The international Startup Nations Summit is coming to Europe for the first time. It will be held in Cork on November 19 as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2016.

Many events are planned for the week (Nov 17-20), including the Global Startup Gathering, and will take place across Cork city and county from Spike Island to City Hall. 

“To celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week, we expect to welcome hundreds of business owners, startups, entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers and business support organisations to Cork city and county,” says Siobhan Finn, Cork innovates. 

“Many of the world’s leading minds on startup policy and entrepreneurship will be meeting in Cork for the Startup Nations Summit,” says Seamus Coghlan, head of economic development, Cork City Council. “We want to demonstrate how we are here to engage and support businesses in Cork.”

CorkBIC Global Investor Challenge

Over 200 national and international investor-ready startups applied to participate in the CorkBIC Global Investor Challenge, one of the main events of the week. The competition final will take place on Spike Island, Cork on Friday, November 18, with three finalists pitching at the Startup Nation Summit gala dinner on Saturday, November 19.

If you would like to participate in Global Entrepreneurship Week, go to GEW for full details. 

Pictured are: Seamus Coghlan, Cork City Council; Sharon Corcoran, Cork County Council; Siobhan Finn, Cork Innovates; and David Merriman, Bank of Ireland.