Startup Digest


February 20, 2019

Welcome to Startup Digest Galway - the startup news and events calendar for Galway.

Medtech Pulse
takes place in NUI Galway this Thursday evening 21st February. The networking event for companies and individuals will provide an overview of the MedTech ecosystem in NUIG to highlight what is offered in this space.

There is a very interesting Angel Investment event in Claremorris on 6th March at 5.30 pm.

The Dublin Startup Digest was circulated this morning. It highlights 3 events taking place over the coming months.

is Ireland's biggest tech event dedicated to creating collaboration and new business opportunities for start-ups, scale-ups, multinational companies, innovative Irish enterprise, the research community, investors and state agencies. Taking place 28th March in Dublin Convention Centre. [RSVP HERE]

Dublin Tech Summit
, one of Europe’s largest tech conferences, is back on the 10th-11th of April, The RDS. In these two years they have brought some of the most influential tech leaders and brands to Dublin for two days of growth and development, knowledge sharing, fun networking, and of course…the craic! [RSVP HERE]

will take place in the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on 16-17 May. Great opportunity to hear from the greatest minds on key trends in science and technology from Blockchain to AI, Med Tech to Biodiversity, Future of Work to Augmented Reality. [RSVP HERE]

If you are new to Galway, why not sign up for the Galway Job Connector newsletter to help you orientate in the Galway Job Market - the brainchild of Katleen our co-curator.

Best wishes
Donncha, Katleen and Dominic
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p.s haven't mentioned Seth Godin in a while. Love this recent post...Some problems are easier to sell

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THU 21

Spinout Roadshow - Medtech Pulse by NUI Galway (Free - booking essential)

February 21st 5:00pm

Medtech Pulse will offer an insight into the heart of Medtech in Galway, an opportunity to discuss and explore the programmes and initiatives in this area. The lightning talks will be followed by panel discussion on the 'Foundations and Future' of the Medtech sector with experts from industry, the healthcare sector and investors. Panelists will include: Dr Sinead Keogh Director, Irish Medtech Association, IBEC; John Power, CEO Aerogen; Helen Ryan, Atlantic Bridge; Dr Brendan Boland, Loci Orthopaedics; and Professor Lokesh Joshi, NUI Galway.

O'Donoghue Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance University Rd H91 T8WR Galway | View in Calendar

THU 28

Smart Business workshop 'Grow Scale Succeed' Small Firms Association @ PorterShed (Free - booking essential)

February 28th 7:30am

The Small Firms Association and Vodafone have partnered to help businesses grow, scale and succeed in a changing business environment. Vodafone will share the benefits of smart or flexible working and how to implement it in your business to increase productivity and attract and retain talent. You will also learn about increasing your profits through employee-led models from the SFA. The event is free of charge and pre-registration online is essential. Places are limited so please book below now to avoid missing out. For all queries on the event, please call the event organiser: Margaret Reynolds, Tel: +353 1 605 1715

The Portershed, Eyre Square Galway | View in Calendar

WED 06

Angel Investing in High Potential Enterprises, is it for you? - Castlebar (Free - booking essential)

March 6th 5:30pm

An event aimed at increasing the number of private / angel investors regionally, particularly female investors, and provides an introduction to angel / private investing and crowdfunding. Speakers and experts will talk about their experiences of angel investing, both as investors and investees, leveraging their networks and the experience of private investment and syndicate investment groups. An ESIL (Empowering Early Stage Investors Launchpad) event run in conjunction with the Local Enterprise Offices in Mayo, Galway and Roscommon and supported by WestBIC, HBAN, WDC and the Empower Programme.

McWilliam Hotel Claremorris | View in Calendar

THU 14

Workplace Wellness for Self-Employed, Start-Ups & SMEs @ GTC (Free)

March 14th 9:00am

Join us for Galway's FIRST Workplace Wellness event for Self-Employed, Start-Ups and Small Business Owners.

Galway Technology Centre, Mervue Business Park | View in Calendar

Upcoming Events:

THU 28

FutureScope - DublinBIC - Evolving trends for Business (Early Bird)

March 28th 8:00am

The Convention Centre, Dublin

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