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Calling all Wexford Entrepreneurs and Creatives Develop and explore new business ideas at ‘Startup Weekend Gorey’

Calling all Wexford Entrepreneurs and Creatives  Develop and explore new business ideas at  ‘Startup Weekend Gorey’

February 18th 2019:  The Hatch Lab in Gorey will host its second ‘Techstars Startup Weekend’ from 1 to 3 March 2019, in partnership with Wexford LEO and Bank of Ireland. Participants will have the opportunity to explore and develop new business ideas in a fun and inclusive environment. Over the course of the weekend, attendees pitch ideas, form teams and start companies, supported throughout by expert mentors.  The cost is €30 and includes free accommodation to enable participants experience a fully immersive Startup Weekend.

Participants can bring their ideas to the next level and connect with like-minded people.  Last year’s event saw 35 participants, and some Startup Weekend graduates, such as Vicki O’Donnell of Wilder Wander have turned their Startup Weekend ideas into self-sustaining businesses operating from the Hatch Lab.

All are welcome – this is open to ANYONE with ANY IDEA! From techies and designers to non-techies working across areas such as business or sales; professionals looking to switch or expand career skills, students, lifelong learners and passionate visionaries. People with established businesses are also welcome to attend and explore ways that they might boost their revenues or develop new products and services.

In addition to developing their own ideas, participants will also be tasked with coming up with solutions for challenges relevant to Gorey, the surrounding region, and beyond. The goal of the weekend is to create an environment where passionate people can come together to get things done; to learn, network, bridge the gap between trades, expose potential weaknesses in their business models and see actual results.

Some of the experts over the weekend include Colin Keogh, mechanical engineer and designed who featured on the Forbes 30 under 30 list in 2016 and was one of the JCIs Ten Outstanding Young People in 2017. Vikki O’Donnell, CEO Wilder Wander, Cyril Byrne, Software Innovator and mentor, Szilvia Szabo, CEO of the Impacter, as well as a number of mentors, coaches and specialists.

Expert mentors are available for the entire weekend and accommodation is organized - book early to secure a FREE space in one of our Startup Weekend houses in Gorey. Tickets and more information is available on Eventbrite -  Alternatively you can email or