Lorcan O’Sullivan is working to attact more entreprenuers to Ireland, one of the best environments in the world to do business (youtube). Interested? Get in touch with him at Lorcan[dot]OSullivan@enterprise-ireland[dot]com
Update: Techcrunch has more on this announcement Startup Bootcamp adding Dublin to the list.
At the Dublin Web Summit (DWS) today, Startupbootcamp announced Dublin as the latest addition to it’s European network providing seed funding and mentorship to technology startups. Applications to the first Dublin accelerator program open in Summer 2011, online at startupbootcamp.org. The Dublin program will be run by Eoghan Jennings, formerly CFO of XING, one of Europe’s most successful recent Internet startups.
Frank Ryan, CEO of Enterprise Ireland.
This exciting new accelerator firmly positions Ireland as a place where entrepreneurship thrives, and where entrepreneurs of any nationality can come to grow their businesses. The things that make Ireland great still exist – our people, our innovation capability, our global reach. And now, we are more experienced, more capable and more competitive than ever – with a highly skilled workforce and a modern dynamic economy
“we are convinced that now is a fantastic time to be starting a technology startup and Dublin is a great place from which to grow a company”. While Luis Rivera, Manager of Startupbootcamp in Madrid said: “We are thrilled to to be joingin forces with Eoghan, and to leverage his experience to help us achieve our ambitious plans”
The Dublin program will offer also feature a unique collaboration of partners brought together for the first time to promote the application and commercialization of technologies that make urban systems more connected, sustainable and intelligent. IBM, Dublin City Council, Enterprise Ireland and RDIL, Citi’s only dedicated R&D centre in the world, have all agreed to join as partners. Startupbootcamp Dublin will devote particular attention to those applicants developing technologies aimed at improving urban life and will aim to select at least half its participants from applicants that address particular challenges faced in urban environments.
Startupbootcamp will be launching in Ireland to take advantage of the vibrant technology ecosystem such and the close links to the US tech sector as exemplified by Google, Facebook, Zynga, and IBM who have attracted talent from across Europe to live and work in Ireland. The country is also experiencing a resurgence of international investor attention as shown by recent announcements from DFJ Esprit and Polaris Ventures. Indeed, the launch of Startupbootcamp in Ireland would not have been possible without the support of local entrepreneurial community as well as existing programs such as the NDRC’s Launchpad and the Endeavour programme in Kerry. Startupbootcamp’s central … of bringing technology entrepreneurs to Ireland met with encouragement from various public agencies such as Dublin City Council and Enterprise Ireland.