President of Global Entrepreneurship Network Meets with Cork Innovates to Foster Global Startup Ecosystem

Announcement Date: February 1, 2016

download-1The President of the Global Entrepreneurship Network Jonathan Ortmans visited Ireland in February, to meet with key stakeholders in Ireland’s startup ecosystem.

With a mandate to create a global entrepreneurial ecosystem, GEN has been engaging with Cork Innovates and Startup Ireland since 2014, and most particularly since the huge success of the Global Startup Gathering 2015.

Cork Innovates Project Director Siobhan Finn commented, “Today’s visit by the President of GEN highlights a new chapter in the growth of Ireland’s startup sector and moves us another step closer to our objective to becoming a world-leading startup hub. We are committed to driving regionally balanced economic growth and it is very exciting to be working closely with the Global Entrepreneurship Network on this agenda.

Eoin Costello, CEO and Co-Founder of Startup Ireland said, “GEN sees that Ireland is successfully creating a model for entrepreneurship, working regionally, nationally and internationally to support the startup community, through policy, programmes and promotion”.