Developers! Learn How to Pitch Your Ideas – A Startup Weekend Dublin & Google Developers Group Dublin (GDG) Collaborative Event


Tuesday 27th of May at Google from 6:30 pm to 9 pm – a special GDG event to prep developers for Startup Weekend.

Register here.

Google Developer Group (GDG) Dublin meets on the last Tuesday of the month in Google HQ. The group has a broad scope, covering issues from cloud to mobile and everything in between; while the group does have some bias towards the many innovative technologies developed by Google, it’s generally very open – this manifests in terms of interest in alternative and complementary technologies to those offered by Google, technologies which are not Google specific (e.g. HTML5) and engaging with other companies.

SWD and GDG are coming together this month to aid developers better frame their ideas, preparing them for the Startup Weekend pitches. The event is however open to all – not just to SWD participants.

The Agenda:

  • 18:30 – 19:10 – Registration/Food
  • 19:10 – 19:15 – Intro Talk
  • 19:15 – 19:25 – Show Me the Money – Quick tips to the Perfect Pitch (by Dermot Greene)
  • 19:25 – 19:35 – Search Quality: common pitfalls and errors when starting a website (by Google Search Quality team)
  • 19:35 – 19:45 – Break/Networking
  • 19:45 – 21:00 – At the same time:
    • Pimp My Pitch – Taking your Pitch from Zero to Hero (with Dermot Greene and Mentors).
    • SEO Clinic (with Google Search Quality team).

The Speaker:

Founder of Geekspeak Training, Dermot Greene is a professional speaker who helps IT professionals communicate. He has worked as a presentation and pitching mentor for two startup accelerator programs (Health XL and Startup Bootcamp Amsterdam) and has spoken at conferences all over Europe.

The Mentors:

Cristina Luminea
Founder and CEO of ThoughtBox, a Dublin based company, helping brands to engage young segments through Gameful Learning and interactivity. Previously she was part of the New Ventures & Innovation group in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. TEDx speaker. Top 30 under 30 entrepreneurs in Ireland.

Orla Fitzmaurice
Founder of goBramble – a plant exploration app, using location based social gaming to make people more aware of the nature around them in their everyday lives. Orla has both design and development skills, together with strong entrepreneurial skills (New Frontiers, EI, NDRC backing).

Andreea Wade
Andreea is a digital business strategist ( Founder) with a background in coding, design, journalism, event organising, advertising and marketing. Founder of, sits on the Executive and is the co-organiser of Dublin. Startup mentor, speaker and tech and digital lecturer. SWD co-organiser.

Gene Murphy
Gene Murphy works in tech Startups and is currently based at as a product manager. Founder of the venture backed voucher redemption platform Redeem&Get. Gene is a graduate of the tech accelerator program Launchpad, Enterprise Ireland’s Internet Growth Acceleration Program and can be found mentoring up and coming Irish tech Startups in his spare time. SWD organiser.

Matthew Gonzales
Matthew Gonzales is an independent business development and strategy consultant who has worked with startups for over eight years. He spent the last six years living in San Francisco where he is Co-Host at SF New Tech, the bay area’s largest and longest running tech showcase. A recent transplant to Dublin, his goal is to continue to work with startups and help them connect with the bay area tech scene. SWD co-organiser.

See you all there!

Register Here!