Techstars wants Irish innovators to unite to fight Covid-19

Irish start-ups with burning ambition to fight the Covid-19 outbreak are being called on to take part in a global Techstars Startup Weekend.

For the first time, Techstars, the global platform for investment and innovation, is hosting a Global Online Startup Weekend series “Unite to Fight Covid-19.”

Ireland needs anyone with an idea or desire to make a difference to take part in a 54-hour weekend event between 24 and 26 April

“We aim to work with the Irish community to develop meaningful innovations to solve the most significant challenges presented by the biggest global crisis of our times”

Participants will work together from their homes to tackle the challenges presented by the pandemic.

Ireland is one of more than 60 countries around the world participating in this important event. The top 20 teams from around the world will go on to participate in a Techstars Innovation Bootcamp experience.

Breakthroughs out of lockdown

“Having postponed Startup Weekend Waterford 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown, I am just delighted to be part of Team Ireland for this global online Start Up Weekend,” said Aisling O’Neill, manager of ArcLabs, Waterford Institute of Technology’s business incubator.

“We aim to work with the Irish community to develop meaningful innovations to solve the most significant challenges presented by the biggest global crisis of our times,” said Aisling O’Neill, manager of ArcLabs, Waterford Institute of Technology’s business incubator.

Since the Covid-19 outbreak began to affect communities around the world Techstars, a global platform for investment and innovation, has made a variety of changes to programming and community engagement to keep people safe and to continue to support start-ups and innovators in this time of great need.

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Written by John Kennedy (john.kennedy3@boi.com)

Published: 16 April, 2020