Greentech HQ in Enniscorthy to Host First NDRC 2050 Sustainability Focused Founder Weekend March 8th and 9th 2024.
Greentech HQ, the Southeast Sustainability Innovation Hub, is proud to announce its partnership with the NDRC Sustainability Founder Weekend, powered by the 2050 Ecosystem. This collaboration signifies a remarkable milestone in Ireland’s journey towards fostering sustainability-focused start-ups. The event, the first of its type in Ireland, is set to unfold over the weekend of March 8th and 9th, 2024, and promises to bring together 50 to 80 participants, igniting collaboration and innovation to tackle a diverse range of sustainability challenges.
The NDRC Sustainability Founder Weekend, hosted at Greentech HQ, stands as a shining example of our commitment to nurturing sustainability-focused start-ups in Ireland. Over the course of this dynamic weekend, a gathering of between 50 to 80 participants will collaborate on projects that hold the potential to revolutionise various aspects of sustainability. Attendees are welcome to come armed with their own ideas or take on exciting challenges presented at the event.
Throughout this intensive weekend, teams will receive invaluable mentorship from accomplished entrepreneurs and sustainability visionaries hailing from across Ireland. With an increasing number of sustainability-focused funds emerging in the country and a burgeoning demand for talent, this edition of NDRC’s Founder Weekend aims to empower and propel the growth of sustainability-focused start-ups. Participants can come with ideas they want to work on or they will be provided with challenges.
Ed Murphy, CEO of GreenTechHQ “Today’s partnership with NDRC’s Sustainability Founder Weekend, powered by the 2050 Ecosystem, marks a pivotal moment in our mission at GreenTechHQ. It signifies our unwavering commitment to nurturing sustainability-focused start-ups in Ireland. This hackathon is not just an event; it’s a catalyst for innovation, collaboration, and real change. We believe that by bringing together bright minds to tackle sustainability challenges head-on, we are shaping a greener, more sustainable future for Ireland and beyond. At GreenTechHQ, we are thrilled to be at the heart of this transformation, empowering entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into powerful solutions for a better tomorrow.”
Both NDRC and the 2050 Ecosystem operate under the umbrella of Dogpatch Labs, Ireland’s largest start-up hub. Greentech HQ proudly stands as a key partner within the 2050 Ecosystem. NDRC serves as Ireland’s National Accelerator, offering unwavering support to start-ups in their early stages, while the 2050 Ecosystem, supported by the Department of the Environment, Climate, and Communications, is Ireland’s National Sustainability Accelerator.
As the urgency of climate challenges continues to mount, novel solutions to rapid decarbonization are essential. Start-ups provide an ideal platform to address these critical issues, and investors have demonstrated their commitment, with over €20 billion in Venture Capital invested in sustainability start-ups within the EU this year, alongside the announcement of several upcoming sustainability funds in Ireland. Our mission is clear: to harness the immense talent scattered throughout the nation and empower them to usher in the next generation of climate solutions. The NDRC 2050 Founders Weekend serves as the beacon, offering participants the opportunity to birth new start-ups, while granting them access to expertise and the broader NDRC support network.
Join Greentech HQ, NDRC, and the 2050 Ecosystem in our unwavering commitment to shaping a sustainable future for Ireland and the world. Together, we strive to transform innovative ideas into powerful solutions for a greener tomorrow.
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About Greentech HQ: Greentech HQ is the Southeast Sustainability Innovation Hub, dedicated to aiding businesses in developing and expanding their sustainable ventures. Our mission is to connect businesses with investors, corporations, mentors, and offer a wide range of services, including marketing, legal, and financial advice. Additionally, we specialize in ESG training and consultancy to ensure businesses are ready for the 2024 reporting and can embark on a successful sustainability journey. GreenTechHQ is a dynamic and engaging environment with secure connectivity, hot desks, offices, and event spaces to cater to businesses of all sizes.
About NDRC: NDRC, Ireland’s National Accelerator, is a driving force behind the growth of start-ups from their early stages. NDRC provides crucial support and mentorship to help start-ups reach their full potential and create innovative solutions that benefit society.
About the 2050 Ecosystem: The 2050 Ecosystem is Ireland’s National Sustainability Accelerator, supported by the Department of the Environment, Climate, and Communications. It plays a pivotal role in nurturing sustainability-focused start-ups and fostering innovation in the realm of sustainability.