Everything is locked and loaded for BizSparkCamp Dublin on March 8th at the Radisson Hotel on Golden Lane.
As part of the local BizSpark programme, Microsoft Ireland, Enterprise Ireland and TechLudd are delighted to announce BizSparkCamp 2010 featuring Innovate! PitchSlam – an event designed to help accelerate Irish Startups’ businesses and provide the opportunity to be identified as one of the world’s most promising technology start-ups. This day-long conference will run on Monday, March 8th (doors open 9am) in the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in Dublin’s city centre. Entrance is free of charge.
Register here: http://techludd.com/events/bizsparkcamp-registration/
BizSparkCamp Sessions/Speakers include:
In addition to the planned BizSpark sessions, we have invited local Bizspark companies to participate in Innovate!2010 – a global competition to identify and accelerate the Innovate!100: The World’s 100 Most Promising Technology, Media, and Telecommunications Startups. Microsoft BizSpark has partnered with early stage analyst firm Guidewire Group to bring you opportunities for expert feedback & validation, global exposure, cash and in-kind prizes, qualified introductions to potential partners and investors, and the possibility of being named one of the Innovate!100: The World’s 100 Most Promising Startups.
The schedule is below – it’s a very full day, followed by a drinks reception in the evening.
Track 1 - Access to Capital
Track 2 - Access to Markets
Welcome and Introduction Cliff Reeves - Microsoft Global GM, Entrepreneur Community
EI Funding & Best Practices Julie Sinnamon - Executive Director, Global Business Development, Enterprise Ireland
Stories from the trenches - Breaking into New Markets with Web Business Models Caelen King - CEO RevaHealth
EUGA - BizSpark Service to help Startups get grants Nicky Martin - Affect Network
Stories from the trenches - The new opportunities with SaaS Aidan Gallagher - CEO Inishtech
Stories from the trenches - Best Practices for Getting Funded Brian Caulfield
Building effective partner strategies and routes to market Caroline Egan - The Open Borders Group
Stories from the trenches - Saving Time and Money on Due Dilligence Siofra Flood - Legal Consultant
International Expansion - Best Practices Nigel Turner - The Open Borders Group
Stories from the trenches - Get the 'boring stuff' right! Brian Moroney - CEO Mercatus
Stories from the trenches - Operating Abroad (From Product Development to Sales) Alan Coleman - GetItKeepIt.com
Your G-Score & BizSpark Exchange - Maximise your chances of getting funding from BizSpark VC Network Partners Mike Sigal - Founder and CEO of The Guidewire Group
Stories from the trenches - Accessing New Markets Ray Nolan - Founder of HostelWorld.com
Panel Discussion - Entering new markets Ray Nolan, Colm MacFhionnlaoich (EI), Ciaran Dynes (Progress Software), Caroline Egan (TOBG)
Panel Discussion - Best bets for Funding in Today's Economic Climate Shay Garvey (Delta Group); Diane Roberts (HBAN), Brian Caulfield, Caelen King, (RevaHealth)