Ireland’s ever-thriving international reputation as a tech start-up hub shows no signs of slowing down. According to a recent KPMG report, Ireland is poised to become a ‘springboard’ to the European market for venture-capital backed firms.
Together with Deloitte Digital and supported by the office of the Dublin Commissioner for Start-Ups, LIBS are delighted to return to our third tech pitching session and to invite our members to hear from three of the most promising domestic Irish companies as they look to capture some of that investment and internationalize to Europe and beyond.
We’re privileged to welcome another expert industry panel to offer their valuable insight and experience to the companies through a series of Dragon’s Den style pitches before we get a final verdict from the intimidating LIBS audience
Now meet our startups!
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Now meet our panel of experts
Dave Tighe - Head of Innovation at Bank of Ireland
Dave has spent 17 years in Retail Banking in Ireland after graduating from Trinity College. David also holds an MBA from Manchester Business School.
He has extensive experience across digital banking, the payments industry and innovation in financial products. He has been responsible for Credit Card, Deposits and Current Account product strategies and has delivered multiple new retail products to the Irish market.
His recent role in Bank of Ireland looks at long term planning, consumer behaviour changes, market planning and incubation and the integration of fintech and innovative start-ups. He is responsible for Bank of Ireland workbench and Startlab initiatives and is a member of the Fintech Payments Association of Ireland.
Denise McQuaid - Commercial & Strategy Director
Throughout her career, Denise has worked with many company boards dealing with an increasing and evolving range of issues. In recent years she has covered innovation, customer centricity, emerging technologies, the future of work through to the evolution of business culture to embrace change and transformation. Denise previously held roles with Enterprise Ireland, UP Accelerator and various mentorship roles.
Connor Treacy - Partner Engineer at Facebook
Connor Treacy is currently a Partner Engineer with Facebook, London. Since graduating from Queens University Belfast with a Bachelor of Engineering and an MSc in Music Technology he he held the role as software developer for Grassroots. In November 2011, he joined Facebook Dublin and has since held a number of roles with Facebook that have seen him work closely with the engineering team to now working with clients to develop world class solutions.
Toby Wooton - Global Head of Programmes at World First
Toby Wootton is one of the early internet entrepreneurs selling domain names. He is qualified barrister and a firefighter trained in New Zealand. He has 15 years of experience in programme and change management with experience in blue chips, SMEs, government departments and start-ups. Toby joined WorldFirst in 2015 as Global Head of Programmes to oversee the delivery of all changes and projects designed to improve products and services.
Ed Greig - Chief Disruptor at Deloitte
Ed is the Chief Disruptor at Deloitte, helping clients think disruptively and also disputing Consulting itself. His role is to work with new technologies to demonstrate where they can be used effectively by building Minimum Viable Products or proofs of concept that support a case for further investment by quickly and inexpensively showing tangible benefits.