Momentum is building in Dublin towards the goal of becoming a global
tech startup hub. Essential building blocks are in place such as the
Activating Dublin report, the adoption by our Government of the first
Irish Entrepreneurship Policy Statement and the new Commissioner for
Startups. The density of large tech companies in Dublin continues to
intensify with 8 of the world’s 10 biggest international technology players
having significant operations in our city.
However, competition around the world for the significant benefits of
being a global tech startup hub is intense. With just five years to 2020
a strategic plan for Dublin needs to be implemented which will bring
together in a coordinated way the wide range of public and private
sector stakeholders needed for success.
As a member of the international Startup Nations network our focus is on
those framework conditions at the strategic level needed for success.
This was our motivation in organising today’s Vision2020 Dublin Forum,
bringing together Dublin’s key players to help identify those actions
needed to maximise Dublin’s potential to become a global tech startup
hub within the next five years.
The measure of success of today’s Forum will be the jobs, wealth and
innovation that the tech startup sector will create in Dublin in the coming
We hope you will help play your role in making this happen.
CoFounder, Startup Ireland