StartUp ScaleUP – Ireland’s only Internet of Things Start-up Accelerator ready for take-off at DCU Ryan Academy

DCU Ryan Academy have opened applications for “StartUp ScaleUp”, Ireland’s only Internet of Things (IoT) focused startup accelerator which connects startups across Europe with top class expertise and advice.

The six-month programme, created with the assistance of StartUp Europe and the European Commission is largely based on-line. The closing date for applications to the IoT accelerator is May 13th. It is a no equity, no cost programme starting on June 27th at the DCU Ryan Academy in Citywest with a week of intensive face-to-face workshops delivered by experts in the fields of IoT and business development as well as corporates in the IoT space. The programme then moves online for five months of start-up development support from experienced facilitators.

Ongoing features of the programme also include: connectivity through the StartUp ScaleUp networks across Europe including corporates like Intel, Arduino, PCH and Deloitte; access to “smart lab” and other IoT testing facilities and advice from engineering faculty at the University of Cartagena in Spain: Online sessions including Ask Me Anything “AMAs” with leading players in the IoT and startup sector. AMA speakers in the last cycle included Vint Cerf, the “father of the internet” and Dan Moram, author of the “Crowdfunding Revolution” and a finale Showcase at IoT World Europe Conference in Dublin on the 22nd – 23rd November 2016.

Speaking about StartUp ScaleUp, CEO of the DCU Ryan Academy Eoghan Stack said: “DCU Ryan Academy is delighted to be at the fore-front of connecting Ireland’s rapidly growing Internet of Things startup sector to each other and to other networks in Europe. StartUp ScaleUp is hugely beneficial, combining online expertise with a week of intense workshops, all with the aim of assisting IoT start-ups to scale their company in an increasingly competitive global environment and expand into new European markets. We are pleased to act as both a connector, by linking Irish IoT startups with their European counterparts, investors and potential partners and also to act as a facilitator by creating an environment in which Irish IoT startups can come together and avail of mentoring and support.”

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