Friday, 10 June 2011
No recession in Tech! Not at DWS
DUBLIN HOSTS UK &IRELAND BIGGEST TECH STARTUP EVENT
Where’s the recession? It’s certainly not in tech.
Almost 1,000 people are set to attend the upcoming Dublin Web Summit making it the biggest tech startup event, not just in Ireland, but in the UK also. The BBC, Guardian, Wired Magazine and TechCrunch are all covering the largest Dublin Web Summit since the series began in 2010. With a major announcement expected on June 10th – Dublin Web Summit is only expected to get bigger.
Paddy Cosgrave, organizer of the Dublin Web Summit said: “while London has a few reasonably sized tech events, there’s nothing on this scale. It’s clear that the tech sector in Ireland is booming, so we should certainly continue to nurture it”
“Events like the Dublin Web Summit show the startup sector is flourishing. Everyday we hear about new startups doing well and the summit is about celebrating that success.
“At Dublin Web Summit, we’re growing our own Zynga’s” Cosgrave said.
Zynga’s COO of Game Operations Marcus Segal is one of several international guests at June’s Dublin Web Summit. Joining Marcus is Tariq Krim of Jolicloud who’s cloud-based operating system is taking on the might of Google and Sam Barnett, a self-made entrepreneur who’s company, Struq, is one of the fastest growing ad technology firms globally.
Joining the international speakers are four Irish tech startups making it big and Jennifer O’Connell, the first editor of the hugely successful online publication - TheJournal.ie
Over 3,000 people have attended Dublin Web Summit events over the last 12 months and the caliber of guests has resonated internationally. The founders of Twitter, Youtube, Skype and Wikipedia have all spoken at Dublin Web Summit.
“We’re planning a much bigger event in October”
Cosgrave said his ambition doesn’t stop here. “I don’t want to give away too much just yet, but the speakers we’ve lined up for next October will be the envy of Europe”.
Dublin Web Summit begins on June 10th in the RDS, Dublin, Ireland.
Charlie OConnor, our Editor will be at the DWS event covering all the speakers and talking to startups.