Spirit of Entrepreneurship coming to Achill Island!


The West will once again be alive with the arrival of bright minds, exciting new ideas and a theme that will send entrepreneurial hearts racing!

For the first time, Startup Weekend will move away from Dublin and take place on Achill Island.

Between 27 & 29 April, entrepreneurs will meet as strangers and come together to form teams to build a business – with the objective of commencing with an idea and ending with a minimal viable product within 54 hours.
The teams will then present their final pitches where judges will decide the winners.

An initiative supported by Bank of Ireland and Google , Startup Weekend is a ‘Techstars’ programme for entrepreneurs and is an incredible experience where complete strangers are given the opportunity to test their entrepreneurial endeavours.

Traditionally held in Dublin, this will be the first Startup Weekend event to be held in the west of Ireland.

Participants can enter on paying a registration fee of €60.00 which covers the cost of breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also included in the cost is mentorship, a ‘Startup Weekend’ t-shirt and accommodation for the Friday and Saturday – not bad for a creative and innovative weekend away out West!


For more information about the event, visit: The Startup Weekend Official Website!