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Ireland’s first Startup Weekend Education is almost over. Seven impressive teams have battled it out late into the night to get the chance to pitch their products to a panel of judges and special guests.

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Nothing was going to stop these enthusiastic entrepreneurs from making waves. Innovative ideas, and coffee, flowed at the Bank of Ireland in Grand Canal Square.

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A big thanks must go to Gary (@gary_leyden), our special guest speaker on Saturday. Gary is an investor in early stage tech startups and as director of NDRC LaunchPad, leads Ireland’s #1 tech accelerator.

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With so much energy being used, refueling throughout the event was essential and KC Peaches (@kcpeaches) supplied us with a plethora of food!

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Tension and excitement started to rise as teams developed, divided and merged as the weekend continued.

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Not that it was all work and no play, there was time for plenty of joking!

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Teams were guided throughout the weekend by organisers, mentors and guest speakers, including lead members of the edtech, education and business communities.

 

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Teams have been under the eagle eye of Richie (@RichieDonelan) from IrishStartUp.TV.

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Let’s hope everyone took Nick’s advice on pitching! As CEO of Sprintfire, he knows the tricks of the trade! Here we go… See you on the other side!

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David R. Pollard