29 May Dublin’s Silicon Docks
Quite a transformation is happening in Dublin thanks to Google, Facebook and other big tech names. Sharon Daly recently wrote: “Many of the new buildings at Grand Canal Docks were completed just as the 2007 financial crisis hit Ireland. This meant that many of these high-end buildings stood empty in the period of economic uncertainty that followed. Now, international investors are swooping in to buy prime office space in what is one of the most exciting technology and business hubs in Europe.” Click here to see a map of how big this really is!
The students worked at their companies today, and one report went like this:
“We have been researching start-up chile, and learned a lot. We were able to schedule a call with the incubator H&H in Israel for Tuesday. We are finishing up the startup chile report and will then relate a power point based on the report. We also were able to spend some time at lunch with an entrepreneur who is developing software to improve smart devices integration. In addition to his thoughts and observations related to the start-up environment in Dublin, he had lived in Portland, OR for two years working with Intel. We also got some interesting info on state entitlements for Irish residents (like free third level education). Anyways, we are having an interesting and productive day!”
Id’ say! This was similar to other student reports, and that’s pretty good for just Day Two!
We’re off to Belfast tomorrow, and looking forward to seeing our good friend Bryan Keating up there.
More information can be seen in the student blogs below: