Geektime joins Startup Ireland in its effort to map Ireland’s startup scene
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Crowdsourced map of Ireland’s startup sector / Photo Credit: Startup Ireland's site

In this spreadsheet, you’ll find valuable information on thousands of startups, dozens of angels and startup events. Keep your eye on the spreadsheet since we plan to expand it more with your help!

Ireland, whose growing economy has fondly been referred to as the Celtic Tiger (pre-recession) and Celtic Phoenix in recent years, has been generating a lot of buzz. Many of the international tech giants, such as Google, Facebook, and Twitter, have European headquarters there and cities like Dublin are ablaze with startups.

As part of our mission to re-connect the global startup ecosystem and provide a stage for innovation and startups from all over the world, we’ve decided to launch a series of posts about Ireland’s startup ecosystem this month. We’ve already published several posts, such as 9 Irish women founders that are making their own startup luck and Forty shades of startup: Investors’ inside knowledge about the Irish ecosystem, and plan to tell you more about Ireland’s investors, funding rounds, exits, accelerators, entrepreneurs, etc.

To help us accomplish this, we’ve collaborated with Startup Ireland to bring you more data on the local scene. Startup Ireland is an independent, nonprofit, representative body of Ireland’s startup sector. Its mission is to help build a world class startup ecosystem in Ireland by making it the best place in the world to establish a high impact technology startup. To help attract high growth startups to launch in or expand to Ireland, they’ve created a crowdsourced map of the resources and supports available to startups in Ireland as well as a list of the current startups in the country.

The map concentrates on the five cities that will be part of their Startup Gathering event series. From October 5-10, over 50 events will be held in these cities to promote entrepreneurship and startups in the emerald island. See details about the event launch captured in this short video:

Add your knowledge to our open source databases

We’ve created a complementary spreadsheet that provides information on startups, angels, and events. Our spreadsheet can be found here. Startup Ireland’s spreadsheet and the basis for their map can be found here.

Feel free to add, edit, or comment. The idea is to crowdsource information for the benefit of the entire Irish startup ecosystem. If you’re not on the list and would like to add your name, feel free to do so. Also, if you’re an angel investor and would like to amend your entry, please do. We hope this list will be useful to Irish investors and startups as well as to individuals all over the world looking for an entry point into the Irish market.

The file is already up-to-date with names and contact details of over 1,400 startups and more than 20 angel investors who actively invest in Irish startups. You can also learn about important events, past and future, from our spreadsheet.

Geektime's Ireland's Venture Capital & Hi-Tech Ecosystem

Geektime’s Irish venture capital and hi-tech ecosystem spreadsheet

If you have any thoughts or suggestions about this crowdsourcing experiment, please share your opinions in the comments below.

To enter the spreadsheet, click on this link!

Feature Image Credit: Crowdsourced map of Ireland’s startup sector / Startup Ireland’s site.

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