Limerick to host Silicon Valley Global Technology Forum

By: January 7, 2014
The event will take place at the University of Limerick. Places are still available The event will take place at the University of Limerick. Places are still available

The ITLG Silicon Valley Global Technology Forum 2014 will take place on January 27 and 28 in Limerick.

The conference will take place on January 28th at the University of Limerick followed by a gala dinner at The Strand Hotel, Limerick. Among the speakers will be ITLG president & founder, John Hartnett who will discuss his vision of entrepreneurship, technology investment and the global gateway between Silicon Valley and Ireland.

Isaac Applbaum, President of the California/Israel Chamber of Commerce, will share some secrets of Israel’s success in Silicon Valley. Conor Lenihan will discuss his experience of entrepreneurship and investment for technology start-ups in Russia. Julie Sinnamon, the new CEO of Enterprise Ireland, will talk about her vision for the agency and how it will support Irish start-up companies over the next decade. Michael McLoughlin CEO of Connect Ireland will give advice on how to secure inward investment to Ireland from mid-sized international scaling companies.

PITCHING START-UPS
There will also be 50 ‘fast pitch’ sessions, where preselected technology start-ups will pitch their company to panels of leading Silicon Valley investors.

The ‘ITLG Young Innovators 2014′, hosted by Shannon Airport on January 27th, is for secondary school students. The students will have networking opportunities with people from from Disney, Dell, Analog, Intel, Google, LIT, UL, Coder Dojo and some Dragons from RTE’s Dragons’ Den.