By @SimonCocking, we found out more about the next UpStarter event

When is it on?

Date: Time: 6pm – 10pm

Location: The Round Room at Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

 How many events have you had?

This is the 5th and biggest UpStarter event to date, having grown from roughly 200 in February 2016 to an expected 2000 at the March 2017 event.

What was the inspiration to start it?

UpStarter began as startup jobs event and aimed to provide a platform to hire and get hired in a more relaxed environment. We have enhanced this philosophy and now give jobseekers the opportunity to talk to the founders, talent managers and other staff of their dream startups and companies.

The informal style of the event creates a relaxed atmosphere for attendees to have a drink at the bar while networking with the employees and their peers.

What exciting things can people look forward to for the 2017 version?

This event is our biggest so far with over 30 companies in attendance hiring for over 500 jobs and as such is Ireland’s largest tech recruitment event.

In 2017 we will have two events in Dublin. The March Edition, which is focused on experienced tech hires and our Grad Edition in October. Both events will contain some of the most interesting and rapidly growing companies from Ireland and abroad.

What opportunities are on offer for people attending your event?

There are a diverse range of jobs on offer from AI Managers in Accenture and Android Developers in Ding to a Google Analytics Technical Specialist with Aer Lingus. There are over 500 jobs on offer on the night and we will be announcing some of the job openings on our Twitter ( with the rest to be discovered at the event.

What tips would you give to people attending to get the most out of it?

UpStarter is all about conversations. Candidates want to know more about the companies, but likewise, the employers want to get to know the candidates to ensure they are the right fit for the company.

This is a prime opportunity for attendees to put themselves at the top of the recruitment pile and set themselves apart from other candidates.

How can people book tickets / when does it usually sell out?

We have three entrance times to ensure all candidates will have a chance to speak to the employers; they are 6pm, 7.30pm and 8.30pm. Tickets can be booked via Eventbrite (

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