Friday 8th November, 2013
3:20pm to 3:30pm
Paddy Cosgrave is going to explain how his conferences WebSummit and F.ounders have generated a powerful driving force for the Irish startup ecosystem.
Paddy, 29, is an entrepreneur living in Dublin, Ireland. He is the founder of F.ounders, an annual private gathering of some of the world leading tech company founders, described as Davos for Geeks and by Bloomberg. In October 2010, 150 founders gathered in Dublin, including the founders of Twitter, Youtube and Skype. He previously founded MiCandidate, a service that provided real time political content to media companies in 25 European countries. It was acquired in 2009. In 2009, Paddy co-founded, the Undergraduate Awards of Ireland and Northern Ireland, a foundation that supports and celebrates outstanding undergraduate students in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Paddy also runs the Dublin Web Summit and in 2008 was selected by the UN as a Global e-Leader for Youth and ICT.
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