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Invest Ireland 2010 – Linking US and Irish Venture Capital

The Ryan Academy is in full flow today as we prepare for the Invest Ireland conference, where a group of Irish tech companies get to pitch to a joint group of Irish and US venture capitalists and angel investors. This is the biggest conference the Academy has run and it specifically aimed at not only raising money for Irish companies but also to promote Ireland as a place to invest, contrary to recent international newspaper headlines. So what is the conference about?

Invest Ireland is an exciting new conference which aims to connect Venture and Angel investors with Ireland’s most promising Entrepreneurial ventures.  The event will be held at the DCU Ryan Academy in Citywest from 28th – 30th September 2010.

Through Invest Ireland, the Ryan Academy together with Arizona State University will bring a number of carefully selected US investors to Ireland to sit alongside their Irish counterparts and engage with entrepreneurs from all parts of Ireland.

The event will link leading sources of investment capital with emerging growth businesses, start-ups, and university technologies, all seeking a variety of funding options. To investors, the conference will offer qualified ventures in which to invest. To entrepreneurs, it will present an efficient way to reach those investors.

Key features of the conference are:

  • US Investors sourced by Arizona State University.
  • Irish Investors in collaboration with the Irish Venture Capital Association (IVCA) and InterTrade Ireland.
  • Entrepreneurs – investor ready, ICT and Life Sciences companies sourced through Enterprise Ireland, Invest NI, universities, sponsors, venture capital associations and open competition.
  • Exhibition of Emerging Companies from Science Foundation Ireland Centres for Science, Engineering & Technology (CSETS) and other university research units.
  • High profile speakers include President Mc Aleese, senior speakers from the State Agencies and a well known Irish Entrepreneur.
  • Quality pre-conference programme to ensure that Entrepreneurs are investor ready.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

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