Dublin Hub Launch 2012
Launching the Sandbox Dublin Hub – April 16 – 22, 2012
To celebrate the creation of a new Sandbox Hub, the week of April 16, 2012 will be full of events showcasing the commercial and social enterprise projects from Sandboxers from around the world. The official Dublin Launch will take place on Thursday April 19, 2012, at the Mansion House, the residence of the Lord Mayor in Dublin. The Mansion House has been in the ownership of Dublin City for nearly 300 years.
The Week at a Glance:
Monday, April 16 – Archie Talks event feature Sandboxers and local advisors
Tuesday, April 17 – Mock Term Sheet Negotiation, featuring regional Venture Capitalists and Lawyers
Wednesday, April 18 – Angel MeetUp featuring pitching opportunities to +70 Angel Investors, followed by an event on Young Female Social Entrepreneurs Sandboxers
Thursday, April 19 – Sandbox Dinner, followed Hub Official Launch at the Mansion House. After party in “The Factory”
Friday, April 20 to Sunday, April 22 - Sandbox Retreat to Donegal, Ireland
Dublin is the tech capital of Europe with all 10 of the worlds top 10 tech companies basing their European operations in the city. It is also the youngest city in the region with over 10% of it’s population between 18 and 22. It’s a vibrant, cosmopolitan, enterprising, young city bridging the gap between the US and Europe.
Meet the Sandbox Dublin Ambassador: John Egan
«Over the course of the last year my assimilation into the Sandbox community has been one of the most rewarding social and commercial experiences of my life. It has facilitated the unencumbered international expansion of my personal network and impact at a rate I could never have hoped to achieve on my own or through any other community. More than that, I have been fortunate enough to meet some of the best friends imaginable along the way.
We launch the Sandbox Dublin Hub at a time when this generation of young achievers in Ireland are scattered and suffering. Youth unemployment and emigration are at precipitously high levels and necessity compels so many young people to curb their ambitions. Ireland has always struggled to catalyze the potential of the generation of adults under 30 but it is our belief that the presence of Sandbox and the opportunities it presents can help innovative and enterprising young Irish people create a global impact sooner rather than later.»
John Egan is a serial entrepreneur and social débrouillard. He is a graduate of UCD and DCU; his academic background being finance and econometrics. John is the founder of EnergySolve, The Archie Talks, Daedalus, Curia and Archipelago, one of the largest communities of young entrepreneurs in Western Europe.