Maria Keenan

3 Quality Events for Startups (Autumn/Winter, 2018/19)

As a startup ourselves, we know how much decision making and research goes into keeping the business going and pushing it forward. 

As a startup that specifically caters towards event organisers, we also know a thing or two about what makes a conference or a meet-up worth your time. Today, I wanted to highlight three quality events for startups taking place over the next few months that are certainly worth at least considering:

Responsible Technology: The New Normal

Doteveryone will be hosting this one-day event to further their organisation's aim of making responsible technology a priority for businesses, for the benefit of society. 

A common theme in startups nowadays is social and corporate responsibility as potential consumers scrutinise who they're purchasing from more and more. A need for startups to be more ethical in their approaches also comes from investors' desires to work with reliable companies with favourable reputations to ultimately create a lasting relationship that will bring them not only returns on their money, but also their brand.

responsible tech

In the mix at the event will be practitioners, policymakers, funders, and technology leaders who will share their success and strategies in the realm of responsible tech. 

The team is expecting 250 guests, so it's recommended that interested folks register on the website asap to avoid disappointment. 

Tickets: You can register interest here for free. 

Date: January 31st, 2019.

Funding & Scaling September 2018

The Dublin Business Innovation Centre (BIC) has been helping entrepreneurs to start and scale their businesses for almost 30 years. As well as providing access to finance, investor preparation and a community for ambitious business owners, they also host business events to assist their aspirations. 

Dublin BIC

This September they'll be discussing funding and scaling for startups. This is part of a quarterly series that they produce. Therein they explore perspectives from experienced investors, startups that have successfully funded and scaled their business, as well as support organisations that have prepared them for investment.

Of course, as with all good investment events, there'll also be plenty of opportunity to network with peers and executives who'll be in attendance.

Tickets: Are available now

Date: September 12th, 2018.

Forecasting Workshop NYC

Anyone who's been successful with a startup endeavour will tell you that predicting your revenue is both one of the most crucial and frightening exercises you'll engage with when growing your business. Thankfully, there's someone here to help. 

Bureau of Digital is a peer-based community for people who lead digital shops, teams, projects and products. They hold several events a year, all dedicated to helping business owners to flourish in their chosen industries. On this particular occasion, they'll be hosting a forecasting workshop with a very special guest. 

forecasting workshops

Rob Harr is the CEO of Sparkbox, a flourishing web design and development studio with strong opinions about billing and the financial best practices that help businesses build on their talents. During this workshop he'll cover how Sparkbox runs their studio (from planning for projects, cash flow, hiring, and sales) that centers around forecasting. He'll also share a relatively simple weekly cadence that companies can implement.

Tickets: Start at $499 for a super early bird

Date: November 9th, 2018.

Did you know...? We're hosting a conference of our own this September:Admission, a conference by Tito