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Dates: 23 February 2018 - 25 February 2018
Venue: The Hatch Lab, M11 Business Park, Innovation House, Knockmullen, Gorey
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In just 54 hours, you will experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at a startup. As you learn how to create a real company, you'll meet the very best mentors, investors, cofounders, and sponsors who are ready to help you get started. The hardest part of starting up is starting out. At Startup Weekend, you'll be immersed in the ideal environment for startup magic to happen.

Surrounded by smart, passionate people and with the best tools and approaches at your disposal, you'll take giant leaps toward creating a business, becoming a founder, and connecting with the right people and resources.

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Sponsored by Bank of Ireland and The Hatch Lab

Who is Startup Weekend Gorey for?

It doesn't matter what you do or where you come from, Startup Weekend is designed as an inclusive event and program that brings all sorts of people together!

The format allows for people of all backgrounds to take part and contribute! In fact the more diversity the better the ideas!

  • aspiring & experienced entrepreneurs
  • developers and other tech-related professionals
  • designers of all types
  • non-technical talent (i.e. business, sales, finance, legal, tourism etc.)
  • students from universities and even schools
  • professionals looking to switch careers or build new skills
  • and passionate visionaries
  • lifelong learners and travel/tourism industry professionals

Startup Weekend is your chance to learn how to put your idea into action within a matter of days! Whether you are looking to...

  • get introduced to the world of startups and entrepreneurship
  • learn the process of going from concept to creation
  • meet experienced, talented, and passionate entrepreneurs in Kilkenny, Ireland
  • join or build an all-star team
  • make meaningful connections and become part of a global community
  • learn and practice new skills to take back to your job or beef up your resume

So what does the event look like?

Friday Evening: PITCH!

Pitch an idea, vote for your favorites, and form your team (or join someone else's).


Put your talents to work and build a real product, team, and brand for execution in the real world or even just your portfolio.


Put final touches on your presentation and state your case to the Judges. Followed by an awesome after party!

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