Startup Weekend Limerick is Back!!!!

We are back and this time it is personal 🙂

We are launching Limericks third ever Startup Weekend, This October 2nd-October 4th at the Nexus Innovation Centre and the CSIS Building in the University of Limerick. On the back of two previous and highly successful startup weekends in Limerick. October is huge for Limerick, Innovate Limerick are running the first ever International Cluster Conference in Ireland, we have Startup Weekend and this is followed by The Startup Gathering week and Limerick Enterprise week. We had to run a Startup Weekend. 11-12 days straight of Startupppy events on in Limerick, this must be some kind of record!!!

What is a Startup Weekend?

“Startup Weekend is fundamentally disrupting the way the world is approaching entrepreneurial education” – Startup Weekend

“Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. The weekend events are centered on action, innovation, and education. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through testing, business model development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night Pitch competition to a panel of potential investors and local entrepreneurs”

It is an electric experience of idea generation, validation and testing. Teams are pushed hard by each other, there are some really quality mentors there to guide and assist you… After all you are building a startup idea in just 54hrs. Minimal Viable Product is key!! Well that and getting to know Ed Fidgeon Kavanagh really early (That is a free Tip)

Here is a little Video: Startup Weekend Trailer

Who is it for?

Startup weekend is for anybody of any age who is interested in the Startup world, maybe you’re interested in testing an idea or maybe you just want to have an incredible experience while meeting really ambitious, cool and creative people. So we are calling out Product Designers, Developers, Marketers, Professionals, Students, Innovators to get involved. We have had solicitors, high ranking Multi-National staff and even professional rugby players involved before. Spread the word… That is your job (After you sign up of course 🙂

Why should you attend?

Outside of the free T-shirts, Advice, Food and Drink for the weekend, the new relationships you build and the chance to build a startup in 54hrs… it being a really cool experience with truly amazing people. It is a huge opportunity to test an idea and/or be involved in a team. The weekend is electric, the ideas are incredible and it really is a weekend you won’t forget.

A colourful crew :)
A colourful crew 🙂

What Startup Weekend can do for you?

Gene Murphy a fan of Startup Weekend. – From Red Eye Media – Click Here to hear what Gene had to say.

This is an opportunity to not only meet new people, it is a real chance to challenge yourself and push social norms!! Startup Weekend gives you a very different way of thinking and this gets this new way of thinking embedded in your thoughts process really quickly. The place will be buzzing and so will you introverts and extroverts alike. I’ve personally seen people become very different after startup weekends. I’ll put it another don’t be shocked if for a couple of weeks after – the day job just isn’t enough.

How can you help?

By assisting us in spreading the word. We want to have a huge audience on the Sunday night for the pitch competition. We’re talking 200-300 people. That is what these teams deserve and that is what we will deliver with your help. So…. Get this out to Developers/Programmers, Media/Press, SMEs, Startups, Multi-Nationals, Business People, Lecturers and Students that you know and help us run the best Startup Weekend we possibly can.

If you have any questions Tweet us on @SWLimerick or Email on limerick@startupweekend.org

An impressive social side ;)






Startup Weekend Limerick

Startup Weekend Limerick April 10th – 12th, 2015

“Startup Weekend is fundamentally disrupting the way the world is approaching entrepreneurial education” – Startup Weekend

“Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. The weekend events are centered on action, innovation, and education. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through testing, business model development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night Pitch competition to a panel of potential investors and local entrepreneurs”

Startup Weekends to me are an opportunity to examine that idea you have had for a while, to test yourself in a fast paced problem solving environment and it as a way to grow a fantastic like-minded network. I’ve had the pleasure of attending as a guest and organising a startup weekend, this is my second but I feel the real value is in attending as a participant, being on the battlefield, I’m envious – this is something I have yet to do.

Pitching your idea, leading a team or being part of a team is an unbelievable opportunity that most people will never experience, this is your chance… take it.

Limericks Startup Weekend will be a fast moving 54hrs, problem solving will essential as will hustling, teamwork and creativity. The weekend will test you, it is energise you and it will drain you mentally yet I can say from the bottom of my heart, it will be one of the most valuable experiences of your life. I would say the event and weekend become addictive.

The format is built around building a startup, around formulating a team and trusting others. People come from far and wide, across various industries to participate and get mentoring from some of the top Entrepreneurs, Developers and Designers locally to help structure and validate their idea. At Startup Limerick we are lucky to have some fantastic mentors involved like Ed Kavanagh, Gillian Barry, David Quaid and Ronan Skehill to name but a few.

Pitching your idea with clarity and finding the right team in the Friday night is essential and this is where Hustling comes in :). Hustle, Hustle and Hustle all weekend long.

Be confident is your approach, plan the key segments to validate at an early stage while understanding how you will do this and set down roles and responsibilities within your team. Your team and how each member manages each other will differentiate who the real big winners are.

Join us for Startup Weekend Limerick for an Incredible weekend. This is going to be Grrrreeeeaaaatttttt. #SWLimerick








StartupWeekend hits Limerick for the first time…

Startup Weekend hits Limerick November 21st to 23rd. It will be epic!

So it has finally arrived in Limerick. Famous across the world…. StartupWeekend is here this November. We could not be happier. One of only 4 cities participating in Ireland. Yes Limerick is one of them!! We are very proud and delighted to be able to be part of this “Global Startup Battle”. Limericks startup scene is picking up major traction over the last 18 Months… More young people are involved learning from experienced entrepreneurs, more vibrant events are taking place and this is an incredible opportunity for anyone out there interested in the startup world.

WHO IS IT FOR?

Anyone interested in Startups is the short answer!!

If you have an interesting idea or concept, If you have a solution or a vision, If you’re an innovator… will I keep going? 🙂 Maybe you want to learn the key aspects of building a startup. You may just want to assist on a team, validate your idea, mentor some of Limericks upcoming stars or just hang around with innovative like minded people – THIS IS FOR YOU!!! I REPEAT – THIS IS FOR YOU!! This is for all of us really. Entrepreneurs, Students, Lecturers, Developers and Designers alike. This is an amazing opportunity to grow, to learn and to build together.

Having an event like this in Limerick is key to the growth of our local startup scene, essential for local incubation centres and will go along way to stopping brain drain of some of our finest talent- This is where startup funnels are created, relationships are built and partnerships formed. We wanted to participate in bringing the first Startup weekend to Limerick because we appreciate the huge role this event can play both locally and nationally for our Startup landscape. This is just the beginning!!! Just think… I was there at the beginning of Startup Weekend in Limerick. Something I know will live with me forever.

We want attendees first and foremost to get a understanding of what #startuplife and building a startup is all about. To engage with people who are on the same journey with the same ambition and drive. We know your apprehensions and understand your worry… We have been there and we are still alive to share the tale :). We want to help you to help yourself. That is simply it.

Join us November 21st to 23rd for an all action weekend of Startup madness, creativity and fun. This is your opportunity. From all the StartupWeekend Limerick organisers we can’t wait to meet you, hear your ideas and assist in anyway we can. #SWLimerick