Startup Europe comes to IoT World Europe in Dublin!


On Nov 21st and 22nd, 5 startups from the Welcome project and 15 companies from the Startup Scaleup project, attended Europe’s largest Internet of Things conference, IoT World Europe in Dublin’s Convention Centre.

These startups were awarded a premium package for this event including conference passes, a stand and the opportunity to pitch to conference attendees, local investors and their fellow IoT startups on the Project Kairos stage.

The Welcome startups in attendance were:


  • OEEX
  • Sensorberg
OEXX pitching at IoT World


  • Carbon Shark
  • Knock Knock
  • Sidisel
Knock Knock at their stand!

These teams were joined by the top 15 teams selected from the 80 on the current Startup Scaleup IoT Accelerator cycle and together they made a big impact in the startup demo area with great interest in their booths and many meetings organised via the IoT World conference app.

The 20 Startup Europe startups also made a big impact on the pitching stage winning 4 out of the 7 vertical categories and progressing to the final where the very large audience were impressed by the quality of the pitches.

Startup Europe was also represented at the event with a Startup Europe/Startup Scaleup stand spreading the word among attendees and members of the Dublin startup ecosystem.

IoT World is Europe’s most comprehensive IoT Event. It is the leading forum focusing on case studies that show today’s Industry and Enterprises leveraging IoT technologies to transform their business through creating value and efficiencies.

Speakers at the event included:

  • Andy Caddy, Chief Information Officer, Virgin Active
  • Edmond Mesrobian, Chief Technology Officer, Tesco
  • Liat Ben-Zur, Senior VP and Digital Technology Leader, Philips
  • Jens Monsees, Corporate VP Digital Strategy, BMW
  • Dr Robert Griffin, US Department Homeland Security
  • Francois Girodolle, Head of Product Partnerships, Nest
  • Alexander Lautz, Senior VP M2M, Detsche Telekom
  • Michael Foster, VP & Chief Information Officer, FedEx Express


And some nice tweets about our startups. Sidisel, way to go!



WELCOME is a project under the Startup Europe initiative that aims to build a pan-European tech startup ecosystem. To that end, Welcome links startups from five vibrant EU ecosystems — Berlin, Dublin, Madrid, Milan and Salamanca, to customers, VCs, business angels, corporates, mentors and other startups. The project targets aspiring entrepreneurs as well as early and late stage startups with activities enabling them to grow across borders and access the right combination of finance while helping corporates identify the best talents.


This competition is part of Welcome’s Europass Programme


About IoT World Europe

Internet of Things World 2016 is the most comprehensive IoT event in Europe with 7 dedicated content tracks featuring over 110 IoT Case Studies and 150+ industry thought leaders. Building on the success of the sister show in California, Internet of Things World comes to Dublin for the first time in 2016 with an expanded conference agenda, free to attend exhibition, startup programme, evening social events and much more!

With a conference agenda covering both industrial and consumer IoT markets, including Energy, Environment, Agriculture, Healthcare, Smart Home, Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Logistics, Smart Cities, Connected Cars, Wearables and more, Internet of Things World boasts the most expansive IoT agenda in the marketplace.




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