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We are delighted that our friends at Startupbootcamp today annouced the international expansion of the network to Dublin.
Overall it is great to see more pan regional activity as cities become more interconnected. Certainly this
is part of Techstars vision of accelerator networks
announced as part Start-up
America which now spreading across Europe.
At the same time our friends in Seedcamp are touring
around the US with great first time European (Russian/Irish) entrepreneurs like Dmitry and Volodymyr from
Profitero. Seems the start-up scene is
becoming much more global and interconnected.
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Startupbootcamp won’t be the first program of its type in Ireland, which is currently home to the European
headquarters of Google, Facebook and Zynga.
Today’s addition to the accelerator network is a little different. Unlike the other programs to date, the
Dublin program is a collaboration with a whole ecosystem of partners including IBM and the City of Dublin.
The program is oriented towards the application and commercialization of specific technologies . For this
particular event, it looks like the team will devote particular attention to applicants addressing the
problems of capturing, storing, searching, sharing, analyzing and visualizing large sets of
unstructured\BIG data around urban living and city
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The former CFO of Xing, Eoghan Jennings, will be running
the Startupbootcamp program out of Dublin. Applications for the Dublin program will officially open during
Well done Eoghan and the team on making this a reality. We are excited to be involved. Great to see more European entreprenrial community activity.
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