The Student Summit is Ireland's largest student-led start-up expo, focused on helping students develop their start-up ideas and find employment with existing start-ups.

The Printworks, Dublin castle | 21st March 2017 | 2:00pm

The Student Summit 2017 will take place in The Printworks, Dublin Castle on Tuesday, March 21st 2017. It will be a promotion and exploration of innovation for third-level students across the island of Ireland. In attendance will be over 600 students, who will interact with over 35 start-ups, learn from 6 different workshops and hear from engaging, motivational speakers from across the start-up sector.

The aim of the Student Summit is to foster a culture of entrepreneurship among the Irish student populace, as well as to help start-up companies find their next generation of skilled, motivated employees.  The Student Summit hopes to open up the start-up world for students, bust some of the myths surrounding start-up culture and help students learn from experienced start-up gurus.



We believe in doing everything we can to help foster the next generation of start-ups. To this end, the Student Summit will provide attendees with engaging workshops, engrossing speakers and unparalleled knowledge from our start-up gurus.

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Entrepreneurship is fueled by hard work, good business acumen, determination and a strong network. The Student Summit aims to deliver on all these fronts in an attempt to carve a more entrepreneurial student population in Ireland.

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Startup Employment

We are living in an age where the employment landscape for students is changing by the day. The Student Summit endeavors to offer attendees the opportunity to speak to some of Ireland's top start-ups who are hiring right now.



The Student Summit 2017 will play host to six workshops, two keynote addresses and two panel discussions. With this in mind, we've hand-picked some of Ireland's most engaging speakers, who have powerful, salient and timely messages to deliver to students who may be considering plunging into the start-up sector. To discover more about each speaker, simply click on their image!




Ireland has become a thriving hub for start-ups over the past few years. Our partnerships with start-up incubators mean that we didn't need to look far for over 35 start-ups who are willing to hire students, offer advice and demonstrate innovative products and services.


Pitch Competition

As part of Student Summit 2017, four student start-ups will pitch for a grand prize of €3,000! They will be assessed by judges from Bank of Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, Unifund, Goworky and USI. You can click on the images below to get a profile of each of our pitches!

Event Sponsors

Our event partners support and endorse the greater cause by providing the necessary consultation, services, use of their product in creating a better experience for you at the Student Summit 2017. The event would simply not be possible without the ongoing support so we encourage you to engage with our sponsors as they most definitely have a lot to offer! If you would like to join Student Summit 2017 as a sponsor, please contact

Media Sponsors

Our media partners help us out by spreading the good work about the hard work we do and all the wonderful things that happen at the Student Summit every year. If you would like to join Student Summit 2017 as a media sponsor, please contact