GEN Ireland and Pipeline to bring entrepreneurs to Dublin to help 50 Irish start-ups grow
02 February 2016
(L-R): Des Fahey, Dublin Business Innovation Centre; Maree Helena, GEN Ireland and Frank Roche, Dublin Business Innovation Centre
At the launch of Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) Ireland’s calendar of activities for 2016, GEN Ireland announced it will bring 50 US, high-growth entrepreneurial leaders to Dublin for the Pipeline Global Innovators Summit, September 18-24, 2016.
The event is a significant activity impacting start up growth, as part of GEN Ireland’s recently announced Start-up Centenary Celebrations, a yearlong awareness platform of engagement celebrating Ireland’s entrepreneurial and start-up activity 100 years since the Easter Rising.
Pipeline is holding one of its programme master classes and modules with entrepreneurs in the Guinness Enterprise Centre as well as other locations throughout Dublin and Belfast, over a week of activities. It will offer 50 Irish high-growth start-ups and the 50 USA, Midwest Region high-growth start-ups the opportunity to network with these leading entrepreneurs to help them grow their businesses.
“This is an unparalleled opportunity for Irish start-ups to find ways of expanding their global network. Through learning and sharing knowledge, they have a platform to fast track their businesses on a global scale,” said Maree Helena, co-founder of GEN Ireland.
The event is happening to foster strong relationships, share in knowledge and learn on the theme of globalising their businesses. Investors and mentors from Ireland and the US, including MIT, Kauffman Foundation, Microsoft and Woodland Venture Management, will engage with all 100 entrepreneurs as part of this learning process.
Each year, between 10 and 13 entrepreneurs are chosen through a rigorous application process to partake in the year-long business leadership programme that blends workshop modules, mentoring from experts and relationship development with previous Pipeline participants.
The announcement was made at the launch of GEN Ireland’s calendar of 2016 activities, which took place in the Guinness Enterprise Centre yesterday. It joins GEN Global, a 160 country network of similar initiatives worldwide aimed at creating one global entrepreneurial ecosystem. In total, GEN Global works with 10 million people and has 25,000 partnerships worldwide.
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