Only had time to write this now. Things have been a bit mad. So the Pitch Forum organised by EI on Tuesday went very well despite some annoying things which will be discussed properly in a future post. Enterprise Ireland really pulled out the stops and some very heavy hitters in Silicon Valley and American business turned up. The new Irish ambassador also was present and gave a speech.
Conrad Burke of Innovalight moderated the event which included a 45 min panel discussion on all things VC and business. The panellists were Richard Irving, Tim Danford, Patrick Ennis and Dino Vendetti with a guest appearance from Aidan Connolly of Idiro. Aidan then went back into the audience while the remaining panel listened to pitches from Jan Blanchard, HélÃ¨ne Haughney, Alan O’Rourke, Marcus Mac Innes and Joe Drumgoole.
I’ve done some videos of the event, please forgive the quality.
First is Jan Blanchard doing his pitch:
Jan doing Q&A
Marcus Mac Innes from Pix.ie
HélÃ¨ne Haughney from Nubiq
Alan O’Rourke from Toddle
Joe Drumgoole from Putplace – Pitching
Joe Drumgoole from Putplace – Q&A