UPRISE Festival, billed as Europe’s tech festival, comes to the RDS in Ballsbridge for one action-packed day this October.
UPRISE Festival first launched in Amsterdam last year, and four festivals later, it comes to Dublin for one day only, on Thursday, 20th October.
This tech festival prides itself in putting people first, technology second. Promising no public wifi for the 2,000 attendees, no big guest speakers, and no apps to lose yourself in, the aim of the festival is to simply deliver on showcasing 150 inventive and innovative young companies. There will also be practical workshops and panels from the likes of industry giants Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Salesforce, and Seedrs to mention just a few.
UPRISE Festival adds Irish buskers and food trucks to this relaxed environment of CEO’s and Talent to make new young business more approachable, investable and connected. The epic Startup pitch battle pits six international startups against six Irish-based Startups in a frenzy of audience questions and reactions as they make the decision of what company they want to win (no judging panel here). Bank of Ireland and Dublin City Council help drive the festival to demonstrate all the opportunity of technology to greater Ireland and Europe.
As founder Paul O’Connell said ‘There’s no better place than Ireland to strengthen our call to show more people the raw power of talent from Europe and beyond’.
UPRISE Festival has catered to 15,000 attendees and over 277 Startup companies since its launch. Coming to Dublin will help advance the hotbed of tech activity that it already is.
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