Things kicked off just like any other Startup Weekend: 110 attendees descended on to the wonderful Google premises on Barrow […]
Paddy CosgraveWeb Summit, F.ounders, WEF Global Shaper | TwitterLinkedInGoogle+
Paddy Cosgrave is the founder and curator of the Web Summit in Dublin. 2012's summit brought together over 4,200 attendees and 270 startups from across the world. Paddy has also created F.ounders - an invite-only gathering for 150 of the world's top tech company founders which has been frequented by the founders of Youtube, Skype, Twitter, Netflix, LinkedIn, Rovio and many more. The event has attracted worldwide attention having been dubbed by Bloomberg as "Davos for Geeks" and by Mashable as the "best tech event we've ever attended". In addition to the tech founders, the event also brings together leaders from outside the world of tech such as the Chairman of Goldman Sachs International, Chief Economist of the World Bank and Bono, the lead singer of U2.
Paddy is an advisor to several startups and is number 26 on WIRED's list of 100 most influential people in technology.
Barry O'SullivanSenior Executive, Technology Investor, Dragon | TwitterLinkedIn
Barry O'Sullivan is a technology investor and Senior Vice President with Cisco Systems. He has spent most of his career in Silicon Valley and throughout his career has grown multibillion dollar businesses at several technology companies.
O'Sullivan is co-founder of the Irish Technology Leadership, a group of senior Irish American technology entrepreneurs, investors and executives.
Married with four children, he divides his time between Palo Alto, California and Galway, Ireland.
Barry O'NeillCEO, StoryToys | TwitterLinkedIn
Barry O'Neill is the CEO of StoryToys, a developer and publisher of award winning interactive books for children. The company's products combine a unique blend of storytelling, learning and game components and are available on app stores globally. Prior to StoryToys Barry headed up Namco Bandai’s European mobile business and co-founded mobile games pioneer Upstart Games in 2002, which was sold in 2006. Barry is also advisor to the UK-based Tesseract fund, which invests in early stage game and interactive media ventures, and is the current chairman of Games Ireland.
Eamon LeonardVP Engineering, Engine Yard | TwitterLinkedInGoogle+
Eamon Leonard is an advisor to start-ups, an angel investor, a tech community organiser and has an interest in cloud platforms and developer tools. Based in Ireland, he is VP Developers³ at Engine Yard, having joined the company through their acquisition of Orchestra, a PHP Platform-as-a-Service he co-founded in 2011.
Gene MurphyFounder at Redeem&Get | TwitterLinkedInGoogle+
Gene is part of the team over at Redeem&Get an online redemption and scheduling tool for vouchers and coupons, and when he's not up to his neck in daily deal redemption's he can be found chatting away at numerous Startup community events. A graduate of Propel 3, NDRC Launchpad, iGAP 4 and a mentor at Startup Bootcamp he's a keen fan of the great Startups launching from the Irish tech community.