Europe’s largest innovation and co-working collaboration centre, Talent Garden Dublin, Glasnevin has just opened its doors for the first time * to its members and is hosting ‘30 Events in 30 Days’ for all Irish tech explorers and innovators. This series of events will include corporate innovation workshops, fireside chats with global tech leaders, Meet Ups, Start-Up advisory sessions with experts from fields of finance, marketing, fund-raising etc, VC mentoring, panel debates and more. The new hub for digital innovation, in partnership with DCU, provides flexible workspace for freelancers, tech startups and corporate innovation labs and caters for up to 350 members across its 3,000 sq metre campus. When fully opened in October, the building will feature an Innovation School, a digital skills ‘bootcamp’ education platform conceived to upskill entrepreneurs and will also assist corporates on their ‘digital transformation’ journeys. Uniquely it provides scale up opportunities with access to members of an already established global network of 3,500 global tech businesses.

Its ‘30 Events in 30 Days’ programme is free and open to the public; tickets are available on Eventbrite.  Highlights include;

14 Sep Idea Validation Day For Early Stage Startups

Test and challenge your idea for the next big thing! Sean Blanchfield, serial entrepreneur will take attendees through an interactive workshop on elevator pitches and the lean canvas.

Panel discussions led by Sarita Johnston, Enterprise Ireland, Manager Female Entrepreneurship, Niamh Collins, COO, DCU Ryan Academy, David Bowles, Venture Capital Investor, Delta Partners will concentrate on the next steps for your early stage startup; product and team. To register email [email protected]

18 Sep Raising Finance as a Cryptocurrency or Blockchain Business

Andrew Tzialli will explore the challenges faced by cryptocurrency and blockchain business when raising finance via an ICO or Tokenised Security Offering, as well as the factors that may influence investors. Andrew is a corporate technology partner at Philip Lee, Commercial Law Firm.

19 Sep What Impact Can Engineering Make? / Pre-Conceptions & Fears Around Studying Tech/Engineering

Jenny Harrington (President of DCU Women in Engineering),  Frances Mitchell (Business Development Manager at Dolmen) mechanical engineering UCD, Machaela O’Leary (community manager and ex-CEO of Lexi a eLearning startup) Computer Science & Linguistics TCD will talk about tech products or services which have social impact – neonatal respirators, eLearning, climate change and what skills/study is needed to actually make these products/services.

20 Sep Tech-play for little minds

Discover how fun and interactive activities with technology can help support your young child’s curiosity about the world around them. There will be a range of specially designed activities to explore with your child. Experience how high-quality tech-play can stimulate little inquisitive minds.

20 Sep How Wearable Technology will Improve your Business

Consider innovative ways to integrate wearable technology into your products or services. Explore the diverse world of “Wearables” including Wearable Technology, Smart Garments and Electronic Textiles. Assess the suitability of currently available devices that could be implemented now and also create a vision for future trends in this area. Shirley Coyle, Common Ground Design is a Smart Garment Designer with 13yrs experience in cutting-edge Wearable Technology research and has worked on European-wide projects and with global industrial partners.

24 Sep Pitch a Retail Idea to Brown Thomas | Arnotts

If you have a retail idea you’d like to pitch to luxury brands Brown Thomas and Arnotts, please join us. Startups, SME’s and even individuals are welcome. Everyone will have three minutes to pitch their idea, then the group will choose their favourites and brainstorm those ideas further.

Other events include Start-up Marketing on a Shoestring Budget, Funding;Share your Story, Data Diversity Workshop and The Mega Gamecraft Showdown. All events are listed here


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