Updated: Oct 6
Opportunity for 'trailblazing talent' to partner with some of the best in the Industry
We are delighted to announce that we will once again run our Trailblazers - Pro Bono Partnership competition for 2023.
The competition offers one-year free partnerships of Host in Ireland to two Republic of Ireland based trailblazing start-ups/scale-ups with products and services that target the digital infrastructure sector.
Host in Ireland’s journey began with five data hosting companies who shared a vision of ‘co-opetition’. They set aside competitive differences and came together to share the story of why Ireland makes good business sense for international companies hosting their digital assets in Europe.
Over the past eight years, our partnership has grown from the original five to over 50 in 2022. The organisation has evolved Host in Ireland is now a unique community of people who have a collective interest in promoting Ireland as a centre of excellence for data-related products and services both in Ireland and globally.
In 2021, we made the decision to offer up-and-coming companies the opportunity to come on board as full Host in Ireland partners on a one-year pro-bono basis.
In 2022, we were joined by Beeyon, Rebelleon and Fuartech, all of whom benefitted from the opportunity to share in the knowledge, experience and networking opportunities that Host in Ireland is renowned for.
As we look forward to 2023, we are delighted to announce that we will once again run our Trailblazers - Pro Bono Partnership competition. This competition is aimed at Republic of Ireland based start-ups/scale-ups with products and services targeting the digital infrastructure sector.
The top two selected companies will be offered a one-year pro-bono full access partnership with Host in Ireland (worth €15,000) including participation in our 2023 Councils.
Both companies will benefit from a series of mentorships and workshops, as well as the opportunity to network and provide input into the future direction of data hosting in Ireland.
Host in Ireland will accept applications from companies nominated by our partners or via direct applications. A team of judges will select a shortlist of candidates who will then be interviewed by the selection committee. The winners of the pro-bono partnerships will be announced in December 2022.
We know that 2022 will continue to present many business challenges, but we have also seen opportunities for digital infrastructure coming from Ireland - with global and Irish companies - playing a unique role around the world.
Our Host in Ireland partners reflect the growing size and diversity of the Irish digital infrastructure cluster with years of collective experience amongst our partners. An ideal opportunity for a new start-up to learn from, and network with, some of the best in the industry.
We look forward to welcoming our new partners in 2023.
Founder & President - Host In Ireland