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What is Bizcamp?

A free conference/ gathering which is happening in Dublin on Saturday 29th May 2010. The venue is the The Guinness Storehouse Dublin.
It is organised by a team of entrepreneurs just like you.

Seriously – what is it?

It’s a chance for us all to lift ourselves out of the gloom of the endless bad news stories. It’s based on the fact that each of us as entrepreneurs have loads to learn from our peers. And we have a lot to share with them as well. There are a lot of great things happening in the Irish Economy – especially in small and medium businesses and this day will be a celebration of those. And a great place to come for people who have lost their jobs and are actively looking at starting up.

View RTE coverage of the last Bizcamp here

It’s free, whats the catch?

You take the main cost of a “proper” conference away (the flown in experts) and get sponsors to cover the venue and misc other expenses. We only ask for a €10 ‘booking fee’ to cover the cost of giving you a hot lunch on the day. And then 500 or so people starting and running their own businesses gather on the day and a number of them/you/us will give short talks on things which we know or have learned which will be valuable to share with the others.

I’ll sign up to attend, but not sure about talking.

At each event about 1/3rd of the attendees also give talks and it can be daunting for the first time. Everything about this is voluntary so don’t worry about just attending – please do sign up.

Once you have done give the idea of a talk one last chance – the day does not work without it!

I hate listening to Sales Pitches

So do we – every one of us. Life is too short. Talks at bizcamp can be based on things like:

  • skill sets which a speaker will share,
  • experiences that are relevant for others to hear about or
  • lessons learned that will help the audience to avoid similar ones.

They are explicitly not about sales pitches and the Rule Of Two Feet will be open to all – if you are caught in a sales pitch then stand up and walk out. We will be making this clear to all speakers to help them get into the spirit of the day.

Register for Bizcamp Dublin
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BizCamp is for you!

BizCamp is an opportunity for entrepreneurs and innovators to come together, share experiences, and possibly create new value out of the day. It’ll be a chance to meet up with people who’ve been there, done that and bought the t-shirt – members of the business community, VCs and investors, and representatives from the relevant state agencies. Lost your job recently? Well, FTR! – come along to BizCamp, who knows what new opportunities might present themselves?

It’s not just technology!

People tend to associate *Camps with the Web and the tech start-ups, but our aim is to try and embrace as much of the Irish business community as possible. We want to see people from all streams – finance, operations, HR, legal, delivery specialists, R&D, marketing – and yes, even tech! Ireland Inc. has a wealth of knowledge and acumen, more than enough to help us out of these troubled times. By attending (and, more importantly, contributing!) you can help make BizCamp the first “good news story” of the recession.

Still not convinced?

Hey, it’s free, what have you got to lose? Ireland’s next multinational might be set to rise from the ashes of the Celtic Tiger, and BizCamp might be the place to get it started, help support it in any way you can, or even lead it. This is a user-generated conference, so it’s up to you what you bring to and take from the day. If you want to learn and share your thoughts with some of the brightest and enthusiastic minds in the country, then BizCamp is for you.

Register for Bizcamp Dublin
There is a €5 charge to cover the cost of a hot meal we will provide on the day.

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Sponsored by:

Mason Hayes & Curran Microsoft IBM Enterprise Ireland Best Connected


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More maps and info on the area on the Guinness Storehouse site.

Timing

Registration starts from 9am, talks start at 10am.
Event finished around 5.30pm.

From Heuston Station to The Digital Hub

From the Luas and bus stop outside Heuston Station walk up the hill the Luas travels and turn left onto James’s Street and walk down James’s Street towards the city centre, passing St. James’s Gate on your right. Thomas Street begins with the Bank of Ireland on your left. You will see OneFiveSeven, The Windmill Offices and the Entrance to Digital Depot on the left of Thomas Street. Take the next right after St. James’s Gate up Crane Street toward the Guinness Storehouse.

From Dublin Airport to The Digital Hub

Dublin airport is located about 8 miles north of Dublin City Centre and The Digital Hub. It is situated near the M50 and M1 motorways. You can get to The Digital Hub from the airport by bus, taxi, or car.

Departing Dublin Airport join the southbound M1 and follow onto the Swords Road. Continue along the Swords Road through Drumcondra. You should pass over the Royal Canal and continue along the Drumcondra road for about 250m to Dorset Street Lower. Take a left down Gardiner Street and continue through Mountjoy Square along Gardiner Street. Turn left when you arrive at the Custom House and keep right around the Custom House across the River Liffey. Go left and follow the City Quay and then right down Lombard Street. Continue along Lombard Street and take a right down Pearse Street. Keep left and follow Pearse Street around Trinity College to Dame Street. Go west on Dame Street from the Temple Bar/Trinity College area in the City Centre. You will pass Christchurch Cathedral on the right. Keep going straight while the street changes names several times and becomes Thomas Street.

By Bus from the City Centre to Thomas Street

The Digital Hub is well serviced by buses from the City Centre and the nearest stops to The Storehouse are located on Thomas Street outside the Spar Shop.

Car Parking

Complimentary car parking is available at the visitor car park on Crane Street.

Disabled Access

GUINNESS STOREHOUSE® is fully wheelchair accessible.

Full Printable Map

BY FOOT

On a fine day the best way to get to GUINNESS STOREHOUSE® from the city centre is on foot.
From Dame Street (outside Trinity College), keep straight ahead. Follow the road around, passing Christchurch on the right and leading onto Thomas Street. At Crane Street turn left, and at the end of the road turn right onto Market Street.
GUINNESS STOREHOUSE® is on the right. Journey time 20 mins.

Why not download our their iWalk podcast which will guide you from the heart of Dublin city to the front door of GUINNESS STOREHOUSE®. Their podcasts are available here.

By Bus

  • Bus 51B from Aston Quay runs every 15 mins. Journey time 10 mins.
  • Bus 78A from Aston Quay runs every 8-10 mins. Journey time 10 mins.
  • Bus 123 from O’Connell Street runs every 8-10 mins. Journey time 10 mins.
  • Bus 123 from Dame Street runs every 8-10 mins. Journey time 10 mins.

By Tour Bus

Dublin City Hop On/ Hop Off tour buses stop outside the GUINNESS STOREHOUSE®

By Car

Directions from the City Centre to GUINNESS STOREHOUSE®

From Dame Street (outside Trinity College), keep straight ahead. Follow the road around passing Christchurch on the right, leading onto Thomas Street. Drive past the main St James’s Gate Brewery Gates, which will be on your left. At the junction of James’s Street and Echlin Street take a left turn. At the top of the road turn left (opposite the Old Harbour Pub). Take the first left on to Market Street. The pedestrian entrance to GUINNESS STOREHOUSE® will be on the left.
To reach the car park, take the next left onto Crane Street and the car park is immediately on the right. Journey time 5 mins.

By Tram

The Tram / Luas stop is on James’s Street. Once on James’s Street turn right and continue walking down James’s Street. At the junction with Echlin Street take a right turn. At the top of the road turn left (opposite Old Harbour Pub). Take the first left on to Market Street. The pedestrian entrance to GUINNESS STOREHOUSE® will be on the left.

Register for Bizcamp Dublin
There is a €5 charge to cover the cost of a hot meal we will provide on the day.

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Sponsored by:

Mason Hayes & Curran Microsoft IBM Enterprise Ireland Best Connected


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Speakers and Schedule is in the PDF below.

Schedule updated friday 28th, 11pm. See details here.
View the schedule of the amazing speakers here (.PDF 600kb)

We are unable to accept any more speakers for the day. Thank you to all who put themselves forward to share their knowledge and experience.

Register for Bizcamp Dublin
There is a €5 charge to cover the cost of a hot meal we will provide on the day.

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Bizcamp 09

Photos, video and presentations from Bizcamp 2009

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See all presentations and video from Bizcamp 2009 here.

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Register for Bizcamp Dublin
Click here to register for bizcamp. There is a €5 charge to cover the cost of a hot meal we will provide on the day.

Booking powered by EventElephant.com

If you have any questions you can Alan at info@bizcamp.ie for any other information.

Sponsored by:

Mason Hayes & Curran Microsoft IBM Enterprise Ireland Best Connected