Friday, 30th September: Furthr (formerly Dublin BIC) is delighted to announce the return of itsannual event, putting the spotlight on game-changing innovation, technology, and sustainability. The newly rebranded event, Furthr Festival, previously known as Futurescope, explores the new business opportunities arising from transformative technologies and big global challenges.
Returning in person on Friday, 21st October, Furthr Festival has 100+ speakers lined up to speak across 5 stages throughout the day, starting from 9am. A formidable range of Irish and international speakers will address attendees across the Insights, Innovation, Sustainability, Transformation, and Investment stages. Providing unrivalled content and connections, Furthr Festival attracts innovators and innovation seekers alike. It aims to identify collaboration opportunities between start-ups, scale-ups, tech multinationals, innovative Irish enterprise, the research community and investors. A special emphasis is placed on purposeful networking and the creation of business and collaboration opportunities.
Attendees will have an opportunity to validate their business at The Innovation Exchange, immerse in The Future of Tech Arcade and find out the next One2Watch. Lunch and post-event drinks will provide further networking opportunities.
The event is proud to announce a spectacular line up of Irish and International thought leaders and influential business movers and shakers. The Insights Stage will discuss and welcome:
• Think global: Move quickly – Michael Culligan, CEO at Furthr
• Don’t Stop Believing – Ken Cahill, CEO at SilverCloud Health
• Guardians of the Future – Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales
• Leading Through Uncertainty – Gina London, CEO at Language of Leadership; Robert Mauro, Director at Global Leadership Institute at Boston College;
Niamh Graham, Senior Vice President of Global Human Experience at Workhuman
• Shaping the Future of Energy – Paddy Hayes, CEO at ESB
• Hypergrowth in a Changing World – Arsenio Otero, COO at Celonis
Since 1988, Furthr has provided ambitious founders with everything they need to start and scale their businesses resulting in more than 500 start-ups securing funding and over €500m. Furthr offers the most comprehensive range of practical support to entrepreneurs in Ireland. Through consultancy, programmes, and events, Furthr guarantees that innovators will stand before their network of potential investors with confidence to pitch their business idea.
Additional highlights of the conference include the Future Tech Arcade, The Innovation Exchange, Off stage panel rooms and the One2Watch finalists, with ample opportunities for networking with like-minded colleagues throughout the day.
Business leaders will share insights on the challenges coming down the track, how emerging technologies will impact on business and society, the market opportunities that will arise and the implications of disruption and innovation.
Tickets available for purchase now (early bird €109 until 30th September, full price €129) through the website www.furthr.ie/event/furthr-festival/
Issued on behalf of Furthr by Sweartaker, part of Murray Group. For further information please contact Kasia Sobiech | email@example.com | 087 318 8529
Who attends Furthr Festival?
– For start-ups: access to knowledge, investors and real market opportunities
– For scaling companies: access to funding and collaboration opportunities
– For established businesses: access to innovation, ideas and inspiration
5 stages at Furthr Festival:
– Insights Stage
Over the course of the next decade, we will experience more technological advancement than in the past 100 years combined.
– Innovation Stage
Harnessing new technologies to solve the most pressing challenges of our time.
– Sustainability Stage
Winning the sustainability battle: A big challenge and an even bigger opportunity.
– Investment Stage
The fundraising reality check: understand what it takes to win against the odds.
– Transformation Stage
Embracing disruption: The new business as usual.
About Furthr (formerly Dublin BIC)
Since 1988, Furthr has provided ambitious founders with everything they need to start and scale their businesses. Furthr offers the most comprehensive range of practical support to entrepreneurs in Ireland. Through game-changing consultancy, programmes, and events, Furthr guarantee’s that innovators will stand before their network of potential investors with confidence, ready to beat the odds.
Furthr empowers entrepreneurs to start and scale new businesses by providing access to the funding, programmes and connections required to advance their ambitions. Over the years, Furthr has helped Ireland’s innovative start-up founders to raise a total of €500+ million. Over 80% of Furthr-assisted companies have secured third-party finance, and more than 500 companies have raised funding through Furthr-managed programmes.
Furthr accelerates, funds and connects Irish start-ups enabling them to go Furthr, faster.