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Empower The Start-Up

Fundraise | Learn | Grow

Have a start up idea you want to grow?

Want to hear from some of Ireland's successful entrepreneurs?


Want to learn from some of the most successful people in the start-up community in Ireland while raising money for charity?

Is there anything you would like to change in the world? Maybe reducing homelessness or reducing the damage to our environment? Would you like to help come up with ideas on how?

Come along on the 22.02.19 to enter the Empower the Start-Up competition with world class mentors noted below.

1-3 pm

Free admission if a class/society team is entered into the competition in advance.

Please email team names to

*max 5 per team

*multiple class or society teams can enter

The Empowerment Award - Prize


Sponsored by Siemens - one to one mentoring from Gary O’Callaghan (CEO of Siemens) over the summer

Sponsored by Dogpatch Labs (powered by Google for Entrepreneurs) - Free hot-desking membership at Dogpatch Labs for the summer (worth €3,000)

Both prizes represent an incredible opportunity for anyone with a start-up idea who would like help to progress it further. 

Tickets available here:

*Please note this competition is only open to DCU students and alumni at this time. You will be asked to show your student ID or proof of prior graduation from DCU at the entrance. (If you are unable to afford a ticket please do not hesitate to contact us with proof of inability to pay).

If you would like us to organise a fundraiser at your location, please do not hesitate to contact us. We would be happy to meet and discuss an event tailored to your organisation.

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