startups, and promoting Dublin as a global technology hub.

One of the conference’s main goals is to support promising startups. Its StartUp100 program showcases 100 startups, providing the opportunity that links emerging companies in the technology sector with investors. Each startup selected for participation in StartUp100 gets a two-day stand at the conference and four tickets. The program also includes mentoring sessions, workshops and a pitch competition.

The Dublin Tech Summit is the prime meeting place for over 200 speakers and about 10,000 attendees from all over the world that showcases everything Dublin has to offer as one of Europe’s technology capitals.

In 2021, the event was held online due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Dublin Tech Summit

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