Student Summit will play host to some of the most inspirational speakers from the Irish start-up sectors and further afield. By combining panel discussions with keynote address, we intend to maximise learning potential for attendees.



14.10 - 14.15: Welcome (MC Marcus O'Laoire)

14.15 - 14.20: Opening Remarks (Annie Hoey; President, USI)

14.20 - 15.05: Marketing Your Start-Up & Standing Out From The Crowd (Sean Judge, Brian Kenny, Claire O'Brien)

15.05 - 15.30: The Future of Banking (Stephen Moran, Bank of Ireland)

15:30 - 16.15: Women in Startups: Success Stories & What Needs to Change (Kim Pham, Shawna Scott, Jacqui Meskell)

16.15 - 16.45: Keynote Address - UniFund (Zack Dutton)

16.45 - 17.15: Keynote Address - Draper Esprit (Nicola McClafferty)

17.15 - 19.00: Student Pitch Competition - Grand Final


The programme of workshops at Student Summit 2017 is specifically tailored to equip attendees with the knowledge to inform their start-up ideas and enable them to take the first steps in turning their proposals into realities.


14.30 - 15.15: The Student Start-Up Experience (Luke Mackey, Founder, Bamboo)

16.00 - 16.45: Going Viral - How To Make Money As A Student (Daniel Ramamoorthy)

17.30 - 18.15: Marketing Your Product The Hard Way (Shawna Scott, Founder, Sex Siopa)



14.30 - 15.15: PR & Marketing for your Start-Up (Olga Padulosi, Lucey Fund)

16.00 - 16.45: How to Craft a Stellar CV (Vessy Tasheva, Chief Strategy Officer, Enhancv)