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Michael Bolle, CTO and CDO of Bosch speaks at the Web Summit 2018 about how the €78 billion company is putting the needs of people at the centre of its unprecedented AI development. 
A new artificial intelligence (AI) processing chip developed in Ireland has undergone tests at the world-famous CERN centre in Switzerland to see if it is suitable for use in space. Ubotica Technologies, a Dublin-based robotics start-up, recently collaborated with the European Space Agency (ESA) for the tests, which took place at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, Geneva. Read More
One of Ireland's fastest-growing indigenous tech firms has added $9m (€8m) in funding in recent months, including a 'Series B' round of $4m (€3.5m) that it has just closed. Kitman Labs, a sports science and analytics company co-founded by former Leinster coach Stephen Smith and Iarfhlaith Kelly, has now raised more than $19m (€16.8m) in total as it has taken on some of the biggest professional European football and US sporting franchises as customers. Read More
The first time I met Brian Halligan a few years ago burns in my mind. As well as peppering me with more questions than I could field at him, moments after leaving the HubSpot offices in Dublin I get a tweet from him telling me we should have talked about Fleetmatics, an Irish company of which he sat on the board. He was right. A few months later, Fleetmatics was bought by Verizon for $2.4bn.
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Pest Pulse wants to bring much-needed tech to the 'unglamorous' world of pest control (via Fora.ie)
Brian Monaghan had spent years working at early-stage startups before he got the “niche” idea of bringing technology to the pest control industry. Monaghan was previously chief financial officer of CurrencyFair and spent a stint in the US with food delivery outfit Zoomer. When it came time to start his own business, luck would turn his attention to a sector that he felt was in need of a tech facelift. Read More
03/12/18: Pitch Perfect - Pitch your startup
Pitch your startup or come and see other startups make their pitches! If you have watched Dragon’s Den or Shark Tank, this is your chance to pitch to our panel of judges, investors, angels and successful startups, and also to get candid feedback from the audience. This is the perfect opportunity to refine your pitch deck, practice and get feedback!
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03/12/18: Techie table quiz - It's beginning to look a lot like quizmas
🎶It's beginning to look a lot like Quizmas,
Everywhere you go... 🎶
Gather your team mates and prepare for a night to remember at Workday's annual table quiz. This year the event will be raising funds for Dublin Simon Community and Larche Ireland. Teams can be of up to 5 people and if you don't have one, that's fine too! Come along and get matched up with a team on the night!
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04/12/18: Fairer Funding Now - How do we make funding in Ireland more diverse?
Join a panel of VCs, entrepreneurs and thought leaders in Dublin's Huckletree to review the state of funding for female founders in Ireland and explore the role of the VC community in breaking down obstacles in the fundraising process. Amongst other topics, the panel will discuss the results of our national entrepreneur survey including how only 15% of funding went to startups with a female founder in 2017.
06/12/18: Image Networking Breakfast - The Pioneers
2018 has been a landmark year for women. At the vanguard stand many who have steadfastly pioneered with their ideas, their work and their methods – they are a reflection of our strength, ability, determination and drive. At December’s Networking Breakfast, join WarDucks game studio CEO, Nikki Lannen, Co-Founder of WellFest, Helena Ryan and owner of Ballyknocken Farmhouse & Cookery School, Catherine Fulvio as they share their experiences with the room.
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07/12/18: 1st Friday Brekkie
Hot on the heels of our very special Startup Week brekkie, we are delighted to announce our final 1st Friday Brekkie of 2018! Wrapping up a fantastic year, we have another accomplished an inspiring speaker this month – Aimée Madden, Founder and CEO of CliniShift! Register below to secure your spot and join us!
13/12/18: Tech For Good Dublin: Tackling homelessness together
Tech for Good Dublin in December showcases tech responses to the homelessness crisis, in Dublin and beyond. There is so much potential to harness technology to help address the different aspects of homelessness. This is the start of the conversation about how we can tackle homelessness together.
13/12/18: SUXmas 2018: The Ultimate Tech Startup Xmas Party
Every Xmas big ol companies have big ol' parties, but sadly StartUps don't get the same deal. Don't worry, the SUXmas elves have solved that problem! Last year saw 300 of the StartUp community get together for a fun filled night (who can forget them networking Xmas crackers of the 2017 SUXMas!). So quit reading this and get clickety clicking now to reserve your space at the ultimate StarUp Xmas party, SUXMas!
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