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A one day Derry-based event, featuring an all-Ireland women in tech startup pitching competition, keynote speakers, discussions and learnings, focused on tech inclusion, and the future of education and business.
Foyle Building, NWRC, Strand Road, Derry, BT48 7AL
12pm – 5pm, MARCH 5th, 2020
What is Lineup Conference 2020?
How do we encourage more women in tech? How do we make the tech sector more inclusive to all? What does the future of work and education look like? How can communities become more innovative?
Delivered by Startacus, LINEUP 2020 Conference is a one-day event taking place in NWRC, Strand Road Theatre, on 5th March 2020 during Derry and Strabane Council’s Enterprise Week.
Featuring bite-sized keynote talks, short panels, discussions and startup pitches, and with a key ambition of audience involvement and inclusion, the event will focus on women in tech, tech inclusion, the future of work, the future of education, and’ The 20’, that all-important all-ireland women in tech pitch competition.
WIT Pitch Competition
An exciting all-Ireland women-in-tech startup pitching comp for startups with female founding teams! Lets showcase some of the best female-led tech early stage startups from across the island of Ireland.
Apply to The 20 and be in with a chance to win the accolade of ‘The 20’ champion for 2020, as well as a £2020 cash prize, and post-event mentoring from 20 leading business and startup advocates who have offered to help the winning startup team build connections, knowledge, and to grow and scale over the coming months!
Irish Tech Entrepreneur and Angel Investor
Mary McKenna is an Irish technology entrepreneur and angel investor. She co-founded online learning company Learning Pool in Derry in 2006 and sold the business in 2014 so that she could return to working with earlier stage startups and scaleups.
In the last 5 years Mary has worked extensively with especially first time and female entrepreneurs and she has angel invested in 8 early stage tech startups to date, 4 have female founding teams and 2 are Northern Irish companies.
She is one of the Entrepreneurs in Residence at University of Oxford, a member of the NI MATRIX panel, an advisor to several governments, an EU Horizon 2020 innovation judge, a trustee of a small number of charities and social enterprises and the first ever entrepreneur in residence at St Mary’s College, an all-girls secondary school in the working class Creggan area of Derry.
Vice President at Concentrix
Paula Kennedy-Garcia is Vice President at Concentrix and is charged with Concentrix’ latest disruptive play in customer management, Solv™, an innovative technology platform that creates an enhanced customer support ecosystem with crowdsourced support. Paula has been in this CX solution industry for more than 20 years, building career across many facets of business before she her current role in the emerging digital space.
Concentrix’ Solv™ crowdsourcing platform is a disruptive innovation that is pioneering change and sustainability in the Customer Management industry. The platform leverages the rapidly growing gigeconomy to connect customers with fans of the world’s top and emerging brands, creating peer-to-peer enabled CX that is accessible anytime of the day and is integrated with advanced AI and machine learning to provide customer service in more than 29 languages.
Concentrix is a technology-enabled CX Solutions company specializing in customer engagement and improving business performance. We partner with ambitious, progressive executives around the world to future-proof their business and stay ahead of the competition and customer expectations.
Judges and Speakers
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