UPRISE Invests 1 million in 'Talent 4 Tech' Program

UPRISE Festival Europe 6 Thursday 26th October 2017 Dublin

Published: Monday June 19th 2017

Europe has a tech talent deficit or to be more precise has a lack of entry points of talent into fast growing European companies. UPRISE Festival is addressing this important issue for it’s 6th event in Dublin this October.

Launching a new ‘Talent 4 Tech’ program and investing over a million euros to showcase the opportunity of careers in the new space of fast growing technology companies. UPRISE Festival offers 2500 tickets to Gifted Designers, Developers, Sales and Business Development talent from all over Europe. The scheme includes dedicated content, panels, workshops, mentorships and Round Table sessions for talent.

Working with launching partner Opening.io the new program matches talent profiles with participating companies open jobs around Europe. We then connect them during the festival to create the quickest and most efficient recruitment process available.

The philosophy of this talent and tech festival is to power more entry points for recruitment, investment and valuable partnerships from Startups to Enterprise while maintaining an inclusive and approachable festival atmosphere. Gone is the old school conference formality for a more approachable product-oriented method of connecting the right influencers and talent in Europe.

Now entering into the sixth edition in under 3 years, this tech festival differentiates itself by it’s ‘offline’ approach to tech festivals. Avoiding the pitfall of public Wifi and ill appropriate event apps the focus falls on connecting the 5000 attendees through coffee-line meetings, workshops, Panel Huddle sessions, Talent Matchmaking and serendipty sessions, allowing valuable partnerships and relationships to evolve for our attending Founders, CEOs and decision makers from all over the world.

Returning partners like Dublin City Council, Bank of Ireland, Microsoft, Oracle, RTE, Silicon Republic and Google will be there to provide content, mentorships and enjoy the relaxed nature of the event.

This edition will see 4 new Content Stages with 66 hours of content dedicated to expert panels, workshops, firesides and investment sessions with over 128 product-focused Speakers on stage during the day-long event. 80 Startups to scale-ups will populate the marketplace with Enterprise partners subsidizing clustered stands and offering resources to the growing companies.

Applications for our Talent 4 Tech program tickets are here:

The Gifted 2.5k Applications


As founder Paul O’Connell said ‘We started our UPRISE Festival envisioning and enabling a breeding-ground for talent and now we double down on this, all wrapped up in our festival’.
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UPRISE Festival Europe started in 2015 and is working towards its 6th edition. Catering to over 16,000 attendees previously and over 277 Startup companies. UPRISE just finished its Amsterdam edition with great success and a sweet promise to something even bigger in October 2017 in Dublin!

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