Eugene Crehan, Director of Programmes at the School of Business Centre for Enterprise Development and Regional Economy has been appointed Startup Gathering Waterford, City Coordinator by Minister Ged Nash TD. He will also join the National Steering Group for Startup Gathering.
Eugene will be leading a team of regional volunteers who will work diligently over the next several months to showcase Waterford in the best possible light during the Startup Gatherings Week, October 5th to 10th, 2015.
WIT will be providing office space and meeting rooms for Startup Gathering Waterford and will be organising several events to coincide with Startup Gatherings Week.
About the Startup Gathering Waterford
The Startup Gathering is an exciting new initiative led by Startup Ireland and supported by the Government in the Action Plan for Jobs 2015. The Startup Gathering will promote entrepreneurship and showcase Ireland's startup sector through a week of events across the country from October 5th - 10th on the theme Start, Scale, Succeed from Ireland.
Objectives of the Startup Gathering Waterford
Facilitate over 50 events and networking opportunities nationally during the week for at least 15,000 members of the Irish public and international visitors
Highlight the resources available in Ireland to support the growth of a diverse pipeline of indigenous and international high growth start-ups, which in turn may help attract international venture capitalists to locate in Ireland
Attract international high impact start-ups to locate to and scale up from Ireland leveraging the service providers available here
International Visibility - Help to differentiate Ireland internationally, increasing inward engagement with Ireland’s startup sector
Strengthen Ireland’s startup ecosystem - Through promoting networking and connections, help increase the volume of service providers and supports necessary to a startup sector where high impact start-ups can ‘Start, Scale and Succeed from Ireland’
Strengthen Ireland’s talent base and entrepreneurial networks to help promote and stimulate a strong culture of high quality entrepreneurship.