Welcome project aims to create a pan-European web entrepreneurship and startup ecosystem.

Welcome connects tech entrepreneurs, mentors, investors, corporates and media in 5 major EU ecosystems:

  • Dublin
  • Berlin
  • Milan
  • Madrid
  • Salamanca

DCU Ryan Academy is the Irish partner in this project which is part of the Startup Europe initiative and funded by the EU Commission under Horizon 2020.

In 2015 and 2016, DCU Ryan Academy and Welcome are organising numerous activities for startups in Dublin including:

  • Hackathons and workshops for prospective entrepreneurs
  • Opportunities for Irish startups to travel to our partner eco-systems to seek funding, and partnerships
  • Networking events for high potential European startups visiting Dublin
  • Competitions for Irish startups to attend large conferences  e.g. Pioneers in Vienna, Tech Open Air, Berlin.
  • Funding for 2 Irish startups for a 3 week visit to Silicon Valley with other European startups

As a STARTUP FOUNDER, Welcome will provide access to established networks in other ecosystems to help scale your business. – As an INVESTOR you will be exposed to startups from around Europe who are looking to establish themselves in other countries. – As a SUPPORTER/SPONSOR, this project provides an opportunity to connect Dublin startup activity to corresponding initiatives in other countries. It will give you access to events and startups from around Europe.

To get involved or for more information contact Catriona Lawlor: 

For more information about the Welcome Startup visit: http://welcomestartup.eu/


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