Accelerate Your Impact

We’re going deeper. We’re dreaming big and we’re inviting you to join us in raising the roof of City Hall, Dublin. The TechFoundHer Bootcamp is an all-day event bringing together trail blazing women tech founders from across the island of Ireland, alongside ‘would be’ and early stage founders and funders. 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.

Programme Bootcamp 2024


09:15 Door Opens and Registration (Tea/Coffee and morning pastries served)

09:50 Take your seat!

10.00 – 11.30 Morning Programme

Building Moonshots

Dr Niamh Shaw and Áine Kerr inspire you to Build Moonshots. Let’s dream big. Who says women aren’t ambitious? We’ll make visible women tech trail blazers who are aiming for the stars. You’ll confront your own limitations.

11:30- 11:45 Comfort Break (Time to refill your tea/coffee)

11.45 – 13:00 Morning Programme Continues

Meet the AI Revolutionaries

  • Dr Lollie Mancey inspires you to engage with the AI Revolution underway and reflects on impact and opportunities.
  • Shana Chu shares insights from her journey building award winning AI startup Tailr – as a non techie solo founder.
  • A panel discussion chaired by Maryrose Lyons features women trailblazers (Marjia Siddick, Angelika Sharygina and Veronica Breene), who are engaging with AI and harnessing its power to create a new and better world.

Lunch 13:00 – 14:00

13:15 – 13:45 Lighting Panel – Funding and Investment

Founder and Investor Alison McMurtrie chairs this panel exploring what VC funders and Enterprise Ireland are looking and how to communicate you’re investor ready. Contributors include Anna-Marie Turley (Enterprise Ireland), Amy Neale (Delta Partners) and Ellen Pinschmidt (MiddleGame Ventures).

Meet TechFoundHer Champions and Network over Lunch (Pod tables available to meet and connect).

14:00 – 15:30 Afternoon Programme

  • Let’s Learn from each other. Áine Denn and Máirin Murray facilitate an interactive session exploring our top questions about starting or leading a tech company and tapping into our collective knowledge to answer.
  • Welcome to Dublin Open AI! Emma Redmond shares the journey so far, ground breaking models, use cases of startup innovation and looks to the future.
  • Closing Address by Dr Patricia Scanlon – Ireland’s AI ambassador on the opportunities for innovating with AI.

15:30 Wrap Bootcamp

16:30 – 18:00 Women in Technology and Science Ireland and TechFoundHer Networking Reception

* Slight variations in TimeTable are possible


  • Become part of our women led startup ecosystem and a community of support and valuable connections with signposting to opportunities and funding.
  • Join an inclusive event that aims to bust tech jargon, where attendees feel comfortable to ask anything and build business and tech know-how and confidence.
  • Highly motivational – exploring tech trends in particular AI and use cases.
  • Be part of or gathering of women in tech leaders, founders and supporters as speakers, panellists and champions to share insights and practical tips on how to create tech products.
  • Network with other tech driven founders and future founders from a wide range of diverse backgrounds and demographics.

All women founders, students and women with an idea for a tech product or those simply curious about latest tech trends are invited to join our network.