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  • irishtimes.com - Posted: August 23, 2012 @ 10:17 am

    Startup Grind comes to Dublin

    Ciara O'Brien

    Ever heard of Startup Grind? It’s an event that started in Silicon Valley in 2010, but it has now spread to 20 cities around the world, and Dublin just happens to be one of them.

    So put September 19th in your diary. It’s taking place in the Wayra Academy in Telefonica/O2 Ireland’s building – which, by the way, is pretty well kitted out and is just about ready for the first influx of startups in the next few weeks – and it looks like it will be an interesting event.

    Each one has a guest that has some interest for “founders, techies, entrepreneurs and wantrepreneurs”. The first for the Dublin chapter will be Sean O’Sullivan, managing director of SOSVentures, chief executive of Avego, tech entrepreneur and him off that Dragon’s Den show.

    The general idea behind Startup Grind is that the speaker will share their experiences, successes and failures with local entrepreneurs, and hopefully give them a bit of inspiration and direction for their own ventures. It looks like it’ll be a decent event for networking too.

    The  Dublin event is being hosted by Darren Mulvihill, head of seed investing at the Lucey Fund.

    If all that wasn’t enough to tempt you to try to get some tickets, there’s pizza. Free pizza. And maybe beer.

    And if you do manage to make it along: sit in the egg chairs.