UPSTART

8
THEMES
3
MINUTES
2
ROUNDS
1
WINNER

upSTART, the startup pitch competition that brings together a whole host of top UK, Irish and European tech startups, Investors, judges is BACK for 2018. Now in its third year, upSTART once again returns to Ireland’s annual leading business and tech two-day conference, Digital DNA which hosts​ over 3,000 delegates from across the world in Belfast City, Northern Ireland.

Hosted by Startacus, the one-day competition will play out in 2 rounds, starting with approx 25 disruptive startups and culminating with 1 eventual winner.

The startups will also be given the opportunity to exhibit their startup for the whole two days of the event, take part in a post-event investor and judges networking social, as well as pre-arranged 1-2-1 investor meetings.

There will be a £5k cash prize to the winning startup, plus a whole host of prizes.

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PAST JUDGES

ANGELA DUFFY

ANGELA DUFFY

Venture Investment Lead | NDRF

JESS MCGAHAN

JESS MCGAHAN

Head of Brand | L Marks

MARKO SRSAN

MARKO SRSAN

Program Manager | Techstars

Jeremy Biggerstaff

Jeremy Biggerstaff

Managing Director | Flint Studios

MIKE BURKE

MIKE BURKE

Partner in the Washington, DC office | Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

MARY MCKENNA

MARY MCKENNA

Tech Entrepreneur & Angel Investor

CIARA LAGAN

CIARA LAGAN

Partner |Tughans Solicitors

HUGO DE STACPOOLE

HUGO DE STACPOOLE

Campaigns Associate | Seedrs

PAST SUPPORTERS

Seedrs

Seedrs
Seedrs

Seedrs

Liberty IT

Liberty IT
Liberty IT

Liberty IT

Tughans

Tughans