UPRISE Festival investor-startup meetings organized by Mind the Bridge!
The fourth edition of UPRISE festival was held in Dublin on October 20th. UPRISE festival aims to put people first- and they mean it. In fact, there is no public wifi at the event to encourage people to network in person. For this reason, Welcome, their partners Mind the Bridge and Ryan Academy held a series of startup-investor meetings within the festival schedule to try to connect investors, startups and others involved in the startup scene.
UPRISE is the largest startup festival in Europe. It is a one day festival focused on growth and visibility for Startup Talent. UPRISE Festival Europe started in Amsterdam in 2015.
More than twenty meetings were organized overall, which is a great success. They gathered Investors and Corporates like Intel, PCH, Growing Capital, Lucey Fund –among others– with nearly ten startups involved. There were also very special meetings organized with Google, in which startups had to chance to talk about their ideas with Google professionals.
In addition to these meetings, some of the startups had the opportunity to showcase their products at the Startup Booth. Investors were brought directly to the stand to meet the startups and find out more about their products.
This year’s meetings were possible thanks to Ryan Academy and Google, special thanks for their collaboration.