Our Mission…

To unlock the potential of women to start and lead tech companies for the benefit of our economy, society and world . We build tech competence. We advocate for entrepreneur equality and system change. We are data driven and ask questions and look for answers. We connect impact focused women tech founders in our network with peers, champions, supporters and allies.

We celebrate the brilliance, boldness and ingenuity of women TechFoundHers. We invite you to join our efforts and community and stay in the loop on our plans and progress. Get involved with our collective. Don’t miss out on hearing about events planned in 2024.

Upcoming Events

Our TechFoundHer Dublin Bootcamp is back. Save the date!

The TechFoundHer Bootcamp is back!  We’re going deeper. We’re dreaming big and we’re inviting you to join us in raising the roof of City Hall, Dublin. Lots of announcements coming over the next few weeks as we introduce new speakers and themes. Sign up to hear all the Bootcamp news. Don’t miss out on booking a ticket.

Format

The TechFoundHer Bootcamp is an all day event bringing together trail blazing women, tech founders from across the island of Ireland and further afield alongside ‘would be’ and early stage founders. It is a high energy mix of lightning talks, demos, insights on tech trends, and practical tips on how to harness the latest tech for product innovations. We believe you don’t have to be a coder to innovate with tech – let’s learn from and inspire each other. Since we last met there’s been incredible energy and momentum and our network of women tech founders has grown in terms of numbers and determination.

Same mix of inspiration and energy! Fab new venue!

The fabulous venue for 2024 is The City Hall, Dublin (Halla na Cathrach, Baile Átha Cliath). It’s on Dame Street, at the top of Parliament Street – 5 minutes from Trinity College and is one of the most beautiful, light filled buildings in our city.  In the 18th Century it was the Royal Exchange and used by the city merchants – a meeting place for Dublin’s businessmen to gather and wheel and deal move their businesses forwards. Well some things have changed. On the 16 April it will be full of ambitious women founders and entrepreneurs who are impatient to have impact and use tech to move the world forward with their businesses.

Limited tickets – so makes sure to sign up to for early ticket release notification.

Insights from Silicon Valley – Navigating the Fundraising Frontier

Open to everyone. Join Máire P. Walsh and John Kenevey of Belayer as they share their knowledge and expertise to help you conquer your fundraising goals. Capital deployed from Silicon Valley still outpaces other locations significantly and some of the most notable firms are now opening offices in Europe. While this brings new opportunities, an increasingly investor-friendly market is expected to further slow the pace of dealmaking, compress deal metrics, and set an even higher bar for startups across the VC lifecycle. In an era marked by unique challenges, join us as we delve into the intricacies of securing investment in today’s competitive market.

Past Events

The AI Act and Diversity – What you need to know!

TechFoundHer in partnership with WITS Ireland (Women in Technology and Science) invite you to join us. The EU has reached a landmark deal, agreeing provisional laws to regulate the use of AI.  Join AI Ethicist,  Dr Lollie Mancey and Tech Innovator & Entrepreneur Máirín Murray for a discussion on the impact of this ground breaking agreement. Current UNESCO data shows only 20% of employees in technical roles in machine learning companies, 12% of artificial intelligence researchers globally and 6% of professional software developers are women.

Let’s sparkle some Startup Magic

Thank you to the fabulous sponsors who are supporting our TechFoundHer Christmas gathering! A big shout out to:
Dr Lollie Mancey
Martinsen Mayer
Voxgig and
Hosting Ireland

We’re so grateful for your support.. Our network of women tech founders have been doing trojan work on their own startups and supporting each other – at this time of year it’s important to gather and share and celebrate our achievements.


Meet the Founder: Christine Nsubuga – Noonan – 30 November, 1pm, online

Meet the Founder: Christine Nsubuga - Noonan

Everyone is welcome to join Christine Nsubuga-Noonan who leads a knowledge share event about how to build a network from scratch – which she did in NYC as an early stage founder- in just 8 weeks! The key takeaway is how to create your own networking strategy.


AI and Ethics Discussion with host Dr Lollie Mancey – 4 December, 7pm, online

Battle for your Brain - hosted by Dr Lollie Mancey

Everyone is welcome to our December Bookclub. Dr Lollie Mancey is hosting our gathering inspired by issues raised in The Battle for Your Brain: Defending the Right to Think Freely in the Age of Neurotechnology by Nita A Farahany. There will be an opportunity to hear about Dr Mancey’s motivation for choosing this book and the debates it raises about technology and ethics of course to meet others from the TechFoundHer Community!

TechFoundHer Lunch and Learn – Law for Start-ups

On Tuesday 12 September let’s get the lowdown on legal issues to consider as you build your own tech startup from creating a co-founder agreement to subcontracting coders. In the early stages of your business it’s important to plan to avoid pitfalls around IP, ownership and data. Everyone welcome.

Thank you Mason, Hayes and Curran


TechFoundHer October Bookclub – Building Moonshots

Everyone is welcome to our October Bookclub on Monday 2 October at 7pm. The only rule is to have ideally read or listened to the book in advance. So exciting that the author herself Tamara Carleton will host the event so there will be an opportunity to hear about her background and motivation for writing the book! Places are limited so book to avoid disappointment.


Join our TechFoundHer Collective

Do you want to stay in the loop on our plans? Get involved with our collective. Sign up to our mailing list.

Do you want to stay in the loop on our plans? Get involved with our collective. Sign up to our mailing list.

Thank you to all to our BootCamp amazing sponsors and supporters

Our Headline Sponsor Dublin City Council and Economic Development and LEO Dublin City.

Our headline partners Dublin City Council, and Economic Development & LEO Dublin
Corporate: Axonista, DCU INVENT, Dogpatch Labs, DundalkIT, Enterprise Ireland, Inclusio, KPMG Ireland, PWC Ireland, University of Limerick (R@ISE), WITS Ireland
Base Camp Host: Huckletree
Media Partner: Beach Hut PR
Coding Grace, Tech for Good Dublin, African Professional Network of Ireland (APNI), AwakenHub, Black and Irish, Diverse.in, Open Doors Initiative, Pathways to Progress, PyLadies Dublin, SheUps, Tech Stars Startup Weekend Women Dublin, What the Hack, WITS Ireland, YourY Network, AWS for Startups, Connected Hubs,  The Digital Hub, Dogpatch Labs, The Guinness Enterprise Centre, Rethink Ireland, Startup Ballymun, FourTheorem, Maverick Communications International, Microsoft for Startups, Network Ireland, Scale Ireland, Social Entrepreneurs Ireland, Tangent, Trinity’s Ideas Workspace, Tito, TU Dublin

More info about our partners.