Launch’d start-up showcase to take off on 18 June

Pictured: Launch'd organiser Noel King; Jake O’Toole; with Jennie and Sarah McGinn,



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14 March 2016 | 0

One hundred start-ups will converge on the RDS in Dublin for Launch’d on 18 June. The one-day event, which will be hosted in parallel with CoderDojo’s 2016 Coolest Project awards, is expected to attract over 10,000 visitors to see young innovators and hear over 50 international experts.

At CoderDojo Coolest Projects 2016, 800 young coders will showcase their ideas and innovations, including apps, games and devices.

“Launch’d was created to create a path for CoderDojo Coolest Project participants to launch their projects and to also support the start-up community in Europe,” said Coolest Projects founding member Noel King. “This event will bring together community, customers, thought leaders and mentors to help them scale their business.

“Our talks will focus on software delivery and architecture, sales and marketing, communication, pitching and funding. We want attendees to learn new technology techniques, while also gaining valuable insights from founders and innovators who have delivered amazing products to market.

“We also have streams on the most popular innovations at the moment, such as SaaS [software-as-a-service], Internet of Things, wearable tech, Big Data and analytics, mobile and games… Launch’d will not only introduce the next generation of start-ups and innovators, it will also validate Ireland as a global technology hub and a magnet for tech businesses and entrepreneurs.”

Launch’d speakers will include IT thought leader and author Barry O’Reilly; MasterCard chief innovation officer Garry Lyons; Intel vice president, Internet of Things group, Philip Moynagh; Digitalchemy CEO Aidan Hughes; and Dublin’s Start-up Commissioner Niamh Bushnell; and CoderDojo co-founder Bill Liao.

To qualify for a free stand at Launch’d, start-ups will need to have launched a product within the last five years and have customers using that product today.

To register for free tickets visit

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