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Startup Gathering 2015 is already part of the recent history of the irish startup ecosystem. With more than 400 events that took place across the country in five cities over five days – Dublin, Waterford, Cork, Limerick and Galway, the irish startup ecosystem has shown to the world how to orchestrate a big joint and coordinated effort when there is a true and shared vision to become Ireland in a world-class startup ecosystem by 2020, able to catalyze talented entrepreneurs, innovators, researches, big companies, investors and public entities.

Led by Startup Ireland, Startup Gathering 2015 is an important private & public initiative of the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs 2015 and is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation with strong support by Bank of Ireland, which is actively involved at different levels across the country to enable economic growth via supporting entrepreneurs and startups.

Startup Commons was invited by Startup Ireland to facilitate different breakout sessions aimed to help accelerate the momentum towards the 2020 goals. The theme of the Startup Gathering 2015 was about getting the fundamentals in place to build towards the goal of becoming a global startup hub by 2020, and that basically means by Startup Commons Startup Key Stages, to get as much as possible more people in the five cities starting with great business opportunities and getting to zero phase (committed founding teams), increasing the likelihood to get more startups scaling and succeeding.

It is fantastic to discuss about how to see or develop startup ecosystems but in essence, startup ecosystems are about doer people, about their visions, motivations and actions to make a region more innovative and prosperous. We saw that in the eyes of each of the Startup Gathering team members. They are hungry to shake the world. Eoin Costello, CEO at Startup Ireland, and all his team can be proud. The real challenge and commitment starts now. The national effort is guaranteed. The irish future is promising. Let’s make it happens.

Read the whole article on Startup Commons Blog. And read more about event on Startup Gathering Blog.

Group photo at Science Foundation Ireland, in Dublin. From left to right: Oscar Ramirez, CEO at Startup Commons; Valto Loikkanen, Co-Founder at Grow VC Group; Ged Nash, Minister of State for Business and Employment; Mark Ferguson, Director at SFI; Ben Lang, Cofounder at Mapmeapp; Eoin Costello, CEO at Startup Ireland.

Group photo at Science Foundation Ireland, in Dublin. From left to right: Oscar Ramirez, CEO at Startup Commons; Valto Loikkanen, Co-Founder at Grow VC Group; Ged Nash, Minister of State for Business and Employment; Mark Ferguson, Director at SFI; Ben Lang, Cofounder at Mapmeapp; Eoin Costello, CEO at Startup Ireland.


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