#StartupIreland 
Strategy for Dublin to become a 
global tech startup hub by 2020 
SOURCE: STARTUPSFM 2014 
Where is 
Dubl...
The Problem - An Inefficient System 
Grassroots and Infrastructure Level 
FEAR OF FAILURE - NECESSITY ENTREPRENEURSHIP – F...
The Solution - Getting the Fundamentals Right 
Grassroots and Infrastructure Level 
STRENGTHENING THE NETWORK – HIGHLIGHTI...
Tangibles Required to Deliver the Strategy 
Grassroots and Infrastructure Level 
‘STUDENTS-2-STARTUPS’ MATCHING DATABASE (...
The journey of the IRFU from the amateur 
era to the professional era in Irish rugby to a 
high level of international suc...
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#Vision2020 Dublin to be a global tech startup hub by 2020 - Startup Ireland's strategy

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#StartupIreland Strategy for Dublin to become a global tech startup hub by 2020 - #Vision2020

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#Vision2020 Dublin to be a global tech startup hub by 2020 - Startup Ireland's strategy

  1. 1. #StartupIreland Strategy for Dublin to become a global tech startup hub by 2020 SOURCE: STARTUPSFM 2014 Where is Dublin? #Vision2020Dublin @StartupIreland
  2. 2. The Problem - An Inefficient System Grassroots and Infrastructure Level FEAR OF FAILURE - NECESSITY ENTREPRENEURSHIP – FRAGMENTED LACK OF ENGAGEMENT BY MNCs - LOW LEVELS OF FEMALE ENT. NOT ENOUGH LOCALSTEM/TECH TALENT – OBSTACLES LACK OF ATTENTION GRABBING BIG EXITS Incubation Stage LOTS OF SUPPORTS AVAILABLE BUT INEFFECTIVELY BROKERED LACK OF APPROPRIATE OFFICE SPACE PATHWAYS NOT CLEAR Acceleration Stage NOT APPEARING IN INTERNATIONAL CITY RANKINGS DIFFICULT MATCHED FUNDING PROCESS LACK OF CORPORATE ACCELERATORS LACK OF CITY SPECIALISATION HPSU (EI) Loss of quality Irish startups into pipeline of other cities Many startups fail to move forwards due to obstacles and fall back to lower levels of momentum & commitment #Vision2020Dublin @StartupIreland 1
  3. 3. The Solution - Getting the Fundamentals Right Grassroots and Infrastructure Level STRENGTHENING THE NETWORK – HIGHLIGHTING THE SUPPORTS ‘STARTUP DUBLIN’ website – PROVIDING POLICY INPUTS – CONNECTING STUDENT INTERNS/PROJECTS WITH STARTUPS ‘Vision2020Dublin’ FORUM Oct 10th Incubation Stage ATTRACTING INTERNATIONAL ENTREPRENEURS INCREASING INCUBATION PROGRAMMES ADDING INCUBATION OFFICE SPACE Acceleration Stage UNDERSTANDING ACCELERATORS’ NEEDS SO CAN INCREASE SUCCESS RATE & DENSITY - GOOGLE #ATMOSPHERE 2014 TALK HPSU (EI) 2 Blue text indicates those actions completed (or in progress) by #StartupIreland #Vision2020Dublin @StartupIreland
  4. 4. Tangibles Required to Deliver the Strategy Grassroots and Infrastructure Level ‘STUDENTS-2-STARTUPS’ MATCHING DATABASE (#StartupIreland) ENTREPRENEUR CAREERS DAY (Global Ent Week) OFFICE HOURS MENTORING (SOSVentures) Incubation Stage DUBLIN TECHNOLOGY FORUM PPP Ltd EXPANSION OF NEW FRONTIERS *2 prog p.a. via IoTs THE STARTUP GATHERING (CU Denver) Acceleration Stage INCENTIVES TO ATTRACT MORE ACCELERATORS PREBUDGET SUBMISSION CRUNCHBASE DRIVERS ANNUAL SURVEY ‘STARTUP DUBLIN‘ ANNUAL AWARDS HPSU (EI) Function – • Purpose built iconic Integrated Centre • Marketing Dublin internationally • Funding ‘The Startup Gathering’ international competition 3 Blue text indicates those actions completed (or in progress) by #StartupIreland #Vision2020Dublin @StartupIreland
  5. 5. The journey of the IRFU from the amateur era to the professional era in Irish rugby to a high level of international success is a very similar journey to that which Ireland's startup community must take to achieve the #Vision2020 strategy, it can be done. ”One Island, One Passion, One Goal” IRFU It can be done! #Vision2020Dublin @StartupIreland 4

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