#startupIRL off to a great start – Twitter Analysis

Day one of the Start-up Gathering 2015 has seen the umbrella hashtag, #StartupIrl reach over 1,090,169 twitter accounts.Startup-Gathering-Footer-2

Start-up Ireland, a national not-for-profit organisation dedicated to growing the start-up sector throughout Ireland, has successfully launched a week-long series of events and talks to help drive further growth in the Irish start-up scene. Ireland and in particular Dublin, is fast becoming a hub for start-ups, with a scene to rival London, Tel Aviv and New York.

The Start-up Gathering 2015, taking place across Ireland from the 5th to 10th October, is a platform to support and celebrate entrepreneurs while also getting people talking about potentially setting up their own enterprises. Day one of the gathering saw a focus on Dublin and certainly got people talking, with over 5,415,233 Impressions of #startupIRL. In a single 7 hour period on the launch date (Monday 5th 10am-5pm), we saw over 1,500 tweets from 561 twitter accounts.

The most retweeted piece of content in this period came from Enterprise Ireland with a reference to how CEO Julie Sinnamon values the importance of Ireland’s Start-up sector.


The most active accounts, in terms of volume of tweets shared yesterday included @startupireland (158 tweets, 284 mentions and  128 retweets), @EibhlinCurley (48 tweets, 25 mentions and 23 retweets), @crong1 (35 tweets, 2 mentions) and @Jane_E_Morgan (32 tweets, 5 mentions and 5 retweets)

Amongst the 70+ events that took place as part of the Dublin Startup Gathering programme was the longstanding DublinBeta  and the newest addition to the fintech scene, Idea Starter Weekend. Dublin has certainly set the social media bar high for the rest of the national hub events. Find out more at www.startupgathering.ie

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