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Going Big - How startups can go international and collaborate with corporations

Celebrating our 6th Anniversary we have decided the theme should be about Going Big! Hear stories on how startups went international or started collaborating with corporations. 


From 12,500 to 100 000 000

Andrew Fleury, CEO Transpoco

Straight out of university, Andrew Fleury and his co-founders founded Transpoco in Dublin 13 years ago, as a college project. The company has since become one of the leading providers of fleet management solutions in Ireland with customers right across Europe.

Andrew has helped his customers save costs on maintenance and fuel on more than 12 500 vehicles. His mission is to get a 100 million vehicles connected! 

Andrew will speak about why Ireland is not enough for Transpoco, how he got those first customers outside your home-base, how he found strategic partners to get more customers, and what he did when things didn't go as planned... 

We've also invited an International speaker, a true startup expert from Italy with plenty of Silicon Valley insights: 

Alberto Onetti

Possessing an uncommon integration of academic knowledge, executive leadership, and real-world business acumen Alberto will give the following talk:

How Corporates can work with Startups

Alberto Onetti is a seasoned serial entrepreneur with core competences in corporate strategy and finance. He founded Funambol with Fabrizio Capobianco. Alberto is a Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship, and also serves as Chairman and President of Mind the Bridge offers e.g Startup School, a 2-week+ program tailored to startups/entrepreneurs taking place in the Silicon Valley. 

In 2014 he was selected by the European Commission to help drive the Startup Europe Partnership (SEP). In this talk he'll talk about his work with SEP and Mind the Bridge describing Ways Corporates can Work with a Startup: Investing, Acquiring, or Partnering.

Read more about the speaker in the article GOING BIG, HOW CORPORATES CAN WORK WITH STARTUPS. ALBERTO ONETTI SPEAKING IN DUBLIN APRIL 25TH by Irish Tech News reporter Simon Cocking

High Potential Startups and Going International

Sarita Johnston is a senior advisor of High Potential Start-Ups (Industrial and Lifesciences) for Enterprise Ireland. High growth potential start-ups (HPSUs) are companies that, in the view of Enterprise Ireland, can develop innovative technologies, products and services for sale on world markets. She is also the manager of the Female Entrepreneurship programme of EI. 

Sarita has over 22 years of experience working with companies to achieve scale and a strong track record in assisting companies to develop and implement their growth strategy. 

She will share stories of Irish HPSU companies who found international customers successfully. 


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