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June 19, 2015

WELCOME to recruit Irish startups for its Silicon Valley and European roadshows

Closing date for entry Tuesday 30th June


WELCOME, in collaboration with the DCU Ryan Academy, is looking to recruit two tech-focused Irish startups to travel to Silicon Valley and take part in an EU roadshow, giving them an opportunity to meet investors, corporates and international media.

The Irish startups will join their European counterparts and spend three weeks at the Mind the Bridge Startup School in San Francisco for an immersion programme which includes workshops, mentoring, networking and company site visits. Once the startups return to Europe, they will embark on a two-week pan-European tour of Berlin, Milan, Madrid and Salamanca. As part of this tour the startups will attend large events and pitch their startup to investors, business angels and international media.

All of these activities will come at no cost to entrepreneurs. The Silicon Valley School tuition, travel and accommodation expenses for both the Silicon Valley trip and the European roadshow will be covered by Welcome.

The closing date for entry is Tuesday 30th June and interested parties can apply via http://welcomestartup.eu/svr.


WELCOME is a project under the Startup Europe initiative that aims to build a pan-European tech startup ecosystem. To that end, Welcome links startups from five vibrant EU ecosystems — Berlin, Dublin, Madrid, Milan and Salamanca, to customers, VCs, business angels, corporates, mentors and other startups.

The project targets aspiring entrepreneurs as well as early and late stage startups with activities enabling them to grow across borders and access the right combination of finance while helping corporates identify the best talents.

Project partners include DCU Ryan Academy – Dublin; The Factory, Betahaus and ETventure —Berlin; DPixel, Mind The Bridge, Codemotion and Starteed —Milan; Socios Inversores, Hugin & Munin and Tetuan Valley —Madrid; Bisite Accelerator —Salamanca.

More information at www.welcomestartup.eu