What happens when you put 10 start-ups in the same room as 200 venture capitalists?

May 10, 2012


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What if 200 of the world’s top venture capitalists, including Accel, Highland Capital, Silicon Valley Bank, Amadeus, Earlybird, Oyster Tech and Atlantic Bridge; and about half of the total number of active Irish angel investors; as well as dozens of seed investors gathered together in a former factory in Dublin’s Docklands?

Then, what if they were joined by 10 of the most promising start-ups fostered in Ireland, who were looking for funding?

Startupbootcamp Dublin

Sounds exhilarating/terrifying? – This is Startupbootcamp Dublin, and it’s taking place next Wednesday.

Startupbootcamp is a leading European startup accelerator.  The organisation runs divisions in half a dozen European cities; Copenhagen, Dublin, Amsterdam, Madrid, and Berlin all of which are at various stages.   Dublin’s 2012 programme is coming to an end while London’s Startupbootcamp will launch later this year.

Wednesday’s Investor Day will be the end of an intensive three month training and mentoring programme for the entrepreneurs.

“Investor Demo Day will bring together some of the world’s most talented start-ups, respected mentors and leading investors which will result in an explosion of outcomes and entertainment.”
– Dublin’s Startupbootcamp MD, Eoghan Jennings

On the day the 10 companies will be pitching ideas for industries as diverse as advertising to oil;

  • Adfaces  – which aims to democratize outdoor media for SMEs.
  • CleverMiles – which aims to enhance road safety.
  • Easyprove  – which aims to improve businesses’ purchase management processes.
  • Getbulb  – which converts numeric data into visual data.
  • MavenHut  – a wager-based casual gaming system.
  • NotesFirst – a secure tablet and app system which will give doctors access to their patient’s data.
  • Opara – a complete food-chain tracking system.
  • Outline  – extracts and helps you mange tasks and other data from emails.
  • Pombai  – buy or sell tickets for regional passenger transport in countries across the world.
  • Skynet – turning paper-based drilling data into corporate value for the oil and gas industry.

Investor Day takes place in The Factory on Barrow Street.


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Ajit Jain

Ajit Jain is marketing and sales head at Octal Info Solution, a leading iPhone app development company and offering platform to hire Android app developers for your own app development project. He is available to connect on Google Plus, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


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