We wrapped up another year’s Bizcamp Galway on Saturday last. This time around we got some video of the day to give people who couldn’t make it an idea of what’s involved; we also included some short interviews with some of the speakers on the day – check it out below.
As Bizcamp attracts a broader audience than those interested in just technology, we wanted a way to highlight some of the tech start-ups in Galway & the West. So, we also decided to run a Demobar Galway event in the Oslo, Salthill on the evening before Bizcamp. We had 15 companies from Galway and the West of Ireland come along and show off their Web apps, iPhone/iPad apps, and software to a room full of people we enticed with the promise of a free beer and a chat with people who are working to bring out some great products.
It was my first time demo’ing the BeautyBoss web app at an event where the audience was mostly from a tech background, and it was a great experience. The feedback, opinions and ideas from people who came along were hugely beneficial…and on top of that, it was great to have a chat and a few beers with people interested in the tech start-up scene in the West of Ireland.
Putting it all together
We ran Bizcamp & Demobar on a voluntary basis, and on shoestring budget, and it couldn’t have been done without a great team. In addition to last year’s crew of Mark from PocketAnatomy, Michael from OnePageCRM, Paul from Ex Ordo, and Elaine Divilly, this year we brought in some new recruits to help with planning and organising the events. These were Ronan from Fixational, Siun from TunePresto, and Alan from Tribal City Interactive. It was great to have such a strong team involved in working to make the two days a success.
Did you come along?
If you came along to either Bizcamp or Demobar, it would be great to hear how you got on…