Blog Article 31 Aug 2015

Well it’s that dreaded time of year again for teachers as school term starts again. Or as the French refer to this time of the year, La Rentrée!!! In Ireland the teachers have all enjoyed a good 6 week break and the rest of us have enjoyed a traffic light summer!! 

So as we in IDA’s Emerging Business team kick into September (there has been no rest for us this summer I should add) I thought I’d share an update on our summer goings-on. 

We have presented awards to Wayfair at the 2015 Nevy Awards in #Boston, hosted a summer networking BBQ in #Dublin with Ulster Bank, joined forces with Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey to host a tasting at the ATC CEO Summit in #Austin and partnered with Informilo and Orrick in both #London and #Paris for an evening focused on scaling European companies internationally. Heading to West Coast USA, our team got the insight scoop on LA's hottest tech companies at the Silicon Fest in #Marina Del Rey whilst also ensuring their networking efforts were stellar at Collision in Las Vegas

Our insights and writing skills have also been put to use with IDA's Barry O’Dowd featuring on Hot Topics (the fastest growing online community of tech leaders sharing their stories and opinions) exploring the key trends in digital medicine. Barry also had the opportunity to host Mayor Adler of Austin for a breakfast with some of our Texan HQ'd companies including Dell, and Loop1Systems.

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We announced the creation of 185 new jobs for Dublin and Wexford from 5 North American companies and 1 European-based high growth company. Welcoming Artisan Insfrastructure, NuoDB, MegaTransfert, Modern Marketing Concepts, Data Clarity and CRI to Ireland.


The summer also saw one of tech's latest Unicorns Slack announce its European HQ in Ireland along with Wrike and an expansion of its exiting Irish operations for Qualtrics, between them all promising 250 new jobs for Dublin.



So what to watch for and where to meet our team over the coming months: 

When Where What More Info
September New York Webinar with Silicon Valley Bank  TBC
September 29 Denver Denver Start Up Week
September 22 San Francisco HR GoGlobal IDA event with New Relic  
October 13-14 LA Siemer Summit
October 22 Austin Built in Brews
October 28 San Francisco Xconomy EdTech Dinner  TBC
November San Franscisco Sales Stack Conference
November 4-6 Dublin Web Summit Events  TBA
TBA Dublin Meet your Neighbours Autumn Series (for IDA clients) Click  here to register for an invite
October 5 -14 Ireland National Startup Ireland Week 


Dont forget you can catch more of our updates on Twitter: @idaemergebiz

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