After last year’s inaugural SXSW delegation, EnterpriseIrelandis again showcasing the best Irish technology at South by Southwest (SXSW) conference from March 9 – 17th 2012.


SXSW is widely recognised as the premier conference for the most ambitious web and digital media companies to showcase their technologies (Twitter 2007, Foursquare 2009, GameSalad 2009, FoodSpotting 2010, all launched here),mix with the key players in web, interactive media, film and music industries to drive their business forward. This conference is geared toward software and hardware manufacturers, social media solutions, infrastructure and hosting providers, SEO, SEM and marketing leaders, independent game developers, publishers, web applications, gaming studios, digital media industry professionals, and internet trend-setters and taste-makers from all around the world. And that’s why we want you,Ireland’s best start-ups, innovators and creatives to join the 2012 delegation.


The Offer

EnterpriseIrelandis supporting SXSW Gold Badge at a rate of €985 plus 23% VAT per delegate for Enterprise Ireland clients. Non Enterprise Ireland clients can participate at €1,970 plus 23% VAT per delegate.


Delegation package includes:

National branded trade stand during Trade Show – designed for your meeting use

Company logo included in signage on the stand

EnterpriseIrelandnetworking event – Interactive opening night Sat March 10th 5 pm – open to you network


Entrance for Interactive & Film Conferences & Festivals

5 Days of Film and Interactive Panels and Keynotes

4 Days of SXSW Trade Show: The Exhibition for Creative Industries

4 Days of Day Stage Programming

Unlimited Networking Opportunities

Interactive Awards and Pre-Party

Featured Speakers and Q&A sessions

Interactive Core Conversations and BookReadings

SXSW ScreenBurn Arcade

SXSW ScreenBurn Panel Programming

Online SXsocial, Productivity and Networking Tools

Registrant Lounges

Continuing Legal Education Program (CLE)

Official Film and Interactive Parties including all Opening, Closing and Intermission Parties

AdditionallyEnterpriseIrelandwill be marketing our delegation to 36,000 attendees with a branded stand and supporting advertising for our Networking Event.

SXSW begins on March 9th – 17th with the Interactive conference commencing on March 9th; Trade show floor is open on Monday and runs until Thursday.


Space is limited so don’t delay!


Closing date for registration is Wednesday 14 December 2011.

You will be asked for the following mandatory details during registration:

Delegate contact details

Company profile and logo

Credit card details for deposit payment

Hotel accommodation dates (REQUIRED)

EnterpriseIrelandis offering this package on a first come first served basis. Please note that space is limited so don’t delay! For Enterprise Ireland clients, a non refundable fee of €1,191.85 (this is made up of your participation fee of €985 plus VAT at 23%) is due by credit card upon registration in order to secure your place. An invoice will be issued after the event. Non Enterprise Ireland clients can participate at this event for a participation fee of €1,970 plus 23% VAT. A non refundable deposit of €1,210 (this is made up of €1,000 plus 23% VAT) is due upon registration in order to secure a place on this event.



here to view the official SXSW website, and for further information, contact

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations should be received in writing to

There are no refunds associated with this event. In the event that you cannot attend you may nominate a substitute colleague to attend on your behalf, a transfer fee will be incurred.

Looking forward to seeing you inAustin!

Ireland Life Sciences Trade Delegation

Ireland Life Sciences Trade Delegation

Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Location: The Dogwood Room,
North Carolina Biotechnology Center
15 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC, 27709

8.45am -11.30am: Life Sciences Networking Event

An Irish delegation is embarking on an upcoming trade mission to strengthen economic and trade ties between North Carolina and Ireland. A key element to the Mission is a Life Science networking and partnering event to take place at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.

The life Science event will showcase 14 of Ireland’s visiting high technology Life Science companies (Pharma and Medical Device click Enterprise Ireland Companies to view each company). The event will take place in an informal networking environment with table top displays by the guest companies. North Carolina Life Science companies are welcome to come and meet the visiting Irish companies to discuss their technologies, the life science sectors in North Carolina and Ireland, new developments in the sectors, collaboration and supplier opportunities.

The event will be opened by remarks from the Irish Government Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton T.D. and Richard Stack, President, Synecor. This event will start at 8.45am and give the opportunity for meetings and informal networking between North Carolina based and the visiting Irish companies.

You are warmly invited to come along and meet examples of technologies from the burgeoning Irish Life Science sector and network with the visitors and local colleagues.


Please RSVP to:  For more information, please call:  Eoin Moore on 212 546 0470

IT Sligo Reception New York – 7th of July, 2011

IT Sligo hosts a reception in the Irish Consulate in New York on the evening of July 7th. This reception marks IT Sligo’s Microsoft Imagine Cup Winners and celebrates IT Sligo’s achievements. Guest speakers include Larry Farrell (Spirit of Enterprise) and others. If you’re interested in attending or nominating a guest / client please email

41 million Americans believe they are of Irish descent.

41 million Americans believe they are of Irish descent.




 Announcing the World’s first Irish Ancestry E-Learning Programme!

President Barack Obama will be in Ireland on May 23, and will visit the homeland of his ancestors at Moneygall, Co Offaly. Among the president’s Irish ancestors in the 18th century were politically active and ambitious Dubliners, including the city’s most successful wigmaker! His great-great-great grandfather Falmouth Kearney emigrated to New York from Moneygall in 1850.

Researching family history is a fascinating and rewarding experience, a puzzle everyone loves to solve.   What secrets lie in your family history?


Tweet for Ireland on #IRLday!

This is a guest post from Andrew S. Townley, Managing Director of PocketNative, an Enterprise Ireland client company which helps to create highly-personalised, exceptional travel experiences.

Irish travel and tourism start-up PocketNative has created an innovative social media event on Twitter to give the people and businesses of Ireland a chance to share what they feel is special about the country. The event, taking place on May 23rd, is called ‘#IRLday’ and will use the #IRLday hashtag to coordinate tweets from across Ireland into a unified, national voice. The goal of #IRLday is to put Ireland into Twitter’s global Trending Topics list during US President Barack Obama’s state visit and show the nation’s overwhelming vibrance, enthusiasm and resilience to the world.

While there is already support from Enterprise Ireland, IDA, Bord Bia, DCU, Good Food Ireland, Irish Foodies and many others, in order to create a global trend, #IRLday will need as many people tweeting as possible on the day. Ireland needs YOU to get involved!

Participating in #IRLday is also a good way for Irish entrepreneurs to raise the profile of their businesses and highlight the diversity and innovation across the Irish start-up landscape. To register your participation, simply tweet using both the #IRLday and #countmein or #countusin hashtags, and be ready to tweet for Ireland on the 23rd!

For more information about #IRLday, you can read the original blog post at and follow @PocketNative and the #IRLday hashtag on Twitter. During the event, DCU will also be curating selected tweets on the website.