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Grand Finale - The Irish Times Digital Challenge

The Irish Times

Friday, September 28, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM (IST)

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The final five startups of The Irish Times Digital Challenge will pitch for the winner’s €50,000 investment prize from DFJ Esprit at the Grand Finale Pitch Night. You are cordially invited to join us for drinks & canapés at 6pm on 28th September in The Workman's Club.

Looking forward to seeing you there for a night that brings agencies, startups, investors, and advertisers together for a special, groundbreaking event. 

Kevin O'Sullivan, Editor of The Irish Times, will give closing remarks. After the Grand Finale The Workman's Club will host Glider Club (music selected by Irish Times folks Cillian McDonnell and Jim Carroll among others). 

You can catch all the video updates from the startups inside The Irish Times at www.irishtimesidealab.com.

For more information about the eight week startup experiment inside The Irish Times see what others have said: 

"The Irish Times ... is harnessing young businesses' disruptive energies"
- Fortune 

"Digital expertise may flow both ways as Ireland’s newspaper of record offers desk space and funding to new companies whose products it hopes to adopt”
- GigaOm/PaidContent.org 

Fortune http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2012/08/09/bbc-irish-times-startups/

GigaOm/paidContent http://paidcontent.org/2012/08/01/why-the-irish-times-fancies-itself-as-a-startup-incubator/

PBS http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2012/08/irish-times-brings-five-startups-into-newsroom-for-shakeup242.html 

And read the latest updates in The Huffington Post 

Lessons Learned for Media Working With Startups (From the Horse's Mouth)
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-johnny-ryan/ lessons-learned-from-media-working-with- startups_b_1881428.html

Last Week of The Irish Times Digital Challenge: the Startups Get Ready for the Finale http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-johnny-ryan/ post_3871_b_1869909.html

Two Weeks Left in The Irish Times Digital Challenge
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-johnny-ryan/ two-weeks-left-in-the-iri_b_1851508.html

The Fifth Week of the Eight Week Startup Experiment inside The Irish Times
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-johnny-ryan/ the-fifth-week-of-the-eig_b_1835509.html 

Halfway Point for the Startup Incubator: Inside a 153-Year-Old Newspaper
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-johnny-ryan/ post_3760_b_1813660.html

Week Two in The Irish Times' Experiment With Startup Incubation
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-johnny-ryan/ post_3746_b_1749505.html

Eight Week Experiment as Startups Enter The Irish Times
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-johnny-ryan/ 8-week-experiment-as-star_b_1724561.html





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The Workman's Club
10 Wellington Quay

Friday, September 28, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM (IST)

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