About

Our Mission: To make Ireland a global startup hub for jobs and innovation by 2020

Startup Ireland is an independent, not-for-profit partnership for Ireland’s startup sector. The startup sector in Ireland comprises startups and their supporters in Research Centres, Tech Transfer Offices, Incubation/CoWorking Space Providers, Commercial Attaches at Embassies, Professional Services Providers (Accountants, Lawyers, Patent Agents), Innovation Managers at large Corporates, Investors, State Enterprise Support Agencies, Country Network Associations/Chambers, Mentor/Angel Investors and the Diaspora.

By startup we mean high impact businesses that have the potential to grow rapidly internationally thereby creating significant jobs and innovation in Ireland. As a member of the international Startup Nations network our focus is at the strategic level on those systemic, framework conditions which can lead to a sustained improvement in conditions for high impact entrepreneurship in Ireland..

Our mission (captured in our Vision2020 strategy) is to help Ireland become a global startup hub by 2020, working together with all interested parties we can make Ireland the best place in the world to establish a high growth startup. This in turn will help lead to Ireland becoming a leading global destination for high impact startups that want to scale up rapidly, effectively a “Startup Island”.

 

Our Projects

  • The Startup Gathering

    Our vision is for Ireland to become a global startup hub by 2020, a startup island. our annual startup gathering Showcases Ireland’s startup sector to the world and promotes Ireland’s startup ecosystem International Profile: Promoting Ireland as an international destination for startups is essential to raising the profile of Ireland’s innovation ecosystem on the international stage.

    The Startup Gathering will help showcase Ireland’s innovation ecosystem to the world by running an annual startup competition under the sector headings that match the industry hubs that are developing in each of our cities.

  • National Census of Startup Sector

    A benchmarking exercise will commence in February 2015 entitled ‘Census of the Irish startup sector’. The objective is to establish a base from which to build towards Vision2020.

    The Census will capture the details of all the support infrastructure available to startups in Ireland (for example Research Centres, Tech Transfer Offices, Incubation/CoWorking Space Providers, Commercial Attaches at Embassies, Professional Services Providers (Accountants, Lawyers, Patent Agents), Innovation Managers at large Corporates, Investors, State Enterprise Support Agencies and Mentors/Angel Investors).

    The information collected in the Census will be made publicly available via a web based map of Ireland’s startup sector.

  • City Resource Guide for Startups

    Resource Guides: We provide a one-stop portal containing guides for startups in search of services through our Startup Ireland Map and Support Section. Startup Ireland’s online presence includes infographics on over 150 resources available to startups in Ireland and a Linkedin Group of 5,000 members and Twitter account of 10,000 followers.

    Resources for those studying startup ecosystems

    A collection of research reports on startup ecosystems

    If you feel there is a resource that we are missing please add it to our map here

Key stakeholders opinion on Startup Ireland and Vision2020

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The impact of our work is augmented by the help of many volunteers who want to see Ireland become a global startup hub, we are always delighted to hear from volunteers.

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