Much is made of Ireland’s indigenous tech sector, which has rapidly expanded during the recession and now boasts an impressive ecosystem of start-ups and later-stage indigenous outfits. Undoubtedly, tech companies have been very effective in attracting venture capital and other forms of early stage investment throughout the economic downturn. According to figures supplied by the Irish Venture Capital Association (IVCA), just short of €2 billion has been sunk into just less than 1,000 companies since 2007.

The line up of speakers at TechConnect-Live will showcase all of the funding options available to a small or medium tech enterprises. The main options open to a start ups are State Grants, Crowd funding, Micro Financing, Accelerators, Incubators, Private Funding & Angel Investors. Whether you are starting out with an idea for an app or looking for €10m to tackle the global market this event will connect you with the right funding options.

Key speakers include:

Aidan McCullen Head of Innovation Partnerships and Funding at RTE, Bill Liao Co-Founder of, and, Silviu Preoteasa Growth Hacker, Serial Entrepreneur and Lead Investor, Kevin McSweeney Head of New Investments at Broadlake Capital, Pete Townsted Global Head of Product and Solutions at Hedge Fund Services, Steve Flinter Business Leader/Vice President at Mastercard, Dr. John Whelan Executive Director at Blackstone Launchpad and Launchbox at Trinity College, Prof. Barry McMahon Director of the Innovation Academy at Trinity College, Denise Manton MS Section at TSSG and Peter Cowap Centre Director at GRCTC, University College Cork.

TechConnect-Live to Include dedicated Tech Jobs Expo – 7,000 current tech job vacancies survey reveals

TechConnect-Live will offer employers a unique opportunity to meet graduates, career professionals and supporting industry/academic associations. This year’s event will have over 1,500 live jobs on offer from the employers in the RDS on the day, both in Ireland and overseas, as well as internships, graduate training programmes and the chance to explore your further study options.

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